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