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What are some good indie games?
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sex
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Not cave story
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Cave Story
La-Mulana
The Binding of Isaac
FTL: Faster Than Light
Don't Starve
Mark of the Ninja
VVVVVV
Dustforce
Guacamelee
Risk of Rain
Trine/Trine 2
Bastion
Transistor
Hotline Miami
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One way heroics
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>>263255804
he said good not infuriating.
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>>263255169
bump for interest
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>>263255169
Spelunky.
Both versions
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OFF
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>>263255692
Where the flyring fuck is Papers, Please?
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Papers, please
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>>263255169
Freedom Planet and Shovel Knight.
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>>263256274
>>263256282
They said good
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>>263255169
Pic related fuckin ruled.

Hope Pixel makes more games.
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>>263255169
>indie
Stop using that buzzword
I repeat: stop using that buzzword
http://insomnia.ac/reviews/introducing_the_indie_scene/
http://insomnia.ac/commentary/on_indies_and_dependies/
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I want to ejaculate in Toroko, impregnate her, engage in a monogamous relationship, find immortality, and stay together in my loving nuclear family until the universe dies from heat death.
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>>263256274
I didn't list it because I haven't played it yet. Thanks for reminding me, I might try it today. Fucking backlog.
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>>263256427
Confirmed for shit taste
>Bastion and Hotline Miami are good, Papers Please is not
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>>263256458
Pretty good. Wish it was longer. I know it's an expected comparison, but he needs to make another Cave-Story quality game. At least six hours with story and characters you care about. This game was more lighthearted and comical with no character development or anything. Which is fine, but Cave Story obviously took more effort and was free. But price isn't important, I'd pay $50 for another game like it.
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>>263256282

I really want to like this game. The mood and art style is awesome but the gameplay is literally DMV employee simulator.
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How's pic related?
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>>263256989
It's a critical thinking simulator.
If it was DMV employee you would just tell every single person to fuck off, which you can do, and will lose on ~Day 5.
It's more about the struggle of weighing the safety of your family vs. the rebellion against your oppressive government.
If you can't get that out of it then drop it
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Jamestown
Cube 2: Sauerbraten
Outer Wilds
Worlds (this one: http://www.worlds.curious-planet.com/)
Exile:The Nameless (http://exile.ovine.net/)
X-Ops (http://xoperations.freehostia.com/index.htm)
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>>263257602
Also,

>SQRXZ
>0Space
>Anamaton
>Super Mario War
>Spelunky
>WGRealms2
>Unepic
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>>263257062
Alright
The mechanics take some fucking getting used to, though
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>>263257868
Holy fuck, my friend and I used to stay up late playing Super Mario War
Shame the creator killed himself
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>>263255169
The swapper is a good game too.
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Towerfall Ascension is an alright beat 'em up, aside from the fucking pixel art.
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Project Zomboid
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>>263255692
>No Castle Crashers
>No BattleBlock Theater
>No Hard Reset
>No Braid
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>>263255169
Gunpoint is good
Deadlight is ok too
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>>263255692
Banished.
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>>263255169
Cave Story, FTL:Faster Than Light, Bastion, OFF, Hotline Miami, Gunpoint, Luftrausers.

And most of all: Iji.
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>>263255169

Ghost Song and Hyper Light Drifter are both looking amazing.

>tfw no release date for Ghost song yet
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Expeditions: Conquistadores
Natural Selection 2
Hotline Miami
Prison Architect
Papers, Please
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>>263259525
Castle crashers is garbage.
It was probably fine when it came out, but it's not worth playing at all today, especially since dd neon came out on pc.
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>>263256563
Too bad she's dead.
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I've just bought Momodora III, Cave Story-like game. It's good, looks pretty but is way way too short. You can fetch it on steam for 5 euros, that's from I got it from.
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>>263257868
>SQRXZ
Those fucking games.
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Cave Story is a FREEWARE game, NOT indie. Please stop confusing these highly distinct methods of developing games. You will never ever see a developer quit their job to finish a freeware game.
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>>263260727
in your playthrough
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>>263261072
Are you still trying not to kill her?
It won't work
Stop trying.
;_;
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>>263260965
>Cave Story is not indie
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>>263261340
everything is possible with love
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>>263255169
minecraft and sword knight
thats all
the rest is 8 bit pixelated "rougelike" grabage
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>>263255692
VVVVVV and Binding of Isaac are trash.
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Anonymous Agony
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>>263261621
>minecraft
>good
What is this? 2010?
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>>263261876
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>>263260224
>Ctrl+f "Iji"
>One result

OH COME ON, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

Iji. Iji a billion times.
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>>263262486
Iji has some of the most incompetent, awful controls I've experienced in a game in recent memory.
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>>263261876
I think VVVVVV hits all the right notes, personally. Rocking soundtrack and simplistic gameplay that is manipulated in number of different ways. Sure, you could ask for more, but VVVVVV sells for insanely low nowadays, so what's the bother?
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>>263256740
>he thinks hotline miami isn't good

get out
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>>263262720
Seriously? Okay. I found them pretty good, to be honest, but I guess that's just my opinion. Sure, things got a little hectic, but to me, that's a sign of a developer knowing how many hands and fingers a player really has to use and making them stretch their limits.
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Maldita Castilla.

http://www.locomalito.com/maldita_castilla.php

But I don't think it's indie, more like freeware. Haven't played it myself, hope it's good.
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>>263263041
Fucking horseshit arrow keys for movement and random bullshit on the letter board are surely "making the players stretch their limits". But not in any sort of good way.
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>>263255169
technically, Doom is a indie game, isn't it?
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Spacechem
Crimzon Clover WI
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>>263263176
It's all right, not one of my favorite games of his to be sure. I wish he'd done a take on Super Ghosts 'n' Goblins instead of regular boring old Ghosts 'n' Goblins. And believe it or not, Locomalito did actually charge money for the full version of that game for a few weeks or a month when he first finished it, so it was independent at one point.

Viriax, 8-bit Killer, and Hydorah are much better.
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>>263263349
Crimzon Clover is doujin, not indie. Please don't insult it again with that label.
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>>263263198
I'm a leftie, so maybe the game favors me.
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>>263260678
>Castle crashers is garbage.

I'll fight you
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>>263263501
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>>263255169
The Swapper
Flotilla
Frozen Synapse
Darwinia
Eldritch
Braid (arguably not indie because of the money behind it, but still worth playing)
Nidhogg (if you have someone to play locally with)
Aquaria
Dwarf Fortress
Touhou

>>263263501
>D?jin soft (??????), also sometimes called d?jin games (??????), with d?jin sometimes transliterated as doujin or doujinshi, are video games created by Japanese hobbyists or hobbyist groups (referred to as "circles"), more for fun than for profit; essentially, the Japanese equivalent of independent video games.
>the Japanese equivalent of independent video games
hurr durr
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>>263263909
Exactly, indie shit is made by pretentious hipsters for money. Doujin developers just want to make good games.
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>>263259390
Project Zomboid is great, but it still has a long way to go.
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>>263264020
The terms are interchangeable. Crimzon Clover is an indie game. Deal with it.
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>1 mention of dwarf fortress across 66 posts

What the fuck /v/
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>>263264247
'fraid not, indie = Western hipster shit. Doujin = Japanese hobbyists.
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Spelunky.
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>>263255169
Your pic
Hotline Miami
Nidhogg
Touhou
Pantsu May Cry
Dwarf Fortress
Yume Nikki (the best indie game ever made)
Knytt Stories
Danger Joe
Broforce
Long Live The Queen
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>>263264287
What do we call the western hobbyists? Are game like Spacechem, Dwarf Fortress, Machinarium, Spelunky not independent games? Is this a case of elevating the Japanese above their station?
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Half-Life
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Episode 1
Half-Life 2 Episode 2
Ricochet
Team Fortress
Team Fortress Classic
Team Fortress 2
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Portal
Portal 2

Valve are self published, therefore indie devs
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>>263264315
Yes and no.

