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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link
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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) link
― Tuomas, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:36 (nine months ago) link
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 (seven months ago) link
And there are C-Sides? Curious how the difficulty stacks up against Chapter 9, which I am struggling with but chipping away at. Undeniably great platformer, really keeps me coming back.
― circa1916, Thursday, 26 December 2019 03:16 (seven months ago) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 June 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 June 2020 19:10 (one month ago) link
I’m on chapter 2 of this and it’s GREAT, actual sweaty palms stuff, got both bsides but few strawberries, but sometimes you just can’t be fucked, you know?
― scampos mentis (gyac), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10:06 (one month ago) link
likewise hooked on this, so many indelible touches around pretty flawless level design. 100% strawberries so far
― devvvine, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:13 (one month ago) link
Got back into playing this. Wasn't 100% feeling this but now I've got to Oshiro's hotel, I'm loving it. However, I have a bad habit of getting really far, then rage quitting and forgetting to save my game! All the same, it's wonderful how you can spend ages and ages and ages simply trying to get past the first obstacle on a screen, and then suddenly it comes so naturally you can do the whole thing in one fluid motion. Reminds me of learning a tricky piece on an instrument.
― doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:26 (one month ago) link
I cannot be bothered with most strawberries though
Yeah it's a satisfying feeling, like you just gained a new skill in life, have you tried 1001 Spikes? It's full of that sort of experience. Dick rippingly frustrating mind.
― Two Meter Peter (Ste), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:29 (one month ago) link
Oh man the strawberries in the hotel are what put me off the game!
― AxoLOLtl (Leee), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 17:54 (one month ago) link
Also I do not understand B-sides, and have only found one so far.
b-sides unlock another version of that level that is EVEN HARDER!
(there's also c-sides)
― time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:19 (one month ago) link
:D strawberries are my favorite part of the game. they're totally optional! they're similar to modern day marios where every level has a handful of yoshi coins that really are more just for completionists
― time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:20 (one month ago) link
also LOVE the strawberries. i had to get every last one. they are optional and don’t amount to much in the end but encourage you to explore and really get familiar with each stage.
i tapped out on the c-sides a while ago and now i feel old and out of shape. booted up the new DLC from earlier this year and that was a rude awakening to be sure.
― (⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:33 (one month ago) link