Spelunky 2

PS4 exclusive for now, due out on Sept 15th.

Looks SO good. I never got good at the first. Only made it three biomes in.

I played quite a bit of Spelunky even though I was mediocre at it. It wasn't long-term, mind you, and I'd never have bothered if it weren't for the PS Plus inclusion. Yet this sequel still intrigues. The bite sized uniqueness to each run was incredible. I cannot help but wonder on this evolution.

I enjoyed the original Spelunky, but I played it before I got super into the rouguelike genre...so now I’m super excited for the sequel

Steam version is coming on September 29th, FWIW.

IGN gives it a 10/10. I can't wait for the Steam release!

Checked if Spelunky 2 was up on the PS Store & it is, loved the first so this was an easy purchase. Downloaded & ready to see how far I can go before a trap impales me against a wall

Watching folks play and...... I'll wait until yall figure out some secrets and tips. I'm not a particularly good Spelunky player, the way the game functions doesn't entirely jive with how I like to play (ie. seat of my pants, lots of death), so waiting for yall to do some of the grunt work helps me.

I am enjoying watching folks play. There's a TON of new stuff.

I do not like the redesign of the spiders. They used to look cartoon-y enough that I didn't have a problem with them unless I got one of the floors that's full of giant spiders. I'm definitely going to need to get a mod for the new one.

Very excited for this. The new liquid physics look really neat. I am going to have to wait for the PC version, though.

Damn I'm rusty at this. Died in every which way possible on the first level & all its random incarnations. The game feels as good as ever to play, very similar to the first game but there's new enemies. One is like a hedgehog type rodent that burrows through the dirt at speed then jumps out at you, its caught me off guard a load of times. There is another that's very similar to the Baldur enemies in Hollow Knight, they turn into a ball & fling themselves towards you.

Oh yeah fun fact about my very first attempt at the starting level of Spelunky 2. It lasted all of 6 seconds. I flung a bomb that rebounded off a wall, as I dropped down an arrow trap triggered stunned me in place & the bomb ironically nestled right beside me, boom.

Just posted a Yama kill on OG Spelunky so I am ready for this!

Started this last night. I read a review somewhere that said it’s like playing the first one again but for the first time. I think that nails it, this is still spelunky but with enough added to make it feel totally fresh. It’s brilliant! I tried the online coop last night and it worked super smoothly for those interested. I was never great at spelunky and that will probably hold true here but it’s one of those games where it doesn’t matter.

This delay is excruciating. I wish they had just released at the same time and patched in multiplayer later.

Yeah I hate that I am having to wait for this to come out on PC. Though it has got me back to playing the original some.

I could not wait for the Steam release, so I picked up a used PS4 Slim and sunk about 8 hours into it last night. Yeah, this is phenomenal. Totally agree it feels like playing Spelunky again for the first time.

Derek and Blitworks' design document seems to be to deliver the Spelunky experience, raise the difficulty floor, and fill the game full of interesting new mechanics and interactions. And it all feels just right. The primary challenge early on is relearning the muscle memory for item and movement modifications, which by and large have all been improved. For instance, running by default felt super weird at first, but after an hour I can't imagine going back.

I'm on the precipice of beating the final boss, just need a helpful seed to push me over the edge!

mr_n00b wrote:

raise the difficulty floor

Yoikes!

mr_n00b wrote:

I'm on the precipice of beating the final boss, just need a helpful seed to push me over the edge!

"final"

DanB wrote:
mr_n00b wrote:

I'm on the precipice of beating the final boss, just need a helpful seed to push me over the edge!

"final"

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