I find Spelunky relies too much on procedural generation.
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>>263264287
Holy shit I'm the biggest weeb ever and I even think you're a fagit
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>>263255169
Does this count?
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>>263262034
This, any game that has a story about an edgemaster killing pedophiles with a government conspiracy and takes itself seriously is 10/10
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>>263264451
This, only the HL2 series and Portal are garbage. The "indie" term needs to go. All people really mean when they say it is "poor developers".
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>>263264287

even this japanese girl thinks you're a mega nerd.
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>yume nikki
>one result
>knytt stories
>one result
You can see how new /v/ is and how everybody pre 2010 has left for /vr/, actually playing games or another website
Yume Nikki should be mandatory for you to beat to post on /v/
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>>263264451
>miking: a beginner's guide
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>>263264425
>Dwarf Fortress
A guy dedicating his life for his dream game becomes more than a hobby.
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Shadowrun Dragonfall
Expeditions Conquistador
Banished
Betrayer
Hard Reset
Smugglers V
Drox Operative
Endless Space/Legend
Papers, Please
Jamestown
Risk of Rain
Xenonauts

Etc etc.
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>>263264552
Indie: small teams of one to 5 people funded by themselves with no large publisher involvment
stop being a dumb autist
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Irisu Syndrome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY4a4xyxh_Y
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>>263264505
Good taste.

If you ever want to discuss how good your taste is, hit me up on tox

Here's my ID: 5F46194D50AB8F9F3B4830629958616C645BAEF46C7C28D562C4CCE223C20D1B6A0F73A87D7F
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>>263264583
You fit in with the hivemind.

Well done.
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>>263264691
Incorrect, like it or not Indie has now become a label for talentless Western hipsters to identify with in order to sell more copies of their shitty games and make a ton of money.
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>>263264690
People often shit on Endless Space, but I really enjoyed it. Perhaps because it's the only serviceable space TBS in oer a decade.
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Dustforce, Volgarr The Viking, Gunpoint, Hotline Miami, Gucamelee, Machinarium, Danmaku Unlimited 2 (and a lot of other shooters like it), Legend of Grimrock, To The Moon (doesn't have much gameplay, though), Bunny Must Die.
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Holy fuck, Indie means not a major publisher, right?

So who the fuck cares who isn't a major distributor? It's all the same
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Super Mario Bros. 3
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Western "indie" games are shit, fuck 'em all.

That said, Crazy Power Disc is the only Japanese "indie" I ever enjoyed and it's based off an existing game called Windjammers.
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>>263264878
Agreed. It wasnt perfect but was good enough for people who enjoy these types of games to have some fun.
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King of Fighters 13
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>>263264583

kek

knytt is tumblr-tier tryhard "LOOK I AM AN ART GAME I AM VERY ATMOSPHERIC AND PLATFORMER" and yume nikki is a meme
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>>263255169
Shovel Knight
Hotline Miami
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>>263265035
>Western "indie" games are shit, fuck 'em all.

This is such a ridiculous and short sighted thing to say. I still find it unbeliavable most people think indie=mediocre 2D platformer.
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this game is great if you know how to read jap, too bad it wont be translated
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>>263265035

in other words I am a huge pleb and I don't actually like video games #GamerGate
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Didn't read the thread but I'm sure Exile III: Ruined World and Hellsinker kick the crap out of everything posted so far.
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>>263255169
Cloudbuilt, Megaman unlimited and rokko chan.
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What's a good place to start with roguelikes? And I mean genuine ones. Is Brogue a good choice?
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>>263265103
>kek
>doesn't even know what knytt is
>calls yume nikki a meme
So hows your first month of 4chan treating you?
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The Street Fighter series, except 4 and 2010
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>>263265174
I can read ??? what is it? 2.5d walking around game?
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>>263265419
Always start with Nethack.
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>>263265345
I wish Cloudbuilt would run decently on my toaster. It looks like great fun but I got about 15-30 FPS even on the lowest settings.
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>>263265419
DoomRL is pretty good to start since it has multiple difficulty levels and is self explanatory, but it is mechanically quite different from many other roguelikes.
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>>263265035
>Dwarf Fortress
>Risk of Rain
>Super Meat Boy
>Binding of Issac
>VVVVV
>Shit
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>>263265505
The irony.

Fuck off.
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>>263256427
burn
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>>263265142
>I still find it unbeliavable most people think indie=mediocre 2D platformer.
K, that doesn't apply to me though.
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>>263265654
>VVVVVV
>Team Meat's Flash Trash
>good
Fuck off.
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>>263265567
Well, they improved the performance lately, but probably you still can't get a full 60 unfortunately.
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>>263265654
>VVVVV
Why? What am I missing here? It's just a bland and short platformer. It's the soundtrack, isn't it?
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Crypt of the necrodancer
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Megabyte Punch.
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>>263265906
fuck off
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I really like McPixel, Botanicula and Dustforce.

Everyone should give them a try!
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Touhou is great unless you're a filthy casual.
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>>263265142
>>263265035
Western indies are pretty much what the industry will become in the near future, so its fucking retarded to ignore them.

Wayforward makes a mix of good and bad games, but their original projects are always decent, because they know original content is what people are interested in. Game like Adventure Time are bill payment, but the unique games, i.e. those that cater to "hardcore" gamers are the most important.

Gaming is ultimately a niche audience, and so developers that cater to those ideals will get the most sales. Western devs have a good grasp on this idea.
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Gods will be Watching was an extreme disappointment.

Paradox is independant right? Runemaster is looking fucking awesome and nobody talks about it.
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>>263266101
Touhou games are only good if you ARE a filthy casual. They're the absolute bottom of the barrel when it comes to bullet hell shooters.
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Like metroidvanias? Like DMC

Check out Valdis story
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>>263266063
McPixel is a joke, I remember the reaction as it was one of the first on greenlightand it was laughable
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>>263265103
You awful cunt. Knytt came out before Tumblr even existed, before "atmospheric 2D platformer" was even a thing.
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>>263255169
Man Cave Story was so shit, I could only play for like 20 minutes before I had to stop.
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>>263266101
Touhou is okay, but they are not exactly the best indie shooters around.
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>>263266227
Learn what a fucking Metroidvania is.
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>>263266227
DMC is already an indie game, capcom self publish it
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>>263266271
Oh man I really loved that game... It's so simple and so light-hearted.

I love it
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>>263266332
Piss off. Go find yourself a Dark Souls thread and argue if it's a JRPG.
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>WHEN THE LOW HEAVY SKY WEIGHS LIKE A LID ON THE SPIRIT ACHING FOR THE LIGHT...
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>Nobody posted Treasure Adventure Game yet
http://www.robitstudios.com/treasure-adventure-game/
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>>263265530
stealth game reminds me of mgs
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>>263266463
There's nothing to argue about. It's Japanese and it's an RPG.
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>>263261621
>minecraft
>not shit graphics
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>>263266215
This.

