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  • TheVoid - January 22, 2014 5:58 p.m.

    Bought the original on Steam for dirt cheap a couple of months ago (although I don't think quite $1.49 dirt cheap - that's a freaking steal) and while I haven't sunk my teeth into it full-on I'm rather excited to do so. I've only given it a few hours to date but walked away very impressed with it's retro feel, which felt more "authentically retro" rather than the more common "going for retro" aesthetic, if you can dig it. And the only reason I walked away is because I have a tremendous backlog of games that I've promised to clear out before moving on to anything new...GTA V excluded. Best of all, even though the original La-Mulana was very reminiscent of a 16-bit-era title, it very much has a look and feel all it's own. Very metrovania gameplay for sure, but definitely marching to it's own beat, and very demanding in terms of platforming finesse and puzzle solving skills. Basically if you are not sweating perfectly-timed jump and whip actions, you are pouring over seemingly impossible puzzles, all the while wondering what inventive challenges lie ahead. All of that in a good way. Highly recommended, especially for that next-to-nothing special price. But even the full $15 seems justified. And the screens for the sequel definitely scream "oh yeah, La-Mulana is back!!!". I haven't backed a Kickstarter yet, this might be my first...
  • BladedFalcon - January 21, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    Never played the first, but this look cool, I'll definitely give it a look ^^ And say Lucas, if you're going to start reporting on worthwhile Kickstarter projects, maybe look into this one? It's a game involving Yasumi Matsno, the creator of tactics Ogre, Final fantasy tactics, Vagrant Story, and FFXII. It's meant to be kind of a spiritual successor to the gameplay present in Final fantasy Tactics, and while they are just starting with the planning of the game, they should have way more info about it today. Looks like it could be potentially really cool, and could use more exposure ^^
  • Scoob - January 21, 2014 10:41 a.m.

    Coincidentally, the original game is Steam's deal of the day (in which the game on sale is on sale for two days) for $1.49 from $14.99.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 21, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    COT DANG! Definitely worth picking up for that price, thanks for pointing it out!
  • Sy87 - January 21, 2014 11:19 a.m.

    Sweet, yeah thanks. Lucas get me hooked on all sorts of games.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 21, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    I'm like an indie crack dealer :D