Cuphead: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Maybe, I should change the title to Cuphead: The Agony, the frustration, the pain and then, if the Gods are smiling upon you and you have been really good this week, the absolute ecstatic joy of completing a level. Any level for Cuphead is hard. Not hard in a way that makes you want to give up, throw your controller across the room and swear  never  to play the game again kind of hard but,hard in a way that demands everything of you, the player. You will need quick reflexes, a clear mind an, ability to think quickly and spot a pattern and most importantly of all an ability embrace failure. As sometimes sending your merry little Cuphead into battle expecting to win is the not how the game is beaten. Sometimes you will send him off on a suicide mission. Sure in your mind  he will die but, this is okay very rarely can the fight can’t be won on the first attempt. Sometimes a sacrifice will have to made in the name of education, for you to learn the enemies moves, to learn what comes next. Know that each death should be judged not  as a failure but, the begging of you learning how to win. Unless of course you are really good and really lucky, I wish you good luck. Just know that you will probably die and you will probably die a lot. The game is just good enough, that you will want to find out why you died, it will like your fault, you will know it was your fault. You will come back to it again and again, each time getting that little bit better and nearer your goal.

Of course, I could be talking rubbish. I have wanted this game for so long. Ever since its announcement at E3 in 2014, I have wanted to play this game.  The hand drawn art style had me captivated the moment i first saw. I find it so beautiful to watch and a joy to play a true 1930’s cartoon come to life in 2017. Even if you don’t have a an XBox or a PC. I would encourage you to take a look at in on line. Just turn the speakers up as the Jazz soundtrack is an incredible listen too.

4 thoughts on “ Cuphead: The Agony and the Ecstasy

  1. This game sounds like an MMO raid. You go into the battle expecting to lose the first time, learn from your mistakes and keep plugging away until you eventually beat it.

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    1. I am really enjoying it. Not sure if anything is worth waiting that long for. Especially as its only a 8-9 hour experience. but, it is a lot of fun. Glad you have gone current gen. Looking forward to reading your reviews 🙂

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