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[LET'S PLAY] VVVVVV! Hmm? What's this? New levels?

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Heh, at like 7 last night I was about to go to bed but then got the urge to do VVV again.

    I hadn't played since beating the game so I was kinda rusty, so I ended up having a bunch of difficulty even gettingo to it. And on a related note, I caught the pun in the top room being named "Getting Here is Half the Fun". I only ever took it to mean getting to the entrance, since they're the same screen, and was always too focused on hitting that top platform to realise that of course it was the same name and worked on multiple levels.

    Anyway, tired as I was, I managed to beat it in about 15 minutes or so.

    I mean to play through the game some more eventually, either a low deaths run or a speedrun, I dunno.

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  • VicktorVicktor Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    One of the last two nights I finally installed this.

    I didn't play for too long and kinda randomly bounced around, but did get to V.V.V. and gave up after a few attempts. I encountered it pretty early on, and some of the stuff I did later certainly made it seem more possible than it did initially.

    What made me give up was the room with a bunch of platforms and spikes where I'm escorting.

    Very entertaining retro game, but I can't ever see myself going for a low death run. (I hope)

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  • Xenogear_0001Xenogear_0001 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    No, never. And forget about a no death run--I'm convinced it's impossible. Someone claimed that it's been done, but I've seen no proof, so I'm inclined to think it was hax.

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  • ZedarZedar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    The guy on the video I posted earlier was close to finishing a no death run. If he hadn't died on the gravitron I reckon he had a pretty good chance of managing it.

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  • ZedarZedar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Aaaargh. I woudn't have believed it, but Veni Vidi Vici is even harder than it looks :) I think I need to take a break before I smash my computer. I've successfully made it to the top, but the sharp veer to the left required on the return trip so far is beyond me. Tomorrow that shiny will be mine.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist A banana is good. It tastes the same going in or going out! Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Need a hint for the return trip?
    Spoiler:

    EDIT: I just tried this again to make sure my spoiler was correct and I gotta say it's amazing how much better I've become at this. On second try I made it top to bottom with only ten deaths. It's too bad they don't have a death counter for this puzzle only. Mine would probably account for 75% of all my deaths throughout the whole game.

  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    honestly, for me the Gravitron is probably the hardest (or at least most obnoxious) part of the game

    Doing Things the Hard Way is a bitch at first, but once you've spent an hour learning the pattern it comes back pretty quickly on subsequent tries

    the gravitron on the other hand is something I can never quite get down. my best number of deaths was over 50 today at school (so much for <100 deaths :U). the only thing that saves it from being the most broken awful "FUCK THIS SHIIIIT" experience in all of indie gaming is the 5-second checkpoints

    and the Super Gravitron can go fuck itself all over

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  • atat23atat23 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    exactly, I would try a low or even a no deaths run but I know the Gravitron is just going to fuck me. HARD!

  • ZedarZedar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    The Veni Vidi Vici shiny is mine! I shudder to think how many times I actually died doing it, but it's mine now. The game almost broke me. I once hit the last spike above the shiny in my desperate bid to veer right and not accidentally land on the wrong side :x

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  • RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Zedar wrote: »
    The Veni Vidi Vici shiny is mine! I shudder to think how many times I actually died doing it, but it's mine now. The game almost broke me. I once hit the last spike above the shiny in my desperate bid to veer right and not accidentally land on the wrong side :x

    I fully expected to land right on the raised block, hit left for some horrible reason, and then scream as I realized what I had done. Thankfully this did not actually happen.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist A banana is good. It tastes the same going in or going out! Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Mizuumi wrote: »
    and the Super Gravitron can go fuck itself all over

    Limed so hard.
    RBach wrote:
    Zedar wrote:
    The Veni Vidi Vici shiny is mine! I shudder to think how many times I actually died doing it, but it's mine now. The game almost broke me. I once hit the last spike above the shiny in my desperate bid to veer right and not accidentally land on the wrong side
    I fully expected to land right on the raised block, hit left for some horrible reason, and then scream as I realized what I had done. Thankfully this did not actually happen.

    Yep, that happened to me too. I think Mizuumi is right, it's not that hard once you figure out the pattern, the problem is my reflexes are so bad I think it took me more like 2 or 3 hours. Gravitron didn't bother me so much, but I agree the Super Gravitron is the reason I finally put the game down. I'm back to trying to finish the Witcher for the first time. :rotate:

  • ShimshaiShimshai Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It feels really weird playing this game after playing so much Meat Boy lately. The player handles so differently, yet somehow the game seems easier than I remember.
    Spoiler:

    It's been ages since I got all the trinkets in a game, yet Veni Vedi Vici didn't give me that much trouble.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Yeah but over 100 deaths? C' mon, you know you could do better.

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  • Firmus_PiettFirmus_Piett Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    RBach wrote: »
    Zedar wrote: »
    The Veni Vidi Vici shiny is mine! I shudder to think how many times I actually died doing it, but it's mine now. The game almost broke me. I once hit the last spike above the shiny in my desperate bid to veer right and not accidentally land on the wrong side :x

    I fully expected to land right on the raised block, hit left for some horrible reason, and then scream as I realized what I had done. Thankfully this did not actually happen.

