I wanna be the Cavalry

Creator: Corrupt

Average Rating
5.1 / 10
Average Difficulty
55.3 / 100
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Needle (3) Avoidance (3)

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4 Reviews:

GaspacoZanis
I am going to defend this game - which is unexpected even for myself.

I wanna be the Cavalry is one of the relatively older games made by Corrupt. It follows similar principle as his last (at least on the moment of writing this review) game – I wanna be the Strange – , i.e, making game, which consists of several needle screens followed by avoidance. Very classic nothing to judge or add. The real thing starts when we get to the gameplay. There are 4 screens of needle, and I will try briefly as I can, to characterize them and to give my opinion about them.

As you start you will notice upbeat song used with woody background and woody-like blocks. It looks fine for the eyes. In this 'section' there is nothing to complain about. Gameplay is questionable though. First screen has one interesting trap on first save. Everything else consists of pretty standart jumps, including squished diamonds and gates. Repetitive jumps felt a little bit annoying on 2nd save, and I find third and fourth save placement very bizarre, but fine, nothing that can really upset much.

Second screen looks a little bit more original. It was a little bit fun, except for unnecessary second corner. Wouldn't call it as totally generic gameplay, yet it may seem pretty lame. At least it didn't use bunch of nameable jumps, except for 2 corners and 1 F-jump.

Third screen uses teleportation gimmick. I found it rather original and pretty fun. I guess it is the easiest screen in the game, even though it is not much of a problem. I only wish that portals were coloured differently, otherwise they just do not fit in 'woody atmosphere' .

Fourth screen I actually liked quite a lot. It uses small gaps, but I liked that it made interesting and pleasant-to-perform drop at the beginning. Changing grid also helps making screen more original than maybe it actually is. The only thing about which I am quite unsure is the last jump. It is easy to perform since you have a good align, but, still, I really wished jump rather than go off the ledge and then jump. Maybe it is a little bit original, however, for me killing ceiling seems rather specific.

Overall, needle feels a little bit like in older fangames. For the game, where avoidance is the main part, in my opinion, such a needle seems OK. It took me around 27 minutes, and I am fine with it. It isn't anything too special, yet it isn't horrible. I had fun, and it was the most important for me. Of course, for those, who are passionate about needle games this is way too bad for their standarts. But with such criterias you should criticise almost every old game. Unfortunately, some of these critics close eyes on downside of 'classic games' . Anyway, it isn't our topic today.

The real thing about which I wanted to talk about is avoidance.

The reason why I played this game at all was just because of this avoidance. For some reason the endurance draw my attention and interest, that I even wrote it in my plans. I don't know the real reason. Maybe it was because of soundtrack? Not sure. Anyway, this avoidance is around 3 minutes long and uses Bo Burnham's song Kill Yourself . The song is rather comedic, even though there is an element of reality. After looking up for lyrics, I found it very serious, yet with some smile mask on it. Everyone feel sad and lonely from time to time, and many people probably had thoughts of ending life. It is not hard to do, there are thousands of variants. However, should you really do it? Why not to go to therapist rather than giving up? Life is wodnerful, just try to find in it the beam of light. Why I am talking about this? The reason is because big part of lyrics you can clearly understand, just from listening (and even if you are not fluent in English) . Song consists from 3 parts, basically. First is the first couplet + first chorus, second one is the short intermission and third one is second couplet + second chorus + ending. What did Corrupt do in this avoidance? We have 4 attacks for first part (2 for couplet and 2 for chorus part). Then there is one huge attack for whole intermission. And finally we have the original 4 attacks + the first attack for the outro. It just fits excellently made for the song, even though it may seem rather unoriginal and generic. Moreover, I like contrasts between attacks. The first attack has medium speed, the second one – slow, third and fourth – pretty fast. Intermission is very similar to piano's slow attack from I Wanna Kill The Kamilia 3. And what I liked the most – it is totally fair. None of attacks is unfair. You can read every attack with proper reading. It is something very rare to see in fangames in general, and I appreciate it. Yes, it requires a lot of reading, and it can be very, very hard. Thus, I can say that for beginners this avoidance is too harsh. For average avoidance player it will be totally bearable. Avoidance is heavily influenced from wanna Rainbow Trap, but I think it is beneficial for the game, to be honest. Also, I almost forgot. Avoidance took me around 2 hours, yet I could beat it a lot faster if I had better reads.

To sum up, this is, surprisingly, very fun game, at least for me. I haven't played much of Corrupt's games, but I already see that he had good ideas in this game and in I wanna be the havox, which I also have played. Needle could be more original, I can agree with it, but it isn't horrible. Avoidance could have more variety, yes, but I found it rather fun even in its current state. Moreover, it fits instyle of the song, in my opinion.

Corrupt, if you read this, then I would personally recommend you to remake this game and I wanna be the havox. Or making new similarly styled avoidance is also OK. You had good ideas with these avoidances, and I think you can make a good avoidance out of it if you try. Now I think that making very good avoidance from I wanna be the Strange would take you much more than to make good game out of the material of I wanna be the Cavalry. The most important thing: do not give up! I may actually play more of your games in the future.

As for others: if you are not too prejudiced towards author or content of this game, then maybe actually try it. I won't believe that I am the only person in the world, who enjoyed it, really. I maybe overrating the game, but it is my personal opinion.

Would recommend.

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Tagged as: Needle Avoidance
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Rating: 6.9 69       Difficulty: 56 56
May 24, 2020
Xplayerlol
A couple screens of platforming followed by an avoidance. The platforming consists of a bunch of generic needle jumps, and there's honestly not a lot to say about it (Visuals are decent, and so is the music, but gameplay-wise, it's bad). The avoidance is 100% RNG, and most attacks are surprisingly fair, yet still challenging, maintaining a stable difficulty from the beginning to the end of the fight, with only one attack that can potentially give you unfair RNG (Although the fight repeats it twice). It seems like the maker ran out of ideas while making the avoidance, though, and ended up recycling a lot of attacks on the second half of the fight.
Looking back at it, it's not quite worth a 1.0 rating as I once thought it was. It's just mediocre as hell. Still wouldn't recommend.

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Rating: 4.0 40       Difficulty: 65 65
Mar 19, 2017
Jdx83
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Rating: 4.8 48       Difficulty: 54 54
Apr 27, 2020
AndresSgarrido
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Rating: 4.7 47       Difficulty: 46 46
Mar 19, 2017