Default walk or run?

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I've watched Brad run a lot in his streams, and it's kinda crazy to watch since my default is walking. Not judging, it just looks different to be moving so fast! I started 2 and running by default seemed like a scary design choice, but luckily there's a toggle. So what do you do?

Even after beating Yama 30 times, I still default to walk. I'm no speedrunner and Spelunky seems like a game about being careful as you explore. Especially in this early time when I'm still learning the new areas.

Now, I hold run 90% of the time, but when there's a stand off with a bat I need to slow down. Holding the walk button during a tense battle like that would be too much to worry about. I watched various streams this week and boy, a lot of folks are trying to shoulder tackle skeletons.

I wasn't able to make a poll, so a deep pro/con discussion will have to do.

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My default, and only option, is run. I don't know which button is the walk button. It's a change I made on the vita with spelunky HD, and it got me past olmec, and on spelunky 2, it's got me to world 5 just fine. I probably would do better in my dailies if I slowed it down, but I like my runs fast and frequent.

The issue I'm having is the switch between handheld and TV. When I played HD on ps4, running felt a bit too quick, so I ended up going solely vita. Now I have no choice at the moment over where to play, I'll stick with gotta go fast.

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I don't think I've ever played Spelunky without holding down the run button, so I'm looking forward to this change. Always go go go!

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The controls for Spelunky 1 are so embedded in my bones by now that I need to have run off. I still hold it down 95% of the time though.

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I play Spelunky with 2D Mario rules. Run is held down constantly, or it isn't thrilling enough

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I switched to walk by default. Had too many deaths where I needed precision, but instead flew off into a spike pit.

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#7 rorie  Staff

I think I want to switch back to walk. With the higher time limit before the Ghost shows up it's not as big of a deal to take your time a bit and I'm sure running all the time will get me dead. Can't wait for this to hit steam.

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Run off. I already ran too much in Spelunky 1 and still get myself killed dashing into skeletons and the like.

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I run non-stop mother trucker! Don't think I've pressed the button to walk once so far.

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Definitely default run. It feels too slow otherwise.

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#11  Edited By takayamasama

Default walk, same as Spelunky 1, but holding down run 95% of the time, also same as Spelunky 1. Let's you have speed but also have the fidelity to stop on a dime if you need to, and most importantly it's just what my brain has been programmed to use after god knows how much time with Spelunky 1

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Default walk, mind you I haven't gotten past 1-3 as of yet...