Go play Battle Garegga.

Fuck Touhou. Garbage shmups.
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>>263266215
I've played all the shit you shmupfags recommend, DoDonPachi, Crimzon Clover, Hellsinker, etc. and I still find Touhou to be solid.
I think you guys are just pissed that Touhou is so popular and the difficulty is often overrated. They're not bad games, nor are they "bottom of the barrel."
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>>263266520
Best soundtrack for a video game this was such a perfect stoner game for me
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why do people always want to play indie games?
whats wrong with emulating old games that are often doing the things indie devs try, but better?
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and yet again no one ever mentions FEZ out of hate-boner for Phil
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>>263266604
Touhou is babby's first bullet hell
They should play Cho Ren Sha 68k
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>>263265419
Stone Soup works.
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>>263266864
The fact that everybody has already played those games to death. Why do you play any modern games at all?
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Nuclear Throne
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>>263266123
>Western indies are pretty much what the industry will become in the near future, so its fucking retarded to ignore them.
That is complete bullshit and one hell of a wild fantasy you have there.
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Seiklus is a good platformer/exploration game.
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>>263264907
>To The Moon
>good
C'mon son. It's practically a VN.

>Bunny Must Die
I've been interested in this for a while, 'd you play it? Care to talk about it a bit?
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>>263266993
kek
most kids on /v/ probably haven't ever played a super nes game
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Iji
Aquaria
Knytt (Stories)
Anodyne
Spiderweb Software
Battle for Wesnorth
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
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>>263255692
VVVVVV for android when?
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>>263266998
Nuclear Throne is great. So is Luftrausers from Vlambeer as well.

Even their phone game Ridiculous Fishing is a bunch of fun. Great dev team.
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>Go look at new indies on Steam
>Early access, early access everywhere
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Depression Quest
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>>263264791
I thought it meant games with pixel graphics that look bad.
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>>263267109
Unepic
Untitled Story

give me a bit to think
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Knytt is being mentioned a lot, but I would also want to draw your attention to the earlier and amazing 'Within a Deep Forest', by Nifflas.

http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Within+a+Deep+Forest
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Dustforce is personally one of my favorites.

> dat comfy as fuck soundtrack
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>>263267268
I'll second Unepic. Thats a fun game.
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>>263257385
Okay, consider it dropped. Because that's not fun.
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>>263267268
unebin
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>>263255169
Teleglitch, man I played that shit for like 20 hours in my first 3 days of owning it.
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>>263255169
HammerWatch was actually pretty good with a couple of friends
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>>263267023
It's a pretty crazy take on the whole Metroidvania formula and has some really cool level design and lots of hidden mechanics that are fun to discover. It can be kinda obscure when it comes to progrssion, but it's nothing crazy. The level design is really the #1 reason to play it because you have all kinds of traps, puzzles and obstacles. Really puts actual Metroidvania games to shame in that aspect. It's pretty damn amateur-ish though so you have to know what you're getting into. Glitches happen all the times and the difficulty can be all over the place.

Just buy it on sale.
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>>263266864
Indies tend to make games that are outside the box. Willing to take risks / make their dreams come true. Make what they want to make, rather than what their publishers think will be profitable.
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>>263267404
Fuck yeah Teleglitch. The look of it reminds me of Quake wirhout a 3D accelerator back in the day.
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>>263267514
There is no "Metroidvania formula". You're either a game in the Castlevania series that rips off Super Metroid or you aren't.
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Not sure if anybody said it yet butt

The Swapper
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Katawa Shoujo
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>>263264258
OP asked for good games.
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>>263267649
That's a dumb statement and I don't really feel like having that discussion now.
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>>263267601
>no OpenTTD
Kill yourself retard.
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>>263267013
>Implying the "wide appeal" audience won't eventually taper out
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OFF
Crypt Worlds

Both are surreal and unsettling. OFF is a more serious JRPG (but not terribly long). Crypt Worlds is all about figuring out how the bizarre world you are in works.
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Super Meat Boy was god-tier
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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Dustforce
Braid (pretentious, but a good puzzle game)
Transistor
Bastion
Dustforce
Antichamber
FEZ
Dear Esther
To The Moon
Papers, Please
Super Hexagon
Luftrausers
Limbo
Hotline Miami
Legend of Grimrock
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Thomas Was Alone
Risk of Rain
FTL
Super Time Force
Crypt of the Necrodancer
Cave Story
The Banner Saga
Shovel Knight
Boson X
Nitronic Rush
The Stanley Parable
Shelter
Journey
Flower

damn I probably missed some
still, I haven't played all of them

gonna post a list of upcoming indies in the next post
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>>263267601
> Hero Core
> Warning Forever

Good memories.

Man, I can't wait to get a new internal hardrive and be able to hoard all this awesome old shit
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>>263267795
Next time use the term properly or don't use it at all.
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>>263255692
>FTL
>RoR
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>>263260076
Gunpoint was fun as hell.
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>>263267871
>Everything that is wrong with indie games
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gone home /v/ has bad taste
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>>263266626
>I've played all the shit you shmupfags recommend, DoDonPachi, Crimzon Clover, Hellsinker, etc. and I still find Touhou to be solid.

This. Touhou has a bad reputation because of all the filthy secondaries who spend more time organizing their yuri collection than playing videogames.
But the actual games are mechanically better and more fair than any other danmaku I've played. Even classics like Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, Batsugun and Battle Garegga are occasionally frustrating and cheap in ways that Touhou isn't.
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>>263267862
Go to bed Edmund, you fucking hack.
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>>263264552
I always thought Indie meant small budget.
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>>263265419
Play IVAN like a fucking man
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ib
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>>263267871
Dustforce
Braid
Luftrausers
Hotline Miami
Legend of Grimrock
Risk of Rain
Cave Story

I filtered all of the games that are shit because I don't like them.
Shovel Knight
Nitronic Rush
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>>263268051

There are some good titles on that list as well you pretentious little scamp, you.
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>>263267982
Maybe you should deal with the fact that meanings of words change over time instead of sperging out on an anonymous image board.
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>>263267852
They won't. Indie games don't appeal to any healthy niche anyway, they mostly appeal to feelfags and dumb 10 year olds. That's why they're all easy as fuck, boring, have ambient soundtracks, and use a "retro" graphic style even though it looks like ass.
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Middens
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>>263256226
This, a nice short and sweet RPG, for me it kind of reminds me of Silent Hill in terms of it's atmosphere, but everything else is pretty much the typical RPG setup.
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>>263265419
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a good starting point. Not overly complicated or nothing, just good old fashion blowing shit up.
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>>263268157

I played all of them. Fuck.
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>>263267514
Alright, sounds good. Thanks, anon.
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No one said it yet?
Jesus fucking christ /v/.
Lethal League.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XzUca5fh1Y
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>>263268094
You're conflating "difficult" with "unfair". I don't know how in the hell you could say that Batsugun is unfair in any way. Games like Hellsinker and the Shikigami no Shiro series are similarly "fair" like Touhou, only they're far, far better games. Further supporting the argument that Touhou is the bottom of the barrel.
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>>263268120

I'm going to challenge you on this one.

Why so?

