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  1. Jan 6, 2011
    If you've ever felt like modern video games took a wrong turn along the way and yearned for the sprite-based worlds of the 90's, Cave Story is just what the doctor ordered. The game is simple in terms of graphics and control, but its story and pace lend surprising depth. You play as an amnesiac hero trying to make sense of the cave world he's stuck in, and there's a genuine feeling of loneliness in the game's atmosphere. Perhaps the cave is metaphor for the underground retro-ness of this type of game? Either way, you won't want to return to real life. I wish the DSiWare version received the same facelift as its WiiWare counterpart, but I'm glad to get this game at all. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    I think this game is perfect! Everything about it feels great, the music, the characters, the plot, the story, and everything. I play this game all the time. I have the original PC and DS version, and i'm getting the remake soon. Eventually i'll even get the Wii version, because i'm that much of a fan! *cough*Just look at my user name...*cough*
  3. Dec 8, 2011
    This game is a love letter to retro games. Everything from the graphics to the music is bursting with old-school charm, and the beautiful hand-drawn art is stellar. With a deep weapon level up system and a awesome story with characters that just suck you right in, this game is a must-have.

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  1. Jan 15, 2011
    Cave Story is full of charm and personality, and its eccentric world draws you in from the moment you begin playing, with its ever-increasing intensity and action helped by the game's enjoyable gameplay scheme.