Celeste! ♫ the best a game can get ♫

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

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

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

ahhhhhh. well that's a little confusing!

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

chapter 6 b side

fsck me

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


905 deaths

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

summit b side done. thumb in tatters

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

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


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

core B side DONE

C sides unlocked

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

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


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

one month passes...

chapter 9 out now !

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

Watched the speedrun and the game never got any better.

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

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

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

I never understood how it got so much hype

brain dead operatus (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 23 September 2019 15:05 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link


Tuomas, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:36 (one month ago) link

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