The art direction is lazy, but the level design and control of the game is super tight.
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>>263267795
The word metroidvania has completely lost it's meaning, I recently watched totalfaggot look at a game that's pretty much angry birds and say that it's a bit metroidvania esque because it had secrets.

If someone labels their game as a metroidvania it means it's pure garbage and the devs have no idea what the word means, never ever in your entier life play a game with the label metroidvania.
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>>263262486
Fuck off, Dan. Iji a shit aside from the soundtrack
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>>263268190
>this pathetic excuse again
I'm going to start saying "bad" when I mean that something is good and then harp at people when they call me an idiot for using the word in a wrong and confusing manner.
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King Arthur's Gold
Running With Rifles
Stealth Bastard
Soldat
Trine series
The Gina Sisters
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>>263268439
This hard, the term has essentially become a marketing buzzword now. If someone uses it you know to stay the hell away from their game.
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>>263268439
Alright God, I'll do as you command.

Idiot.
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FRACT OSC is very interesting. First person puzzle game. Solving each puzzle unlocks more of a synthesizer. Shit looks and sounds amazing. Like TRON.
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>>263267871
upcoming games:

SUPER. HOT.
Krautscape
Last Knight
Darkest Dungeon
Secret Ponchos
Hyper Light Drifter
The Last Phoenix
Below
Nowhere
Toren
TRI
Galactic Princess
Proven Lands
Distance
Vagante
Xenoraptor
Ori and the Blind Forest
VANE
Here Be Dragons
Aegis
Volume
CRAWL
A Light in Chorus
Oblitus
Majestic Nights
Into this Wylde Abyss
Catdammit!
Oberon's Court
The Long Dark
Malebolgia
Knight & Damsel
A.N.N.E.
Tangiers

some of them may be out already, idk
oh, any opinions on
Gods Will Be Watching
Mercenary Kings
Always Sometimes Monsters
Halfway
?
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>>263268439
>The word metroidvania has completely lost it's meaning
What meaning? "Castlevania game that plays like Metroid"? Metroidvania as a genre means games inspired by Metroid or SoTN. If you get a clear idea of what to expect, it's already doing its job much better than most other genres.
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>>263267116
Vlambeer is one of my favorite studios ever. They make nothing but fun games. Super Crate Box is fun as well.
>>263267601
Oh fuck, I forgot about Elona. Still don't know how the fuck to play that game.


Hey, what about Konjak's games? Think he'll ever finish a new one?
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>>263268553
That would only apply if a significant chunk of people would use the word like you do. Otherwise you'd look like what you are - a retard.
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>>263268824
>Metroidvania as a genre means games inspired by Metroid or SoTN.
Aside from the fact that that's incorrect, nobody even uses it to mean that anyway. When people use it to describe shit like Cave Story or Dark Souls, you know it's time to retire the term.
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This fucker right here

Most of /v/ doesn't even know it's out and it's fucking god tier
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Ainevoltas 2
Guxt
Ablation
Flywrench
Banana Nababa
DoomRL
Duckdoom
Merry Gear Solid
Force Majure
Iwanaga
Savior of Lapratan
Nikujin
Self Destruct
Tekkyuuman
Ykashu
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>>263268464
I liked Iji, it had a lot going for it. Secrets, weapons, bossfights, the whole 'morality' thing...
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Warning Forever
Knytt Stories
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>>263265509
>capcom
>indie
Nigga they owned like every arcade from Chicago to Miami for years.
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You all have shit taste. Indie games are terrible.
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>>263268424
Basically this.

People often refuse to learn about mechanics in STGs as well. People complain about Battle Garegga being unfair simply ignorant of suicide to manage rank etc. Touhou is garbage where you are thrown extras every 20 seconds.


Anyone who thinks Touhou is better than Armed Police Batrider needs to leave immediately too.
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>>263268963
A significant amount of people use "pretentious" incorrectly or end sentences with prepositions or type "it's" when they mean "its" and it doesn't make them any less stupid or incorrect. Sorry, your epic underground video game lingo doesn't get an exemption.
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yup this sure is a PC master race thread
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there is that one old game about puzzles, cockroaches and a guy with a sword that is 10/10

i can't remember the game, unfortunately
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>>263269024
You know what's more dumb than accidentally misusing a term? Insisting that it must forever be used only for those 7 games if describes best.
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>>263266371
Wrong.
>>263269163
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>>263269232
What's a preposition?
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Is Outlast worth 5 quid?
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>>263269190
You won't find many bullet hell shooters better than Armed Police Batrider anyway so that's a bit unfair.
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>>263268464
The controls are mediocre and the graphics are ass, but otherwise there's not much wrong with Iji.
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If you've literally never played an indie game
>Cave Story
some of my favorites sofar:
>Undertale
>OFF
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minecraft is my favorite indie game
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Played this the other day. Not bad. Reminded me of Genesis games.
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>>263266227
Seconded. The game is a bit rough and the final boss can eat a million dicks, but Valdis Story is well worth a play through. Just be ready to spec into one of the stats and get a decent armor that supports your build and you should be fine. Also play on normal, the final boss on hard is damn tedious.

>>263267346
The soundtrack does a LOT to make that game not frustrating. Pretty sure it's already well known, but damn enjoyable game.
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>>263269245
DROD

fucking DROD, best series of puzzle games ever
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>>263268824
Like I said, just as an example Totalfaggot in a recent video said that a game that plays like Angry Birds was metroidvania esque because it had secrets. Not only that, but try searching on steam for "metroidvania" games and you will see that the term has no meaning anymore as people don't refer to games that plays like Metroid games or SOTN. It's a god damn buzzword used to fool people that are looking for games like the metroid games or SOTN.
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Aces Wild

Fairytail Bloom Freesia

Two great beat 'em ups that I fucking love

Yatagarasu and Skull Girls are pretty good indie fightan
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>>263269282
No that's actually sensible, because that's the only time the term has any real utility. Otherwise it's just a confusing misnomer that only serves to obfuscate discussion instead of help it.
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"Lisa" is an RPG Maker game a lot like Yume Nikki, ib, etc. Pretty good and creepy, don't see it mentioned often for some reason.
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>>263269636
>Fairy Bloom Freesia
my nigga
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>>263262720
>awful controls
explain
the only problem imo is the weird jumping.
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>>263269787
Is it nip made?
Then it won't get mention like IS,Witch's House, and YN
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>>263269649
Alrigh, from now on we'll call the genre "combat-oriented 2D games with an elaborate map, collectible-based progression and light RPG elements".

Can we say that, or does it hurt your feelings too?
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>>263269813
I don't even know why I have it, but I'm glad I did.
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Door Kickers

>room clearing
>pie slicing
>operating
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>>263270262
I got my copy from the Groupees Be Mine 2 bundle, and I think it's been in another groupees bundle and a humble bundle at some point.
Edelweiss is making more games I think. At the very least they posted that hour-long cideo of upcoming doujin games.
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People who have played Expeditions Conquistador very much should. Especially if you like SRPGs and games like Kings Bounty. Fantastic and wonderfully written game.

Blackguards was fucking awesome too.

Its a shame Shadowrun Returns wasnt great. Dragonfall is orders of magnitude better but gets no attention from /v/. Maybe the stand alone Directors Cut will. Pretty fucking great.
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>>263270137
It isn't.
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>>263269969
Horseshit layout with no ability to reconfigure and doesn't even have controller support.
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>>263270137
Space Funeral gets brought up more than IS and TWH
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>>263268292
>Indie games are easy and appeal to kids
I think you're confusing inde with shovelware.

