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r00k3ry9 Jan 1 @ 2:15pm
How I play Spelunky
Start up game.
Die repeatedly for 15 to 30 minutes in the most bizarre ways.
Curse the game.
Log out.
Repeat the same tomorrow.
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abugaj Jan 1 @ 2:36pm 
Sounds about right.
d.gray370 Jan 1 @ 2:40pm 
how I play spelunky..... start up game... repeatedly stare at the keyboard every few seconds looking for the right key to press... uninstall and thank god it was only a few pounds down the drain :-)
Spawk Jan 1 @ 3:09pm 
Originally posted by d.gray370:
how I play spelunky..... start up game... repeatedly stare at the keyboard every few seconds looking for the right key to press... uninstall and thank god it was only a few pounds down the drain :-)
Are you from the past or have you just never heard of controllers before?
r00k3ry9 Jan 1 @ 3:39pm 
Controllers..controllers...those things that came with the Atari 2600. Had one stick and a red button?

Never heard of em.
d.gray370 Jan 1 @ 3:53pm 
Originally posted by Ultimacy:
Originally posted by d.gray370:
how I play spelunky..... start up game... repeatedly stare at the keyboard every few seconds looking for the right key to press... uninstall and thank god it was only a few pounds down the drain :-)
Are you from the past or have you just never heard of controllers before?

Yes and yes

yes I'm ancient and controllers are for the kids with consoles ;-P and flight sims ;-) this game cannot compare to midight mansion.... to show my age and to prove I used a joypad a few times... it cannot even compare to bubble bobble :-)
d.gray370 Jan 1 @ 3:58pm 
atari 2600 lol I had one of them.... loved the tennis.
noname Jan 1 @ 4:04pm 
Originally posted by d.gray370:
how I play spelunky..... start up game... repeatedly stare at the keyboard every few seconds looking for the right key to press... uninstall and thank god it was only a few pounds down the drain :-)

If Spelunky's controls give you that much trouble, I'm at a loss at how you play any other PC game. Hell, Bubble Bobble only uses two less buttons.
Crazierinzane Jan 1 @ 6:21pm 
All controls can be mapped to whatever keys you wish, the game can also work with any controller that can be connected to, and recognised, by a computer, provided you have the needed sotware to use that controller. So controls can't be an issue.

The game is obviously designed to be hard, and I wouldn't fault a game when it was purposely engineered to be difficult.

As for how I play? It ranges on how much effort I want to spend on trying to win; I can play the game for several hours or justdrop it after the first few deaths. The mindset one is in affects how much is played. Most of the time when I play games like Spelunky, I find it hard to get angry when I lose simply because I know that losing a lot is part of the game.
noname Jan 2 @ 9:14am 
Originally posted by Crazierinzane:
Most of the time when I play games like Spelunky, I find it hard to get angry when I lose simply because I know that losing a lot is part of the game.

I agree with this a lot. I play a lot of rougelikes (Binding of Isaac, Teleglitch, Nuclear Throne, and The Pit, just to name the ones I have one Steam) and I understand that they're intended to be difficult and you're going to die a lot before you get anywhere. That's why I don't understand why so many people rage about Spelunky's difficulty, it's not meant to be a game you can beat in one sitting.
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PuppyJeezy Jan 2 @ 10:41am 
Fall damage is something I always forget about. :(
cddeaton2 Jan 2 @ 3:56pm 
Fall damage and thrown rocks bouncing back. So many deaths.
r00k3ry9 Jan 2 @ 5:01pm 
and fall damage seems so arbitrary. sometimes i fall and take damage but other times it seems i fall even farther and dont. Is there some sort of tumble thing going on?
David Jan 2 @ 6:29pm 
Welcome to a roguelike game, you're not gonna win in the first 30 minutes..
Chomeji Jan 2 @ 9:56pm 
Only a certain challenge for this game is attractive that can not stop it even.
QcChopper Jan 2 @ 10:22pm 
In the past that was exactly how I played, a few games until I ragequit, but now I play a few games until I win... or still ragequit after a few tries :D

Some days I will beat the alternate ending more than once, some days I will keep failing miserably. That is all part of the fun, all my favorite games inspire that love/hate relationship.
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