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Old January 25, 2010, 05:05 PM
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Yes, that's right, a game that's the exact same letter six, I repeat, SIX times.

I know most of you haven't head of this game, so that's why I want to get the name out to all of you. VVVVVV is an indie side-scrolling game, with a simply story. The objective of the game is to find all your remaining crew from a problem that struck when they move into a strange new dimension, and had an effect on the teleporter. The simple controls are move left and right, and walk on the floor or on the roof. Simple as that.

Consider the game like Metroid Prime. While there are no bosses, there are extremely hard puzzles to move ahead in the game. And I will only say this once: YOU WILL DIE A LOT, which is part of the fun of VVVVVV. There are infinite lives in this game, but the frustration is what makes this game fun. It will make you want to try it again and again.

Another thing to mention is the soundtrack. It's EXCELLENT. Probably the best 8-bit/techno sounding music that suits a game like this. It ties in so well, and as you keep grabbing orbs, you unlock new tracks along the way.

Some might say it's quite the pricey game, but I honestly think I just spent the best $15.38 in a long time towards computer entertainment.

I give it three thumbs up, if I had more than two.

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Old January 25, 2010, 06:09 PM
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How long is the game? It is pretty basic for the price. But the keygen music on the two levels of the demo is pretty badass. I'll admit to that.
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Old January 25, 2010, 06:24 PM
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Depending how good you are at not dying a lot, the game could last between 2-5 hours. It took me the better part of just over 4.5 hours to get all the orbs too, as some of them are freaking impossible to get, as one of the terminal says in the game. However there are lots of challenges and time trials after to see if you got the real skill to chug along through this game without dying. There is actually a trophy awarded to someone who can beat the game without dieing, which is literally IMPOSSIBLE.

I died over 1500 times the first time I played it. thank goodness I had the day off, otherwise I would've been up all night HAHA.

It's not just about you though either. Your crew members also pose a challenge as well, as they can only move in certain ways in the puzzles, so figuring it out before trying can take a while.
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Old January 25, 2010, 06:33 PM
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If you want to see the hardest orb to get, look at this youtube video. You'll also get a glimpse of the music. It's really well done.

And if you read the comments of this video. People said that took almost 800 deaths on getting this orb/trinket and failed. I think it took me close to 400 or so to get it...

YouTube - Let's NOT Play VVVVVV! Part 1: AAARRGGH!
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Old January 30, 2010, 12:58 PM
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I tried the demo, really enjoyed it. The music is BAdass.
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Old January 30, 2010, 01:38 PM
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I managed to get the first 2 orbs without dieing, but I gave up after than because I could not figure out how exactly you are supposed to get through one room.

EDIT: I wonder what this game would be like if it kept the bodies where they landed.
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