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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom 50% off anniversary discount on all platforms [Check OP for schedule]

Oct 29, 2017
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So this or Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap? They look so similar to me...
Dragon's Trap is like a messy, brief, beautiful blueprint of what Monster Boy could be. Monster Boy is the idea fleshed out and polished to perfection. Dragon's Trap is short and fairly basic, although it was pretty great for its time. Monster Boy is one of the most substantial Metroidvanias I have played. Both are colorful, fun, and constantly joyful, yet often challenging. Monster Boy is full of references to Dragon's Trap, so you do get more out of playing Dragon's Trap first.
 

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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Everybody should buy this game. One of the best games this gen, and one of the very best games in a very long running series that has been consistently great.
 

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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They're very different games. Dragon's Trap is a completely faithful remake of the Master System game, to the point that you can switch graphics on the fly like in the Halo 1/2 Anniversary.

Monster Boy is a Metroidvania with platforming and puzzles. It's one of the best games of 2018.
The dragon's trap remake actually isn't completely faithful to the original, they dropped the Charm Point mechanic in the remake.

Most would probably consider that a good omission, though.
 

Tigerfog

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Oct 28, 2017
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One of my favorite games of this year and I'm a very picky player for platformers.
The artstyle, the music, the rock solid gameplay... there is so much to love about this game.
 

Firebrand

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Oct 25, 2017
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I didn't like it quite as much as Dragon's Trap and WB in Monster World, but it's still a really good time for the most part and the music is amazing with contributions by big names like Yuzo Koshiro and Michiru Yamane.

It's also a surprisingly long game, so don't worry about value.

 

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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I didn't like it quite as much as Dragon's Trap and WB in Monster World, but it's still a really good time for the most part and the music is amazing with contributions by big names like Yuzo Koshiro and Michiru Yamane.

It's also a surprisingly long game, so don't worry about value.
There are some incredible remixes of Wonder Boy tunes in this game. That said, I think The Dragon's Trap has the better OST overall. They took a single castle theme from Wonder Boy and remixed it like 6 times and each time kept getting better and better.




plus this:

 

Nabbit

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Oct 25, 2017
2,115
Anyone know if progress from the demo carries over to the full game?

I don't suppose anyone knows how long the sale lasts? Partner getting a Switch to open on Xmas so probably won't want to buy until the day.
Most sales are about a week or two. We should know once it begins how long it will be. Hopefully the timing will work out for Xmas. Maybe you could open the Switch in advance, load it with a game or games, and put it back in the box so it's all set for your partner? That way you could get the discount even if the sale ends early.
 

Red Liquorice

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Oct 27, 2017
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Most sales are about a week or two. We should know once it begins how long it will be. Hopefully the timing will work out for Xmas. Maybe you could open the Switch in advance, load it with a game or games, and put it back in the box so it's all set for your partner? That way you could get the discount even if the sale ends early.
Maybe, that's a bit of a bother but he has shown interest in the game previously, would be nice to get it cheap. Thanks for the reply.
 

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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Huh, hadn't heard of this before, but this thread has convinced me to check it out
Read this


One of the greatest game series ever
 

JTyrmi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Finland
Will buy the Switch version for sure. Tried the demo and really liked it, despite the demo being a bit short and not really showing all that much. But it still offered a decent challenge and apparently the game is long, so I'm all for it.
 

Virtua Sanus

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Nov 24, 2017
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Brilliant game. More people need to play it.

The devs spent extra time to really make this PC version special. It even has ultrawide support, which is intensely rare for games like this.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is now 50% off on the Japan and European eShops for Switch but I heard it hasn't appeared in the NA eShops yet.

 

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
22,087
I really wanted to like this game but the sequence where you transform into a pig was godawful. It must improve after that right?
 

Karspankey

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Oct 25, 2017
8,443
Bought! Always wanted this game ever since I watched Dark1x talk about it briefly in a video!

Gonna see how it looks at 4K and on an OLED! Amazing that it has ultrawide support too!
 

Agalloch

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Oct 30, 2017
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Guys, I own the physical edition since launch, among the best games of the year and one of the top Metroidvania ever, spectacular, long for its genre, and perfect performance on Switch, 1080 native and 60 fps, buy absolutely.
 

Jazzem

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Feb 2, 2018
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There are some incredible remixes of Wonder Boy tunes in this game. That said, I think The Dragon's Trap has the better OST overall. They took a single castle theme from Wonder Boy and remixed it like 6 times and each time kept getting better and better.




plus this:

Ahhh forgot how good these were!

Love that they included short videos of the various performers in the game too
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Very excited to try this out. Big fan of hollow knight, so I'm curious how this compares.
I think it's every bit as good, though it's very different in style. Hollow Knight is a very slow, drawn out burn which made me feel the way I feel when playing Souls games. Monster Boy is densely packed with puzzles (and rewards) and interesting mechanics, much faster paced than Hollow Knight. In that way I'd say it's more "fun" than Hollow Knight. It's not a short game, either, by any means, so at 15 dollars it's even comparable to HK's value proposition.
 

Nabbit

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Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone have an opinion on picking it up on Xbox vs. Switch? Is the game comfier with Joy-Cons or the Xbox One controller? Are the graphics much better on Xbox?