Summary: First impressions are pretty important. Especially when you come sauntering over to the PC after a year of absence. Spelunky , beginning as a PC game, upped and left for the 360 as an advanced version last July. And it was brilliant . It’s now back, promising an even more advanced version for PC.
Excerpt: Spelunky is one of the most wonderful indie success stories you can find. It was previously released back in 2009 as a side project by Derek Yu, a developer who has dedicated much of the last decade of his life to the indie game scene, helping out other developers and generally being a force for...
Pros: Progression through skill, not upgrades. So much to see, so many secrets to uncover. Randomly-generated worlds mean that replay value is through the roof. Daily Challenge mode is a gorgeous addition to the experience.
Summary: Streamlined co-op and the obligatory local death-fight-kill-brawl-match rounds out Spelunky, but all the variety and challenge of its single-player adventure drives the game.A bottomless pit of secrets and cool little stories yet untold, Spelunky is as effortlessly playable as it is intrinsically...
Pros: Precise control makes play simple, Procedural generation keeps it endlessly fresh, Water cooler moments
Cons: Deathmatch is pretty forgettable, No online play
Conclusion: Spelunky is a great and bad game at the same time. For those who constantly want to challenge their skills, who find great pleasure in other masochistic experiences like Dark Souls, this game will be right up their alley.
Pros: + Randomly-generated environments, + Easy to pick up, yet hard to master, + Chaotic yet fun multiplayer
Cons: - Can be too tough sometimes, - Requires a lot of dedication, - Repetitive soundtrack
Excerpt: I've been meaning to write this review for a few days now, but I keep putting it off. Perhaps it's the inevitability that, once it's out of the way, deadlines will dictate that I move on to something else, forced to cast Spelunky aside for the time being.
Spelunky mixes oodles of death with fun, challenge and adorable graphics (Review)
13 August 2013
Excerpt: Spelunky isn’t a game for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s hard to regard it as a game designed for what one may call “normal human beings”. Much like the roguelike games its design philosophy is inspired by, Spelunky is meant for people who enjoy the thrill of building a house of cards… on a...
Pros: A gorgeous update over the original Spelunky, Brutally challenging, fun platformer-roguelike gameplay, Online leaderboards and daily challenges are a nice touch, Tons of replay value for lovers of permadeath mechanics
Cons: Severe difficulty is not for everyone, Co-op is local only, not online, Deathmatch mode is a bizarre fit
Summary: Spelunky é mais um daqueles jogos que mostram por que os desenvolvedores independentes estão em alta. Disfarçado como um jogo simples de plataforma 2D, o game esconde uma imensidão de detalhes e segredos que boa parte dos jogadores deve levar horas para descobrir.