Not yet SO old Great Old One
- Jul 7, 2004
- Reaction score
- Warwickshire, England.
After ten hours of copying hundreds of gigabytes to external harddrives and cloud-storage, I finally stumped up for CUPHEAD.
1) The game is a beautiful homage to 1930s U.S. animation.
2) You know that the designers have done something right when you've just died for the twenty-fifth time in a row, but there's a great big smile on your face.
3) And you 'fist pump' the air after beating every boss.
The experience is very much like having an arcade machine and a bucket of coins.
I was really impressed by Cuphead. It's hard as nails by post 2000 standards, yes. But those of us who grew up playing platformers in the the 80 and 90s will not see it as unfamiliar in terms of difficulty to those we played back then.
It's proper beautiful. Has that whole Fleischer Animation type vibe to it. And it does it so perfectly.