Man this game gets brutal

#1 Posted by adoggz (2058 posts) -

gheeze, I thought these were suppose to be easy chevies, but god you really gotta be a ninja to get gold in Japan. Super Meat Boy aint got notin on Crash Course ;P

#2 Posted by supermike6 (3556 posts) -

Yeah, I was surprised. I gave up Gold Medals on the last level of USA, and then got tired of the game and quit at Japan. I might go back to it, but some things about that game are not designed very well. 
 
That being said, it's free, and that is cool.

#3 Posted by GunstarRed (5100 posts) -

The 4th Japan level is the biggest dick ever.
#4 Edited by dagas (2791 posts) -

Second stage in EU is impossible. There is one jump 3/4 in to the level that simply cannot be done, I've tried dozens and dozens of times. Even if you jump right at the edge it's not enough and there is no way of grabbing the edge. And yes I'm running with boost.  
 
Am I missing something? 
 
EDIT: Yes I was missing something. You have to slide down the slope to get more speed then you can get from running down the slope. Took me forever to figure that out.

#5 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

They NESed it up, its a short game that they intend to make you play about 50 times over.

#6 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

This game sucks...I hate how you can fall over if you use the boost too long

#7 Posted by guiseppe (2840 posts) -

I think the game is pretty damned awesome. And considering that it's 100% free, I really don't think it's in my right to complain.

#8 Posted by adoggz (2058 posts) -
@guiseppe: I agree, I like this game a surprising amount. I'm just shocked that it is difficult.
#9 Posted by xyzygy (9935 posts) -

Game sounds very intriguing, I'll have to give it a shot later.

#10 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

The games are free right? 
 
i may have to download them soon.

#11 Posted by SeaSquared (48 posts) -

I've been only moving forward once I get a gold medal on each race. Right now I'm on Japan 4 and I'm trying for the 1:40 achievement and I don't see how I can drop a full minute from my time. Currently at 2:40 flat

#12 Posted by PreWarOregon (23 posts) -

I hate this game!!! So why do I keep playing it!!!!

#13 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

I have a massive dislike for this ass-hole game, it has made me rage quit so many times. I even been shouted random curse words, in random combinations because of the absolute crap I have endured. The game has flawed mechanics and timing problems. Like sprinting too long causes the idiot to fall over, that never happens in real life. I could run across an ice rink in cellophane socks and not fall over as many times as I do in a level of this game. The levels become ridiculously long, and become extremely brutal far too quickly. It's like jumping over a couple death falls and then you have to dodge 'hammers', trap door like things, paint guns, becoming too dizzy because of running, crazy ass conveyor belts that go in random directions and at different speeds. I thought 'Splosion Man was bad enough with some of its levels that made you do impeccably timed jumps, over wise you would die. But this is the biggest masocore game I have ever played. Super Meatboy, N+, 'Splosion Man. They all have nothing on Dorito's Crash Course. 
Although, the levels in this game show surprising amounts of imagination which I had not seen in any masocore platformer before. I believe I may be addicted to this piece of crap, God help me.

#14 Posted by SeaSquared (48 posts) -

I finally S-Ranked this last night. It was after a full day of not playing and everything seemed to just "click" with me. Even beating Japan 4 in 1:36. 
But yea some of these course were horribly frustrating

#15 Posted by AjayRaz (12423 posts) -

a friend of mine and i were playing through all the levels in one sitting and it wasn't too bad. mostly dumb mistakes that we made was all. 

#16 Posted by T0mF5 (928 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" This game sucks...I hate how you can fall over if you use the boost too long "
I let go of the boost every time I jump and have never had a problem.
#17 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

At least (A) the game is still free & (B) easy to Srank the other one as well as the one from last year with the dinosaurs. I think that this would definitely be improved with some t-rex action in it.

#18 Posted by Getz (2995 posts) -

The challenge only really kicks in on the last few levels, but yeah it's pretty fucking hard. Thing is, there's no time-limit. A wash if you ask me. Plus, free.

