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Re: Celeste
« Reply #75 on: July 16, 2020, 05:58:08 pm »
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Just started this a few days ago on Switch. A lot of fun so far!
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #76 on: July 16, 2020, 06:05:03 pm »
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...am I the only the one that likes the Joycon's directional buttons?  I can be so much more precise with them than with a d-pad.  With a d-pad, I constantly hit diagonal directions when I don't want to.

I find difficult Mario Maker levels better with the Joycon's d-pad buttons compared to a normal d-pad. Unfortunately the rest of the things about the Joycons are much worse. I'm using the joystick on the pro controller for Celeste so far and it feels pretty good.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #77 on: July 23, 2020, 11:06:08 am »
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I beat it!

Man what a fun game. I'm going to at least 100% the A sides; probably more but depends on how much of a grind the B sides are. I didn't pass up or give up on any strawberries I found; but of course missed some from not finding them. But given the information the in-game level select screen shows; I think I should be able to find them all without a guide.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #78 on: August 05, 2020, 12:48:47 pm »
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I beat level 8! Huge jump in difficulty from the rest of the game.

Still going back through all the levels to get 100%. I got all strawberries, hearts, and tapes from 1-4 so far. Looking for the heart in level 5. Also beat 1B; will do the other B-sides later.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2020, 11:12:36 pm »
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Got all strawberries in the main game (levels 1-7)! Got all A-side hearts except level 6. Perhaps someone can give me a small hint so that I can avoid having to look it up...

So I found a hidden area in the section that contains the b-side tape; a room with some sort of puzzle in it. My guess is that this puzzle leads to both the tape and the heart, but certainly at least one of them. 6 diamonds of various colors; 4 signs with arrow icons on them; the 4th one is missing the icons. And a weird statue.

Without giving away much of anything...

1) Is this room showing a hint for something that is somewhere else in the level? Or is it something I just need to do in this room to unlock something; like the heart with the birds in level 1?

2) Do I need any information from outside of this room to solve the puzzle. or is everything I need right there? Is it relevant that the 6 diamonds seem to be basically the same colors as the birds in level 1?

Thanks!
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #80 on: August 09, 2020, 04:16:25 am »
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Got all strawberries in the main game (levels 1-7)! Got all A-side hearts except level 5. Perhaps someone can give me a small hint so that I can avoid having to look it up...

You know how in Depths (the 2nd checkpoint in Mirror Temple), you need to get a key to get past a lock? There's a way to get past it while keeping the key. You then use the key on another lock (which is before the giant mirror).

So I found a hidden area in the section that contains the b-side tape; a room with some sort of puzzle in it. My guess is that this puzzle leads to both the tape and the heart, but certainly at least one of them. 6 diamonds of various colors; 4 signs with arrow icons on them; the 4th one is missing the icons. And a weird statue.

This puzzle rewards you with the heart, and is easily the most complex heart puzzle in the game. The cassette is close to the beginning of Hollows, but not in that puzzle room. The statue is just background decoration.

1) Is this room showing a hint for something that is somewhere else in the level? Or is it something I just need to do in this room to unlock something; like the heart with the birds in level 1?

2) Do I need any information from outside of this room to solve the puzzle. or is everything I need right there? Is it relevant that the 6 diamonds seem to be basically the same colors as the birds in level 1?

The puzzle is related to the birds in Forsaken City, yes. You may also notice that when you dash in this room, there's a chime.

As for the 4th one with no symbols, I'll just say this: combine the 2nd and 3rd symbols.

Last hint: the name of the chapter is "Reflection."

If you give up, here's the solution:
For the first sign, you repeat the original order from the birds: up, left, down-right, up-right, left, up-left.
The second sign wants you to invert left and right. So now you do: up, right, down-left, up-left, right, up-right.
The third sign wants you to invert up and down. So now you do: down, left, up-right, down-right, left, down-left.
Like I said, the fourth sign combines the previous two. So you invert both up/down and left/right. So now you do: down, right, up-left, down-left, right, down-right.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #81 on: August 09, 2020, 10:54:46 am »
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Got all strawberries in the main game (levels 1-7)! Got all A-side hearts except level 5. Perhaps someone can give me a small hint so that I can avoid having to look it up...

