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Nijuu Mar 21, 2013 @ 4:30pm
Worth it?
New release but wondering if its worth it?. Hard but fair?. Or just really hard?
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swenor Mar 21, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Yep. Watch TB. I will avoid it at all cost. Not my type of game. Beating scores, timing and repeating ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ over and over? Nope.
Nijuu Mar 21, 2013 @ 7:07pm 
I dont mind time attack games. More the case whether the controls are too ♥♥♥♥♥♥ to actually play the game properly (or get sick of it in fustration)
Kazami Mar 22, 2013 @ 6:33am 
The difficulty from what i played so far seems to be fair, controls are actually very fluid and work perfectly, its just that you need to learn how to use the web mechanic which is part of the game mechanic that makes it rewarding and gives a great feeling when you manage to pull it off.

btw, TB sucks at these type of games so that video doesnt say all that much, he says it takes a ''ton'' of getting used to the swing mechanic but it seems he only played for about 1 hour, not like you can master a game such as this in that amount of time its kinda ridiculous for him to say that.
erwilly  [developer] Mar 22, 2013 @ 7:42am 
Yes, right nijuu, the problem that you need learn to use the web mechanic, after you can achieve amazing momentum and start to enjoy the game
swenor Mar 22, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
Originally posted by Kazami:
btw, TB sucks at these type of games so that video doesnt say all that much, he says it takes a ''ton'' of getting used to the swing mechanic but it seems he only played for about 1 hour, not like you can master a game such as this in that amount of time its kinda ridiculous for him to say that.
You did not watch his vid about this game or you did not listen to his commentary. TB sucks at this type of games, but he never denied that. In his WTF is Alien Spidy he mentioned that as well. On top of it he admitted enjoying this particular game. Watch and listen the video carefully His vids are first impression, and always give some information. Those are not 3 mintues review. I treat his vids as one of the few possible reviews/let's play vids that help me make up my mind.
Robotica Mar 23, 2013 @ 7:56am 
It's a really awesome game if you like platformers and a challenge! It's hard, but fair, maybe a bit too hard in some regards but in general I would say fair. Be prepared for dozens of hours of gameplay, you won't be speed running through this game unless you are a seasoned player, and even then it's probably not going to be a walk in the park.
Virwinia Apr 2, 2013 @ 11:16am 
In a first go, the game is really hard and looks frustrating. You have to play a long while to get the knack needed to advance along the game and enjoying it. The special levels are really, really hards.
Alt  [developer] Aug 12, 2013 @ 3:34am 
Surely you'd all agree that Sonic or Mario where hard, and a really good challenge? I remember playing Sonic on the Mega Drive, and you had to leave the console on over-night if you wanted to be able to complete the game (no saves back then).

Its a shame to see people want easy games, personally easy games are mind numming, i always enjoy a challenge, i hope there are others out there that like the oldschool style of a challenging game, if thats you, then this is the game for you :)
Sysgen Aug 17, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
Just started playing this today. Game is a gem. You really have to learn the level. A good analogy is running a racetrack for the first time. The game let's you proceed if you're not into mastering the level but if you pull 5 stars on these levels the satisfaction is really high.
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One Man Army Sep 4, 2013 @ 8:13am 
It's not a case that we want easy games, but the challenge should come from the game not fighting with the controls.

The game is challenging which is nice but the problem lies with the web swig mechanic and the physics of the game. The web very often won't respond in the way you want it or it's suppose to, which means you are fighting with the controls of the game, resulting in frustration.
A good example of a challenging game and that has smooth controls is super meat boy.

Also if you ever lose momentum for even just 1second, usually you have to restart the entire level.
Last edited by One Man Army; Sep 4, 2013 @ 8:29am
Niemαnd - the geared-up god! Jan 7, 2014 @ 7:49pm 
Originally posted by T9ping MrAltF4:
Surely you'd all agree that Sonic or Mario where hard, and a really good challenge? I remember playing Sonic on the Mega Drive, and you had to leave the console on over-night if you wanted to be able to complete the game (no saves back then).

Its a shame to see people want easy games, personally easy games are mind numming, i always enjoy a challenge, i hope there are others out there that like the oldschool style of a challenging game, if thats you, then this is the game for you :)
+1.

I do not own Alien Spidy, I just read this thread. The games are getting easier and easier these days. I remember going into ragemode for Zelda - Links Awakening (I was pretty young back then) and games with really good stories and diversities like FF7 (Playtime: A few days without Quests, simply the story. And Minigames as a bonus - FinalFantasy 12+ are similiar to Asiagrinder-MMOs :( ). Nowadays you could play new games blind, if youre used to the old ones... But if its too hard people start to whine about it and demand easymodes or start cheating (see DayZ).

You can't grow without challenges and losses. Thats why mankind gets weak and stupid. ;)
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Unbekannter May 24, 2014 @ 10:21am 
Originally posted by MrAltF4:
Surely you'd all agree that Sonic or Mario where hard, and a really good challenge? I remember playing Sonic on the Mega Drive, and you had to leave the console on over-night if you wanted to be able to complete the game (no saves back then).

Its a shame to see people want easy games, personally easy games are mind numming, i always enjoy a challenge, i hope there are others out there that like the oldschool style of a challenging game, if thats you, then this is the game for you :)

Amen. Games that are too easy just make no sense to me, unless, maybe, if it's all about the story.

I think this game is a nice mix between challenging and manageable. I zoom through levels, but getting a decent score is something I find very challenging; that's what I like to see.
Hydra Jul 14, 2014 @ 1:11am 
Hi all,

I just have found this thread, and you can't imagine what it is for us, to start people recognizing some of the virtues behind Alien Spidy.
Some of the team that were behind Alien Spidy are working with us, and we were very surprised by the initial responses to the game. We always had the believe that in the long term the game will finally start to be recognized as it is, and we are starting to see it.
Personally, We think that the games need to have a good balance between player and difficulty, but without fall in the trap of being so easy, that there is no challenge in it.
We are now launching in Steam our first game Upside-Down Dimensions, and we will follow our believes of giving players a well balanced game.

Cheers,

HIE
EspiOne68 Oct 27, 2014 @ 12:54pm 
Yes, worth it, I play it on my other account.

I realize this is an old post, but this available as bundle pack with other game on bundle stars for $3.99, So you get this game, DLC for this game and some other games, for $3.99
Last edited by EspiOne68; Oct 27, 2014 @ 12:56pm
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