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The Cave Review (Nintendo Wii U eShop) (8.2)  by  

What the. Doesn't this usually only happen on thursdays?!


Someone download it quick and tell me if it is awesome. I'm reading a few early reviews and they all seem very positive.

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Posted: 01/22/13, 17:28:03  - Edited by 
 on: 04/08/13, 00:58:20
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This game has co-op too, right? We should try it out sometime...

...is exactly what I said about Trine 2 and never did. Hmm. This game pretty much calls for multiple playthroughs though, right?

Anyway, I'll have to try it out tomorrow, as I apparently still have 4 hours or so left on my download. Or I can try it out at 3:30 in the morning. Which I probably will end up doing.
Posted: 01/23/13, 07:24:41
I finished the Adventurer's story. Lots of stepping on pressure plates, but I liked it. You're in a (video game) tomb, so it makes (video game) sense.

I'm currently kind of stuck in the Time Traveler's part. The puzzles are entirely different, with a slight vibe of Day of the Tentacle logic, even though Ron Gilbert didn't work on that game.

Overall the game is pretty funny and fun, but rough around the edges in many respects. No real Miiverse integration beyond the forum, no off-TV play, framerate could be better, and player one absolutely has to play with the GamePad despite Wiimote+nunchuck and the Pro being compatible.

I also thought puzzles would be less compartmentalized. You can't really create a "perfect team", each area is made for a single character's unique ability, the other two guys don't use theirs and just tag along. They are used in puzzles, but only in a generic way i.e. stand on a pressure plate. You won't see puzzles in which you have to use two characters' unique ability in tandem.


It's local only, Zero.

And Trine 2 still doesn't have voice chat so eff that for now.
Posted: 01/23/13, 08:29:35
I'm conflicted whether to buy this on Steam or Wii U. Are there any advantages/disadvantages to either?

Hearing that it doesn't have off-TV Gamepad play is discouraging.
Posted: 01/24/13, 03:39:09  - Edited by 
 on: 01/24/13, 03:39:22
Going to give it a download soon... must support the holy one, Ron Gilbert, in his endeavours.
Posted: 01/24/13, 03:49:20
I bought it last night but haven't got to play yet. Hopefully tonight and if not some time this weekend.
Posted: 01/24/13, 14:42:09

There are no advantages whatsoever to getting it on Wii U, really, except for perhaps having enough controllers for local co-op. And that 10% points back scheme if you have a Deluxe Wii U.
Posted: 01/24/13, 15:42:57
Oh yeah there is no GamePad-only play for this game. Ug. I'm not really in the mood to sit in front of my TV lately.

Oh well.
Posted: 01/24/13, 16:30:08

It's still really funny and the puzzles are pretty good. It's a good game.
Posted: 01/24/13, 16:40:05

You on dial-up or something? Mine only took about 15 minutes.
Posted: 01/24/13, 19:22:49
Hmm, I suppose I'll grab it on Wii U since I happen to have $25 on the eShop right now. Plus, I loves me some ten percents.
No Gamepad-only support is really poopy though.
Posted: 01/24/13, 20:22:38
@Guillaume Oh I still bought it, that fact just saddened me a bit. I was going to start it last night laying here in bed, and then realized I couldn't, and then just played Crashmo instead.

@Deerock69 Closer to dial-up than anything that isn't dial-up should be.
Posted: 01/24/13, 22:24:56
I'm playing it now with the time traveler, the twins, and the monk. It seems fun, though the framerate is assy.

And... I already had to cheat on the mine cart thing. Although it turns out that I wasn't "getting" it only because I forgot to switch the camera to the person in the actual cart.


Hmm... yeah I might just make this the official thread for this game... tomorrow, when I have time.

PS. Is there a way to miss anything major? An hour or so into the game there are all of these ropes down and drops down and it seems like there may be different ways to go and jumped off an edge thinking I'd be able to backtrack but I fell a long way down then it autosaved and I feel like I may have skipped over something important.
Posted: 01/25/13, 07:15:31  - Edited by 
 on: 01/25/13, 08:32:19
@Zero i am not sure if there is anything to miss. My impression is that this game is just a series of puzzle rooms. Since the Wii U does not have achievements, i would not worry about "missing" things. I like this about the Wii U, I can put a game down when i feel done, not when a list of meta objectives tells me i am done.
Posted: 01/31/13, 18:49:04
I agree completely with this. That's why I was glad that it doesn't have them, at least not as a gamerscore/level thing.
Posted: 01/31/13, 19:11:12
@DeputyVanHalen i only like achievements because it shows how much you played the game and others can see your tastes through your score. The 3ds is okay with out them because they have that awesome records page that tells you total times booted and total times played. FOR SOME REASON Wii U does not have the same one, though i feel one day it will. If nintendo tracked gameplay dta on wii u the same as 3ds and let you check other peoples recordes via miiverse, then wii u would be even more connected because then i can see peoples tastes. If someone is acting like a big shot Cave player, you can check his records and see he played it for an hour and you can ignore his criticisms, etc....
Posted: 01/31/13, 19:42:37
I'm not too worried about missing anything because I'll most likely be playing it through three times so I can see each area. By the end of the third time, I should have seen it all. I'm also not as freaked out because I can only carry one thing. I might miss something, but it's more or less designed that way, near as I can tell. I don't think it'll be like other adventure games where you get to the last room and you forgot to pick up your mail or some little trinket on the first screen and you can't complete the game.

Having said that, I'm still carrying that postcard around. You can imagine the effect this hoarding mentality has had on my apartment.
Posted: 01/31/13, 19:43:18  - Edited by 
 on: 01/31/13, 19:44:50
@VickiL i wanted to do the post card so bad. i figured something would happen and i am glad it does; however, i took guillaume's advice and left it behind for a second play through.... i hear this game is short so hopefully i can beat it in a reasonable time. The problem is, i tell myself at work i want to go home and play this, but then i end up turning my wii u on and booting call of duty up lol.

btw, are we Wii U friends? I am not sure, i have to check my list. If we are not and you are near your system soon, add me. The names Scrawnton.
Posted: 01/31/13, 20:26:15  - Edited by 
 on: 01/31/13, 20:26:48
The demo seemed pretty cool. Something I could maybe play with Amanda at some point. Not sure if I'd get it on Wii U though. The framerate was a bit disappointing (but this apparently isn't unique to the Wii U version).
Posted: 02/01/13, 00:24:03
@Scrawnton I have you "Provisionally registered" as a friend. Back in those early days when I didn't know what I was doing, I added a bunch of NW people. I think there was an easier way to add, but I was too lazy to type everyone in again when that was discovered! I think we'll be friends if you add me.

I'm not feeling dark humor tonight; I'm trying to stay positive. But I'll probably stay up late tomorrow or Saturday to finish my first run and start my second.
Posted: 02/01/13, 02:29:38
Man, I was stuck hardcore on the time traveler's stage, finally went and looked up what to do and... it was exactly what I thought I had to do and had done many times without any result. It just had to be done in a particularly finicky way. And now I'm noticing that Guillaume says precisely the same thing about this part in the other thread, so apparently it was not just me.

There are things I like about this game, but there are some issues too, for sure.
Posted: 02/01/13, 09:00:43  - Edited by 
 on: 02/01/13, 09:05:37
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