While shovelware can be indie, indie strives no to be shovelware.
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>>263270186
Just say 2D platformer-adventure you pretentious fuck.
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>>263270779
You're the pretentuious one for trying to push your own names on the genre that everyone easily recognizes as metroidvania.
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>>263270592
layout is pretty standard. you think the game is shit because it has no controller support? lel
couldn't you at least whine about the massive framedrops during the final boss or something else that actually matters?
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>>263267601
>Warning Forever

NOSTALGIAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Nethack
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>Paper Sorcerer
>0 results
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>>263269232
Significant - large enough to have an effect

The fact that we live at a time when "metroidvania" is not only commonly used by people who play games but is also plastered all over official sites means a significant ammount of people agree on that defintion.

Let me ask you a question. Let's say we have the ability to remove the misused version of the term from existence. What benefit would it have? What single good thing would come out of it besides your personal satisfaction?
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>>263256563
>not wanting Chaco's sloppy sixty-sevenths
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>>263271140
Maybe because we can go play old Wizardry games or Ultima Underworld or whatever.

It is a cool game worthy of support though.
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>>263268883
jwaap is one of my favorite indies.
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Freedom Planet is good if you can stomach original character donutsteels and a retarded plot
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>>263267116
>>263268883
dunno, i get bored of their gams pretty fast
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>>263270779
Because that surely helps us categorize games better. Super Mario Bros is basically the same thing as La-Mulana, right? No need for any kind of distinction there.
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>>263266227
>>263269532

Yeah, Valdis was a ton of fun. I just wish it was made my more than like 3 people so the updates wouldn't take so long.

I see a lot of people complaining about the last boss, but I don't get what the problem is. It's different from the other bosses sure but I welcomed the change of pace. Last time I played was a pure luck build on God Slayer and I still got the best possible rank on it.
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AM2R (and, by extension, Metroid Confrontation).
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>>263271813
I just hate how it has health regen, takes me forever to take out both forms of the boss. It feels more like an endurance run than an actually challenging and fun boss fight.
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>>263271695
No one is saying you can't call La-Mulana a fucking metroidvania if you want, stop calling retarded games like Shovel Knight, AntiChamber, Darksiders, SteamWorld Dig, VVVVVVV, DLC Quest, Capsized.
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>>263271175
The fact that when I search for metroidvania games I get games that actually play like it, and not shit games that have literally nothing to do with the genre.
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>tfw I got #1 on the Self Destruct leaderboards
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>>263271939

Ah, I guess that makes sense. It's pretty easy to smash down those crystals though. Just gotta remember to use your assist attacks and weapon buffs, also Teachings of Lifeblade helps a ton. That's what I liked about Valdis, you have a lot of tools at your disposal and nearly all of them are useful at all times.
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>ctrl + f Velocity 2X

Are you fucking kidding me. Go play this game right now.
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>>263271942
I disagree, considering some faggot started whining that I used "metroidvania" to describe Bunny Must Die.
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cadenza is indie right? I liked sol survivor is a pretty fun TD
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Obake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzMIYDaJP-I

Return of Egypt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzk71rQcurU
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>>263258368
>killed himself
I thought he died from cancer?
Still, the latest "beta" is flawless, so that's good...

>>263260881
Yeah. My god, but they can be infuriatingly hard.
The mechanics are just fucking perfect, though.
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>>263272531
You do realize you should take everything on the internet with a grain of salt. I'm just sick of buying a game because people say it plays like Super Metroid or SOTN and then buying and playing it and it plays nothing like it.
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>>263262486
Iji is shit.
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Spacechem
Dustforce
Antichamber
Armikrog
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>>263272130
>tfw i got #1 on the Hotline Miami leaderboards
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The Dark Mod
http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod

Action Doom 2
http://www.moddb.com/games/action-doom-ii-urban-brawl

Return of the Triad
http://elzee.co.nz/rotttc/index.html

Harmony
http://rabotik.nl/harmony.htm
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Is Gang Garrison an indie game?
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Escape from the Underworld
Destruction Carnival
Rock of Ages
Hammerfight
Tapan Kaikki
Bunny Must Die
Nezumiman
Battle Painters
Armagetron
Gusanos
Snd-Online
Glace
Madness Interactive
Hedgewars
Elasto Mania
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Depression Quest
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Torus Trooper
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>>263272872
>You do realize
I fucking hate when people say that. It's pretentious as shit. There's no need to talk down to people to explain something to them.
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>>263275172
>There's no need to talk down to people to explain something to them
You do realize that sometimes you just want to make a faggot feel bad when you argue with him, right?
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>>263274634
Not a game.
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>>263255692
And Bastion/Transistor, besides the great OST, are blank games. No content, just empty games where you fight monsters to get behind them.
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>>263271813
>>263269532
I loved valdis story, played just one time on hardmode and the last boss was the easiest one.

ofc before I beated the two eyes
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i swear i'm the only person on this board who played/liked/remembered dungeons of dredmor
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>>263275994
protip : you're not
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>>263275172
I don't give a flying fuck, I go by the notion that everyone on the internet is a fucking retard, unless they prove otherwise.
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>>263275994
I like Dredmor. It was a fun roguelike, although easy and too RNG.
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>>263275994
It's not very good. There are roguelikes that are better and free.
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>>263271942
La-Mulana is a Metroid-like, not a Metroidvania.
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>>263260727
>not using 4th ending mod
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>>263276435
Stop it faggot.
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>>263275994
damn I loved the game, even if I only played on the hardest difficult, and I didnt even get to level 7
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>>263265730
>Team Meat's Flash Trash
You don't deserve to be considered as a worthy human Anon. SMB was the best platformer for years.

If a game is for you "Hurr Durr, need a FPS or a RTS, to call that a game" then you are a pitiful worm.
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How are the Chzo Mythos games?
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>>263276521
No, you stop it. Use it correctly or stop using it, these are your options.
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>>263260427

I'll be pissed if Ghost Song ends up being a super metroid replica and not a different thing with it's own personality.
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>>263276684
You stop it old timer, La-Mulana is a fucking metroidvania game. You could change the sprites to that of a castlevania game and you wouldn't complain about it then. Therefore stop it.
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>>263263501
Doujin means independently published you fuckwit.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlER7QY92P4

The Desolate Hope

Same maker as Three-Fiddy at Feddy's
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>>263267112
already on Android, friend
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>>263267112
nope
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>>263276545
I told you to go back to bed Edmund, you fucking waste of skin caustic hack faggot.

