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Hereupon exists a place to discuss current Steam Spotlight deals and your opinion of the games' value and/or the sale price.

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  • That's why I shoot with a mouse.

  • @der_ketzer said: That's why I shoot with a mouse.



    That would make the game much more playable.

  • @Alcoremortis said: But I suck! I spend most of my time trying to remember which arrow key to press to make tears go in the direction that an enemy is coming from. It's the product of years of playing games where your attack goes in the direction the character is looking.



    Ok! Now time for a Retro bootcamp!

    Get a SNES!
    Get a SNES controller!
    Get Super Smash TV!

    Play it for a while.

    Trust me, that game has burned two stick intuition in me permanently.
    That game will force you to move and shoot without looking and make you focus on whats on the screen.

    Plus, its waaaaay harder than The Binding of Isaac. You can clear the first level of that, you can handle Isaac.

  • @MusicallyInspired said: Super Meat Boy is addicting. As is Binding of Isaac. Team Meat stumbled onto something that worked. Or they knew what the heck they were doing. Either way, both games are extremely good.



    I haven't played Super Meat Boy, though I do own a copy. My problem with The Binding of Isaac is the atmosphere and such. It's just... gross. And deliberately offensive. I know Super Meat Boy has its moments, but from what I've seen of it, the animations aren't that obviously gross, and the level design is mostly concrete walls with spinning saw blades and stuff.

    I would have loved Isaac if it looked something like Earthbound, or was sci-fi, or even fantasy-esque--even at the risk being called a Zelda clone. But, even without the actual plot, the poop and the barf and all the unnecessarily gross and demonic stuff just don't do it for me. At all.

    Now, Dashing is going to argue that there's nothing wrong with the style they chose and that it's just an art-style so who cares? (I've had a conversation with him about this before.) But I guess that I care. It all seems to me like it's offensive for the sake of being offensive alone, and not because the art style is actually intended to be pleasing in any way or to in any way add to the gameplay value.

  • First off: There is no barf. Second Isaac is just in the style of Edmunds games. There are so many elements from his older stuff in there. Yes it may seem sick to you but that's because Edmund is quite insane. He isn't doing it to shock he is doing it because that's his view on things. Or at least was.
    If you ever get around to watching Indiegame The Movie you might understand it better. Also: Give Meat Boy a shot. It's way less offensive.

  • @der_ketzer said: Yes it may seem sick to you but that's because Edmund is quite insane. He isn't doing it to shock he is doing it because that's his view on things. Or at least was.

    Dashing also said that, but I can't help calling it like I see it.

  • Night Sky 75% off!

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    £1.49 / $2.49 / €2.49

  • @Chyron8472 said: I haven't played Super Meat Boy, though I do own a copy. My problem with The Binding of Isaac is the atmosphere and such. It's just... gross. And deliberately offensive. I know Super Meat Boy has its moments, but from what I've seen of it, the animations aren't that obviously gross, and the level design is mostly concrete walls with spinning saw blades and stuff.

    I would have loved Isaac if it looked something like Earthbound, or was sci-fi, or even fantasy-esque--even at the risk being called a Zelda clone. But, even without the actual plot, the poop and the barf and all the unnecessarily gross and demonic stuff just don't do it for me. At all.

    Now, Dashing is going to argue that there's nothing wrong with the style they chose and that it's just an art-style so who cares? (I've had a conversation with him about this before.) But I guess that I care. It all seems to me like it's offensive for the sake of being offensive alone, and not because the art style is actually intended to be pleasing in any way or to in any way add to the gameplay value.



    Hmmm... I remember the first time I saw The Binding of Isaac.

    I think it went like this:

    *sees binding of Isaac*

    Cool! :D

    *realises its made by EDmund*

    Instabuuuuuyyyy!!! :D

    Heh. I guess I just see games for what they are. Games.

    (Either that or I'm super desensitized to everything)

  • @RetroVortex said: Heh. I guess I just see games for what they are. Games.

    Which is why you still play Pong?

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