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Celeste

25 January 2018
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A young woman undertakes the challenge of climbing a mountain with dangerous perils and mysterious powers. Throughout her journey, she is confronted by Part Of Her, her bad side doppelgänger.
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Celeste - Nintendo Switch
I'm trans, of course I love this game.
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Beautiful but not my thing
I can agree that the design, music, storyline, characters, and mechanics are insanely well done for the right person. However, for me personally, I didn't like the story as much as the majority. I also don't typically like games that center around you dying a million times because I don't like to feel angry when I play games. I like to feel a sense of wonder and happiness. I'm usually a very calm and patient videogamer but there were just a few points where I genuinely yelled at the screen and I don't like that.
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TheSurrealist 2023-06-21T03:00:42Z
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such an insanely satisfying and gorgeous experience. i tend to dislike the general "platformer" genre but found myself deeply in love with Celeste. i personally really enjoyed the story (fit right into the weird little depression nook of my brain), but i can see how it might be annoying to some. doesn't really matter, anyway, as the focus should definitely be on the gameplay, which is all around really great. each mechanic is nicely developed and never too annoying, and despite the 5 stages of grief i go through in every room, persevering through feels so rewarding. the pixel art and music are also both really lovely!!!
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snotfrog 2023-02-27T12:23:13Z
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To get the elephant in the room out of the way (as most people here on Glitchwave seem to do), I think the story and dialogue is really overhyped. It actually dissuaded me from playing the game for the longest time because of how much people were saying it's the second coming of Christ almighty. At its core, it's a pretty basic, tropey shadow archetype narrative, and while that can obviously still be effective enough for the right kinds of people, as it's designed to be very broad, I'd say that for 99% of people, it's not gonna be life-changing or drastically alter your views of storytelling as a medium or change your gender or what have you.

However, Celeste is splendidly well-crafted in all the right areas. The artstyle is fantastic, the atmosphere is great (I'm personally impressed how much environmental variety they were able to squeeze out of just the single idea of climbing a mountain).

And most importantly, the level design is top-notch, and I really respect how they were able to make the game accessible to just about anyone without sacrificing any of the challenge for those jumping off a game like Super Meat Boy, due to both the built-in accessibility settings as well as the Strawberries in each level: they're entirely optional and don't do anything so newer players are completely free to skip em, whereas players like me can easily spend dozens upon dozens of attempts just trying to grab a single one; not to mention the B-side (and god forbid C-side) levels that were so challenging that even I stopped by Chapter 4. It's something I notice a lot more with time, where games often do so much right but fail right at the end by refusing to take into mind how they can make their game more accessible to new players or more engaging for the die-hard crowd when they can easily have it both ways, and I was so pleasantly surprised that Celeste of all games did this near flawlessly. More games should learn from Celeste.
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Amazing game
Amazing platforming, amazing graphics, good soundtrack, good story, all of these things along with its accessibility make Celeste one of my favorite games that I've played. I love all the collectibles and the clear feeling of improvement- I've played the game three times, and with each time I beat it with less deaths and more collectibles. If you want a challenging but fun and charming time look no further.
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never managed to complete the game without assist mode because i'm pretty bad at platformers, but this is an absolutely amazing game, with an amazing story, an amazing soundtrack, and i will always hold it close to my heart, i love it so much
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misaki_nakahara Celeste 2023-09-25T05:13:49Z
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3.0
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Bagingus Celeste 2023-09-25T03:59:38Z
2023-09-25T03:59:38Z
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Zeronightshade Celeste 2023-09-25T03:52:52Z
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MyNameIsPretzels Celeste 2023-09-25T00:25:17Z
2023-09-25T00:25:17Z
5.0
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mcadam27 Celeste 2023-09-24T22:02:28Z
2023-09-24T22:02:28Z
5.0
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sebastian_swag Celeste 2023-09-24T20:44:34Z
2023-09-24T20:44:34Z
5.0
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coozlo Celeste 2023-09-24T17:03:56Z
2023-09-24T17:03:56Z
4.5
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DrVision Celeste 2023-09-24T15:10:32Z
2023-09-24T15:10:32Z
3.5
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Kowareta99 Celeste 2023-09-24T13:24:02Z
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JuhoLei Celeste 2023-09-23T10:15:00Z
2023-09-23T10:15:00Z
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BoreCanal Celeste 2023-09-23T02:25:50Z
2023-09-23T02:25:50Z
3.5
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snowysprig Celeste 2023-09-23T01:05:53Z
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  • Metabd 2023-05-07 00:47:02.686282+00
    i mean its alraaght
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  • WinterMirage 2023-05-09 15:55:48.744302+00
    As a pure platformer, it falls in the same trap as most masocores where the level design is too flat to allow for any sort of experimentation. Even taking into account some of the advanced mechanics, the levels basically boil down to the "beginner's way" and the "expert's way" with little in between.

    Still, I really like this game because of how the narrative intertwines with the mechanics and in that respect, this has no equal in the genre. But from a mechanical perspective, this is no Mario World, no Kirby's Adventure, no Megaman 9 and no Tropical Freeze.
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  • cai 2023-05-22 19:37:25.911332+00
    Aarrgghh the unmarked points of no return in this game are driving me insane. I picked up a key like 45 minutes of gameplay ago, and then I finally found the lock and thought "uh oh, I know how much this game loves unmarked points of no return; I'd better go check I've done everything before I continue," so I go back and take an exit I haven't tried yet and — psych! *this* way was the unmarked point of no return instead, ha ha ha! hope you didn't wanna know what that key was for! it's such glaringly bad game design, and in such as otherwise meticulously polished game it's baffling and infuriating
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  • crackgobso 2023-06-10 02:28:08.262359+00
    Despite never finishing the game, i managed to have an identity crisis five days after i played it. the celestrogen is real
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  • marblemorble 2023-06-14 12:15:13.865184+00
    game so good i beat it on keyboard
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  • angelwinter 2023-06-22 00:28:52.492025+00
    iconic, insanely important video game in history but i like super mario world better
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    • renegadexavier06 2023-07-29 05:02:39.881638+00
      You sound like you're been held at gunpoint saying that lol
      Super Mario World solos every indie platformer that will ever come out
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  • rian290 2023-08-05 15:38:46.080655+00
    i wove glyph
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  • juicyjuicysweetie 2023-09-09 22:11:17.462196+00
    this one i can get behind wholeheartedly idgaf EXCELLENCE!!!
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    • juicyjuicysweetie 2023-09-09 22:12:27.833414+00
      also chapter 4 is good
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