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Posted by FunExplosions

@Dezztroy said:

"This is a roguelike through and through" No it isn't.

Hopefully Dave will set them straight on that.

Posted by FunExplosions

Goatse all over this game's menu screen.

Posted by Redbullet685

I had never heard of this but now I really want it.

Edited by TwoLines

@NoelVeiga said:

@gladspooky said:

@Dezztroy said:

"This is a roguelike through and through" No it isn't.

Yeah, you can tell Patrick has just read a few articles on the game and hasn't actually taken a look at what "Roguelike" means. Random levels =/= Roguelike.

I knew what he meant with that half a second sentence. Had he not used that term, I wouldn't have grasped it immediately and he would have needed to say "in this game a number of elements are randomized and there is permadeath as well while you upgrade your character the longer you survive in one of your runs". Which he explained later.

Kinda glad he went with the simile.

Man, nothing more annoying that a nitpicking nerd. I know because I am one.

Yeah, when games do that I just go with describing them as rouguelikes. Binding of Isaac is one, even though it's not turn based or anything. Hell, I've played quite a few old-school roguelikes, and I think the term is pretty fexible.

Edited by MachoFantastico

Going to have to get this when I can afford to, looks a blast. 

Posted by Addfwyn

It looks fun but...I kinda wish we could have seen what deathmatch looked like without ridiculous settings. It looks like it could actually have been a lot more fun if you were limited to 1 or 2 bombs. The criticisms of 'it seems like all luck' seems a bit weird when you have the settings set to totally broken levels.

Posted by prestonhedges

@NoelVeiga said:

@gladspooky said:

@Dezztroy said:

"This is a roguelike through and through" No it isn't.

Yeah, you can tell Patrick has just read a few articles on the game and hasn't actually taken a look at what "Roguelike" means. Random levels =/= Roguelike.

I knew what he meant with that half a second sentence. Had he not used that term, I wouldn't have grasped it immediately and he would have needed to say "in this game a number of elements are randomized and there is permadeath as well while you upgrade your character the longer you survive in one of your runs". Which he explained later.

Kinda glad he went with the simile.

Man, nothing more annoying that a nitpicking nerd. I know because I am one.

Is it like Rogue? No? Is it an ASCII-based turn-based role playing game where you have to press the ; button to cast spells because all the other buttons are taken? Then it's not a Roguelike. Just say "it's a platformer. The levels are randomized, and when you die, you start over."

And that kind of stuff happens. I almost said "call it an arcade-style game except the levels are randomized." You don't actually have to insert quarters to keep playing, so it's not "arcade-style." But Spelunky's a game that gets the "Roguelike" moniker quite a lot (as do a lot of games nowadays), and then you see people try to play a real Roguelike like Dwarf Fortress and you can tell they don't actually like that sort of game at all.

I don't like fighting games. I like the idea of them, but I can't stand playing them. So why would I then turn to someone and say "Oh, the deathmatch in Spelunky? It's like a fighting game." I wouldn't.

Posted by Grimmy616

It looks good, but fifteen dollars good? EHHHHHHHH

Posted by Seraphim84

I see a future Breaking Brad in the making!

Posted by Bubbly

Man, I played so much of the original PC version. Shame they didn't keep the music from that version though. Hope this version comes to PC. The multiplayer stuff is just what I need to get back into it again.

Posted by HalfDane1975

This game would be fun on ipad!

Posted by Marnox

@2HeadedNinja: It has been on PC since 2009.

Posted by BlackPeople

What is going on with these videos? The video freezes and gets crazy distorted while the audio continues to play normally.

Posted by DaXyro

I love me some challenging games.

Posted by BlackPeople
Posted by Ravelle

I want this updated Spelunky for PSN or PC. :(

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

@BlackPeople said:

@2HeadedNinja: It's originally a PC game: http://spelunkyworld.com/

Unless of course you mean this particular version.

yeah, I'd like this version to be on PC too ... I would love to have this on steam or something.

Posted by SomeDeliCook

@PulledaBrad said:

So its a platformer. And when you die you start over. And they are deconstructing it like its something amazing thats never been done before. Outside of every NES platformer ever.

If you don't think this game looks amazing when shit goes crazy and all hell breaks loose then I'd love to see what games you think ARE amazing.

Posted by Greebman

terrible music

Posted by jaytee00

@gladspooky: Many people use the term "rogue-like" to refer to games with random levels, perma-death and an emphases on survival and exploration because they feel that these are the most unique and significant aspects of those turn based RPGs. Get over it, you can't control how other people use words, and they'll pretty much always point out when it's not a turn-based RPG to avoid confusion. Also it's pretty funny you call Dwarf Fortress a "real roguelike" when that game plays more like the Sims or Dungeon Keeper than Rogue.

Posted by TruthTellah

Woah, I didn't realize I got the first comment on this Quick Look. How awesome. I feel like today is a special day.

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Posted by BlackPeople

@2HeadedNinja: Oh yeah, that multiplayer looks like it would be incredibly hilarious to play with friends while drunk.

