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What are you playing on? Console? PC?

If you have any access to iOS, highly recommend The Room, a really well-crafted puzzle game.

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If you haven’t, try The Last Door. You’ll be happy you did.

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hilzoy fangirl said on October 2nd, 2013 at 10:45 am

Everyone is bad at Spelunky. I racked up something like 1,000 deaths on the freeware version before finally beating it. Even after “mastering” it you’re still far less likely to win any given attempt than you are to die in all sorts of horrible, hilarious ways.

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Pennyforth said on October 2nd, 2013 at 11:44 am

The way you feel about Jamestown, I feel about Deadpool. I love the story, but I am horrible at run’n’gun. I’ve made some progress with the aid of DP’s healing factor and some Captain Kirk-style tumbling from cover to cover, making up for my lack of shooty-bang-bang with some mad hack’n’slash skills, but I’ve become stuck at a point where the ranged accuracy that I lack appears to be an absolute requirement for continuing.

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My girlfriend and I have been enjoying the HD remake of Wind Waker, but part of that is the fact that it’s just a really weird, atypical Zelda game that we both loved when it first came out. I know there were people who hated the sailing, and I could not understand it. I loved the sense of scale it gave, and the sense of isolation; for once you were not alone because no one could bother to devote limited resources to populating half empty towns, you were alone because the sea is dangerous and uncaring about your safety.

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I’ve become stuck at a point where the ranged accuracy that I lack appears to be an absolute requirement for continuing.

Yes, but Deadpool has that auto-aim function you can get by rapid-clicking the trigger expressly to get around that. Or does that not help enough?

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Just to jump in re: Wind Waker, that one is a bit of a special case; Wind Waker was gorgeous, but it was also very, very obvious that the Gamecube didn’t have the hardware power to present the game the way the creators envisioned it.

The HD version has a colorable claim on “this is the way the game was meant to be experienced” not just being marketing bullshit.

As far as Ducktales Remasterd goes, my primary complaint is that they dumbed it the fuck down. Getting an absurd cash count in the original Ducktales was HARD. You had to press up against walls to find secret rooms and do things like take a leap of faith out into the void in the possibly vain hope there would be an enemy there to pogo off of. There was no map. Some of the boss mechanics were downright punishing.

The Remastered version is pretty as all get-out and I like the extra content and all, but it ain’t the game that wore a permanent groove into my thumb from needing to hold down the B button constantly to pogo.

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I’ll take a look at Ironclad. I don’t typically like card-based games, but if it looks worthwhile I’ll pick it up and widen your pool of folks to play with.

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Pennyforth said on October 2nd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

The place where I’m stuck in Deadpool has the flying mutants that toss lightning. I just can’t seem to manage to get the lock and tag the buggers before they dart out of the lock and fry poor Wade.

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I concluded a while back that I wasn’t too interested in games that won’t let me play as a female character. (Exceptions that got past this barrier are Layton and Phoenix Wright, since they have good writing and good female side characters to make up for it.) Unfortunately, I don’t think anything on your list qualifies. :(

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I concluded a while back that I wasn’t too interested in games that won’t let me play as a female character.

Guacamelee!, Spelunky HD, and King of Fighters all have female character options. In Babel Rising you are literally a formless god so you can pretend to be female-aspect if you like and it works perfectly well with the story (female gods can make the piddly humans go squishy too).

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I also suck at Spelunky.

On the other hand, try Gone Home. It’s a different kind of game, but with a kind of storytelling that totally sucks you in, not to mention that the story itself is *amazing*.

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Elijah Fly said on October 3rd, 2013 at 4:09 am

Ducktales remastered feels like a flash game that belongs on a smartphone to me. That isn’t a compliment.

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VersasoVantare said on October 3rd, 2013 at 12:34 pm

By the way, MGK, who have you been playing as in King of Fighters?

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Or who is a frequent team member, at least.

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“Guacamelee!, Spelunky HD, and King of Fighters all have female character options.”

I did not realize this! I’ll have to look those up now, thanks for correcting me.

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Spelunky is interesting because it caught some flack for having a straight-up “Save the Damsel” thing going, and not only that but you knock her out, carry her around, and fling her at stuff.

But then I learned you can also sacrifice her to Kali, or swap her out with other characters (including men)? I’m just going on Let’s Plays here, where I’ve seen fat female adventurers toss Chippendales dancers on the altar.

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The current version of Spelunky lets you choose whether you want to rescue damsels, dudes, or doggies (or a random selection of all three).

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