Has anybody here completed this?

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#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

Okay guys, so I downloaded the game today and it was extremely hard. 
 
I was wondering if anyone here on GiantBomb managed to finish game before punching your computer screen.

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#2 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

Haven't played it yet. Probably don't plan to...  
 
I'm getting frustrated enough with Spelunky.

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#3 Posted by PK_Koopa (593 posts) -

I beat Mike Tyson and then I just gave up.
I think the creator of it beat it without dying once though.

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#4 Posted by shaun832 (416 posts) -

No because I don't hate myself that much! XD

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#5 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2693 posts) -

I couldn't even beat the first level when the crushers come from the sides. I gave up.

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#6 Posted by Nime (549 posts) -

I gave up about a quarter of the way through. 
 
A buddy of mine actually beat the entire game. 
I don't even know..

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#7 Posted by Jikla (159 posts) -

I have completed it. I broke 1 keyboard in the progress. And I'm never playing it again.

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#8 Posted by Shinri (545 posts) -

Yes.
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#9 Posted by Fallen189 (5453 posts) -

This page has been deleted and remade so many times.

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#10 Posted by Akeldama (4361 posts) -

I finished it. It was easily the hardest thing I have ever done involving gaming.

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#11 Posted by ShadowKing7 (748 posts) -

I beat it.  Easily the most intense and exhilarating game I've ever played, I love it.  I will also admit that I am insane :P
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#12 Posted by nikotinexero (51 posts) -

I beat it on Normal around a year or two ago, it is brutal and only gets harder as it goes along.  Beating The Guy probably took me 5 hours of trying over and over

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#13 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (951 posts) -

Yes

 

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#14 Posted by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" Haven't played it yet. Probably don't plan to...  
 
I'm getting frustrated enough with Spelunky. "
Spelunky is a much, much bigger bitch, since it's all random.
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#15 Posted by ViciousReiven (977 posts) -
@Ghostiet said:
" @eroticfishcake said:
" Haven't played it yet. Probably don't plan to...  
 
I'm getting frustrated enough with Spelunky. "
Spelunky is a much, much bigger bitch, since it's all random. "
Someone should get on making a procedrually generated I Wanna Be The game.
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#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

goddamn retarded retro games

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#17 Posted by WickedCestus (3781 posts) -

After Super Meat Boy, I can't go back to IWTBTG. I just get frustrated with the stupid animation that comes up and makes you press r to respawn whenever you die. Just make it instantaneous God damn it! I made it to the fourth screen once, and that was enough of an accomplishment for me.

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#18 Posted by Evilsbane (5568 posts) -

No, I watched someone play it on Justin TV and just watching him play it made me wanna slit my own wrist.

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#19 Posted by obiwan (101 posts) -

Nope, it's too hard by playing with my not-so-responsive keyboard. 

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#20 Posted by killroycantkill (1596 posts) -
@Xtrememuffinman said:
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Medium.... that doesn't count! You have a bow on and there's save points everywhere.
 
I'm working on it, just beat Giant Mike Tyson. On hard (Which is the default setting).
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#21 Edited by Gamer_152 (14500 posts) -

I only made it through 2 screens through before I decided that game wasn't for me.

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#22 Edited by Entus (256 posts) -

I beat it on the default difficulty.  
 
Most of it went fairly smoothly with the exception of Dracula. His lack of attack patterns is disgusting... He was the hardest boss in the entire game for me.

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#23 Posted by churrific (497 posts) -

Lol I'm really glad there's even a page on GB for this game. So random. I just beat it. Let's just say I punched the shit out of my pillow next to me on my way to being the guy. Contemplating if I wanna be the Boshy next (probably not, as I already hate myself so much for being the guy).

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#24 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Its just a lot of trial and error

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#25 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?
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#26 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

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#27 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

You make it sound as thigh that trivializes the game's difficulty.
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#28 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

You make it sound as thigh that trivializes the game's difficulty.

It does. It can't really be a fair challenge if you have no real way of reacting to these challenges without failing them first.

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#29 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

You make it sound as thigh that trivializes the game's difficulty.

It does. It can't really be a fair challenge if you have no real way of reacting to these challenges without failing them first.

That's the point.
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#30 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@MikeGosot:

That doesn't make it good or enjoyable.

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#31 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@MikeGosot:

That doesn't make it good or enjoyable.

That's not the point.
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#32 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

You make it sound as thigh that trivializes the game's difficulty.

It does. It can't really be a fair challenge if you have no real way of reacting to these challenges without failing them first.

Except that's exactly the way that many well regarded, classic games work. To succeed, the player must engage in trial and error while learning patterns and mastering the actions required.

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#33 Posted by churrific (497 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

You make it sound as thigh that trivializes the game's difficulty.

It does. It can't really be a fair challenge if you have no real way of reacting to these challenges without failing them first.

For me, the challenge comes in being able to get through the level even after you know exactly what to do. There's alot of timing and spacing in terms of how you have to platform in order to finish a level. I felt like the trial and error part was the game designer just straight up trolling me in some pretty funny ways (in hindsight).

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#34 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Hailinel:

Then the question becomes twofold:

  • Do these games deserve the praise piled upon them?
  • If so, what about them works that is not present in I Wanna Be the Guy?
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#35 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel:

Then the question becomes twofold:

  • Do these games deserve the praise piled upon them?
  • If so, what about them works that is not present in I Wanna Be the Guy?

The ones that are good do. Ikaruga doesn't get its praise by accident.

IWBTG is a special case. It is designed specifically to baffle the player through intentionally ludicrous design. It's an example of the masocore movement; games designed with the intent to be severely punishing in their difficulty, largely through new takes on old game design.

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#36 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures

Its just a lot of trial and error

Your point?

That the game consists of a lot of trial and error......like I said in my previous post.

You make it sound as thigh that trivializes the game's difficulty.

I think it does......I believe that the average gamer could beat IWBTG if he put the time into it because the game consists of several save points located fairly close together......so while some parts are difficult, the game doesn't really punish you by pushing you back that far so you can simply try the same part over again in quick succession until you finally get it, usually taking more luck than skill.....for this reason it is my opinion that the difficulty of IWBTG is overrated, its not an easy game even with the save points close together, but I think its manageable for most people......same goes with Super Meat Boy, the difficulty may be high for a single level, but dying yields very little punishment and its just trial and error till you beat the level.....I earned 100% in Super Meat Boy, but I don't think I have the skill to beat a game like Ninja Gaiden Black on Master Ninja difficulty because something like that takes a lot more skill rather than simple trial and error......Furthermore, I don't believe the average gamer could beat a game like Ghosts 'N Goblins because your mistakes cost you more progress and you have limited lives to beat the game.

I'm not saying that I'm right that's just how I look at things, its my opinion.

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#37 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures: Have you ever played it with the save points turned off?

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#38 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures: Have you ever played it with the save points turned off?

Nope, but the game was not designed to be played without save points......I'm saying that the default intended difficulty is overrated.

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#39 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures: Have you ever played it with the save points turned off?

Nope, but the game was not designed to be played without save points......I'm saying that the default intended difficulty is overrated.

I'd beg to differ.

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#40 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -

No, I don't want to be the guy.

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#41 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

@Hailinel said:

@Unknown_Pleasures: Have you ever played it with the save points turned off?

Nope, but the game was not designed to be played without save points......I'm saying that the default intended difficulty is overrated.

I'd beg to differ.

Then we agree to disagree.

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