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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: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Feb 9, 2018
    100
    Celeste is ... like heaven. The level design is fantastic, artistically takes your breath away and playability is perfect. It's highly complicated, especially after the first round, but very satisfying. Celeste itself explains why "indie games" exist.
  2. Feb 1, 2018
    100
    Simply put, Celeste is a tour de force. A piece of work that will no doubt go down as one of the year’s best platformers or even just one of its best games in general. Between the immaculately crafted levels with a wide variety of challenges, the intense gameplay that rewards crackerjack timing, the sheer amount of post-game content and things to discover in every chapter, and a moving, amazing story in the form of Madeline’s urge to climb the behemoth that awaits her, what we have here is truly magnificent and an experience that simply cannot be missed. And hey, word has it that the view from the top is amazing.
  3. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    The greatest triumph of Celeste is that its best-in-class jumping and dashing is blended beautifully with an important and sincere story and an incredible soundtrack that make it a genuinely emotional game, even when your feet are planted firmly on the ground.
  4. Feb 8, 2018
    100
    The frustration of dying for the thousandth time finds its counterweight in the gorgeously fluid ballet of a perfect run. With a wonderfully evocative soundtrack and a whole host of creative ideas and plenty of additional challenges beyond the main campaign, Celeste manages to cram in a whole lot of goodness without ever missing a step. Fans of tricky platformers will find much to love in the game's design, but it's also a perfect starting point for anyone new to the genre — perhaps even those actively averse to it. In short, it's a bit of a masterpiece.
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    90
    The best indie platformer since Super Meat Boy, but also one of the best storytelling experiences of recent years – with an incisive and thoughtful portrayal of mental illness.
  6. Feb 6, 2018
    90
    Developer Matt Makes Games’ previous release was TowerFall, the archery-themed four-player battle royale. With its single-player focus and touching narrative, Celeste might seem like an odd follow-up. However, like TowerFall, Celeste features polished and intense action that makes it easy to love and hard to put down.
  7. Feb 11, 2018
    82
    Celeste surprised us with its tight and challenging but very rewarding gameplay, coupled with a deep story and great level design. Sometimes you can feel lost in the game's vast areas and it could have used a more diversified gameplay, but it's definitely a game to have for lovers of 2D platform games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    One of the best games I've played in my life. It just seems like everything is perfect in Celeste. From the tight controls and gameplay alwaysOne of the best games I've played in my life. It just seems like everything is perfect in Celeste. From the tight controls and gameplay always reinforced with new interesting concepts to the characters which are likable and feel real and the story which is nothing too special but still interesting and well executed to a beautiful soundtrack combined with a breathtaking pixel look crafted with great attention to detail.

    But one of the most crucial aspects that make this game great is the difficulty. It's always hard and rewarding but doesn't force itself to be overly hard like other games of the genre like The End is Nigh or Super Meat Boy. There are always harder versions of the levels and many collectibles which make those loving death or exploring happy. Overall the developers have found a great balance between easy and difficult and for those that still find it too hard to enjoy there's always the really well done Assist Mode that makes the game easier the way you like and is completely customizable.
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  2. Mar 30, 2018
    10
    FUN and CHALLENGE the heck of you but in chapter 4 is confused but is OK
    The story is good but OK but i have not finish chapter 4 ahh well
    FUN and CHALLENGE the heck of you but in chapter 4 is confused but is OK
    The story is good but OK but i have not finish chapter 4 ahh well
    Yeah guys is good buy it
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  3. Mar 20, 2018
    10
    Joguinho muito bom, esse merece 10 em qualquer plataforma, espero que seja assim com Undertale quando for pro Nintendo Switch, porque a galeraJoguinho muito bom, esse merece 10 em qualquer plataforma, espero que seja assim com Undertale quando for pro Nintendo Switch, porque a galera curte esse tipo de indie. Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2018
    10
    Tengo las versiones de PC y One de este juego, es un excelente plataformas, con dificultad moderada y buenas mecánicas, habiendo probado todasTengo las versiones de PC y One de este juego, es un excelente plataformas, con dificultad moderada y buenas mecánicas, habiendo probado todas las versiones no puedo recomendarlo en otro sitio que no sea PC o XBOX, en Switch el rendimiento es pobre y en PS4, bueno... SONY no merece ganar un centavo mas del que ya nos roba con el PLUS. Expand
  5. Mar 21, 2018
    9
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    So much death and fun
    Conquer fears with frustration
    Get dem strawberries
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  6. Jan 27, 2018
    9
    Retro platformers is a genre that I’ve been interested in ever since I was a child and there have certainly been some classics over theRetro platformers is a genre that I’ve been interested in ever since I was a child and there have certainly been some classics over the year’s, but in my opinion this genre has lost its way in recent years. Thankfully Celeste has reminded me why I love this particular genre so much and for me it’s pretty much perfect in every single way. Obviously the most important thing about a platformer is the platforming itself and thankfully everything here has been done to perfection. Each little movement feels great and the amount of immersion the platforming creates is simply wonderful. The controls definitely play a part in making the platforming play great, and they’ve done a great job of keeping things very tight and responsive throughout. Throughout your time with the game you will notice a number of different mechanics in play at the same time and each different mechanic plays a part in creating a unique adventure. Another very important aspect in a game like this is the level design, and thankfully I can say the levels are superb. Each level plays differently from each other and there are a lot of clever concepts in each level and this without a doubt keeps things fresh and makes you want to carry on, which is very important. This is very important because the game can be extremely difficult and you will die a lot of times, so there is a little frustration but it wasn’t enough to stop me from playing and that’s great because in terms of content the game offers you a decent amount and you will enjoy this game for multiple hours. The presentation side of the game created a lot of fond memories for me and it’s certainly packed with a lot of charm. Visually the game screams retro and when you combine that with the excellent sound design then you get a game that takes you down memory lane, but it also has a modern feel to it at the same time which is awesome. At the end of the day I expected a lot from Celeste and it’s managed to reach my lofty expectations and some, which is very impressive to say the least. Everything about the game just clicks and I can see it being on a lot of people’s game’s of the year list come the end of the year. If you love old-school platformers then this is an absolute must buy and it should definitely be included on the best platformers of all time list. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2018
    6
    The game is complicated but interesting, but he did not go any farther. For I can not stand xD.

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