Celeste! ♫ the best a game can get ♫

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three weeks pass...

zs, you seen robot assisted runs? this one is particularly nuts

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 18 January 2019 16:54 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I spent last week in bed recovering from surgery and playing Celeste.

Went from loving the story but rushing through the levels and not caring at all about strawberries to beating the game and suddenly realizing that I really really wanted to go back and get everything I missed the first time through. I can't remember the last time I felt the need to 100% a game but I'm pretty sure it was like, the first Donkey Kong Country?

Anyway, this is a great game. Looking forward to driving myself insane trying to unlock the Core level.

cwkiii, Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:28 (nine months ago) link

finally went on sale on switch btw

jfc the b sides

||||||||, Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:06 (nine months ago) link

this game owns so hard

||||||||, Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:42 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

run one done. 2016 deaths yowch. swear a large percentage of those were on summit flag 10

||||||||, Sunday, 26 May 2019 17:36 (nine months ago) link

I don’t know what happened with this game, but first time round I found it WAY too difficult and gave up on the fourth or fifth screen. Six months later, after a bunch of twitch-learning playing Super Mario 3 on the Switch NES emulator, I’m magically able to play and even enjoy it. It’s a great game!!! Obviously.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:01 (eight months ago) link

Although I have to be careful to play in 30 min bursts or my hand will literally die

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:03 (eight months ago) link


reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:05 (eight months ago) link

levels meaning screens - apparently that makes it about as long as the summit chapter

ciderpress, Monday, 3 June 2019 03:38 (eight months ago) link

ahhhhhh. well that's a little confusing!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 June 2019 15:24 (eight months ago) link

can't wait! i've been meaning for an excuse to play through the regular levels again anyway. i'll probably do it again to prepare for the DLC (which is apparently harder than any of the normal levels, but perhaps not to the level of a b-side? not sure)

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Monday, 3 June 2019 16:25 (eight months ago) link

chapter 6 b side

fsck me

||||||||, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:51 (eight months ago) link


That shit is hard. I think I finished b-sides 1-5? Maybe 6?

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:04 (eight months ago) link

I’ve done b sides 1-5. I’m halfway through 6. it is brutal. I swear I dropped 200 lives on one screen alone

||||||||, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:05 (eight months ago) link


905 deaths

||||||||, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:27 (eight months ago) link

can we get a report on the health of your left thumb? i think that b-side is where i had to take a break (now several months long) to heal

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 June 2019 15:39 (eight months ago) link

summit b side done. thumb in tatters

||||||||, Monday, 17 June 2019 19:37 (eight months ago) link

live shot of ||||||||'s thumb:


i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Monday, 17 June 2019 19:41 (eight months ago) link

... and core run through done. just the core b side to do now before...

c sides

||||||||, Monday, 17 June 2019 21:15 (eight months ago) link

there’s A LOT of content in this game. and while it is def a 10/10 there are some mechanics I just don’t get on with (controlling the cloud jumps and the beast-head tadpole thing that flys at you, come to mind... generally all of the things that fly at you are pretty annoying)

||||||||, Monday, 17 June 2019 21:16 (eight months ago) link

core B side DONE

C sides unlocked

||||||||, Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:31 (seven months ago) link

Nice, just yesterday I picked this up for the first time in a while and started working on summit B. Game’s good.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:36 (seven months ago) link

It took me a long time to get practised enough to enjoy playing this game, but it’s SO good

It reminds me of Zelda BOTW in the sense that, I feel like every other game I play like this is going to feel lacking by comparison from now on

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 30 June 2019 20:55 (seven months ago) link

bagged my first C side. not sure if I'll go for them all

think I'll try for the first golden strawberry and the dashless golden then maybe call it a day.... maybe

||||||||, Sunday, 30 June 2019 21:49 (seven months ago) link

fffffffff dashless strawberry dome. how hard could it be I thought


||||||||, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 20:13 (seven months ago) link

I will never play this game (too hard) but the thread title delights me every time I see it.

orifex, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:15 (seven months ago) link

the game has accessibility options that let you adjust the difficulty in a pretty granular way! I believe you can turn down the speed, add extra dashes, and turn off spike damage. Play this cool game!

