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Nelson_Mandela
11/24/19 6:21:16 PM
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Love it so far and I'm definitely dead set on completing everything through the final chapter.

Do I need to keep collecting strawberries in each area? The game said they're just to "impress your friends," but I thought I remembered someone saying that they open up the later chapters.
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Shonen_Bat
11/24/19 6:26:11 PM
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Have fun, it's a fantastic game from start to finish.

Strawberries don't do anything meaningful but there are other collectables that unlock stuff
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Nelson_Mandela
11/24/19 6:37:34 PM
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Shonen_Bat posted...
Have fun, it's a fantastic game from start to finish.

Strawberries don't do anything meaningful but there are other collectables that unlock stuff

What should I be looking out for? I'm only beginning level 2 now
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Dels
11/24/19 7:20:20 PM
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there's a hidden collectable or two in each area. look out for anything that looks suspicious or odd, i guess.
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Epyo
11/24/19 8:51:36 PM
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It's fairly easy to warp around the game, so don't be too crazy about missing stuff. I suspect it is nearly impossible to find everything your first time through, but they help you a lot afterward by giving you organized hints about where to warp to, to start finding stuff you're missing.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/25/19 5:24:27 PM
#6:


hype has been lived up to!
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VintageGin
11/25/19 5:54:40 PM
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I started playing it recently too!

Loved the SMB3 secret in the 4th level. It was conspicuous enough that I got it instantly and then had to explain to my wife who was watching how I knew to do that.

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VintageGin
11/25/19 10:18:50 PM
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seems like kind of a weird choice to make stamina so important (especially on the b sides) but to also hide that information from the player

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Xiahou Shake
11/25/19 10:19:59 PM
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Quite possibly the best 2D platformer I've ever played! Really excited for the folks here going through it for the first time.
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foolm0r0n
11/25/19 11:34:27 PM
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Reminds me I'm still only partway through chapter 9
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Nelson_Mandela
11/26/19 5:13:32 PM
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So how many deaths is "normal" for a first run? Just curious
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Xiahou Shake
11/26/19 5:17:55 PM
#12:


However many it takes you
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LadyVyxx
11/26/19 5:28:06 PM
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Xiahou Shake posted...
However many it takes you


Everyone is going to be drastically different based on exploration, skill level and your desire to try and collect strawberries.

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Lolo_Guru
11/26/19 5:28:49 PM
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Nelson_Mandela posted...
So how many deaths is "normal" for a first run? Just curious

Here's what my death count per main story stages is. (although this is after going back for strawberries through chapter 5.) No idea how "normal" I am.
Chapter 1: 79
Chapter 2: 72
Chapter 3: 281
Chapter 4: 225
Chapter 5: 241
Chapter 6: 113
Chapter 7: 540
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VintageGin
11/26/19 7:31:11 PM
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I'm currently at 1800+ deaths after completing the first three levels and their b sides and doing a little bit of the b side on level 4

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Nelson_Mandela
11/26/19 7:37:41 PM
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So I'm dumb

What is the b-side? I assume a harder version of the level that is unlocked if I pick up a cassette?

What do I get for completing the b-side?
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WazzupGenius00
11/26/19 7:39:56 PM
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You get a heart for completing it. They dont have strawberries, just get to the end.

Hearts are necessary to unlock some later areas
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Nelson_Mandela
11/26/19 7:54:08 PM
#18:


So I should be doing the b-sides as I go?
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VintageGin
11/26/19 9:45:47 PM
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I don't know if it matters? They are significantly harder than the regular sides, so I'm wondering if maybe it makes sense to clear the main chapters first.

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skullbone
11/26/19 9:50:46 PM
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The difficulty curve is pretty perfect if you play all of the regular levels and then all of the B-sides and then all of the C-sides but you can play them in any order.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/26/19 9:56:00 PM
#21:


Cool. I did some cursory searching, and it seems like that is the optimal path.

Also it seems like I need 15 hearts to complete the story. Is there a reason to go for any more other than self-satisfaction/for the love of the game?
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Xiahou Shake
11/26/19 10:12:00 PM
#22:


You actually don't need any hearts to finish the story! They're all for post game stuff, including the very recently released extra chapter dlc which does have a bonus story in it. You'll need all the hearts for that one.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/26/19 10:43:41 PM
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Xiahou Shake posted...
You actually don't need any hearts to finish the story! They're all for post game stuff, including the very recently released extra chapter dlc which does have a bonus story in it. You'll need all the hearts for that one.

I thought you only need 15?
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Shonen_Bat
11/26/19 10:52:52 PM
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Yeah, it's 15 to get to the second half of the extra chapter. That's the highest heart requirement.
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VintageGin
11/27/19 3:25:32 AM
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Finished the level 4 B-Side before I finished the normal level...kinda interesting that it lets you proceed to the next level without finishing the main story.

Also currently at 4 red hearts and 2 blue hearts.

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foolm0r0n
11/27/19 9:50:20 AM
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I did world 2 B-side right after the regular level cuz I loved that theme so much, but the rest I did after the story
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Nelson_Mandela
11/27/19 10:03:00 AM
#27:


Chapter 2 has been my favorite level so far as well

Fuck the wind chapter
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LadyVyxx
11/27/19 10:17:05 AM
#28:


Nelson_Mandela posted...
Chapter 2 has been my favorite level so far as well

Fuck the wind chapter


The windy areas really pissed me off as well but they do in every platformer.
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Epyo
11/27/19 6:04:34 PM
#29:


Most people I know IRL stopped at the wind chapter
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VintageGin
11/27/19 10:35:25 PM
#30:


Had to look up how to get the blue hearts on the first two levels.

