Cuphead Released

Cuphead is now available for Windows though GOG.com and Steam, offering an action game styled after the cartoon art of Max Fleischer and other cartoon animators of 1930s. In addition to the game, its original soundtrack is also available as a separate purchase. You can get a look at this in the announcement trailer from a few months ago, and here are more details:
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!

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Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 21:14:
I love that the difficulty in this game is NES level, and not some dumbed-down modern platformer/sidescroller where you have your balls coddled the entire way through. Great art style too, very original and truly refreshing with all the me-too pixel art metroidvania-types that seem to be churning out at a weekly pace.

2-word review: "NINTENDO HARD"

Which brings up a big fault of how most console gamers ingest their media, through a laggy 50" LCD display. Back on a CRT with 0ms input latency, "Nintendo hard" games at least felt like you could beat them if you got good enough. I can personally attest that on a projector with about 60ms of lag some sequences of certain bosses are impossible to beat. It's not a pattern that you can anticipate and lag-compensate, your actions need to be a result of on-screen information, and it simply doesn't arrive in time.

After switching to my gaming monitor it's been a blast, and I've aced the levels that were giving me problems earlier. It's still hard, in the second world it's starting to really get hard, but at no point did I feel helpless, like no matter how good I become I won't be able to beat this.

TLDR: HDMI 2.1 with it's Variable Refresh Rate must coincide with true low latency televisions in the near future, or I'm going to be a very sad Slick.
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