>SMB was the best platformer for years.
Fucking kill yourself.
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Teleglitch
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If you like strategy games, Arcen Games makes pretty good ones.
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divinity original sin
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>>263276964
Only if it were an actual Castlevania game. But it isn't. And it still wouldn't have the RPG bullshit that all the Metroidvania games have.
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>>263277129
>guy likes game I dislike
>"go back to bed creator of game I dislike"

These posts are such pussy shit.
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>>263277129
Calm down mate
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>>263265419
Midboss, Elona+
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>>263277413
Fuck off Team Meat.
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>>263277363
None of the Metroid games has RPG bullshit, it's only SOTN that added that to the list of things needed to be classified as a metroidvania game.
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Why is Alphos such a dick?
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>>263263562
castle crashers is 70% bran muffin, 20% jokes and 10% actual fun.
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>>263272921
>>263268464
>>263262720
Holy shit, all this awful taste.
I bet you think Hero Core is bad, too.
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>>263277557
... No shit idiot. That's why Metroid isn't a Metroidvania, among other reasons.
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>>263261340
You can not kill her. It isn't that hard.
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>>263255169
All Japanese indie games.
/thread
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>>263277825
None of the Metroid games is a metroidvania according to your shitty reasons.
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>>263277784
Does Hero Core have horseshit controls?
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>>263277825
>One game redefines Metroidvania and declassifies all other entries in the type as such

Yeah, no, you're a retard.
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Stramworld dig
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>>263277548
Are you accusing people of shilling a nearly 4 year old game?
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>>263277772
fun is subjective, I had fun with Dragonball Z Sagas, but it was still a shit game
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>>263278015
You only fly in four directions, and can only shoot in two.
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>>263277984
So we're in agreement.

>>263278018
It's not a genre you fucking moron. Metroidvanias are the games in the Castlevania series that ripped off Super Metroid.
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>>263272514
Got it on ps+ haven't tried it yet though.
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>>263255169
Eryi's Action.
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>>263278196
No, you're delusional.
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>>263278097
Only a shill would defend your poorly designed Flash garbage, so yes.
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Mark of the Ninja is sweet
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I've been playing Hammerwatch lately. It's a lot of fun especially with a friend.
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>>263278371
Shigeru you're drunk
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>>263267409
>>263278429
But is it actually fun without a friend? I've heard this game is great for Gauntlet Legends/Dark Legacy fans and those games were.
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>>263278270
that isn't a game, it's an exercise in futility.
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>>263278620
It's boring and slow without friends.
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Jelly no Puzzle and Spacechem are some of the very few puzzle games I actually fucking love.
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>>263278196
Metroidvania always has been and always will be a classification for the style of play found in a game. I'm the one who should be saying it's not a genre here, since you seem to be the one insisting that it is.

Most Metroids are Metroidvanias. Symphony of the Night, Order of Ecclesia, Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow are Metroidvanias.

You don't get to make up your own unique definition of it because you didn't read up on what it meant beforehand.

http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Metroidvania
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>>263268553
Funny example, because bad meaning good has already been a thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZErvASwdlU
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>>263278737
Well damn, that's a shame.
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>>263278371
If it's a challenging platformer with tight as fuck controls with fast pacing who cares what the fuck it looks like/was made with. what a fucking ridiculous problem to have with a game
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>>263255169
Pic unrelated
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>>263264507
>>263262034
Does anyone have a download of this?
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>>263278074
I have a hard time justifying that price for only three hours worth of play.
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>no mentions of Teslagrad

http://store.steampowered.com/app/249590/
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>>263278887
>Metroidvania always has been and always will be a classification for the style of play found in a game.
Incorrect, Metroidvania was coined specifically to refer to games in the Castlevania series that aped Super Metroid. This is common knowledge, you don't get to twist history to support your misuse of the English language.

Also stop citing wikis you fucking imbecile.
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>>263278620
>>263278737
Yeah it got boring for me kinda fast playing solo. But you can get it for $1 right now in the Humble Bundle (along with Steamworld Dig) so it might be worth a try.
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>>263267102
You're dumb
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>>263262954
>Bastion and Hotline Miami are good, Papers Please is not

>he thinks hotline miami isn't good
Is this bait, or can you not read?
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>No Eversion
Seriously?
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>>263279050
Nigger, get it in the Humble Bundle

http://humblebundle.com/
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Does anyone know why Cave Story 3D disappeared off the face of the earth?
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>>263279304
It's 15 minutes long though.
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>>263279304
It's freeware, and it's not that great.
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>>263279050
Right now you can get it for 1 dollar on the humble bundle
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>>263256458
>>263256971
Did he say Cave Story 2 was in the works?
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>>263257385
Yeah, that sounds terribly unfun. Thanks.
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>>263278649
Did someone troll you by giving you the game and telling you it was Mario with a loli?
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>>263279426
I think he said long ago that it is very unlikely
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Everything by Locomalito is pure gold and FOR FUCKING FREE.

http://www.locomalito.com/index.php
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>>263255169
speaking of indies, a few years ago i played a free indie game that kinda looked like cave story, i eventually deleted it, but now thinking about it, makes me want to complete it, problem is... i forgot the name of the game and can't find it anywhere.
Does someone know which indie im talking about?
Female main character, side scroller, can't remember it was action or rpg.
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>>263279925
Momodora?
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>>263279153
What it may have been coined to refer to was VERY shortly expanded upon to refer to any game with that style of play, you fucking idiot. This is a phenomenon that occurs commonly with any new term. The initial conception of a word is not necessarily indicative of what it will mean, especially so if it is appropriated by other groups.

I hate language changing as much as the next guy, since I'm apparently not allowed to say queer, retarded, or lame anymore because of political correctness, but this particular example changed so swiftly after its creation that it's pointless to make the distinction you're trying to make.

>Stop citing wikis
For what reason? Wikis are perfectly valid sources of information, especially regarding common usage and meanings of particular terminology.
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>>263279727
Verminest and Gaurodan are pretty unfun to be honest. Locomalito has this problem of often making his games too simple.
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>>263280003
thanks but no, i think the character design wasn't so cartoony, the characters were taller and had more detail
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>>263279421
>>263279398
Sorry, only interested in it for Wii-U. A lot of games that I could get on PC I tend to get on that because my mother enjoys watching me play games.
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>>263279304

The Lovecraftian gimmick was painfully dull.
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>>263279153
>A silly subgenre name
>your misuse of the English language
Jesus christ...
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>>263255169
>good
>indie
>game
Nice joke
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What other Indies are good for speedrunning?
Now i'm speedrunning Freedom Planet
http://a.pomf.se/tzemgi.webm
And rosenkreuzstilette freudenstachel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa6cNBoXpfc
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Carmageddon Reincarnation

The modding is pretty neat.
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>>263267281
Fucking finally...

Probably one of the best, also totally free
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>>263280105
>For what reason?

A wiki can be a good starting-off point for further research but wikis themselves are NOT good support for an argument. They're in fact one of if not the very worst source(s) you can possibly cite to support a statement. If you have some evidence cited in that wiki then by all means cite that, but just linking a wiki alone is extremely poor debate etiquette. Please, stop doing it.
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>>263279925

Oh I know what you're talking about

It's like metal gear kind of right?
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>>263280812
maybe...
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>>263268051
But anon, you're everything that's wrong with games.
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>>263280105
It was still in proper use for a good several years after Circle of the Moon came out. This shift to incorrect use didn't really become apparent until around the time Dawn of Sorrow came out and Cave Story became popular with imbeciles who thought it was just like Metroid simply because of the missile expansion fanfare.
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>>263280984

I'm going to try to remember the name, hang on.
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>>263255169
Space Funeral
OFF
Cave Story
Yume Nikki

Off the top of my head.
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>>263281390
Actually, it's still "in proper use". The whole Classicvania/Metroidvania distinction is still commonly used and it's generally seen as being independent from the subgenre.
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>>263281607
Well I mean widespread proper use at least. The misuse is a phenomenon that largely started with Cave Story's popularity and the indie boom.
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>>263280565
BLEED and Super Meat Boy no death runs are great.
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>>263280663
This isn't exactly 2002 here. The bigger and better-known Wikis typically have teams of people watching the edit logs 24/7, keeping their eyes open for any little change that might add irrelevant or falsified information, then rolling it back or editing it as necessary to keep it as accurate as possible. This is common fucking knowledge.

