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Topic: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

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Romeo

@mamp yea but seriously, rottytops is such a great character, it was kind of refreshing seeing actual "friends" in such a game

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paburrows

So I'm curious, do we have a release date yet?

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Dezzy

Well this thread didn't get much love. Can people post their summaries of opinions on this now that it's been released everywhere?

I really wanted this to be my first attempt at the series but the asking price was a bit too high. I could get Retro City Rampage AND Fallblox for the price of this (2 games I've been looking at).

So is it worth this price or do they need to knock a few dollars off?

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Dreamz

Dezzy wrote:

Well this thread didn't get much love. Can people post their summaries of opinions on this now that it's been released everywhere?

I really wanted this to be my first attempt at the series but the asking price was a bit too high. I could get Retro City Rampage AND Fallblox for the price of this (2 games I've been looking at).

So is it worth this price or do they need to knock a few dollars off?

I bought it a while back and have been playing it in between other stuff. Lots of fun, really fantastic humor. I'm currently in what I assume is the last section, since the difficulty curve just popped from linear to exponential.

I do think it was well worth the price. <3 Shantae!

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MetalKingShield

Dezzy wrote:

I really wanted this to be my first attempt at the series but the asking price was a bit too high. I could get Retro City Rampage AND Fallblox for the price of this (2 games I've been looking at).

So is it worth this price or do they need to knock a few dollars off?

It is definitely worth the price, although I would strongly recommend Risky's Revenge (also well worth the price) as your first Shantae. Seriously, the quality of both is amazing - it'd be hard to feel short changed.

So anyway, a summary:

I'm a huge fan of Risky's Revenge and consider that a clear 10/10. With that in mind, Pirate's Curse was my most anticipated game for several years. I'll start right away by saying I prefer the greater sense of exploration in Risky's Revenge. I also miss the animal transformations, although the Metroid-like abilities in Pirate's Curse are brilliant - Shantae controls like a dream. One thing that is outright worse is the fact items are now single use instead of using a Magic Meter. Even so, there is a good story reason for this.

Graphics are brilliant. As a slight nitpick, I couldn't help be disappointed that not more of the sprites were upgraded for the 3DS's extra resolution (the view is zoomed out rather than existing sprites improved). That said, it's perfectly understandable they couldn't re-draw everything, and the genuinely new sprites and bosses are superb. The character art is frequently beautiful, although as another nitpick, I'm not a fan of the way they are making the protagonists look younger. Risky Boots in particular has lost some va-va-voom (but again, maybe that's because of the story).

Jake Kaufman delivers another brilliant soundtrack. I do think Risky's Revenge has some slighter better tunes, but the music in Pirate's Curse is better at accentuating the drama. More than the graphics and music, though, I was most impressed with the writing. Pirate's Curse is often hilarious and exciting. I felt like saying "bravo" to the whole thing (another reason I recommend playing the DSi game first).

It's true there is a difficulty spike here and there. The last palace could actually ruin it for less skilled players, although I found it easy enough after I'd done it once (completed it four times now). Overall, it's a superbly made game - a 9/10, I think, but easily my favourite game on the eShop and possibly my favourite 3DS game of all. Strongly recommended.

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Dezzy

Thanks for the infos.
If it goes on sale at any point, I'll definitely get it. Finally got round to playing their other eshop title Mighty Switch Force and that really surprised me, I was expecting something much more generic.

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MetalKingShield

Dezzy wrote:

Thanks for the infos.
If it goes on sale at any point, I'll definitely get it. Finally got round to playing their other eshop title Mighty Switch Force and that really surprised me, I was expecting something much more generic.

Yeah, I must admit, nothing quite hits the spot for me like a WayForward game. Graphics, music and controls are always brilliant. To me, Pirate's Curse, Mighty Switch Force and the much-overlooked Mighty Switch Force 2 are best three games on the eShop.

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IceClimbers

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is coming to Steam on Friday.

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I know it's been over a year since the last post, but I just now got the game, so hopefully it's okay to revive it (TBH, I was surprised it was even this far back).

Anyhow, I started it up yesterday, and it's been a blast so far (my first in the series). It controls great, the art is gorgeous, and the characters so far have been likeable.

I'm currently in the dungeon of the third island (the zombie one), and am quite surprised how challenging it's been so early. Still, I like me a good "Metroidvania", and it's definitely been good so far.

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