    Ahaha...that actually happened to me the first time I did it. I think I lost conciousness after that.

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  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    ewwww, who plays with smoothing on?

    (:V)

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  • ShimshaiShimshai Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Yeah but over 100 deaths? C' mon, you know you could do better.


    Mizuumi wrote: »
    ewwww, who plays with smoothing on?

    (:V)
    Spoiler:

    There, that better? :rotate:

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    My very first playthrough of vvvvvv:
    Spoiler:

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Did you Do Things the Hard Way?

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Sadly, no, I gave up on it, since I'd already missed a shiny in the Tower, promising myself that next run is all shinies.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It just took me an hour, but "Doing Things the Hard Way" is defeated.

    I may be getting too old for this; by the end, it had devolved into a repeated sequence of muscle memory, I wasn't even looking at the screen.

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k Check out those ports! Sunland, CARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I think I'm going to have to bow out gracefully on getting all the Shinies. I don't have the patience for it.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    ALL SHINY TRINKETS GET

    I don't feel like quite such an old man, now. Reward for the Reckless especially didn't give me anywhere near as much trouble as I expected.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I have Viridian and The Kid in my SMB game now, so sometime soon I'll try to see what levels are beatable using only them.

    Viridian has sadly limited use. Hopefully somebody puts together an exclusive level set for him.

    It will probably be me who does so.

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  • SpecTrE3353SpecTrE3353 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Shimshai wrote: »
    It feels really weird playing this game after playing so much Meat Boy lately. The player handles so differently, yet somehow the game seems easier than I remember.

    I picked up VVVVVV a couple days ago and beat it last night. After playing SMB and The Deep Cave a lot over the past few weeks, it felt very, very easy. That isn't saying that it doesn't have some difficult parts but the pure insanity of Super Meat Boy probably makes any platformer in the world seem easy now.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Fuck yessssssssssssss the Final challenge.

    Done.

    And that, folks, is my christmas miracle.

    I like to thank super meat boy for fucking me over constantly so that I was prepared to face the final challenge.

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  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh, I did the final challenge on my first try.
    Spoiler:

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Thanks to this LP I picked this game up on the big Steam holiday sale.

    The music is incredible.

    First place I stumble my way into? The Tower. D:

    If I hadn't watched this LP I would've been fucked. Thanks josh!

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  • ImthebOHGODBEESImthebOHGODBEES Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Just picked this up after watching the first couple of LP videos. This is a bit more my style of insane madness. Got violet just fine, wandered into the green dude's place with the loopy area. Was SO proud of myself when I got the shiny! I hadn't even seen that part of the LP, so I dun it all on my own! Anywho, this is a great challenge, I look forward to much crying.

    Do you, in fact, have any builds in this shop at all?
  • ImthebOHGODBEESImthebOHGODBEES Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    YES! Veni vidi vici indeed. I don't want to know how many times I died, and one of those deaths was on the spikes RIGHT above the shiny...I got too excited to have made it that far, and went right >.<

    Do you, in fact, have any builds in this shop at all?
  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist A banana is good. It tastes the same going in or going out! Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    yeah, the sudden surge in adrenaline when I had made it back down made me push to hard my first time too.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Somebody alerted me that the Summary had moved, so it's fixed now. Thanks!

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  • Scoot SummersScoot Summers Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Well. Finished my first playthrough, and I can't say I am impressed with the results. But at least I didn't hit the 1k mark for deaths. Barely. About 1/4 of my deaths were likely spent on Doing Things the Hard Way. Sonofabitch level...
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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    It's really not bad for a blind first run. Even watching the LP and knowing what's coming, doing is different than watching.

    I know I've said this before, but I'm still reserving the right to go back and get what I missed in this LP, as well as try for a really good Gravitron run.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • Scoot SummersScoot Summers Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Maybe once you've finished your Quest for Glory Let's Play? Even if you don't ever get back to this, thanks for the laughs and for getting me to play this crazy game.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Yeah, it'll be after the QFG LP finishes. I've been doing that for months now and I intend to finish it.

    I do have a lot of respect for screenshot LPers now.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    Oh snap.

    Well, Kayne Red Robe bought the game for me, so presumably he will get an email with the update. I'd love to revisit this.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    Did you ever finish this LP? I remember there was still something in progress when we last left off.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    For all intents and purposes it is considered completed in the LP archive, but I'll go back and get the remaining shinies/do the bonus levels/try for a high score in the Gravitron sometime in the future.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I get by on the knowledge that I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time mucking about inside of my asshole anyway
  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    So did the patch release on Steam yet? I'm trying to find out if you can check a game's version number through Steam or not.

    Also, does the game erase your save when you shut it off? I booted the game back up yesterday to check if it was patched, and it put me right back at the beginning cutscene.

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