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Just stumbled over this game on PSN. Trailer looks cool, like it would be LIMBO with more action.

 

Anyone who has played the game willing to share thoughts?

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Hey man.

I picked it up without knowing what I would get a couple of weeks ago. The visuals/score seemed really nice, besides, the trophy list had speedrun/no-death challenges, and I always love myself a nice no-death challenge. Actually getting those trophies, however, is not that easy! The game doesn't require tight platforming skills as much as it requires you to be able to manipulate the game's RNG. Dealing with enemies can be quite frustrating, and you will have to deal with them a lot. I don't have the time right now to go into too much detail but overall, I found myself going back and forth between getting really pissed off by the RNG crap and feeling quite rewarded when I did manage to obtain the trophies. Replaying stages and perseverance will get you there eventually. If you're prone to rage, however, I'd recommend staying away from this game.

 

Sorry, gotta run now

 

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The game is on sale now for €5... Very tempted to buy it.

 

@timey77 I'm not into speedruns and I'm rarely into no-death runs, but then again I'm not a completionist so I can ignore those trophies easily if the game itself is good. :)

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Well, I got my €10 refund code from Sony because I bought enough stuff last month. Decided I'd buy Feist as well as Life Goes On: Done To Death as those were the two titles that I was the most curious about. I'll post my thoughts when I get to playing the game :)

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I picked this one up for €5 like two days ago, I actually wanted to get the game earlier but found it too expensive at the time. Now this is not a game you can just rush through! The thing is, 50% of playing this game comes down to enemy placement/movement/paths. Because of that everytime you replay a stage it will be different and that's what makes Feist a very challenging game to complete (that is, if you're going for the platinum of course). I love a challenging game though and Feist definitely delivers.

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Both this and Life Goes On have been played by me for a bunch of levels now. They're not really comparable but I like both, been distracted by different games though so I've finished neither.

 

Should get back to this soon but I've entered the Summer Backlog Challenge and I'm definitely not going to 100% Feist, I can tell you that xD

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On 4/14/2017 at 10:30 AM, nickmesselaar said:

I picked this one up for €5 like two days ago, I actually wanted to get the game earlier but found it too expensive at the time. Now this is not a game you can just rush through! The thing is, 50% of playing this game comes down to enemy placement/movement/paths. Because of that everytime you replay a stage it will be different and that's what makes Feist a very challenging game to complete (that is, if you're going for the platinum of course). I love a challenging game though and Feist definitely delivers.

 

Unfortunately, that sounds like the total bullshit that is Sound Shapes, but perhaps a level is not necessarily made impossible most of the time due to bad luck, just the difficulty varies. Sound Shapes was complete shiet in that you sometimes just couldn't beat the level no matter how perfect you played. I think that is horrendous game design.

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This is a game that you need to play over and over until you become good at it...in terms of memorizing the right path and planning your jumps and moves the right way.

 

Then, when you have a level, or all levels, in your fingers...so to speak...then comes down to luck, if the enemy is going to jump straight forward or sideways...will worm fire his arrow bit higher or lower...you can`t influence that, or not in most cases so it is very hard to beat it. Since the requirements for the speed run / no death trophies are hard as it is already. Adding this un-predicting variable in the equation is even more sadistic then you can imagine!

 

Proud to beat it, and glad it is over!

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I think it's a great lil game and I wish more people would play it!

 

I bought it a few months ago on PSN store for £4 not knowing what it was (I just like a bargain lol) and was very pleasantly surprised. ☺ 

 

I got the platinum in 4 days, so it's really not that bad. 

 

I went back and played again to make some videos to help people, so here is a my playlist of ALL levels done in the time requirements COMBINED in no death runs:

Feist - All Speedrun + No death trophies playlist.:

 

Hope that helps, don't miss out on this little gem guys! 😀 

 

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Anyone else getting really bad lag? 

 

Trying the last level makes it impossible it's pissing me right off. 

 

Anyone know any way around it? 

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