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So, Super Meat Boy is quite possibly the best platformer on XBLA

joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class TraitorSmoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
edited October 2010 in Social Entropy++
Since none of you sissies have made a SE++ thread I am taking it upon myself to begin discussions of the meaty magical wonder that is SUPER MEAT BOY.
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90s commercial!

You play as a blob of bloody meat who chases his kidnapped girlfriend, Bandage Girl (3 guesses as to what she's made of) through over 300 levels of unspeakable horror and challenge, crafted by the evil Dr. Fetus, a fetus in a tux and monocle who flips you off.

There are 12 unlockable characters from well-known indie games. The Kid (IWBTG), Tim (Braid), Gish (Gish), etc. Literally, the game's only failing is that Quote or Curly Brace are not included.

So is this game hard? You bet your sweet bippy it's hard. Once you beat the par time on a level, you unlock a "Dark World" version of that level that will make you break your controller in frustration, go pay for a new one and try again. This game will put some god damn hair on your chest.

And your reward for finishing a level is watching every single one of your attempts at the same time and seeing your blood splatter all over the level at once.

For a very limited time, this game is only 800 wacky MS points. Considering the fact that if you spend 2400 MS points by the end of the month of October 2010 you get a free 800 MS points by the end of November 2010, this game might just be free. It goes up to 1200 points in November sometime.

Oh yeah, this will be out for the PC and Wii too but you should buy it now anyways because the Xbox version is apparently definitive due to "Teh Internets", free DLC coming at you regularly.

Fucking buy this game. It deservedly won Game of the Show at PAX. Then play it some. Then come talk about it here. And then shut up and go play it some more.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    fix yo hotlinks

    #pipe on
  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    i think its for nintendo

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Please do not hot link our images / wallpapers.


    This game needs to hurry up and come out for PC. This'll probably be the game that makes me get a 360 controller.


    Edit: Am I the only one who finds Josh calling a game hard worrisome?

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    Someone gift me 800 points.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Please do not hot link our images / wallpapers.


    This game needs to hurry up and come out for PC. This'll probably be the game that makes me get a 360 controller.


    Edit: Am I the only one who finds Josh calling a game hard worrisome?

    But it's sooooo fun to lose

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2010
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Please do not hot link our images / wallpapers.


    This game needs to hurry up and come out for PC. This'll probably be the game that makes me get a 360 controller.


    Edit: Am I the only one who finds Josh calling a game hard worrisome?

    http://www.kongregate.com/games/Edmund/meat-boy

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I got tired of the brutally hard trial-and-error platformers about the time I Wanna Be The Guy came out. Kinda sad it's the new fad

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Why should i buy this game when i can just watch your lp

    Rent on
  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Waitin' on Wiiware.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I got tired of the brutally hard trial-and-error platformers about the time I Wanna Be The Guy came out. Kinda sad it's the new fad

    um, there's nothing trial and error about this game

    If you die, it's your fault

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Why should i buy this game when i can just watch your lp

    Because you must suffer

    Suffer with me Rent

    Seriously though? Because it's awesome

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I got tired of the brutally hard trial-and-error platformers about the time I Wanna Be The Guy came out. Kinda sad it's the new fad

    um, there's nothing trial and error about this game

    If you die, it's your fault

    A trial and error platformer is one where you tend to fail the challenging jumps and sequences and die pretty frequently, so you have to try and try to get the timing and spacing right on all your jumps and movements.

    Pretty much any challenging platform game is trial and error.

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    This game is pretty fun. I bought it.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I got tired of the brutally hard trial-and-error platformers about the time I Wanna Be The Guy came out. Kinda sad it's the new fad

    um, there's nothing trial and error about this game

    If you die, it's your fault

    A trial and error platformer is one where you tend to fail the challenging jumps and sequences and die pretty frequently, so you have to try and try to get the timing and spacing right on all your jumps and movements.

    Pretty much any challenging platform game is trial and error.

    By this definition most Mario games are trial and error platformers.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I got tired of the brutally hard trial-and-error platformers about the time I Wanna Be The Guy came out. Kinda sad it's the new fad

    um, there's nothing trial and error about this game

    If you die, it's your fault

    A trial and error platformer is one where you tend to fail the challenging jumps and sequences and die pretty frequently, so you have to try and try to get the timing and spacing right on all your jumps and movements.

