A great game, just not for me
Celeste is one of those ultra frustrating platformers where you play a girl named madeline trying to climb mount celeste for reasons unknown to her, the story focuses primarily on depression, anxiety, and will power… the latter 2 will definitely be tested if you choose to play celeste the way it was intedned to be played..And in its intended state,Celeste
A great game, just not for me
Celeste is one of those ultra frustrating platformers where you play a girl named madeline trying to climb mount celeste for reasons unknown to her, the story focuses primarily on depression, anxiety, and will power… the latter 2 will definitely be tested if you choose to play celeste the way it was intedned to be played..
And in its intended state, I just don’t like it.. im not one of those people that enjoy dying 1 million times in a video game, I want to relax and enjoy my games, not be on the brink of going mad…
Thankfully this game offers an assist mode to deal with this..
I gave the game a shot for how it was meant to be, you get a single dash though crystals and strawberries will refill this gash, you can climb walls and it’s a bunch of dashing and doging spikes supermeat boy style..
it didn’t take long for me to be like nah, im not doing this.. and played the rest of the game with assists on…
at first with just infinite dodges, but this game my character some super saiyan pink hair to give the visual of clearly im cheating right now, so I thought might as well turn damage off too..
so whats meant to be some ultra hard game for sadomasochists for me was an exploration game and I feel no shame in that, I got the story, I got to see every inch of celeste, collecting the baries, the crystal hearts, the cassetes to unlock the side b version of a chapter and better yet playing with assist doesn’t turn trophies off, and this trophy list is full of silver trophies for finding these collectables…
Needless to say playing with assists does take away the satisfaction of completing chapters and areas..
I got to get a feel for the games intention the most while trying to get a trophy for completing celeste on pico-8, that’s right, the devolopers are evil jerks.. I got to level 27 out of 30 before I gave up on the trophy and the platinum, so don’t think with assist mode this is all of a sudden some easy platinum trophy because it isn’t… mount celeste is going to be in your way of it one way or another..
somehow nearly 25% of players have this trophy though, I don’t see how. The game must have only sold like 4 copies and the one person that got it is a developer or their parents just didn’t love them.
jokes, im kidding..
im just not one of those people that think, you know what would be fun?
dying over and over and over and over and over and over until muscle memory and luck prevent me from doing so,
Its not my thing…
that being said I do again still see the greatness in this game, the brilliant level design, the brutal difficulty, the option to skip the difficulty and just explore, a great trophy list aside from the pico 8 bit..
Celeste is a really great package for people that love retro games, stress, or trophies
I give Celeste an 8/10… Expand
Developer: Matt Makes Games Inc.
Publisher: Matt Makes Games Inc.
Release Date: 25 Jan, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Action, Casual, Anime
- OS: Windows 7 or newer
- Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 1200 MB available space