MuddyScarecrow
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I just realized that the idiots who bitch and whine about “millennials” having games catered to them with easy modes and accessibility are probably millennials themselves. Because no I don’t buy for a moment that you’ve been gaming since the 80s because nobody in their thirties gives a shit about how hardcore games were back then. Because being “hardcore” wasn’t a thing back then.

TemplarGR
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TemplarGR
I tried Cuphead but wasn’t for me. An exceptional artwork, a true masterpiece artistically, and i can really appreciate that and hope to see more of that in the future from other developers too. This game was made from their heart and it shows. I hope it sells well and i do wish them to create more games, but i find gameplay like this not for me. I don’t like “hard” games that rely on pure trial and error and some cheap difficulty design. Which is why i find the Souls games bad as well. I don’t have anything to… Read more »
Lloyd Arold
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Well I can at least agree that the game is pretty much perfect the way it is.

Nitrium
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The “casual elitism” required to effectively parody “hardcore elitism” is making many a head explode (especially in YouTube comments). This is creating South Park “Chewbacca Defence” levels of confusion as to which side people think they are actually on. It’s brilliantly subversive.

El Chica Incognitus
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Just went looking through the Cuphead forum and art section on steam.

Holy fuck way to make a fun game about 1920’s cartoon art and boss fights into an exercise in pure douchebaggery.

ThisisturtiM
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ThisisturtiM

Sorry Jim, but I can’t help but shake the feeling that this series is just a salty man complaining about people who enjoy hard games. Someone feel free to set me straight, but it reminds me of when my brother who cried when I beat him in a deathmatch.

Bluejaaam
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Bluejaaam
The look of utter joy on Jim’s face at the very end is beautiful. I love Cuphead but I am also very bad at it. Like Thumper last year, it’s gonna end up being my game of the year despite me not completing it because, whilst difficult, it always feels fair and encourages me that i’m getting better. I generally don’t have patience/time for rock hard games because I feel like I’m wasting my time repeating the same bit of game over and over again but Cuphead’s levels are so short and the gameplay feels so tight that I rarely… Read more »
Benj
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Benj

Cuphead should have an easy mode.

But only if it’s a gamestop exclusive pre-order bonus!

Nohat Coder
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Nohat Coder

Cuphead – Almost as hard as Duke Amiel du H’ardcore’s nipples!

KeekingItReal
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I gotta be honest, when you go “off script” for this stuff instead of reading the comments it sounds super forced and unnecessary and you come across as really (for lack of a better word) salty. Not in the sense as it’s part of your act either. It’s kind of difficult to watch. I’d say for future episodes it’d do you better not to go overboard with the act when you’re not reading comments. Plus it’d probably be funnier to say “rub my nipplays” with a sense of seriousness. Unless the “rub my nipplays” comment is actually one of the… Read more »
Lewdology PhD
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Man, I really appreciate the slightly confused and subtly insecure expression the Duke always has. It really underlines the sentiment of the comments. Perfect.

Wisq
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Wisq

Oh jesus Jim, please, don’t smash cups in front of your face without eye protection.

Jimbuscus
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Jimbuscus

Bit hard for me but I like the art

Christian Pohl
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Looking at Vanquish, Bayonetta, MGR ReVengeance, Transformers Devastation or Jamestown and pretty much any Cave bullet hell, I don’t see a problem with including easy modes without ruining the experience for the truly masochistic. In most Platinum games, you’ll not only find nicely graded difficulty modes, with remixed enemy placement and attack patterns, but also items which literally let you fight with one button. Are you forced to use them? No. But it makes the game accessible for a wider audience. On the other hand, the top difficulty modes like Infinite Climax in Bayonetta are HARD. I went through the… Read more »
Dj_Ziio
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Dj_Ziio

I can’t get the game Sid Meier’s Pirates out of my head because of that music. Now I have to see if there is a modern PC version available and court myself a wife.

Anton
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Anton
On a somewhat related note, something I want to never see again in a game is the condescending “Would you like to switch to an easier difficulty?”, message when you fail several times in a row. I remember playing Onimusha back when I was twelve, and getting repeatedly demolished. I was already pissed off, and that sent me right the fuck over the edge. The second half of that afternoon was spent with my dad, learning how to put new drywall into a controller-shaped hole in the wall. He would have been mad, but he was too busy laughing at… Read more »
El Chica Incognitus
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Aaaaaargh. YES THERE WAS EASY MODES BACK IN THE 90s! There was difficulty settings, there was the konomi code, there was LOTS OF SHIT IN GAMES TO MAKE THEM EASIER BACK THEN. You want the fucking honest truth? Old games weren’t THAT fucking hard. Everyone just likes to misremember things as being “nintendo-hard” but the reality was the overwhelming majority of games wasn’t ballbreakingly ridiculously hard. Cuphead is WAY harder then most games that came out during this so called “hardcore” era. Some of these fucking so called elitist 80’s and 90’s babies needs to talk to someone who was… Read more »
Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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What do you mean ‘go buy an xbox instead’? It’s ON the Xbox as a Microsoft exclusive!

Sperium3000
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See, this one hits me hard because, while I’m not going to shit on people who say “Boy this game is hard”, I’m on the camp that yes, it’s part of the point..? Look, we can mock the term “hardcore” as much as we want, but what bothers me with the argument that “Oh man this game is hard wish I could skip bosses THIS GAME IS SO HARD IT’S EXCLUDING PEOPLE” is that you’re entirely dismissing the concept of difficulty – or rather, *challenge* – being an integral part of the game’s enjoyment. And I get it, some people… Read more »
Sarklor
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As excuses to rub your nipples in public go, I have to say this video series is one of the better ones.

Amy
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I wish there were less idiots like this that give those of us that just like a challenge in games a bad name. I just want more games that are designed to test your limits, rather than just ‘1 shot kill protagonists and bullet sponge enemies’. I don’t care how accessible they make it for everyone else, if it also has a well designed mode for me. And cuphead is awesome, i would be happy if they added some kind of ‘cartoon mode’ or something for those that just want to enjoy the aesthetic or a less taxing experiance. (As… Read more »
Anton
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Anton

You know, in a weird way the guy who said that Let’s Plays are the easy mode isn’t wrong – it’s the ultimate easy mode. There are literally zero gameplay barriers and all the content is there to be seen. Sometimes I’ve used it to view alternate game endings that I’m too lazy to re-play a game for.

Golden episode, as usual, Jim

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

Be honest Jim, how many cups did you go through trying to get that cup-smashing shot right?

MuddyScarecrow
Member

Poor Dark Souls. At this point it really just feels like that game fell victim to its own fan base; applying “hardcore” gate keeping to it that I’m pretty sure the actual devs never intended. Because really that’s what this is. These games are basically the Salty Spittoon if its customers started acting like they were the bouncers, intentionally turning away guests as if they know what the hell the actual club owners want out of their clientele.

Deena
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Deena

Oh shit, here we go O_O