Games of the Past REVIEW: The Many Versions of Cave Story

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

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I cannot speak highly enough about the experience Cave Story offers. I’m very glad that’s it’s gone from little exposure to almost too much exposure in such a short time. I’m a sucker for the games and developers I love—the fact that I’ve poured so much of my hard-earned money into a single game across multiple platforms must indeed prove that.

I’m a bit hesitant to offer my final verdict on Cave Story as a whole, but here it comes: the world of Daisuke Amaya has evolved and endured for so long across enough platforms to take more than one hand to count because it’s as perfect as gaming of this sort can get.

Multiple teams, developers, and publishers are all in the shadow of a single man.

Review Score

Oprainfall’s Review System:

5= A Nearly Perfect Game. A must buy game. This game is as close to perfect as can possibly be.
4= A Great Game. You should seriously consider buying this game if you own the console.
3= A Good Game. The game will likely appeal to the fans of the genre or series.
2= A Poor Game. The game has some issues. Only the most devoted fans of the genre or series should buy this game.
1= A Dreadful Game. We cannot in good conscience recommend this game to anyone, it is that bad.

Here’s a 30 minute Cave Story documentary.
Here’s the game’s soundtrack.

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