Cave Story vs Cave Story 3D

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Oct 3, 2012

Cave Story vs Cave Story 3D by McHaggis at 6:45 PM (9,325 Views / 0 Likes) 35 replies

  1. McHaggis
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    So I read a review for the 3DS eShop version of Cave Story and I was wondering which version to get. It sounds like the eShop version has more content and the retail version was a remake of the original with 3D models, but I'm hard pressed to actually find any solid confirmation the differences between the two.

    Can someone help me decide, please? :)

    EDIT: Yikes! Is the retail version out of itself everywhere? All the used copies are £40+.
     


  2. emigre

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    Cave Story is wonderful. Cave Story 3D is a failed abortion.
     
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    Well, looking at the retail prices―and also since you hate everything most people like, something you like must be awesome―I'm probably going to wait for the eShop release, then.
     
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    i prefer the normal because i dont even knew that there was a 3d remake.
    and some reviewers say that the cs 3d is very bad
     
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    The new 3DS eshop version is supposed to be better than the dsiware version, the 3d one got mixed reviews

    In case people don't know, there are now 3 Cave Story versions for Nintendo portables; the dsiware, the 3d remake, and now the 3ds eshop version
     
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    I don't hate everything just most things. Though in fairness I'm driven to this irrational point due to the shit gaming tastes of the GBAtemp userbase.

    In all seriousness I suggest you try out the free PC/PSP version of Cave Story (the PSP version is excellent). Cave Story + is faithful to that version, so if you like it the free version, go and buy the CS+ to show support for Pixel.
     
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    Hmm... time to find my PSP then.
     
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    The 3D version is only something you should try after you have played the original, so that you know that the 3D remake is bad.
     
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    Cave Story=vastly overrated. Play it on PSP then go buy La-Mulana (on PC or Wii) instead.
     
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    Apparently they are releasing yet another version for the 3ds eshop soon so i'd personally wait for that.
     
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    Isnt that just the 3D version, just downloadable?
     
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    Nope, its a port Cave Story+, already on PC.if memory serves me correct. Not this ugly 3D shit.
     
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    Oh. Well thats good! Maybe ill get that one.
     
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    Get the steam version, if your patient it will be discounted to 2.5$. I know people who got it for like 1$ because of humble bundle.
     
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    If you have a 3DS you have this options:

    Cave Story DSi Ware
    Cave Story 3D
    Cave Story eShop

    I dont know the eShop prices yet, but the cheap option will be the best option (I think that DSi version win in this case).

    Edit: I can tell that nothing is cheaper than free: http://www.cavestory.org/
     
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    The DSi version is being removed (today I think) now that the 3DS game will be releasing tomorrow.
    I'd say go with either the PSP or the eShop version if you want it portable, eShop if you want to support the developers.
     
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    Actually the DSiWare version is just being removed from the 3DS eShop.
    It'll still be available on the DSiWare shop on DSi systems.

    Anyhow I wouldn't recommend the retail version. As a 3D remake it doesn't really hit the mark, a lot of the charm is lost and its technically unimpressive with loading screens all over the place, things with poor animation and overuse of the 3D effect by giving the background far too much depth, and throwing things into the foreground.
    They actually had to pad the game out with extra health upgrades to compensate for this, I swear the game is much harder because of the graphics having clunky hitboxes.

    Really looking forward to the eShop release, this will be the definitive handheld version of the game.
     
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    Clearly emigre's account has been hacked... Reported.

    PSP version of Cave Story is awesome... Only one I've played. Adding 3D to Cave Story or enhancing the graphics (it's intentionally 8-bit) is completely useless, I have no idea what other game elements that the 3D version has that improve or detract from the experience, but I'd only buy another version to support Pixel, not because of any marketing claims that "this version is better".
     
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    the DSiware one was the same cost as the new 3DSware release, the new release has the most stuff.....but you can also not play Curly Story on it, -> http://youtu.be/M9lzTWbPFyg

    Cave Story 3D....no, dont bother with it.


    actually, it is 16-bit.
     
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    You know you can get if for PC for free right?
     

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