[Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story

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Offline Kasran

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[Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« on: April 07, 2009, 05:30:18 »
It had to happen eventually.

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EDIT.2: Action-adventure platformer.

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Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari in Japanese) is a pretty fun RPG-shooter thing. You're basically this guy who wakes up in a cave and has to go figure out what's going on. I can't release too much more without spoiling something or another.


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« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 17:46:08 by Kasran »
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Re: [RPG/Shooter] Cave Story
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 05:36:16 »
I can't get past the big robot that rolls along in the long passageway boss. :(
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Re: [RPG/Shooter] Cave Story
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 05:37:26 »
Wouldn't this be classified as a platformer also? :huh:
I enjoyed this game when I was playing through it a few months ago. I found that the bosses are a bit challenging sometimes, however.
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Re: [RPG/Shooter] Cave Story
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 05:39:42 »
Wouldn't this be classified as a platformer also? :huh:
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Re: [RPG/Shooter/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 06:44:36 »
I wouldn't call Cave Story an RPG or a shooter at all. I can't really think of many role-playing game elements it has- there are no stats or anything, and the only leveling is the weapon system, but even that is reversible. It shares a focus on plot with RPGs, but plot an RPG does not make. I don't know how it can be called a shooter at all, except in that the protagonist uses various projectile weapons. It isn't a first- or third-person shooter, or a top-down shooter. Cave Story is as much a shooter as Super Mario World is when Mario has a fire flower. Cave Story is an action-adventure/platformer.

Anyway. Cave Story is a good game. It's probably the most influential independent video game yet made. I like the gameplay, but I found the plot hanging together very loosely, and I really hate the improbable things you must do in order to access the "good" ending. And the irrational decision one must make to later get the best weapon (a decision never hinted at). And the extremely irrational decision one must make in order to get an upgraded version of an otherwise unupgraded item late in the game.
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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 00:22:09 »
I love this game. <3
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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 00:29:13 »
It is a good game but there is some things that disturb me with it. The dialogue and story is terrible and the controls are kinda bad. Other than that its a great game.

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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 18:07:36 »
^ :(

I liked every part of it!  I've played it through about 4 times.  Go Cave Story! X-P
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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009, 19:30:11 »
I started to play cave story and beat it so then I tried it harder, the entire game with 3 life and minimum weapons was quit a challenge :P (to tell you the truth I couldn't get past the labyrinth boss after you beat pooh black)

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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 22:57:30 »
I love Cave Story, too. Never managed to beat the very last level, though.

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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 01:00:23 »
I love Cave Story, too. Never managed to beat the very last level, though.
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)
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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 01:42:05 »
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 23:42:10 »
btw, for the people who are struggling with this game, DC has done a walkthrough on the whole game.  Link: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E2720991AA31A845


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Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 13:50:31 »
I played this a while ago, back when I first discovered Nifflas, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I gave up too quickly though. I never beat it and to be honest, I don;t think I even got that far into it.

Good fun. Everyone should play this, as it was an inspiration to Nifflas himself (I believe I read that in an interview somewhere...)

Re: [Acton-Adventure/Platformer] Cave Story
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 01:09:07 »
cave story is still the best freeware game I've ever played.
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