Talk:Cave Story

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I don't think that the article is ready at all. Granted, the main subject is the original 2003 version, but even still, there's barely any coverage of Cave Story 3D, which is surprising since it's one of the more well-known versions, being the biggest budgeted of all of the CS games. I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of articles dealing with the development, and AFAICS, there is no reception in the article regarding it (a bit of a shock considering the vast differences). - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 21:35, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Cave Story/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Khanassassin (talk · contribs) 19:44, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

OK, I started the review, and it seems that the article is most likely to pass, but, why is there no cover? --Khanassassin 19:45, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

If the game doesn't have an actual cover (which I find unlikely), you can use a screenshot. --Khanassassin 19:48, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

I personally strongly disagree with passing the article. As it stands, this article encompasses the 3DS version of Cave Story; however, despite a ton of coverage surrounding the 3DS version at all stages of its life, the game is hardly acknowledged in the article. I don't think that the article is so big that it needs to be tucked away, either. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 07:56, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
I had a quick look at the article, I planned to give it a bigger look-at today, so, we'll see. --Khanassassin 12:16, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for both of your comments so far. I mainly wrote this article in the summer of 2010, before the 3DS version was announced. I will look into including some comments about the 3DS development/reception as well as finding a piece of cover art. Axem Titanium (talk) 13:43, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
There wasn't much more 3DS dev info beyond "we redrew everything in 3D". I added a paragraph on 3DS reception and a screenshot of the title screen. Axem Titanium (talk) 15:52, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Looks much better now with the title screen. I copy-edited the article a bit, so it's pretty much ready, but I aggre with Retro Hippie, there should be atleast a couple of sentences on the 3DS version... --Khanassassin 19:42, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
What else are you looking for in terms of the 3DS version? I've got a paragraph of reception so far. Axem Titanium (talk) 21:33, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
The 3D version had quite a few interviews to speak of, so it seems odd to have only a sentence of development information. Honestly, I think it'd be best to go back and check around up and down for sources related to the other versions of the game. Granted, the game should focus on content related to all versions (such as the gameplay engine and the general quality of the game), but it feels unnaturally focused away from the later versions. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 01:12, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
I'll try to glean something substantive from those soon. Axem Titanium (talk) 20:21, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Just going to mention that this article overlinks to Pixel (game developer). Ciaran Sinclair (talk) 22:14, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. Also, I added a paragraph of dev on the 3DS version. Axem Titanium (talk) 03:00, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Well, now it's really pretty much done, so, PASS. Congratulations! :) --Khanassassin 13:05, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

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Legitimacy of Fan Translation?[edit]

Why does this article reference the unofficial and now outdated Neon Genesis fan translation instead of the official one used by all the commercial versions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:14, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Convenience. I have a copy of the transcript of the Aeon Genesis translation, but not the Nicalis translation, so that's what I used. If you have exact quotes from the newer translation, feel free to replace the existing ones. However, do not replace single terms with their newer translations (e.g. Mimigas ---> Mimiga), because that would create a weird mish-mash of different translations and just be confusing. Axem Titanium (talk) 04:30, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

how can "jumping" also help players "progress"?[edit]

It's about the following sentence:

So as what said in title, I have a question here: how can "jumping" also help players "progress"? - Dr. Cravix ♪Eternal Reminiscence 02:40, 20 January 2013 (UTC) To get to places they otherwise couldn't. Most,if not all,levels require jumping to continue. (talk) 09:37, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Spoilers galore, wtf[edit]

Uh...that "story" section is so filled with spoilers it's ridiculous. It gives away almost all of the game's secrets that you uncover as you play, and surely would ruin a new player's fun in the process. I notice this has been mentioned before. If it was just ignored (as seems to be the case), then you "editors" of this article are a sick joke. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:34, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

WP:SPOILER is quite clear that we don't include warnings or remove valid info simply because it's a spoiler. I also would expect the average reader would know enough to realize that a section titled story would give away aspects of the story that could spoil it. I don't see any sick joke here.-- (talk) 21:53, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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Remove Bit.Trip Runner DLC reference?[edit]

Th Bit.Trip Runner reference in the Development section feels more like an advertisement than anything else. What is the relevance to Cave Story? (added in — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:50, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

I've moved it to reception (a reference is a long term bit of reception)--I think it's just a problem with it being in the wrong section. --Izno (talk) 21:12, 25 January 2017 (UTC)