On the first level, I had the inputs but for some reason didn't figure out I needed to dash

On the second level, I was going crazy trying to figure out how to get up there in the dream section...I didn't put together what the poem meant about "out of frame"

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th3l3fty
11/27/19 10:42:35 PM
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Golden Ridge is a good chapter though

wind is way easier to deal with than dust bunnies
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VintageGin
11/27/19 10:59:45 PM
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The only thing I hate about Golden Ridge after doing the b side is those stupid jump clouds

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VintageGin
11/29/19 3:50:59 PM
#33:


I've completed the first 5 chapters + B sides so far.

Golden Ridge B Side has my most deaths at 615.

I think Mirror Temple and Old Site have been my favorites so far, though I actually enjoyed the windy parts of Golden Ridge

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Nelson_Mandela
11/29/19 4:52:39 PM
#34:


Yeah I thoroughly enjoyed Golden Ridge despite the wind.

At this point I'm definitely going to do all the b-sides (and collect the hearts) once I get to chapter 8.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/29/19 7:15:08 PM
#35:


If I go back and collect a heart or cassette, do I need to still finish the level or can I just exit?
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VintageGin
11/29/19 7:24:10 PM
#36:


Pretty sure I was able to just exit after going back to get a heart

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Solfadore
11/29/19 7:49:13 PM
#37:


You can just exit.

On the records screen, you get a little star/symbol if you collect everything (all strawberries, the heart and the cassette) and finish the level in one run, but this doesn't unlock anything, so if your aim is just to see all the content, then you can grab the item and immediately exit.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/29/19 8:12:42 PM
#38:


Holy Christ that chp 6 boss was epic

Might be one of the best boss fights in any game ever
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Epyo
11/29/19 9:35:51 PM
#39:


yeah during that fight was when I figured out this was one of my favorite video games ever
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Nelson_Mandela
11/29/19 11:51:31 PM
#40:


So I adore this game...but how are you genuinely supposed to figure out the crystal heart puzzles? That's the one thing keeping this from being a 5/5 game rather than a 4/5. The patterns are totally unintuitive. If that was just for a nominal bonus that's fine, but to complete the game it's kind of insulting.
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skullbone
11/29/19 11:56:03 PM
#41:


Yeah celeste is top 5 for me and i completely agree. I looked up most of the solutions and felt no shame about it
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LordoftheMorons
11/30/19 12:10:33 AM
#42:


Good game

I should really finish it. I think I was in chapter 7?

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Epyo
11/30/19 1:50:08 AM
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the chapter 4 one especially, I mean, if you don't get the reference, you'd be completely hopeless!!
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foolm0r0n
11/30/19 9:54:57 AM
#44:


Nelson_Mandela posted...
So I adore this game...but how are you genuinely supposed to figure out the crystal heart puzzles? That's the one thing keeping this from being a 5/5 game rather than a 4/5. The patterns are totally unintuitive. If that was just for a nominal bonus that's fine, but to complete the game it's kind of insulting.

They are just for a bonus. Not everything in games need to be spoon fed.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/30/19 9:55:41 AM
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foolm0r0n posted...
Nelson_Mandela posted...
So I adore this game...but how are you genuinely supposed to figure out the crystal heart puzzles? That's the one thing keeping this from being a 5/5 game rather than a 4/5. The patterns are totally unintuitive. If that was just for a nominal bonus that's fine, but to complete the game it's kind of insulting.

They are just for a bonus. Not everything in games need to be spoon fed.

They are to open up the later chapters.
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foolm0r0n
11/30/19 9:57:18 AM
#46:


You only need like 8 hearts to unlock the chapter. Getting all the hearts unlocks the B side I think.
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Nelson_Mandela
11/30/19 10:35:45 AM
#47:


foolm0r0n posted...
You only need like 8 hearts to unlock the chapter. Getting all the hearts unlocks the B side I think.

You need 15 to unlock chapter 9, which means you need all of the esoteric hearts in the main chapters AND you have to beat all the b-sides.
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WazzupGenius00
11/30/19 2:20:03 PM
#48:


You can unlock the first part of chapter 9 with less but about halfway through there is another barrier that requires 15
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Xiahou Shake
11/30/19 2:34:57 PM
#49:


I think it's important to make the distinction that you beat the game at chapter 7. Chapters 8 and 9 are purely bonuses. (9 didn't even exist until a couple months ago.) With that in mind I think the hearts being crazy obtuse brain busters is totally fine.
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transience
11/30/19 2:49:54 PM
#50:


eh, chapter 8 is only four hearts. you'll probably find that many, or close to it, by the time you beat the game. each b-side is a guaranteed heart, for example.

now, I can agree that needing 15 for chapter 9's second half is a bummer (though, if you're really good, you can skip the requirement entirely). chapter 9 didn't even exist until a few months ago though so I see that as bonus content for players who are all in on celeste, but maybe that's the perspective of someone who played the game in 2018. and honestly, if you haven't been through the b-sides the difficulty will probably fuck you up anyway.
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