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Everything posted by dmarlett

  1. Spelunky!

    "You gotta use the kid..."
  2. Spelunky!

    I used to track the ghost by musical queues. I don't need the timer but I sure would like that hud.
  3. Spelunky!

    Pretty much this is my problem with it. That seed of doubt is in my brain now.
  4. Spelunky!

    Gross. I didn't need to know this existed.
  5. Spelunky!

    So the daily challenge for 01/21/14 is an eggplant seed with a very convenient jetpack early on. I mean, I still died horribly after my plant was smashed but I appreciate the opportunity.
  6. Spelunky!

    #TeamSpikes I like to be on the winning side.
  7. Spelunky!

    Celebrating 100 hours of Spelunky play today. Here's to 100 more.
  8. Spelunky!

    Congrats. Speedlunky was the worst for me so far and I was nowhere near 6 mins. Which coffin do you need to unlock?
  9. Spelunky!

    Ahh sorry. I've had a lot of experiences like that. Also when I was working toward Speedlunky I did get stunned by Olmec last minute and left his door around 8:10 which bummed me out. The fish was a pain to get into the journal. I just swam toward it and had it kill me.
  10. Spelunky!

    I haven't full-on tried for Low Scorer yet. I would occasionally mess around dodging money when I was going for my speed run just as a break. I usually die somewhere in the Jungle because of it. You can't aggro the shopkeepers because they spray money when they die. You can't buy anything because you are broke. It's rough. ***Edit**** Down to my last achievement. Low Scorer. Don't know if I'll ever manage it, but full completion might fulfill my Spelunky obsession.
  11. Spelunky!

    In 1-2 I got a pickaxe and got a bunch of early gems. I didn't start ghostrunning until I robbed the black market where I stole a jetpack. By that point I had around 50 bombs and another pickaxe. I then used the ghost on all subsequent levels getting every gem possible. I actually got to 500k before reaching the city of gold in 4-2. Unfortunately after killing Anubis 2 I forgot that I was a wanted man and I was gunned down at the exit. It's not the end of the world that my score doesn't get logged. I only have one Steam friend that seriously plays Spelunky. I just want to bask in my achievement and it just annoys me. Speaking of achievements I only have two left: Low Scorer and Good Teamwork. I'm wondering for the latter if I can just create a 2nd character and carry him through all of the levels. I don't know anyone local who cares enough/ is good enough to help me out with it.
  12. Spelunky!

    So today I finally broke 500,000 gold but it doesn't reflect on the leaderboard because Steam keeps crapping out due to the Holiday Sale. Does anybody know if there is a way to refresh on the leaderboard? My score appears on my "Personal Best" and in my screen caps but that's about it.
  13. I kind of skipped most games like this, so it's pretty new to me. I think the first one I played was Fate, which was much worse at punishing you for your decisions. I played the beta of Diablo 3 and that was about it.
  14. Spelunky!

    I used to play as the Buddha because it helped control my rage. Whenever Buddha died and I was feeling a surge of anger I could just step back and think "WWBD?" Now I play as Yang because I went to so much trouble unlocking him. Meat boy is pretty great too. *** What's funny about the above conversation is that you do technically unmask King Yama.
  15. I'm around 30 hours in and the only respeccing I chose to do was easily covered by the respeccing points I got from Orbs of Regret and Quest rewards. I like how the game makes you think about your decisions before you make them. It's like when you use items to customize an already enchanted item. You take a gamble and see how it pays off. I don't think it's a flawed design decision as most games when you think about it work this way. We're just used to being able to respec in Diablo clones. You can't respec in Demons Souls, Dark Souls or Dragon Age (I believe, it's been a while). I appreciate that my choices matter and I spend more time making my decision because of it. That's just how I play games though. I think mindless respeccing leads to system fatigue faster. Then again, endlessly grinding to respec might also lead to fatigue...
  16. I don't think most games of this nature are super difficult, to be fair.
  17. Just started to play this game. Working my way through Act 2. So far I think it's fantastic, especially for a free game. Though initially terrified of the skill tree when I first leveled I spend some time reading it and now I think it's the game's highlight. And again, it's free...
  18. Rogue Legacy

    Yeah. Having thrown myself to the mercy of the Eye boss remix I have to agree. My build would have been much much better in dealing with it. ***edit**** Oof, now that I finally beat Neo Khidr I can sort of see what they were going for. I'm guessing they want you to try different play styles in these challenges by pre-selecting the runes... sort of a showcase of the different ways you can play. Also the achievements are a demonstration of the player's skill rather than their willingness to grind.
  19. Rogue Legacy

    Just watched my friend beat the Ponce de Leon remix. You get to try as many times as you want it would seem. Kinda takes some of the challenge away from it but at least I feel like the achievements are doable.
  20. Rogue Legacy

    217 generations later I finally did it. Just in time for the update.
  21. Spelunky!

    Found the hidden Jello lake.
  22. Spelunky!

    Completed my speed run. Never want to do that again. Anyway, in other news, has anybody experienced physics-defying water?
  23. Rogue Legacy

    Not if that's the pace you want to go at. Have you been attempting the boss at least?
  24. Rogue Legacy

    Oh man, I wanted to beat the game before new content but I'm stuck on the final boss.