Contemplating buying this.

#1 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Should I? I have steam opened and at the confirm purchase window, but I am not 100% sure!

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10911 posts) -

From what I've played of it, make sure you aren't using a keyboard. If you can play it with a controller, and like challenging yet fun side-scrollers, go for it. 

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#3 Posted by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -

If you need to ask us, the answer is always no....

#4 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" From what I've played of it, make sure you aren't using a keyboard. If you can play it with a controller, and like challenging yet fun side-scrollers, go for it.  "
I've got my PS3 controller set up on my PC.
#5 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:

" If you need to ask us, the answer is always no.... "

Why? I'm interested in playing it, I'm just not 100% sure if it's worth the $14.99, and I'd like to know what others think.
#6 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

Its more than worth 15 dollars, the levels are pretty short, but fun and there are alot of them. Some get pretty difficult too. 
  
Most assuredly worth 15 bucks.

#7 Posted by Milkman (16664 posts) -

Buy it.

#8 Edited by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -
@CL60 said:

" @Enigma777 said:

" If you need to ask us, the answer is always no.... "

Why? I'm interested in playing it, I'm just not 100% sure if it's worth the $14.99, and I'd like to know what others think. "
Because other people shouldn't make decisions for you. 
#9 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

I bought it for $3.50, and I thought I wouldn't ever play it. But, I found it fun; the instant restart REALLY makes it bearable, though the game will still probably frustrate you. If you don't have any sort of patience to retry something, then hold off on it.

#10 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Wait for a Steam sale...that thing was 3 frickin' bucks just 2 weeks after it got released.  

#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" @CL60 said:

" @Enigma777 said:

" If you need to ask us, the answer is always no.... "

Why? I'm interested in playing it, I'm just not 100% sure if it's worth the $14.99, and I'd like to know what others think. "
Because other people shouldn't make decisions for you.  "
They aren't, it's called a suggestion.
#12 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

It's alright, I don't really think it's fun.  Just kind of frustrating.  I was playing the demo and clicked start and accidentally bought it!

#13 Posted by neozeke (378 posts) -
@CL60: It's pretty fun, I've been playing with keyboard and I've been having a blast. 
#14 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

I got it for free, but I think it would be worth $15.

#15 Posted by Undeadpool (4923 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @MooseyMcMan said:
" From what I've played of it, make sure you aren't using a keyboard. If you can play it with a controller, and like challenging yet fun side-scrollers, go for it.  "
I've got my PS3 controller set up on my PC. "
If you're big into insane, precision gameplay with the difficulty cranked way way way up, then go right ahead.
#16 Posted by Fezz (440 posts) -

You should. It's a lot of fun.

#17 Posted by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @Enigma777 said:
" @CL60 said:

" @Enigma777 said:

" If you need to ask us, the answer is always no.... "

Why? I'm interested in playing it, I'm just not 100% sure if it's worth the $14.99, and I'd like to know what others think. "
Because other people shouldn't make decisions for you.  "
They aren't, it's called a suggestion. "
Same difference. If everyone here had "suggested" that you buy it, it would be as good as done.  
 
You asked me why and here it is: It's a good rule of thumb to follow. If you need to be convinced by others to buy something, chances are high that you never wanted it in in the first place. Again, don't let others choose for you as you will ultimately regret it in the end. 
#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11626 posts) -

Sure? I would wait for it to go on sale. Then again, I'm not totally in love with that game as some other people on these forums are.

#19 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Super Meat Boy is amazing. Buy it!

#20 Posted by RYNO9881 (625 posts) -

It's challenging but super satisfying and pretty much an awesome game in every sense of the word. Most definitely worth the 15 bucks; I have about 25 hours logged into it so far and I've only beaten half the levels. If its the difficulty that's stopping you the only thing I can think of that compares to this difficulty in recent memory is Demon's Souls which I also really liked; so if you didn't the mind the difficulty in that then I guess your good for this. There was never an unfair moment from what I've played. 
 
The Soundtrack. That's also fantastic. 

#21 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I bought it, but now it gets to the place that says press start, and when I press start, the sound goes away. Checked the settings, and the sound is around the 40s.

#22 Posted by ch3burashka (5041 posts) -

It's 15 bucks. What's there to contemplate? 
 
As for price, I like saving money on the "larger" games because I figure they can stand to lose some of my money. A bunch of people will buy the game day one, so I should be allowed to wait until a Steam Sale. However, I like supporting indie devs as much as possible, so much so that I'm willing to spend more. In fact, I get slightly bummed when they reduce their price. As a dev, I would want as many people to play it as possible, but as a consumer, I want consumers to support the dev as much as possible. 

#23 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

If you want it right now, buy it.  If you can wait a little bit, wait till it goes on sale again on Steam.

#24 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

Glad to hear you bought it. I'm not usually someone who likes their games too difficult but even I had a great time with Super Meat Boy.

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#25 Edited by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I got it as a trade against a copy of HL2 and I think that was a waste. Seriously, something about the way you drift when jumping is just really off-putting. If it weren't for the controller support and leaderboards and amount of levels, the flash version would be better in every way. 
 
Ah, you already bought it. Whatevs.

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