KaoS Feb 18, 2013 @ 11:09am
What an evil game :( - Torture
Painful game. This is one of those indie puzzle platformer that punishes the smallest mistake. Good Lord this game only brings pain to my world. I can't play more than 20 minutes. I am just losing patience so quickly. Why is the no rewind/quicksave? Why would you punish a player so often. This game seems like a nice indie to relax, but turns out completely opposite. Frustrating beyond recognition. I do feel like I wasted money. I used to check every single game before purchase, but I did not do it for few indie puzzle platformers and I got punished really bad. The only thing I associate with this/these games is hate. I quit playing this one and few other, because it is simply anti-player game. I don't feel rewarded for completing a level. I just know there is more pain for me in the next level. So how is/was this supposed to entertain me? Did developer intend to torture players? Is it a sadist toy? I can't handle it anymore. It is not fun (and fun is all game are about - fun =/=fury GET IT?). One simple thing would change it - rewind/quick save (Toki Tori and English Contry Tune did it perfect, so did Dynamite Jack - and I love those games).

So dear developer I hope you can tailor your next title for a broader audience. You can give hardcore players their HARD mode, and noobs/newbs/casual/noskill/impatients their EASY mods - everyone will have their fun this way. Shuggy is not a bad game, it is just
infuriating and unforgiving. This not the type of fun I am into. I don't have patience for repeating stuff over an over - 20 attempts for a level is fun? Nope.
Last edited by KaoS; Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:21am
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hwiechers Feb 20, 2013 @ 8:18am 
I didn't think it was frustrating.

Have you tried Super Meat Boy? What did you think of that game?
KaoS Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:43am 
Originally posted by hwiechers:
Have you tried Super Meat Boy? What did you think of that game?
I did not try it because I know what it is. A tool of torture, and that why I avoid such games at all cost.
Shuggy seemed like an easy game that also had coop. I bought it to play solo by myself and coop with my girlfriend. I am stuck on both modes soon after start. This ♥♥♥♥ is too hard for what it advertises.
essen Feb 21, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
Shuggy is pretty easy in my book. These guys have also done Gateways which is quite trickier. Super Meat Boy is only torture if you try to go beyond the Dark World ending and 100% everything.

What's wrong with retrying after you fail? Games have been like this since forever. Even the few games which have rewind can have you restart because you can't rewind enough. Try harder I guess?
KaoS Feb 22, 2013 @ 12:02am 
I love Gateways and I finished it. I am stuck with Shuggy on Boiler room. I don't play platformers that is why Shuggy is hard for me.

What is wrong with retrying? Well If you are trying 30 times and you still can't do it, then it stops being fun and becomes annoying. You want you games to annoy you, or would you prefer to enjoy them? The "try harder" tip does not work past some point, when you simply refuse to play the game because you get no pleasure from playing it.
Games with rewind feature give you flexibility where you keep your progress, and you can work on another stage. I finished Toki Tori and Dynamite Jack, and I am playing English Country Tune, and rewind is such a life saver. It keeps the annoyance level to minnimum.
essen Feb 22, 2013 @ 2:12am 
Can you give a particular level which you really can't do, perhaps?
Fireinthelol Apr 20, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
I remember the boiler room being more difficult than later levels, particularly the graveyard was really fun compared to the boiler room, both solo and co-op it's terrifying.
KaoS Apr 21, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
I quit the game. I have no will to get back to it. Game is good, no doubt, but at the sam time it is to annyoing for some ppl (me including).
Orpheusftw May 3, 2013 @ 11:54am 
You guys are crazy. I know a girl that beat it 100%.
A GIRL! [/misogyny]
choowie May 24, 2013 @ 8:29am 
That game is hard. Frustating sometimes but I keep on going back to it to beat "that" level.

SuperMeatBoy? I gave up.
chrissszy May 29, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
I agree with KaoS. How bad could it be for $1.24? Ugh. Played half an hour and uninstalled. Just impossible and irritating. Spectraball sucks too.
KaoS May 31, 2013 @ 11:27am 
Originally posted by chrissszy:
Spectraball sucks too.
ROFL. I hate Spectraball too. I have never been so frustrated playing a game.. Shuggy was fken annoying but Spectra was infuriating. For my own health I gave up on both games. Not my type, I go back to stealth games. I just have more patience for other genres.
❤Minion✪ Jun 9, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
not frustrating at all .. there are other games that are way worse, you may need a bit of patience though .
KaoS Jun 10, 2013 @ 5:32pm 
I can play any stealth game few hours in a row ghosting everything and I love it. I hate bs platformers with passion.
Lauren Jun 20, 2013 @ 12:02am 
Does anyone know how to do the stone umbrella level? It's the only one I can't crack
Adelion Jun 20, 2013 @ 11:28am 
Originally posted by Lauren:
Does anyone know how to do the stone umbrella level? It's the only one I can't crack

Actually the solution is in the level title. You see the stone at the top of the screen in the center? It keeps it "blocking" function even while you carry it. If that is not enough to help you, just ask again.
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