Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Cave Story

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, guys.
This post is about the amazing freeware game, Cave Story. This Japanese guy named Pixel (no one knows his real name) worked for 5 years on this game, even creating his own music. It's reminiscent of free roaming exploration games like Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night without being completely derivative of them.
You control a robot who lands in a mysterious cave with no memory of who he is. The story is great, I don't want to ruin it.
Cave Story has an pixelated graphical style and wonderful blippy, 8-bit music. And they're both fantastic and perfectly suited to the game.
The game is about 4-6 hours long, but it has lots of replay value(3 different endings!) and a lot of depth.

I'll be frank: if you don't enjoy videogames, this won't be your bag. But if you've played one in your life, download this. There's a link at the end of the post.
It's one of the few games you'll play where everything is how the creator intended it. Cave Story is a labour of love and above all, it's damn fun to play.


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