This isn't an essay I'm writing here, this is a debate about common usage and popular understanding of a word used by games enthusiast, for which a Wiki becomes a prime source since it is maintained by many people who likely have debated over the relevancy of information provided.
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>>263255169
Braid
Fez
Super Meat Boy
The Swapper
Nidhogg (fix the fucking online tho)
Binding of Isaac
VVVVVV
Risk of Rain
FTL: Faster Than Light
Papers, Please
Antichamber
Limbo
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Kurovadis, Sill Alive, and Operation Smash are all good games.

Too few metroid-likes.
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>What are some good indie games?
Every doujin game.

Just avoid western indies.
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>>263278887
>need an account now to correct glaring factual errors
Shit wiki. I don't even know why people bother making crap like this on a wiki. Just make a blog article if you can't handle strangers collaborating to hone something. It's completely antithetical to the purposes and spirit of a wiki if anyone isn't allowed to edit it.
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How come no one ever mentions Super House of Dead Ninjas
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>>263282531
>every doujin game is good
>every western indie game is bad

it's statistically impossible, anon
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Favorites of mine are:

Volgarr the VIking
La Mulana
Treasure Adventure Game
Legend of Grimrock
Iji
Cave Story
Terraria
Heroine's Quest
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>>263282349
The factual accuracy of wikis is irrelevant as to why they are poor sources. Even if Wikipedia does happen to be more accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica on average, it is due to their inherent malleable nature that makes citing them one of the worst possible things you can use to support an argument. Even Jimmy Wales agrees you're a fucking idiot. And this is totally aside from the fact that encyclopedias of -any- type are not appropriate to use as citeable sources and should not be relied upon as authoritative.
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>>263282531
There are lots of great western ones. But I definitely agree that the "doujin circle" feeling of games is something all indies should aspire to. Passion, dedication, and humility.

There's a good number of western indies that follow that ideal, it's just a shame faggots like John Blow and Phil Fish tarnished the indie image.
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Dustforce
Super Meat Boy
Jumper 2
An Untitled Story
Cave Story
Hotline Miami
Bastion
FTL
The Swapper
Braid
VVVVVV
Super Hexagon
Jamestown
Monaco
Awesomenauts
Dungeon Defenders
Fez
Castle Crashers
Papers, Please
Gunpoint
Gucamelee
Rogue Legacy
Limbo
Mark of the Ninja
Legend of Grimrock

All good games I think highly of.
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I love Awesomenauts and thinks its underrated.
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>>263282867
>Game

got any links? you know what happens when I try to google it
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>>263282531

Usually I'd call that kind of opinion extremist\trolling\ but honestly...

>http://aterdux.com/developers-diaries-17-legends-of-eisenwald-indie-or-not-indie/

>I kind of don’t get it… When the game is defined as a “classic old school RPG with tactical turn-based battles, simple economic model” why would you enter it in indiecade?

The western indie community needs to go up in fucking arms and tear down whoever made IGF and Indiecade into bigshots.
They're ruining the image of western indies, and no good can come outta that.
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>>263257602
>Outer Wilds
This fucking game. I hope you all play it.

>looking at map
>decide to go to some two-planet planet because it's weird
>land on it
>look around
>Wow, this game is boring. Nothing but sand and flat as hell
>OH SHIT, Suddenly see tornado, that connects to two planets, heading right at me
>manage to get out of the way just in time
>Look at the tornado as it moves away from me
>Suddenly notice its path. Heading straight towards my ship
>Run towards my ship, hoping to beat the tornado. Not even close.
>Ship goes in the air
>Panic, as I have a limited amount of oxygen and may get trapped
>Ship starts falling back to the planet, I'm saved
>Lands back in the tornado
>Panic again
>This time it goes all the way to the other planet
>have to jump in the tornado to make it to the other planet to find my ship

And then I ended up putting a dozen hours into that game. All for free.
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>>263282765

Anything is possible when you are a weeb
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>>263283468
...Treasure Adventure Game? first result on google.

http://www.robitstudios.com/treasure-adventure-game/
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>>263283468
Treasure Adventure Game. It's free on gog.com
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>>263283468
Treasure Adventure Game?
Google finds that right away
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>>263283292
That webm makes the game seem far more exciting than it actually is
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>>263283748
>>263283774
>>263283790
oh shit, the word "game" showed up in a new line in my browser
thought it's separate from Treasure Adventure
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>ctrl+F Kentucky Route Zero
>0 of 0
There are still people who think Tim Schafer's latest abortion is better than this.
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>>263283292
This game has some real 2D graphics dissonance going on. Is this by the same developers of Satazius? I really wish they would stop using transparency effects for lasers and whatever that thing is they do for smoky effects. They look like shit and really clash with the hand-drawn art.
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http://www.supersmashland.com/
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>>263283996
I think it gets more exciting when you play it on the hardest difficulty. You really have to grasp the movement mechanics well if you want to 1CC the game. Every hit you take becomes very dangerous.
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>>263284201
How many episodes are out? I wanna try this but I'd rather wait until all five are done.
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>>263283583
>They're ruining the image of western indies, and no good can come outta that.
They're echoing the sentiment of most indiefags, who always prefered modest efforts over anything that stands out in terms of quality and effort.
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>>263284369
Yeah same dev.
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>>263284391
Maybe on insane. I've finished it on hard and I just dashed up to that midboss and spammed my sub weapon until he died.
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>>263284557
What does that even mean? What's an indiefag?
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>>263284373
This better have netplay.
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what indies are you hype for?

I played the combat demo of of this one, shit's is neat.
Wonder why nobody else did a low fantasy JA clones up till now.
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>>263266532
>>263282867
>>263283748
>>263283774
>>263283790
All these TAG niggas. Y'all alright.
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>>263284512
Three so far. Act three is fucking packed with stuff, though. You should check out the demos if you haven't, they're really good and tie in with the story in interesting ways without spoiling anything.

I wish they'd go faster but at the same time I kind of like the "drop an episode out of nowhere after months of silence" approach.
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Need some recommendations on Ares extinction Agenda, Distance and Proxy Blade Zero
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>>263285073
Also Spire. I wanna see more indies do the low poly thing.

http://www.gfycat.com/ElatedQueasyBabirusa
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>>263285421
Pass up on Ares. It's short and very meh. You're honestly better off emulating other Megaman games or playing free fangames based on MM.

Haven't played Distance myself, but it looks fucking sweet and the devs made Nitronic Rush which was awesome. I'd get it.

Proxy Blade.. first time hearing about it. It kinda looks nice?
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>>263284841
I mean that something like Seiklus will always draw more praise than something like the Spirit Engine, for example.
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>>263283421
Same. Shit sucks the community is dying.
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>>263285421
>A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
Holy shit that looks amazing, thank you anon.
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>>263255169
>good
>indie
>games
>minorities
>womens rights
>modern values
Pick 3.
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>>263285073
see
>>263268816

especially Hyper Light Drifter, Distance, Darkest Dungeon, Oblitus, Below and Ori
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>>263285534
>>263285073
Also also 2 RPGs: Antharion and Lords of Xulima.