Posted by alibson

31:00 to skip Brad actually playing the game

Posted by jaytee00

holy shit random damsels how can this not be worth $15 over the free one

Posted by TwoLines

@jaytee00 said:

@gladspooky: Many people use the term "rogue-like" to refer to games with random levels, perma-death and an emphases on survival and exploration because they feel that these are the most unique and significant aspects of those turn based RPGs. Get over it, you can't control how other people use words, and they'll pretty much always point out when it's not a turn-based RPG to avoid confusion. Also it's pretty funny you call Dwarf Fortress a "real roguelike" when that game plays more like the Sims or Dungeon Keeper than Rogue.

There's a roguelike option in DF. There are three modes in DF, one of them a sim one, the second one is the roguelike game. But yeah, I agree with the other things you've said.

Posted by Neurotic

Man, this game is a fucker. It'll make for a good TNT or Friday feature though.

Posted by ludorverr

Like any difficult video game it's only a matter of time until you win.

I hope the xbox version comes to PC in the future.

Posted by Death_Burnout

@Greebman said:

Awesome music

Fix'd

I too hope this comes to PC, either way with a controller. I played the original a while ago and had enough after my 100th or so death.

Posted by Mijati

To be honest, I don't think this would make a great TNT. Too much dickery and not enough progression to make it fun for 90 minutes. They'd be too busy fucking each other over to even make it past the mines, which in itself is amusing to watch (as demonstrated by this quick look) but would tire fairly quickly unless they were actually trying to progress and unintentionally fucking each other over (Like in the Lantern Run).

Posted by MEATBALL

Looks pretty great, though I found the quick look pretty boring until the co-op/multiplayer action, that Brad batting away Jeff's attempts to inject some fun into the quick look.

Posted by colmarr

I have played lot of spelunky on pc and I I love it, but remember rocks and vase can set of those arrow traps so use them to spring the trap from safety

Posted by sebastien102

Awesome Game

Posted by cyraxible

@Recall: You're kind of a little cunt, aren't you?

Posted by RandyTandy

Snakes in vases? It's like Resident Evil 4 all over again.

Posted by Antihippy

@alibson: Now why would you want to miss out 31 minutes of fun.

That's just silly!

Posted by PhantomGardener

So the orginal version is free on the PC, okay fair enough. But XBLA is the only platform that gets the remaid version... why? It's like their saying: Hey guys! look at this awesome redone version we did of Spelunky, but its only for xbla, so fuck you PC users, mohahaha!

Edited by BlatantNinja23

I'm not so sure my heart can take this game

also, man brad is really vocal

Posted by Village_Guy

We need this for a TNT or something like that, Brad needs to get to the City of Gold.

Posted by sado

Patrick's snorting is the thing that made me laugh the most in this.

Posted by redbliss

Patrick seems like a terrible person to play a single player game with, especially one he has already played.

Posted by TehJedicake

Annndddd, the comments, yet again, have assured me that I've made the right decision to stay out of the giantbomb community.

Posted by Young_Scott

@MrBlueJackle said:

Hilarious, dudes! I prefer the graphics and music of the PC version but this looks nice too.

Jeff is the greatest Spelunkyer ever.

Yeah. While I love the new additions, and I appreciate the direction they're going with the Mega Drive/Amiga-influenced sound-track, it's very sad to see the loss of the original cave theme and the original title screen theme.

Posted by Carousel

@TehJedicake said:

Annndddd, the comments, yet again, have assured me that I've made the right decision to stay out of the giantbomb community.

get mad. silly.

Posted by kpaadet

Looks cool, too bad the 360 controller isnt very good for 2D platformers.

Posted by ThatPrimeGuy

I say this game should be the next Breaking Brad.

Posted by TehJedicake

@CaptStickybeard said:

@TehJedicake said:

Annndddd, the comments, yet again, have assured me that I've made the right decision to stay out of the giantbomb community.

get mad. silly.

Aye, people rage way too much in the comments, it's very silly

Posted by Lyfeforce

Screamy Brad is the best Brad.

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Posted by hollitz

One of the very best quick looks.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Fantastic and very thorough QL! This looks pretty excellent but unfortunately I think unforgiving rogue-like sensibilities (which I like a lot) coupled with intense platforming (which I'm quite terrible at) are too much for me to handle or really get into to for a serious attempt.

Also, the wounds from my latest Tales of Maj'Eyal 4 run still need to heal. A 20+ hour archer build pissed away in a moment of miserable failure. Yeah, I've got some being a whimp and crying myself to sleep to do before I get into something like that again. It'll happen though - sooner than I'll like. I'd love to see you guys abuse yourselves with Spelunky some more though!

Edited by Majkiboy

not out yet here :( I AM SO SAD!

OMG I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH :D I love that they kept the game hard! :) (only watched 1 min) And stoped, I need to play it for myself hehe

Patrick Klepek you activate the arrows with stuff you throw :) (like bombs, ropes, stones, dogs, damsels and whatnot)