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  • Summary: Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 6, 2018
    100
    Celeste’s optimism is refreshing, especially since it comes from within. It’s a call-and-response, a game that says Keep going! and waits for your next button press as confirmation, I will! You’re learning! and with every death, every obstacle stumbled against and overcome, you say I am! It’s a marriage of theme and mechanics so pure, so confident. And one hell of a platformer, too.
  2. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    Celeste is a surprise masterpiece. Its 2D platforming is some of the best and toughest since Super Meat Boy, with levels that are as challenging to figure out as they are satisfying to complete.
  3. Jan 29, 2018
    93
    Celeste is a charming, excellent platformer that becomes one of the first surprises of 2018. If you choose to play it, you’ll find a perfect gameplay, great ideas, amazing level design and a pretty interesting story.
  4. Jan 31, 2018
    90
    Celeste is special, because not only does it serve up a delight in precise platforming and environmental puzzle-solving, it also tells an emotional story of a girl trying to overcome her depression. While there are times where it feels like the mountain drains you of your will, it’s important to never stop pushing.
  5. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    85
    An expertly designed, tough-as-nails platformer that rarely stumbles on its march to the summit. [March 2018, p.79]
  6. Edge Magazine
    Feb 1, 2018
    80
    The controls are exquisitely calibrated, giving you room to adjust your trajectory in mid-air. [March 2018, p.118]
  7. Feb 20, 2018
    74
    “They cannot be serious!” became my mantra with Celeste. I like a steep challenge, but this is way too much. While the retro platformer shows off some interesting ideas the fun largely depends on your capacity for suffering as well as patience. This is one of the hardest games out there. They cannot be serious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Jan 28, 2018
    10
    This game is outstanding. One of the best games I've played to date. First off, the visuals and music are so polished and beautiful. I justThis game is outstanding. One of the best games I've played to date. First off, the visuals and music are so polished and beautiful. I just want every screen of this game as my background (the backgrounds are incredibly detailed and help make the game feel very polished) and I could listen to this music for hours. I mean, each level has it's own death transition! That should give you a taste of how much love the developers put into this game. The dialogue is incredibly charming and tells a story about complicated feelings so elegantly and with so much honesty (I mean, you can feel it through the dialogue). The gameplay is incredibly fluid and its difficulty curve is perfect (However, I am a platformer afficiando, so take that with a grain of salt). I mean, seriously. Just jumping around and dashing in an empty space feels amazing, and there are so many collectibles to find using these amazing controls! You can choose to play on assist mode, or complete the game 100% and have an outstanding time no matter what. This game simply gets everything right: from skippable cutscenes to counters that help see what you missed in a level. The B-sides are just as fun as the main story and there's secrets hiding in every corner. No secret makes you want to use a walkthrough; they are well-hidden, but also well telegraphed with fun little mini-challenges in them. There are so many cool, inventive mechanics to come across while traversing through in this game... and the level design... Oh, the level design! It's absolutely perfect. This game is incredible and a great start if you want to start playing hardcore platformers. Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    10
    Artılar
    +Tekrar oynanabilirliği yüksek (2)
    +Hikayesi türünün en iyisi (1.5) +İsteyene kolay, isteyene zor bir içerik sunabiliyor (3) +İyi
    Artılar
    +Tekrar oynanabilirliği yüksek (2)
    +Hikayesi türünün en iyisi (1.5)
    +İsteyene kolay, isteyene zor bir içerik sunabiliyor (3)
    +İyi müzikler (0.5)
    +Yeni mekanikleri öğretme şekli (2)
    +Kendini tekrar etmiyor. (3)
    +Kontrolleri rahat (1)
    Eksiler
    -Buglar (1.5)
    -Bazı saçma bulmacalar (-1)
    Puan:10/10 Türünün en iyisi.
    -IloveIndie
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  3. Jul 3, 2018
    10
    By far the best platformer I have ever played.

    I like hard games; dark souls, hotline miami and hollow knight come to my mind. But I've
    By far the best platformer I have ever played.

    I like hard games; dark souls, hotline miami and hollow knight come to my mind. But I've never really could get into a hard platformer. Super meat boy is a great game, yes. But I didn't felt motivated to keep playing despite dying over and over.

    Then, it came this game. In the first level I died like 300 times (I like hard games, but I'm not good at them). But the difficulty curve, how it adds new challenges as it goes on, how it teaches you a new mechanic and then plays with it, changing it until it becomes something completely new; there's where the brilliance of this game resides.

    This game pushed me to the edge of my skills, teaching me in every step, making me improve. That's why it's the best platformer I have ever played. And if you add the beautiful story, the cute visuals and the immersing music, you have a work of art right there.
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  4. Feb 25, 2018
    9
    A fun retro-style platformer with quirky characters, great music and amazing level design. The only real complaint I have is some wonkyA fun retro-style platformer with quirky characters, great music and amazing level design. The only real complaint I have is some wonky dialogue, but even that is a minor complaint. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2018
    9
    Great fun platformer, not super difficult and has a nice assist mode for people new to platformers.

    Has the option of going for a linear
    Great fun platformer, not super difficult and has a nice assist mode for people new to platformers.

    Has the option of going for a linear playthrough, or collecting lots of strawberries in extra sections of the levels and challenging yourself to the bmode levels.

    Overall, a very fun game, would give it 10/10 if the strawberries unlocked something.
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  6. Mar 8, 2018
    8
    I mean, it's pretty good. But i suck at it. Also it's really hard. But Theo is cool.
  7. Jul 16, 2018
    0
    Very overrated. Music is simple, gameplay is rough, and characters aren't so interesting and deep as everyone says.

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