anyone know the name of this game

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ps4, released before 2018.

"retro" ("16-bit" graphics looking, i think?)

platform (i think, space is two-dimensional with a top-down pov). you roam fairly large spaces and port between different "worlds" with different monsters. there are various maze-like walls and little niches etc kind of like the og zelda. the different "worlds" you "port" to are kind of random iirc? if you die you end up back at the beginning so in that sense it's kind of rogue-like?

your gun is always firing at the nearest monster. there is no "fire gun" button. you just collect power-ups that change or increase the power of your gun. the monsters are various hellspawn ghouls. your powerups are named nasty things like "lord vladimir's entrails" or "wendemeer's gallblatter" or the like.

you can choose the character you play. the character you start with is a librarian? you "unlock" different characters as you make progress. the bg story is a "professor" has discovered a portal to another evil dimension and you must enter it or some such.

i can't find it in the wikipedia list of ps4 games. have no idea what the title is.

??????

i am a horse girl (map), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 15:38 (six months ago) link

maybe flip through here?
https://librariesinvideogames.tumblr.com/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:41 (six months ago) link

Ask /r/tipofmyjoystick

Evan, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:02 (six months ago) link

Not the Binding of Isaac, right?

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:08 (six months ago) link

sounds like a mashup of isaac and gungeon but neither of those had a librarian

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:14 (six months ago) link

Risk of Rain?

And yeah there's a bunch of roguelike shooter like Issac/Gungeon

Evan, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:50 (six months ago) link

I thought of Enter the Gungeon, but I haven't actually played it. The auto-gun sounds like a little distinct, at least...

Nhex, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:53 (six months ago) link

it does sound a lot like gungeon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3kPMRA_JYE

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:10 (six months ago) link

none of those, nope! it's probably a knockoff of gungeon? i'll check around a little more.

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:13 (six months ago) link

sounds like Deathstate

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 30 April 2020 17:26 (six months ago) link

"Journey into a surreal multiverse in pursuit of the elusive Professor Elinberg, who disappeared through a portal to the void in his library"

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 30 April 2020 17:28 (six months ago) link

that's definitely it. is it any fun?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 April 2020 18:13 (six months ago) link

It looks fun but I've not actually played it.

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:10 (six months ago) link

ha, never heard of it. maybe even pre-dates Gungeon by six months (though ETG was publicized/developed for years, might've gotten early access)

Nhex, Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:44 (six months ago) link

...joke's on me, added to my Steam wishlist December 2015. there's too many indie games to keep track of.

Nhex, Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:45 (six months ago) link

Binding of Isaac took over my gaming life for the past 2 years. Too addicting.

Evan, Thursday, 30 April 2020 22:45 (six months ago) link

sounds like Deathstate

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yayyyyyyyyyy

i totally loved it (nb i'm not a gamer and have played very few games). just charming mind-numbing run around and kill stuff fun.

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 30 April 2020 23:42 (six months ago) link

it looks like they have a new edition out. i have no console but it's available for pc!

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 30 April 2020 23:49 (six months ago) link

update: the game is actually bad and i had better memories of it

i am a horse girl (map), Friday, 1 May 2020 16:01 (five months ago) link

Haha. Yeah reviews don't seem great...

Try some of the others mentioned initially? Some are more "bullet hell" than others.

There's also more in the Smash TV style. Notably one called Xeno Crisis that came out not too long ago in all sorts of formats, even Genesis/Mega Drive.

Evan, Friday, 1 May 2020 16:28 (five months ago) link

Wrong Answers Only: Myst

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 1 May 2020 16:28 (five months ago) link

maybe a poll of all these. nuclear throne vs gungeon vs binding vs vs vs

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 2 May 2020 08:51 (five months ago) link

I spent ages the other day trying to remember the name of a really old game.
All I had in my head to go on was
- you're chasing someone or they're chasing you?
- side scrolling maybe?
- shopping trolleys?

I finally worked it out after lots of googling and youtubing. Gonna leave this here and bet myself one of you lot knows it immediately and I should have just asked here like map did.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 2 May 2020 09:53 (five months ago) link

my first thought was Metrocross but doesn't really fit. how old is old?

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 7 May 2020 09:57 (five months ago) link

oh wow of course. Keystone Kapers right? haven't played that since I was about 6

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 7 May 2020 13:41 (five months ago) link

Yes, Keystone Kapers. Good fun but like many games of that era absolutely rock solid. I spent months playing that and Tutankham.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 7 May 2020 23:37 (five months ago) link


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