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January 2019 Retro Gaming Article


January 1, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Ring in the New Year with a physical copy of Celeste on Switch or PS4 via Limited Run Games

physical copy of Celeste on Switch or PS4
The heralded pixel-platformer has received great reviews for both it's game-play, difficulty, and storyline.
I'd been wanting to buy Celeste, by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry, for nearly a year, but held off upon hearing Limited Run Games would be releasing a physical version. The day has come - Celeste can be purchased for Switch and PS4 as a pre-order. There are also some limited edition versions to peruse.

Naturally, there will be a delay until the physical elements are created and ready for shipment. But I love physical releases, so I'll deal with the waiting.

If you haven't seen Celeste, check out the video below to get a good sense of the game play and it's difficulty. I like difficult games. OK - they piss me off, but they are ultimately much more fulfilling than casual games that one can breeze through. Celest seemingly takes the platforming genre to a new level. With simple controls allowing jumping and dashing, you may have to try several times to figure out how to make your next leap.

Celeste began as a game-jam proto that was later expanded into a full game. As you explore, each error is fatal, but keep at it and you'll discover a really wonderful story as Madeline navigates up Mt. Celeste.


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