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:30 (seven months ago) link

the thread title delights me every time I see it.

:) i was hoping someone else would like that

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:34 (seven months ago) link

I don't think this game is all that hard? The main story is quite doable. The post-summit stuff is much harder but that's your treat for completing the game.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 22:04 (seven months ago) link

yeah, agreed. it never felt unfairly difficult to me. well, not until one part towards the end of the summit b-side, I guess.

never made it past the first screen of the c-side resort. I think I doubled my death count on that one screen alone!

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:41 (seven months ago) link

I really liked this game, but gave up on it pretty early. Maybe I'll go back to it some day.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 July 2019 14:40 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

zs, you seen robot assisted runs? this one is particularly nuts

watched this yesterday. Some of the middle section parts were truly insane. I love the bot's approach to the black blobs in the hotel.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 19 July 2019 18:38 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

beat 7B a week or two ago, it was A Lot.

preview track from the OST for the upcoming Chapter 9 is up


president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 5 August 2019 22:40 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

chapter 9 out now !

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Monday, 9 September 2019 17:17 (five months ago) link

Celeste wasn't very interesting when I tested it. The collectable apples were annoying. The dash jump wasn't special. The story was as light as any flash game. It looked like any flash game.

brain dead operatus (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 23 September 2019 13:12 (five months ago) link

Watched the speedrun and the game never got any better.

brain dead operatus (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 23 September 2019 13:14 (five months ago) link

So you’re hinting that you didn’t enjoy the game

Sally Jessy (Karl Malone), Monday, 23 September 2019 14:09 (five months ago) link

I never understood how it got so much hype

brain dead operatus (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 23 September 2019 15:05 (five months ago) link

Sorry I guess. It’s probably my favorite game of all time, if such a thing is meaningful.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 23 September 2019 15:12 (five months ago) link

As someone who gave up/set it aside pretty early on, but still appreciated what I played, I think it's because it's a super-challenging platformer that isn't based on lucky bullshit, just perseverance. But I think more importantly, those rapid respawns are key. If it took just another few milliseconds to try again, people would have been pissed. (fwiw despite Hollow Knight being a personal all-time fave, I never pursued the harder post-game levels, because like Celeste I ultimately find that stuff more frustrating than fun, even when the game looks gorgeous.)

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 September 2019 15:14 (five months ago) link

It's crazy how much work the developers must have done to create content that's only going to be seen (outside of cheats and youtube videos) by very few ultra-skilled players. I beat the game, but almost all of the B-sides, all of the C-sides and all of Chapter 9 are just impossible for me--and for a lot of other people like me, I think. I'm not complaining, though! It's just amazing that they've put so much effort into the margins

Dan I., Monday, 23 September 2019 15:58 (five months ago) link

you can turn on assist mode if you want to see it!

7B was a journey

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 23 September 2019 16:07 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

I just started playing the game and finished the first two chapters... Can anyone tell me, without spoiling too much, does anything actually happen if you collect all the strawberries? Or all the crystal hearts? Or are they there just so you can brag about having found all of them?

Tuomas, Friday, 1 November 2019 14:27 (three months ago) link

The game explicitly tells you that you don’t have to collect the strawberries.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 November 2019 15:12 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I know, but I was wondering whether collecting them unlocks some extra content or something.

Tuomas, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:31 (three months ago) link

strawberries are completely optional. there's a bonus level that needs some hearts to unlock but you don't need all of them iirc.

ciderpress, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:33 (three months ago) link


Tuomas, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:36 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Chapter 9 is a motherfucker. Haven’t messed with the b-sides but I’m sure I’ll get there before the end of the holiday.

circa1916, Thursday, 26 December 2019 03:10 (two months ago) link

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