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Cave Story

洞窟物語

Developer / Publisher: Studio Pixel
20 December 2004
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#21 for 2004
An amnesiac robot with no name wakes up on a floating island and is greeted by the Mimigas, a rabbit-like race who are now declining under the rule of a maniacal scientist. After one of them is kidnapped, the robot goes on a quest to help the Mimigas and find out about who he is.
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The story behind Cave Story is more inspiring then the game itself. Daisuke Amaya was a bored, Japanese college student with too much time on his hands. Instead of playing video games, he spent five years of his life learning how to make them and made Cave Story (released in 2004 for free on PC), a game that recalls Velvet Underground’s role in music: everyone who played it started their own project.

Many years later, a couple Americans have slightly tweaked the visuals & audio for a WiiWare rerelease. The original soundtrack, character design, and story display Amaya’s enthusiasm and passion, while the game itself mirrors old favorites like Super Metroid [スーパーメトロイド] and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night [悪魔城ドラキュラX 月下の夜想曲]. Despite all this, the game doesn’t offer enough challenge or variation to hold the attention of the more-experienced player.

If you are new to video games, or just not good at them, you might find Cave Story continuously engaging, but for those looking for something more complex they’ll find the game’s charm only goes so far. The levels are crude, simplistic, the boss fights rote, and the game wastes most of your time doing mind-numbing fetch quests. Depending on who you are, Cave Story will be a satisfying new experience or a disappointment that doesn’t live up to the hype. It’s an impressive achievement and a wonderful world that Amaya has created here, but it’s hardly the revolution the Velvet Underground once were.
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Un homenaje al plataforma
Es Megaman + Metroid + Castlevania y una dosis de particularidades que haciendo homenaje a los grandes clásicos del plataforma no deja de tener un estilo propio en una historia imersiva.
Es genial ver como los que trabajaron detrás de este juego demostraron mucho y plantearon las bases para el indie, antes de que contradictoriamenre se comercializará.
Le daría 10 pero me gustaría rejugarlo para confirmar.


Juego muy bonito y atrapante.
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First game I’ve ever played, I’ve always loved it and I think it’s nearly perfect. Only if there wasn’t so much backtracking towards the middle of the game. It feels like the creator was just trying to pad out the length of the game. Other than that though, great story, characters and gameplay.
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This is simply an incredible game that really rewards playing through it a couple times. A great mix of adventure, difficulty, story, character attachment, and just overall polished gameplay. It's a classic for a reason. I won't spoil anything for you. If you enjoy metroidvania games at all, this is worth it
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Level design maravilhoso. As ambientações são memoráveis, os personagens tem muito carisma, a música é ótima e a experiência toda tem um charme particular.

A curva de dificuldade é bem equilibrada, até a sequência do boss final. Obrigar o jogador a repetir as mesmas lutas “n” vezes para conseguir treinar o último chefe é frustrante e, ao meu ver, uma péssima escolha. Além disso, eleva a dificuldade a um grau consideravelmente acima do que veio antes.
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one of the most important videogames ever made for independent creators bar none. one guy did it. jesus christ
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Ca_Game Cave Story+ 2022-10-01T15:45:09Z
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hevykofe 洞窟物語 2022-10-01T04:15:23Z
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philichili 洞窟物語 2022-09-30T02:55:28Z
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kleptomato 洞窟物語 2022-09-29T07:08:33Z
2022-09-29T07:08:33Z
4.0
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1ndigo_ 洞窟物語 2022-09-29T05:53:59Z
2022-09-29T05:53:59Z
5.0
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use 洞窟物語 2022-09-29T04:43:38Z
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4.0
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Tingle 洞窟物語 2022-09-27T05:26:11Z
2022-09-27T05:26:11Z
3.5
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coinboy Cave Story+ 2022-09-24T03:12:36Z
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2022-09-24T03:12:36Z
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iliys 洞窟物語 2022-09-22T19:06:33Z
2022-09-22T19:06:33Z
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Garjo 洞窟物語 2022-09-21T19:49:49Z
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rblick 洞窟物語 2022-09-21T05:18:11Z
2022-09-21T05:18:11Z
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  • UnmistakableRin 2022-03-01 19:00:58.111347+00
    wow this sucks
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    • UnmistakableRin 2022-03-04 00:48:47.414186+00
      as in, it's not that good.
    • ... 2022-05-01 05:53:46.528987+00
      cant imagine having a worse opinion
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  • Drug_Use 2022-04-07 21:43:21.253457+00
    wow this rocks
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    • Drug_Use 2022-04-07 21:43:33.513807+00
      as in, it is damn good.
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  • imfindinglovewave 2022-04-09 05:38:12.386998+00
    wow this is mid
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    • imfindinglovewave 2022-04-09 05:39:38.18934+00
      as in, it's kind of good
    • ... 2022-05-01 05:54:00.257938+00
      cant imagine having a worse opinion
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  • hexiluv 2022-04-24 21:09:27.463804+00
    wow this game is
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    • hexiluv 2022-04-24 21:09:35.341428+00
      as in, it exists
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  • WinterMirage 2022-06-28 17:09:09.687157+00
    Wow
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    • WinterMirage 2022-06-28 17:09:52.27646+00
      As in, wow
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  • str00p 2022-07-09 01:42:02.204679+00
    Accidentally letting Curly die is the only time a video game made me cry
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  • SMZXW 2022-07-15 04:29:18.160542+00
    y'know, having played the game years ago but never actually finishing it, i decided to give it another go on my not that recently modded 3ds (because keyboard sucks and so does my xbone controller's dpad, in fact it barely works at all), and so far i was having a blast
    the game really is as good as everybody says it is, the level design is fair but punishing enough when it wants you to learn something, the platforming is tight and responsive just like thw shooting, the story is just right in tone and plot, with it's own unique charm that so many indie games tried but ultimately failed to replicate

    then deep into my run i learn... entirely outside of the game, because it never really warns you or gives you any hint at the fact that you can miss such a thing so important as curly's panties, what the fuck?
    listen, i know the game is short enough and encourages multiple playthroughs but come on, how the fuck am i supposed to know
    that was seriously a game breaker, i just wasn't enjoying my time like before anymore, i had to restart my save from the begining, that just screams poor design really
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    • SMZXW 2022-07-15 04:32:19.292858+00
      just so you know i did get them this time around and i'm indeed having a better experience, great game so far
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