    Pretty much any challenging platform game is trial and error.

    Trial and error to me means there's no way to know how to do it right without trying many times until you figure it out. In this game it's obvious what you want to do, you just have to be good enough to do it.

    The game is fucking hard but it's not that bad if you just want to beat it without doing all the optional stuff(A+ ratings, bandages, dark world levels). It also helps a ton if you use the unlockable characters, you can use them on almost every level and they all have different abilities which make some of the levels a lot easier.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    There's really no comparison between this and I Wanna Be The Guy. In the former, you'll finally get through a really difficult platforming section and win the level. In the latter, you'll get through a really difficult platforming section and the seemingly-solid floor would drop out from under you and send you hurtling three screens down into the gaping mouth of a monster, if you didn't hit a spike on the way down first.

    It's possible, although unlikely, that you will beat some of the harder levels on your first try (sort of like Super Mario Bros.). In IWBTG, there's just no way unless you watch a LP first.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Hey, I heard about this.

    It was one of the best games I ever played for free on Armor Games.

    But I'm guessing that, like N, this version has better stuff added?

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2010
    I want to get this but I don't know if the 360 d-pad is responsive enough

    i had enough trouble using the left and right keys on my keyboard

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  • GanluanGanluan Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    N+ controlled surprisingly well on the 360, so I'm guessing this will too.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I use the thumbstick with very good results

    Enlong, yes, the game has several very cool additions, unlockable characters, levels, DLC for free, challenging versions of levels you've already completed, tons of collectables and easter eggs, etc.

    Basically if you're interested in platformers at all and you own a system this is on, it's better to get it cheap now instead of regret not getting it later

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I've been using the stick and it's been working fine for me.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I was just saying how the term is usually used, Josh.

    I mean, most games period are trial and error in a broad sense - as in you attempt a section, fail, and try again, until you develop the specific skill or have the right lucky moment that gets you past that obstacle. That's how most games make themselves challenging.

    There aren't many games that don't use that model. But with platforming games, which are really simple and direct, it's more obvious to the player, and the repeated attempts are the whole of the gameplay. It can wear on the soul.

    I would imagine that most people who bought N, for example, stopped playing when levels required you to do a perfect run without errors to survive at all.

    Mario is kinda like that but it's easy enough that you can mostly figure out and execute the right solution on your first or second try, so the pleasure of steady progress is more emphasized than the pleasure of overcoming brutal, unforgiving challenge.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Whatever you'd like to call it, the ridiculously hard platforming games that seem to pop up all over the place aren't my gig

    I did finish Tower of Heaven and boy that was an exercise in frustration and anxiety

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Guess I am just the opposite and don't see the point in playing a platformer if there's barely any challenge

    It feels like you don't improve at anything and you just walk through the game

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    who said I want the opposite?

    there's a nice middle ground

    but if you want brutally difficult, play Challenge from Kyoshi

    there's an actual hard limit to how many times you can die. forever.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    i think super meat boy might end up being hard enough that i don't want to bother grinding away. it has already made me furrow my brow, curse, flail my limbs, and then give up for the night, in that order. really well done though.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I prefer games that are stories

    if it's so hard that I don't see the end of the story then I don't want to play it.

    I usually give up after trying the same section five or six times so

    #pipe on
  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    #pipe wrote: »
    I prefer games that are stories

    if it's so hard that I don't see the end of the story then I don't want to play it.

    I usually give up after trying the same section five or six times so

    Super Meat Boy is basically the exact opposite of what you just described.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    which is why I'm cool with not playing it.

    #pipe on
  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2010
    the flash version is pretty fun

    you should try it, paula poundpipe

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I just might do that, Keith Richards

    #pipe on
  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2010
    i loved the flash version but it took me forever to beat because it was kind of frustrating but it was also free

    don't know if i'd like it as much if i had to pay

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  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    no psn version not buying emot-colbert.gif

    Really though this seems like something I'd want to play on a handheld, I'm much better at platformers when they're on handhelds.
    which is the exact reason I still haven't beat Mega Man 10 on the wii. fuck that controller.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    The classic controller is preeeeetty good

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Just unlocked The Kid from I Wanna Be The Guy

    I don't recommend attempting it until you have at least an hour to scream at your TV

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  • LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I played through the demo, I think I sort of enjoy this game.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
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