You know how in Depths (the 2nd checkpoint in Mirror Temple), you need to get a key to get past a lock? There's a way to get past it while keeping the key. You then use the key on another lock (which is before the giant mirror).


This part of your post confused me for a while until I realized that I accidentally said level 5 when I meant level 6. I did find the heart in the Forbidden Temple. I actually found the way to skip the key door first; and for a while thought it was nothing more than a shortcut to make it so that you donít need the key. Later I realized I could both get the key and skip the door.

Will go back to the puzzle room in Reflection with your hints in mind; thanks.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #82 on: August 10, 2020, 11:08:55 am »
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Got it, thanks! I ended up peaking at the first few words in the spoiler tag. I'm glad I did, because I don't think I would have ever made that connection. Disappointed in that puzzle, especially considering how much I enjoyed the level 1 puzzle.

I just don't think it's a very good puzzle to give you a subtle reminder of a puzzle you had to solve before, and expect you to get "hey, I should just do the exact same solution again that I did before!" I mean, once I got how to light up the first torch; the rest of the puzzle was fine; figuring out to reverse the directions appropriately. But figuring out how to light up the first torch was just not a good puzzle, in my opinion. Especially since it was unsolvable without either remembering which bird color corresponded to which direction, remembering the actual code, going back to the other level look at the birds again, or just looking it up.

Also found the tape with no problem; surprised I didn't see it before.

So all that's left is B-sides; 2 strawberries in level 8, and level 9.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #83 on: August 10, 2020, 11:43:06 am »
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So all that's left is B-sides; 2 strawberries in level 8, and level 9.

Once you beat Core B (which requires 15 hearts to enter, so you're forced to do the previous B-sides first), you unlock C sides for the first 8 chapters. Don't worry, they're very short.

Finishing Core B also unlocks Golden Strawberries, which want you to beat a chapter without dying once. The early chapters aren't too bad, but the later chapters are really hard. Unless you have a ton of time, I recommend not doing them.

If you beat Forsaken City A without dashing, you'll get an extra strawberry. If you don't know what you're doing though, it's basically impossible. So just look it up if you're curious.

If you want some details about Farewell:
-About halfway through, there's a heart gate (like the one in Core) that wants 15 hearts. So just do the B sides first. (C sides aren't necessary.)
-Despite what the journal says, there is 1 strawberry in this level (not including the golden one).
-There's no B or C side, it's just one long chapter. And boy is it a long one.
-There will be a lot of difficult puzzles and movements, but you already knew that; it's Celeste.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #84 on: August 10, 2020, 12:45:53 pm »
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So all that's left is B-sides; 2 strawberries in level 8, and level 9.

Once you beat Core B (which requires 15 hearts to enter, so you're forced to do the previous B-sides first), you unlock C sides for the first 8 chapters. Don't worry, they're very short.

Finishing Core B also unlocks Golden Strawberries, which want you to beat a chapter without dying once. The early chapters aren't too bad, but the later chapters are really hard. Unless you have a ton of time, I recommend not doing them.



I did know about these; just didn't mention it. I'll at least check out the C-sides; dunno if I'll beat them or not; depends on how hard is hard. Don't want to spend hours grinding out single screens. Definitely not planning to do golden strawberries; does not sound fun.

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If you beat Forsaken City A without dashing, you'll get an extra strawberry. If you don't know what you're doing though, it's basically impossible. So just look it up if you're curious.

That's cool; didn't know about that. Kind of reminds me of the "swordless Zelda 1" challenge.

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If you want some details about Farewell:
-About halfway through, there's a heart gate (like the one in Core) that wants 15 hearts. So just do the B sides first. (C sides aren't necessary.)
-Despite what the journal says, there is 1 strawberry in this level (not including the golden one).
-There's no B or C side, it's just one long chapter. And boy is it a long one.
-There will be a lot of difficult puzzles and movements, but you already knew that; it's Celeste.

Didn't know any of this either; good to know.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #85 on: September 06, 2020, 12:26:49 am »
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Progress update! Finished all regular strawberries, all B-sides, first 3 C-sides, and 1A golden strawberry.

