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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 07:19:40 pm »
I gave up on this today. I really didn't want to, because it's not exactly close to a teleporter. That knowledge makes you want to try and try again, before you slink off with your tail between your legs. That room name about Bitter Tears on the way back up seemed so apt  >:(


The level design has been spot on. Love the game.
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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2010, 07:32:40 pm »
You can always come back and try later; sometimes hard challenges like this get more difficult as frustration starts to set in; you can't react as quickly when you've been attempting the same thing for hours.  I bet if you play around with other VVVVVV things for a bit, DTTHW will be significantly easier when you return.

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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2010, 07:45:51 pm »
You can always come back and try later; sometimes hard challenges like this get more difficult as frustration starts to set in; you can't react as quickly when you've been attempting the same thing for hours.  I bet if you play around with other VVVVVV things for a bit, DTTHW will be significantly easier when you return.
Definitely. My first run through DTTHW took around 200 deaths, but the screenshot I posted a little while ago was done in under 20. Vici-Vidi-Veni on the way down is a piece of cake, after you've done it once.

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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 10:50:21 am »
Now someone should stand on the block with the flip play mode enabled. =D
Woowoo!  Gotta relearn Doing Things the Hard Way backwards.

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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 11:52:51 am »


I died here twice before succeeding.  :'(

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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2010, 12:55:38 pm »
Now someone should stand on the block with the flip play mode enabled. =D
Woowoo!  Gotta relearn Doing Things the Hard Way backwards.



That was surprisingly hard. Although the keypresses are exactly the same (because left-right isn't flipped), the flip mode totally threw off my timing and I practically had to relearn it.

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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2010, 12:55:14 am »
I died here twice before succeeding.  :'(
I did three times. I'm glad I'm not the only one, though.

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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2010, 02:24:21 pm »
I had so much fun hating DTTW way. When i first got there i just had to beat it. It took me more than an hour or maybe two. I dont know. We you play this game time just runs by like nothing!

Ps: Which room is "I'm sorry"? o.O

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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2010, 04:32:16 am »
It took me two 30 minutes practice sessions to beat DTTHW my first time.  (I hit the spikes on the right wall at the end once before my first good run).

Now it only takes me a few tries to beat.  I've even done it it twice in a row!

How do you do "getting there is half the fun?"  I come up the left side and return on the left side.

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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2010, 05:28:55 am »
I loop around at the half way, less zig zags that way.

It took me 40min-1hour in two sessions to finally beat that room!
I hit the spikes on the right wall once. The second time I got there I succeeded.

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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 08:06:54 pm »
I died here twice before succeeding.  :'(

Yeah... good thing I'm on a laptop else I'd have probably snapped my keyboard after hitting those spikes :victoria:

*edit* BAHAHAHAHAH VICTORY IS MINE :vermillion:*/edit*
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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2010, 08:14:42 pm »
So I had 1025-ish deaths when i had 19/20 trinkets.  Now on the order of 1700.   :victoria:

That said... vvvvvvictory is mine as well.  I went about 15 minutes over on my lunch break to do it, too...  kinda feel guilty.

Kinda.

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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2010, 05:09:53 pm »

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Re: Doing Things The Hard Way
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2010, 02:10:01 am »
It's not so bad once you have the muscle memory down.

My first time, though? 97 deaths. ;)