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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
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  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. Jan 20, 2019
    10
    Um jogo que entrega aquilo que você esperar receber dele.
    Celeste ficou conhecido na mídia pela sua história tocante, abordando temas
    Um jogo que entrega aquilo que você esperar receber dele.
    Celeste ficou conhecido na mídia pela sua história tocante, abordando temas importantes como depressão e auto aceitação. Apesar de sem dúvida o seu grande foco ser na narrativa, o jogo não peca em nenhum quesito. É um jogo de plataforma excelente e muito desafiador, que poderia frustrar alguns pela sua dificuldade, mas o jogo acerta até no ponto de inclusão dos jogadores, permitindo que todos desfrutem de sua história incrível. O jogo tem a excelente solução de deixar o jogador escolher quais habilidades a personagem pode ter, desde o primeiro momento no jogo. Com essa escolha dada ao usuário o jogo pode ir do nível apenas história, onde o jogo pode ser completado por qualquer pessoa, mesmo jogadores extremamente casuais, até no nível mais desafiador do game.
    Celeste também acerta em cheio com a sua arte, e ainda mais com sua música, que são uma obra prima a parte.
    Não foi à toa que esse jogo ficou ao lado de gigantes com produções multimilionárias no Games awards de 2018.
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  3. 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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  4. Dec 13, 2018
    9
    This game is hard! I really enjoy a challenge! It takes some practice to get used to the controls, but once you do they work perfectly. TheThis game is hard! I really enjoy a challenge! It takes some practice to get used to the controls, but once you do they work perfectly. The dialogue is worth reading, it made me laugh quit a bit. If you hate challenges don't bother playing this game. It seems to be aimed at older players who don't suck. There is even a white block that looks like it came from Mario 3, and if you hold down while standing on it you fall behind it and interact with the background! Young gamers who haven't played Mario 3 wouldn't have made the connection. Also, it appears that many young gamers just cry a lot when a game is too hard. If you don't want to listen to your kids having meltdowns, don't get them this game. I imagine that most of the negative reviews come from people who can't even beat a feel good adventure platformer like Ori and the Blind Forest. I must say though, I'm surprised this game is getting better reviews than Hollow Knight and Ori! It's not THAT amazing. Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2019
    9
    Celeste is the type of game I rarely play, as i often find the frustration of navigating tight, intricately designed platformers as tooCeleste is the type of game I rarely play, as i often find the frustration of navigating tight, intricately designed platformers as too off-putting. Frustration usually comes from a dissatisfaction in failure, but in Celeste, the gameplay is so well designed, so varied, that the nagging feeling to keep persist and improve always keeps you enjoying yourself. This fact is beautifully mirrored the in main character's own progression. I feel the success of the game's narrative have been a little overstated, as i feel its simplicity could have been flattered by greater subtlety. Nonetheless, the game holds up as an impressive achievement, with obvious replay-ability, nice musical score and fantastic visuals. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    Celeste
    A great game, just not for me
    Celeste is one of those ultra frustrating platformers where you play a girl named madeline trying to
    Celeste
    A great game, just not for me
    Celeste is one of those ultra frustrating platformers where you play a girl named madeline trying to climb mount celeste for reasons unknown to her, the story focuses primarily on depression, anxiety, and will power… the latter 2 will definitely be tested if you choose to play celeste the way it was intedned to be played..
    And in its intended state, I just don’t like it.. im not one of those people that enjoy dying 1 million times in a video game, I want to relax and enjoy my games, not be on the brink of going mad…
    Thankfully this game offers an assist mode to deal with this..
    I gave the game a shot for how it was meant to be, you get a single dash though crystals and strawberries will refill this gash, you can climb walls and it’s a bunch of dashing and doging spikes supermeat boy style..
    it didn’t take long for me to be like nah, im not doing this.. and played the rest of the game with assists on…
    at first with just infinite dodges, but this game my character some super saiyan pink hair to give the visual of clearly im cheating right now, so I thought might as well turn damage off too..
    so whats meant to be some ultra hard game for sadomasochists for me was an exploration game and I feel no shame in that, I got the story, I got to see every inch of celeste, collecting the baries, the crystal hearts, the cassetes to unlock the side b version of a chapter and better yet playing with assist doesn’t turn trophies off, and this trophy list is full of silver trophies for finding these collectables…
    Needless to say playing with assists does take away the satisfaction of completing chapters and areas..
    I got to get a feel for the games intention the most while trying to get a trophy for completing celeste on pico-8, that’s right, the devolopers are evil jerks.. I got to level 27 out of 30 before I gave up on the trophy and the platinum, so don’t think with assist mode this is all of a sudden some easy platinum trophy because it isn’t… mount celeste is going to be in your way of it one way or another..
    somehow nearly 25% of players have this trophy though, I don’t see how. The game must have only sold like 4 copies and the one person that got it is a developer or their parents just didn’t love them.
    jokes, im kidding..
    im just not one of those people that think, you know what would be fun?
    dying over and over and over and over and over and over until muscle memory and luck prevent me from doing so,
    Its not my thing…
    that being said I do again still see the greatness in this game, the brilliant level design, the brutal difficulty, the option to skip the difficulty and just explore, a great trophy list aside from the pico 8 bit..
    Celeste is a really great package for people that love retro games, stress, or trophies
    I give Celeste an 8/10
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  7. Jan 1, 2019
    0
    On essaye de s'habituer et même d'en faire abstraction mais ça reviendrait à fermer les yeux... or dans "jeu vidéo", il y a "vidéo"... et ilOn essaye de s'habituer et même d'en faire abstraction mais ça reviendrait à fermer les yeux... or dans "jeu vidéo", il y a "vidéo"... et il faut bien regarder en face à son grand dépit l'immense tas de merde qui se déroule devant nous... De quoi en rester pétrifié, médusé mais surtout horrifié...

    Un nouveau sommet a été atteint dans l'ignominie de ces graphismes à chier la chiasse... Pardonnez ce langage choquant et à tout le moins brusque mais c'est tout ce qui vient à l'esprit devant cette chose, cet amalgame de pixels immonde en 2D en 4 couleurs !

    Jusqu'où ira l'infamie de ce foutage de gueule généralisé, jusqu'où iront tous ces étrons indés qui se reproduisent comme des cafards, nul ne le sait... Nous en avons une petite idée néanmoins... Ils iront comme le reste de leurs engeances, tout au fond de la cuvette et nous serons les premiers à tirer la chasse, encore et encore...

    Mais de toute façon, ne peuvent-ils rien faire d'autre qui recycler les fossiles des antiques générations de Nintendaube, à savoir sauter et faire sauter des pixels mongolos sur des plate-formes de golios ? il paraît que les Triple A ne se renouvellent pas.... mais les indés Triple Z, que font-ils au juste à part de la plate-forme 2D à chier ? rien ! à part se foutre de votre gueule bien entendu...
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