8B was pretty insane, as expected. 5B and 6B were too. I think 7B was a little easier. 3C wasn't so bad, 2C took me forever.

I won't be getting any other golden strawberries. Even though the A-sides wouldn't be that hard, and the C-sides wouldn't be much harder than just beating the C-sides, the fact that each attempt takes so much longer makes it seem like not at all fun. One of the best things about Celeste is that even though it can be super hard, you can try a very hard room over and over very quickly. To have to restart something that took you a couple minutes or longer to do just because you slipped up sounds bad.

I'll do chapter 9 after I do 4C-8C.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2020, 12:02:16 am »
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Ok 7C, what the heck even was that? Just finished it, a few days after I started it. A bit over 6.5 hours, a bit over 2,100 deaths. Basically all on the last room of 7C.

For context, each of the other C-sides were under an hour and around 500 deaths or fewer.

On to 8B 8C! I'm scared.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2020, 02:05:42 am »
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Ok 7C, what the heck even was that? Just finished it, a few days after I started it. A bit over 6.5 hours, a bit over 2,100 deaths. Basically all on the last room of 7C.

For context, each of the other C-sides were under an hour and around 500 deaths or fewer.

On to 8B! I'm scared.

Yeah, 7C is one of the hardest levels. If only there was a checkpoint in the middle of that last room. I assume you mean 8C, since I thought you already beat 8B...the last room of 8C will probably give you some trouble; I think it's about as hard as 7C, but the fact that it's open makes it feel less forgiving. I think you've already heard a bit about chapter 9, but just expect it to be really long and really hard, harder than 7C--not every part of Chapter 9 is 7C hard, but the parts that are hard are very hard. I almost gave up a couple times throughout but managed to make it through.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #88 on: September 15, 2020, 10:40:54 am »
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Ok 7C, what the heck even was that? Just finished it, a few days after I started it. A bit over 6.5 hours, a bit over 2,100 deaths. Basically all on the last room of 7C.

For context, each of the other C-sides were under an hour and around 500 deaths or fewer.

On to 8B! I'm scared.

Yeah, 7C is one of the hardest levels. If only there was a checkpoint in the middle of that last room. I assume you mean 8C, since I thought you already beat 8B...the last room of 8C will probably give you some trouble; I think it's about as hard as 7C, but the fact that it's open makes it feel less forgiving. I think you've already heard a bit about chapter 9, but just expect it to be really long and really hard, harder than 7C--not every part of Chapter 9 is 7C hard, but the parts that are hard are very hard. I almost gave up a couple times throughout but managed to make it through.

Yeah I meant 8C. I had only heard that level 9 was very long; not that some parts of it were as hard as C levels.

You're saying the openness of 8C makes it feel less forgiving? I would have thought that would make it more forgiving.

So I peaked into 8C already; got through the first room. I do love how the game teaches you a brand new movement mechanic this late into the game; something you could have been doing all along if you'd wanted.
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Re: Celeste
« Reply #89 on: September 15, 2020, 07:30:17 pm »
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Ok 7C, what the heck even was that? Just finished it, a few days after I started it. A bit over 6.5 hours, a bit over 2,100 deaths. Basically all on the last room of 7C.

For context, each of the other C-sides were under an hour and around 500 deaths or fewer.

On to 8B! I'm scared.

Yeah, 7C is one of the hardest levels. If only there was a checkpoint in the middle of that last room. I assume you mean 8C, since I thought you already beat 8B...the last room of 8C will probably give you some trouble; I think it's about as hard as 7C, but the fact that it's open makes it feel less forgiving. I think you've already heard a bit about chapter 9, but just expect it to be really long and really hard, harder than 7C--not every part of Chapter 9 is 7C hard, but the parts that are hard are very hard. I almost gave up a couple times throughout but managed to make it through.

Yeah I meant 8C. I had only heard that level 9 was very long; not that some parts of it were as hard as C levels.

You're saying the openness of 8C makes it feel less forgiving? I would have thought that would make it more forgiving.

So I peaked into 8C already; got through the first room. I do love how the game teaches you a brand new movement mechanic this late into the game; something you could have been doing all along if you'd wanted.

Oops, I did mean more forgiving.
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