#19 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I was surprised at how fun this game is, although the fourth Japan level is a bitch.
#20 Posted by BBQBram (2212 posts) -

I downloaded this game today, played through all the levels once and said "fuck this game" and deleted it. Some of the platforming elements are pretty fresh, but the collision detection issues on the ledges and the incredibly stiff and archaic controls combine to mess up this generic-ass game something fierce. Meh, give me Super Meat Boy any day of the week. Free doesn't mean I should play it if it's this generic and mediocre.

#21 Posted by Khann (2817 posts) -
@BBQBram said:
" I downloaded this game today, played through all the levels once and said "fuck this game" and deleted it. Some of the platforming elements are pretty fresh, but the collision detection issues on the ledges and the incredibly stiff and archaic controls combine to mess up this generic-ass game something fierce. Meh, give me Super Meat Boy any day of the week. Free doesn't mean I should play it if it's this generic and mediocre. "
Yep, the collision issiues are what really put me off even attempting to get gold on all levels. I did the same as you - played through it then deleted it.
#22 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I was surprised when I realized the game was pretty good. Like everyone's said though, getting all golds is seemingly a huge pain in the ass. I gave up about halfway through Europe and still haven't bothered to finish Japan. Reminds me a lot of MXC.

#23 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (602 posts) -
@dagas said:
" Second stage in EU is impossible. There is one jump 3/4 in to the level that simply cannot be done, I've tried dozens and dozens of times. Even if you jump right at the edge it's not enough and there is no way of grabbing the edge. And yes I'm running with boost.   Am I missing something?  EDIT: Yes I was missing something. You have to slide down the slope to get more speed then you can get from running down the slope. Took me forever to figure that out. "
I had the same problem, man. It pissed me off at first, but then I remembered that you could slide. Haha.
#24 Posted by slowtreme (10 posts) -

The game pretty much makes me want to smash my TV. I keep trying like an idiot

#25 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

I was surprised by the level of challenge the game provided. I felt like the last few levels were rather unnecessary though, they weren't just difficult but the game kept throwing the same obstacle at you over and over, and the whole thing was made more frustrating than it should have been due to the bad collision detection.

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#26 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (179 posts) -

I think this is a great game. It's a game that has it's own rules and is consistent. Slides are very important as is timing. And the air control is very good. The only thing that bothers me is the environment doesn't reset when you reset at a checkpoint and the timing on things gets messed up. However, I suppose this is the punishment for failure.

#27 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" This game sucks...I hate how you can fall over if you use the boost too long "
... what? Its a sprint move. To put a limit on something is a basis of decent game design.
#28 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@BBQBram said:
" I downloaded this game today, played through all the levels once and said "fuck this game" and deleted it. Some of the platforming elements are pretty fresh, but the collision detection issues on the ledges and the incredibly stiff and archaic controls combine to mess up this generic-ass game something fierce. Meh, give me Super Meat Boy any day of the week. Free doesn't mean I should play it if it's this generic and mediocre. "
You're comparing a free game to sell crisps to the best paid downloadable game of 2010? I think you need to get your expectations in order.
#29 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

lol I know, to say I got my ass handed to me by a doritos game :p

#30 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@MysteriousBob: I made that comment the first time I played the game.....I later discovered that you can easily prevent any problems by letting go of the sprint button while jumping....its still a stupid concept and shouldn't have been part of the game.
#31 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @BBQBram said:
" I downloaded this game today, played through all the levels once and said "fuck this game" and deleted it. Some of the platforming elements are pretty fresh, but the collision detection issues on the ledges and the incredibly stiff and archaic controls combine to mess up this generic-ass game something fierce. Meh, give me Super Meat Boy any day of the week. Free doesn't mean I should play it if it's this generic and mediocre. "
You're comparing a free game to sell crisps to the best paid downloadable game of 2010? I think you need to get your expectations in order. "
I've played free games that are a hell of a lot better than this game....that's not to say this game is bad but could have been better.

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