Indie Gem

Indie Gem

As many of you know, the Steam Summer Sale is going on right now. I bought the fantastic deal that was the Indie Bundle I mostly for the title ”Lone Survivor” which I have been very interested in for a while (it is very good by the way, might post about it later). What I did not expect was how much I would enjoy another game included in the collection called “Cave Story+”.

I had heard about this title back when it was a flash game but had not noticed it much before now, and had never played it before, but I am loving the experience so far. I was skeptical at first but the more I played the more I came to love the atmosphere, art style, and gameplay. Even the music is great. The hub world track is so enjoyable that every time I returned I found myself getting lost in its melody. The puzzle-solving aspects are fun, the boss battles are great; hell, all the enemies are cool. I enjoyed the multiple weapons and their basic leveling system where you lost experience as you were hit. It is overall a world where I just want to spend more time.

I know I am late to the game and pretty much everyone has already played this title, but if you are like I was and have not given this game a second glance, I cannot recommend it any more highly.

tl;dr Cave story is awesome.

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Posted by UnhappyCanadian

Indie Gem

As many of you know, the Steam Summer Sale is going on right now. I bought the fantastic deal that was the Indie Bundle I mostly for the title ”Lone Survivor” which I have been very interested in for a while (it is very good by the way, might post about it later). What I did not expect was how much I would enjoy another game included in the collection called “Cave Story+”.

I had heard about this title back when it was a flash game but had not noticed it much before now, and had never played it before, but I am loving the experience so far. I was skeptical at first but the more I played the more I came to love the atmosphere, art style, and gameplay. Even the music is great. The hub world track is so enjoyable that every time I returned I found myself getting lost in its melody. The puzzle-solving aspects are fun, the boss battles are great; hell, all the enemies are cool. I enjoyed the multiple weapons and their basic leveling system where you lost experience as you were hit. It is overall a world where I just want to spend more time.

I know I am late to the game and pretty much everyone has already played this title, but if you are like I was and have not given this game a second glance, I cannot recommend it any more highly.

tl;dr Cave story is awesome.

Posted by mtcantor

Not really sure you can call this an indie gem. I mean, not anymore. It's gotten multiple releases on Nintendo platforms.

Posted by mosespippy

@mtcantor: That doesn't change the fact that it was made by 1 guy who did it as a hobby when his day job was writing printer drivers. He still owns the property and is an independent company.

Posted by mtcantor

@mosespippy said:

@mtcantor: That doesn't change the fact that it was made by 1 guy who did it as a hobby when his day job was writing printer drivers. He still owns the property and is an independent company.

Fair enough.

It's just very well known by now, is my point.

But yes. It's a fun game.

Posted by TehFlan

Yeah. Cave Story is awesome.