I'm in EA for Xulima and it's already fun as hell, it's kinda annoying to hold myself from playing until the final thing comes out.
And Antharion looks like a fun Ultima 4-5-6 style game, which is never a bad thing to have

>>263285959
Don't make my mistake, avoid it man! It's mediocre!
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>>263259525
I disliked Hard Reset.

Should be called "Red Barrels: Shoot Them: The Game"
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>>263285745
>Pass up on Ares. It's short and very meh. You're honestly better off emulating other Megaman games or playing free fangames based on MM.
Shame, I thought it would be sweet with that soundtrack.

As for Proxy Blade it's some indie game I've been referred to by one dude /cgg/ who I can somehow never find again for whatever reason.
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>>263284868
Neat, though. The hidden tracks are pretty good:

http://store.flashygoodness.com/album/super-smash-land-hidden-tracks
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>>263286134
Oh yeah, DarkDung looks neat as fuck. I just hope the combat doesn't get old.

Also hype for Distance.

Also, Radio the Universe.
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>>263286154
Okay, I'll look into it more or just pirate it. Good thing you spoke up because I was already reaching for my wallet.
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>>263286309
>Radio the Universe

thanks now I'm hype
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>>263285189
You my nig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOuhsYZZ64A
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>>263280565

>That Freedom Planet Speed Run video

Well, I'm sold. Never bothered with the game cause it looked like furry shit and I heard the story is complete garbage. But seeing the footage here, it didn't really seem to be a bother, plus that dude talking shit to you during the run didn't sound half bad (I heard the VAs in the game are very cringe worthy).

For 15 bucks, I'll bite.
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Great thread /v/

Saving this for posterity
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>>263279001
I have the first two parts, but they require some password.
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this thread is full of
>stop liking what i don't like
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>>263286742
I know right? I personally think it looks more fun than HypeDrifter... More focused, or something.
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EYE:Divine Cybermancy.
Get it, love it, be confused by it and love it some more.

Also you can look at some real fancy headgear.
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Mini-metro is pretty good.
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>>263286802
Other guy here. I can absolutely recommend it as well. It has some cheesy moments but it's honestly a damn fucking good game, and has some great music too. Practically oozes 90's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbwg8V1JmzA

And another advice-- Don't take anything you hear on /v/ so seriously when it comes to criticisms. Be skeptic. Check shit out yourself, it's the best way to know if something fits you or not.
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guys
guys
Proteus

>walking simulator
so what
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>>263272089
Not only that, but it's absolutely fucking retarded to use the term "Metroidvania" to describe these games, since the genre has existed before Metroid and long, LONG, ***LONG*** before Castlevania got into that act.

It's like calling all first-person shooters "Call of Battlefields" or something.
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>>263255692
>bastion
>indie
Didn't they get published?
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>>263287589
His point still stands. Stop arguing.
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>>263287589
Yeah, very weird. It'd be like calling first person shooters "doom clones"!
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>>263287837
Aw snap niga. I forgot that shit was a legit term for a good while.
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>>263268419
made by a guy on 4chan. I remember playing the first build.
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>>263255692
>Dustforce
my nigga
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>>263284201
>>263285239
I fucking love KRZ, but it turns out that Jake Elliott of Cardboard Computer is anti-Gamergate, which leaves me torn.
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Everyone said it already, but
>Limbo
>Hotline Miami
>Super Meat Boy
>Terraria
>Plants vs. Zombies
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I'm hyped for Hyper Light Drifter. Also can't wait for Wasteland 2, been craving an RPG lately.
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All these casual shits posting stuff that is on steam.
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>>263287381

Thanks.

I was looking at the game through the steam store, and I notice the trailer on there made the game look like complete shit. I decided to look up more speed runs on the game, but I ran into this trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zlMtd4zeI0

Why isn't this trailer on the steam page?

Whatever, it looks like I'll be picking it up after all.
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Playing Antichamber for the first time. Damn it's good.
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>>263287815
>His point still stands.
No your point doesn't.
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>>263286317
Looks better than Mighty No9
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>>263288490
Play the demo. It isn't.
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>>263287815
It really doesn't. Nobody calls hamburgers "McDonaldswiches", nobody calls role-playing games "Final Fantasies". It's only because of people's lack of knowledge of history that people use the term "Metroidvania"; none of these people know what Faxanadu or Wonderboy in Monsterland are.
>>263287837
Yeah, but the distance between the creation of that genre and the creation of Doom is at least smaller than 2D adventure platformers and either Metroid/Castlevania.

And that was still an inaccurate term that deserved to die off, too.
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>>263288351
Yeah, its good. But eventually it will turn into block puzzles, though still not bad
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>>263288343
Yeah, choosing to advertise the game by focusing on the cheesy voice acting was a bad move from them. I can agree with that.
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>>263288351
I thought it was cool in the beginning but the block puzzles were a little annoying. I felt like it didn't do a good enough job of explaining all the mechanics, but maybe I'm just dumb.
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people, stop arguing with the metroidvania faggot. Let him revel in his autism all he likes, he won't change his mind
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>>263288046
I can divorce myself from a creator's beliefs and still enjoy their output. The political underpinning of KRZ is handled intelligently and tackles subject matter that video games never touch, without being some left-wing pride statement.
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>>263288686
I mean graphically.

Its obviously on a budget but MN9 looks very bland to me
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>>263288983
Well good thing gameplay is more important in these things. And, I'm sure MN9 will get extra layers of polish by the time it's out
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>>263288898
Good, so you'll stop arguing when you finally realize you don't have anything to stand on.
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>>263278270
>I wanna be I Wanna be the Guy
>good indie game
>the only gameplay is memorizing all the instant-kill traps after a shit-ton of trial and error

This is just some Newgrounds tier shit. Why do people like these games? After one of them gets popular for doing it, wouldn't it just get old? How much variation can there be in cheap insta-death traps appearing out of nowhere?
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>>263255692
no DF
just fuck you
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>>263271408
It doesn't really play anything like them though, so your arguments retarded.

Hell, even if it WAS like them, it's a game's quality that matters at the end of the day
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>>263288703
"2D Adventure Platformer" is not exactly accurate either. It's close to worthless as a tool for finding new games of a certain type. "Metroidvania" isn't. Things like this happen all the time with music genres. The ones that are bullshit die off quickly while the ones that have a strong enough representation live on. Also, no one cares that some combination of words gets your autism going.
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Someone posted this in another thread and it's looking pretty interesting. Not out yet though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuGxgatcoNI
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>>263255169
RoR
Hotline Miami
FTL
Errrrrr....did I already say Hotline Miami?
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>>263287589
And calling Homefront call of battlefield is a pretty good way to describe it

Your point is moot

Also, Koumajou Densetsu 2 aka touhouvania 2 aka Legend of the Scarlet Devil Castle 2: Stranger's Requiem is one of my all-time favorites, but it plays like a classicvania.
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>>263289132
Yeah, I hope.

Hopefully the demo level is one of the few "industrial" ones and there is actually more variety.

The game looks good in motion, but honestly, the concept art in the Kickstarter made my panties wet. I know I should not trust that but I can't help it
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>>263255692
This list and
Legend of Grimrock
Papers Please
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>>263288983
Yeah I'm disappointed in that front too, looks like a fancy PSP port. I'm guessing the fact that the game is coming out on all platforms under the sun has something to do with it. Gameplay looks fun so far, though.
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