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  • Summary:Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, andCuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. [Studio MDHR]Expand

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  1. If you’re the type of person who derives joy from angrily banging your head into a boss over and over until you can perfectly defeat it in the most glorious 90 seconds you will ever experience, then Cuphead is the total package. The tight gameplay, accompanied by an incredibly well-realized aesthetic, makes for a truly unforgettable gameplay experience.

  2. Cuphead is the marvel we’ve been looking for. A tittle that surpasses all expectations, one of the best games of 2017, and definitely, the most beautiful. The wait has been worth it. Cuphead is here. And it’s big. Really big. Deal with the devil.

  3. Cuphead is a tremendous achievement that will probably go down as one of this year’s most beautiful and creative titles. Each level, each song, and each boss character is a meticulously crafted work of art in its own right, that you won’t soon forget. The gunplay mechanics might feel a little dated, paying homage to 8-bit shooters of yesteryear, but they’re well executed overall, and come with some modern flair in the form of super attacks and other powerups.

  4. If you love those old-school games that rewards practice and patience through trial and error, Cuphead will likely delight. Yes, Cuphead is brutal and death is a regular occurrence, but it packs in that old-schoool arcade ethos that makes you want to keep trying.

  5. Cuphead ultimately leaves me at an impasse. I absolutely love the style of the game, and when the game works well it’s a truly rewarding experience that overcomes the seemingly impossible difficulty. Every time I beat a boss I felt re-energized, ready to tackle the next (and there are quite a few of them). But randomness and all too frequent bugs are rotten apples that spoil what could be a damn near perfect barrel of fruit.

  1. This game is a masterpiece. The visuals, the sound, the gameplay is all rock solid.

    It’s challenging, but challenging in a good way. InThis game is a masterpiece. The visuals, the sound, the gameplay is all rock solid.

    It’s challenging, but challenging in a good way. In other words, it’s not unfair at any given point. The mistakes you make are your mistakes and they are clear.

    Now, there are a few minor bugs, but these can be patched easily and I expect the studio to do so at some point in the near future. Besides the very few minor glitches, this game is a gem. It’s worth the price they’re asking for it (20$) and you should definitely have this in your library.Expand

  2. Exhilarating and Beautiful but, hard to Master.

    Cuphead mesmerizes you with it unique visuals, great soundtrack and exhilarating gameplay.Exhilarating and Beautiful but, hard to Master.

    Cuphead mesmerizes you with it unique visuals, great soundtrack and exhilarating gameplay. It is fun, lots of fun. But, it is not for the faint of heart. It is not easy by any measurable means And that seems to be almost the universal complaint against the game itself. It’s difficult to master. Well boo-hoo on you all. I say go back to your safe gaming spaces. Count me among those that are glad this game doesn’t make things easy. With recent platform games we have become spoiled with auto-aims and assists, easy game patterns, repetitive levels with s boss battles that are boringly simple and have lack of creativity. Nowadays our gameplay is to whizz through a game level after game level. There is none of that here. Except for the auto saves (and yes infinitive lives) we are taken back to a time when platform games were actually difficult. We have to throw away our spoiled ways and hunker down learn to master a game. All the levels and boss battles take real work. You have real sense of accomplishment when you are done with and each and every level. It is a real workout to play this game.

    Cuphead is run and gun gameplay with 1 on 1 boss battles or optional 2 on 1 with local co-play. You can see how games like Contra series and Mega-man and many other early platform games have influenced the game makers at Studio MDHR.

    However, if you want an easy levels go play a Mario game. Mario games are fun but, very forgiving. This game is not designed for those who want bouncy bounce time. In other words, is not child’s play. This game is for grown-up gamers of all ages. Life is hard, this game is hard. Deal with it. It is wondrous journey that will frustrate those with weak gaming constitutions but, reward those willing to stick it out.

    Think of it this way. Most platform games are like getting in shape by doing a daily walk in your neighborhood with your girlfriends. Nice walk full of gabbing about your lives. Not difficult to do and pretty much the same experience each time you go out. Cuphead is like getting in shape at the Navy Seal training camp with live explosives during the obstacle runs and weights attached to your feet during the swimming. Nothing is easy. It is not for the faint of heart. Most will fail so many times they will lose count. But, when you get done you will have truly accomplished something.Expand

  3. Great game. 10 out of 10. It’s funny to me that a little indie company can pull off a better Microsoft exclusive than Microsoft can. I wouldGreat game. 10 out of 10. It’s funny to me that a little indie company can pull off a better Microsoft exclusive than Microsoft can. I would recommend this game to fans of the Mega Man series. Gameplay is tight, but non innovative. I’ve played harder platformers, but this one’s up there. Where the true innovation comes is with the visuals and good sound track. The great thing about Cuphead is that it does exactly what it needs to do to be a great game and nothing more. Great throw back to 80’s and early 90’s platforming shooters.Expand

