I wanna be the Ancient

Creator: ぶべ

Average Rating
4.4 / 10
Average Difficulty
71.3 / 100
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Adventure (3) Avoidance (4) Trap (3) Gimmick (2) Boss (3) Secrets (2) Curry_Needle (1)


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I really try to hold my emotions even if the game is very bad. I try to find good in the worst. But I will be honest with this game.

7-stage adventure game with awful traps. 100% of the traps are flying or moving objects (95% are spikes). There's nothing creative in dying many times to 5-10 flying spikes on one save. It's irritating and sad. Moreover, you get restarting music. First stage was kind of fun but the more I played, the more negative emotions I got. More gates, diagonals and corners started appearing, and traps has become much more precise. Just so you know: if you play this game on Lunatic difficulty, everything will be buffed with extra spikes, painted in red. I really do not even want to see later stages with extra spikes.

Bosses are annoying at best. Every boss tries to put the player in such situation that it will be hard for him to dodge attacks. This is true for probably first 3 bosses of the game. Fourth boss is pure platforming without traps. Then there's a Miku avoidance that got nerfed (it had awfully unfair final attack). At least thanks for that. Then there's Ecolo from Puyo Puyo which is probably the easiest boss in the game, and I don't know what he's doing in the sixth stage. And then you get another very short avoidance with some instagibs here and there. The final boss is probably what I liked the most from the game but, again, attacks are conflicting with each other. There are attacks which require you to go to the center platform and attacks which kill you on it, etc.

That's not it. If you really want, there are 7 secrets in this game. This part of the game is so sad and depressing... For example, secret's warp and a trigger that removes the spike to give you access to this warp are in different rooms. You might not even understand that something has happened. Secret 4 has the worst and hardest needle in the whole game. This game doesn't have any balance, easy and hard stuff is just being thrown at you at random. This is chaos.

Oh, and know what? If you collect all secret items, there's no extra content. They are just decorations. :)

Rating is based on 100% walkthrough.

UPD. I'm sorry for venting my emotions.

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Tagged as: Adventure Avoidance Trap Gimmick Boss Secrets
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Rating: 2.8 28       Difficulty: 77 77
Aug 3, 2021
Trapventure fangame that feels like it should have been released back in 2012. Has a lot of traps and very few of them are interesting. Visauls range from serviceable to decent. Nothing outstanding though.

Difficulty is rough, most of the game sits at a pleasant 50-55 difficulty with a few sections being pretty easy and chill. The first three stages however have really jarring saves that lie closer to 65 and it's always because they're long and have specific annoying sections that make them a pain to grind. Outside of those instances the game remains mostly enjoyable with a few cool sections here and there.

Bosses were for the most part easier than the platforming. They're all pretty simple and are all pretty generic.

There's a Miku avoidance in Stage 5 which was by far the hardest thing in the game for me. I really dislike avoidances that are 4 minutes long when most of them are recycled uninspired attacks that you've seen everywhere before. Would have been perfectly fine being half the length and wouldn't have been such a pacing issue.

So yeah this game has it all. Annoying traps, weird difficulty balancing, uninspired bosses, bland visuals, way too long Miku avoidance. I think behind that there is a decent experience, that is enjoyable for what it is.

Make sure to play the game on Normal and not Lunatic lmao.

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Tagged as: Adventure Avoidance Trap Boss
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Rating: 5.0 50       Difficulty: 68 68
Jul 3, 2022
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Rating: 5.5 55       Difficulty: 69 69
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Tagged as: Curry_Needle
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Tagged as: Avoidance
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