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« on: October 11, 2009, 06:54:25 PM »

I had heard enough comparisons, my will finally gave out, and I tried this "Doukutsu Monogatari". Apparently, it is very similar to spelunky. Not. At. All.

Doukutsu Monogatari, also known as cave story, has to be one of my favorite freeware games ever now, along with spelunky of course  Cheesy

But, I am afraid the only 2 things they have in common would be:

A. Pixelated Graphics

B. Incredible difficulty at some points.

Both are wonderful games, but not really that similar.

What do you think? Have you ever played it? Am I the only one who HASN'T?

Discuss!

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P.S. If you haven't check out the best site for cave story resources, including several versions of the game itself:

http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 09:51:28 PM »

Shouldn't this be in Discuss?
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 10:09:57 PM »

Meh, it really doesn't matter.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 11:03:01 PM »

This should be in Discuss.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 04:08:52 AM »

Well, he is comparing it to Spelunky so in that way it is related, but yes it should be moved there.

On topic, I played Cave Story for the first time maybe six months ago. It very quickly became my favorite game ever! Everything about it is amazingly done, and extremely surprising when you find out a single man made it all from scratch, himself. No, more than a man, Pixel is a demi-god among indy game makers. Don't know what else to say, but, if you haven't played it yet you are surely missing out. Play it. Seriously.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 04:59:41 AM »

Well.... Both games are played in caves... That's a big similarity, isn't it?

Well, he is comparing it to Spelunky so in that way it is related, but yes it should be moved there.

On topic, I played Cave Story for the first time maybe six months ago. It very quickly became my favorite game ever! Everything about it is amazingly done, and extremely surprising when you find out a single man made it all from scratch, himself. No, more than a man, Pixel is a demi-god among indy game makers. Don't know what else to say, but, if you haven't played it yet you are surely missing out. Play it. Seriously.
Yeah, "Cave Story" is also one of my favorite games of all time, too.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 05:38:22 AM »

Well.... Both games are played in caves... That's a big similarity, isn't it?

They both have ghosts!  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 01:33:13 PM »

But the Spelunky ghost is awesomer, because it looks like the Ghostbuster's marshmallow ghost.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 02:45:10 PM »

Wait, who says that Cave Story and Spelunky are similar?
Both great games (in a cave) yea but... one's action rpg (zelda style) and ones roguelike.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 07:13:22 PM »

Indeed, I hadn't heard of any such comparisons either.  Regardless, I am bothered by a lot of those situations where Awesome Thingamajig X gets criticized when it is similar to Awesome Thingamajig Y.  First, you'd think that similarity to awesomeness would just engender more awesome.  Second, if X really has something about it that is uniquely awesome enough to be declared "awesome," then its awesomeness deserves to be considered on its own terms sometime.

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2009, 09:25:59 PM »

Don't you know that every 2d retro-styled indie platformer is a Cave Story rip-off?  It's in the internet rules.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 12:13:36 AM »

Actually, from the Spelunky Read me:

Quote from: Derek Yu
The game takes INSPIRATION from many things, including Spelunker (NES), La
Mulana (http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=lamulana), Balding's Quest
(http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=46.0), Aztec (Apple II), Nethack
(http://www.nethack.org/), Indiana Jones, and, maybe possibly, Cave Story
(http://www.cavestory.org/)!
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 05:00:01 AM »

Heh, good scumming. Guess we have our answer.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 07:28:15 AM »

Heh, good scumming. Guess we have our answer.
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 06:03:19 PM »

Sad Inspiration doesn't necessarily mean comparison.
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