  4. Cuphead is an awesome game, with insane dificulty. This game bring me back my childhood, play it and you don’t regret. I can’t understand whyCuphead is an awesome game, with insane dificulty. This game bring me back my childhood, play it and you don’t regret. I can’t understand why some people says the game is bad, probaly they should be bad players. I only can talk good about this game. So, you love games? Play Cuphead and enjoy this masterpiece of Xbox One/PCExpand

  5. Very good game the sound track is AMAZING have a good dificult and very funny to play in co op. It simulate very old the 30’s games… what aVery good game the sound track is AMAZING have a good dificult and very funny to play in co op. It simulate very old the 30’s games… what a nostalgy.Expand

  6. Uno de los mejores juegos que han llegado a la Xbox One, sin duda todo el trabajo artístico de un modo artesanal es algo que se nota al pasarUno de los mejores juegos que han llegado a la Xbox One, sin duda todo el trabajo artístico de un modo artesanal es algo que se nota al pasar en cada etapa que ofrece el juego y que sin duda nos hace volver a jugar con un amigo en casa, al menos hasta que llegue la posiiblidad de jugar en línea.
    Vale la pena comprarlo ofrece mucho reto y divertido ya que te ofrece la posibilidad de cambiar de poderes y asi tu efecto sobre los enemigos cambia sin duda tiene mucho que ofrecer, recomendado personalmente incluso la versión de PC
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  7. Cuphead: Broken Fine China

    As anyone who’s seen anything about this game, yes Cuphead is a beautiful, fun-looking game with a wonderfulCuphead: Broken Fine China

    As anyone who’s seen anything about this game, yes Cuphead is a beautiful, fun-looking game with a wonderful soundtrack. However, I put emphasis on looks because while they may have been better off making an actual cartoon, that is if they took the time to write a less almost charmingly cliched story for it, the gameplay of this game is garbage.

    Don’t get me wrong, every level starts off fun, but believe you me, after the 20th or 30th, or 113th f*cking try, you will learn to hate every single level. Whoever playtested this game should be fired, not just from the company, from the Earth, into the sun. Over 100 attempts was not an exaggeration, this game is so brutally, cruelly, unbearably difficult it made me want to walk to the top of the nearest tall building and throw my Xbox off a roof. It turned me from an animal activist and environmentalist into a man with no goal but to burn every tree and stomp every flower and frog I see for the rest of my life.

    For a game with such smooth and pretty animation in all other situations, Cuphead sure could have used the ability to fully rotate his arm. I can’t even count the number of times one of those smug looking enemies was waltzing up 3 centimeters from Cuphead’s goofy, smiling face but he couldn’t shoot him because he has a rare form of Parkinson’s that prevents his arms from bending at more than 6 angles. Not only does this ruin gameplay, it makes the painstakingly rendered animations almost constantly look like a janky mess. This could’ve also been remedied by a players ability to jump on or mele some enemies like nearly every other platformer, but cup head gets hit by a speck of dust blowing in the wind and he’s out for the count.

    The largest flaw in this game or any game I’ve ever played in my life is the 3 hit only, no checkpoint gameplay based almost entirely on nearly endless trial and error with ridiculously complex mutli-stage bosses that have more projectiles and side enemies surrounding them at all times than the human eye can possibly keep track of. There were a few bosses so ridiculously cluttered with things on the screen I had to try to unfocus my eyes and just react to the specific blurred colors of enemies because there was just way too much going on.

    Without an unlimited lives, checkpoint, or increased aim rotation/button assignment patch I will never play this game again and be glad for it, after all the work that went into creating this beautiful, fun world we want to explore, it’s rendered moot by the sheer lack of fun derived from the gameplay. Playing this game felt like a chore, like an exam you had to study for hours to get every single answer exactly write because playing it any way but the one single way to beat it designed by the programmers is the wrong way.

    Cuphead seems as if the design process went something like this, “Okay the level looks cool, the boss has some good designs and crazy attacks, on to the next” (but what about whether or not it is physically possible for an average human being to track that many things while dodging and ducking and pin point shooting on a poorly designed aiming system?) “I said on to the next!”

    I played it the first time just to see all of the cool levels and bosses and partially just because I refused to be beaten by a game that looked like it was made for children though the child version of myself probably would have blown a gasket playing this game. But looking back at it, I can’t think of a single level I had fun playing the entire time, in fact, I hated almost all of the time that I spent playing this game, the grind, the memorization, the repetition, the rage-inducing gameplay shortcomings. Without a serious patch to give this more of a laid back feel that you can just casually play and have fun going through the world, I wouldn’t play this game again to save my life, that’s just sadomasochistic. It’s a beautiful game, that’s fun in theory but infuriating in practice, with those basic necessities patched in it would easily be an 8/10, but until such a time, I can’t even bring myself to give it more than a 2.Expand

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