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  • Summary: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazzCuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
    Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try and pay your debt back to the devil!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 12, 2020
    100
    Overall, Cuphead is a wonderful throwback to the days of old. Classic cartoons, old school animation, video games, and lots of jazz music. It’s a game that will make your life a living hell but in a way that’s addicting and forever challenging. Artistically, this is such a wonderful look back to older animation and design. Combat for the game is tight and fun, and while there is a little bit of confusion with aiming at times. Once you learn the nuance though it becomes second nature to you. Cuphead is a damn good time.
  2. 95
    Three years on from its original release on other platforms and there's still nothing like Cuphead. A delirious, LSD-infused trip through a prohibition-era styled cartoon hellscape, Cuphead underscores its utterly unique presentation with a rock solid and fundamentally excellent platform shooter that stands effortlessly shoulder to shoulder with the best in the genre. The wait has been worth it.
  3. Aug 6, 2020
    95
    By golly, Cuphead is a swell shooter and then some! Music, graphics, gameplay - it's got it all! If only the animators Ub Iwerks and the Fleischer brothers could see this great work that they inspired...
  4. Jul 31, 2020
    90
    The Cuphead PS4 port may not bring anything new to the table, but it’s still the prettiest chalice on it.
  5. Aug 16, 2020
    85
    Cuphead for PS4 doesn't add anything to what we already have on other platforms, but it is still a very unique experience with addicting gameplay, solid boss fights, super fun coop play and great music.
  6. Aug 7, 2020
    85
    Cuphead on PS4 is an excellent port of a fun and unique boss rush run-and-gun title. Outside of a few quirks with its difficulty scale, everything about this experience is fluid and entertaining. The aesthetic is the star of the show, which pair well with the responsive controls and captivating soundtrack. You might encounter a few moments of frustration after then tenth death to a boss, but the satisfaction of overcoming these moments is a great reward. If you haven’t played Cuphead on other platforms, then I urge you to play it on PS4.
  7. Jul 31, 2020
    70
    Cuphead might be a tough cookie, but it charms with superlative art and music. For every time you might be frustrated by a tough section, you'll be delighted by some wonderful animation or new attack. It isn't perfect; the Run and Gun levels don't live up to the bosses, and a lack of feedback can make fights feel futile. Overall, though, the game succeeds in what it sets out to do -- just be prepared for a real challenge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
  1. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    I was playing with my dad, we are both got a lot of fun! Thanks for cheap and quality game!
  2. Sep 27, 2020
    10
    I play since 1983 and the reason I´m still playing is thanks to games like this. Ultra 3d graphics stopped to impress me long ago and I´m lessI play since 1983 and the reason I´m still playing is thanks to games like this. Ultra 3d graphics stopped to impress me long ago and I´m less keen on overly complicated games (red dead redemption 2 comes to mind among others). THIS is the game I was waiting for my whole life, we as kids in the 80s dreamed of a game that truly looked like a cartoon (and were trolled by Dragon´s Lair and such). This game is pretty much perfect, even without taking in account its AMAZING artstyle and top of the line music. The story is endearing and the gameplay has precise controls, is hard, but not that hard, is really a fair challenge if you don´t chicken up you´ll prevail and feel like a god at the end of the game. If you liked games like contra, mega man, gradius, rtype, metal slug, etc.. make yourself a favor and GET this game, anything less than a 10 for this is a insult to the revolutionary nature of this game. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Сколько Русских ребят оставили свои отзывы Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2021
    10
    Un videogioco che rasenta la perfezione: gameplay semplice ma efficace e che nonostante sia sempre lo stesso riesce a non risultare maiUn videogioco che rasenta la perfezione: gameplay semplice ma efficace e che nonostante sia sempre lo stesso riesce a non risultare mai ripetitivo ma anzi davvero divertente, boss tutti meravigliosamente ispirati e con pattern di attacco sempre vari, classici livelli run & gun che spezzano bene il ritmo delle boss fight e musiche in linea con lo stile anni 30 e praticamente da oscar.
    Se a tutto questo si aggiunge il fatto che ogni animazione presente nel gioco e persino i vari font delle lettere sono stati disegnati completamente a mano, non può che non essere considerato un capolavoro.

    10/10 assolutamente meritato, aspettando The Delicious Last Course
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  5. Jul 29, 2020
    9
    A masterpiece, the only thing miseing is the online coop. rather than that everything is perfect.
  6. Jul 30, 2020
    9
    Хорошая игра, хардкорная и это очень интересно.. Картинка очень красивая....
  7. Oct 4, 2020
    0
    This game is sooooo gooood except it's even harder than sekiro. To platinum it needs lots of practice and a bit luck.

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