History YMMV / CaveStory

15th Nov '16 4:03:44 AM Caripija_XXX
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The game is known for its accessible and engaging gameplay and cutesy visuals. [[spoiler: It also features slavery and [[GreatOffscreenWar war]] themes, four nightmarish final bosses (The Doctor, who loses control and mutates, then him possessing the Core, Sue, and Misery, then the Heavy Press which attacks out of nowhere and is a Kaizo Trap if you don't realize what it is quickly enough, then finally Ballos, who has a horrific backstory and red, dripping, tortured faces in his head), and [[AnyoneCanDie most of the cast]] [[KillEmAll dying before your eyes]] [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies at regular intervals.]] ]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The game is known for its accessible and engaging gameplay and cutesy visuals. [[spoiler: It also features slavery and [[GreatOffscreenWar war]] themes, four nightmarish final bosses (The Doctor, who loses control and mutates, then him possessing the Core, Sue, and Misery, then the Heavy Press which attacks out of nowhere and is a Kaizo Trap if you don't realize what it is quickly enough, then finally Ballos, who has a horrific backstory and red, dripping, tortured faces in his head), and [[AnyoneCanDie most of the cast]] [[KillEmAll dying before your eyes]] [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies at regular intervals.]] ''[[AC:And still goes with a calification of E10+''.]] ]]
8th Nov '16 7:47:34 PM Ninplanet123
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* UglyCute: King is not ''ugly'', but he's certainly less conventionally cute than the other Mimigas. Nevertheless, several fans think he's adorable.
6th Nov '16 5:34:42 PM Ninplanet123
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** The green birds and Butes listed as GoddamnedBats below become this in Hard Mode.

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** The green birds Crows and Butes listed as GoddamnedBats below become this in Hard Mode.



** The green birds in the Sand Zone, and Butes in [[BrutalBonusLevel Sacred Grounds]].

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** The green birds Crows in the Sand Zone, and Butes in [[BrutalBonusLevel Sacred Grounds]].
31st Oct '16 4:05:32 PM Ninplanet123
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* FandomRivalry: Shares a minor one with ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. Cave Story fans get annoyed when ''Undertale'' fanart appears in ''Cave Story'' Tumblr tags. It also doesn't help that trolls are accusing ''Cave Story'' for ripping off ''Undertale'' even though ''Cave Story'' was released a decade before.

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* FandomRivalry: Shares a minor one with ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. Cave Story ''Cave Story'' fans get annoyed when ''Undertale'' fanart appears in ''Cave Story'' Tumblr tags. It also doesn't help that trolls are accusing ''Cave Story'' for ripping off ''Undertale'' even though ''Cave Story'' was released a decade before.before.
* FriendlyFandoms: Despite the above, ''Cave Story'' and ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fans can often get along, complete with many crosovers in their ranks. They share similarly friendly relationships with ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' and ''VideoGame/{{Off}}'' fans, also leading to crossovers.
31st Oct '16 3:56:22 PM Ninplanet123
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Sue might qualify for some after being pummeled into submission by a gigantic frenzied Mimiga. But since she declares [[UnwantedAssistance she didn't want your help]] if you tell her you saved her, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} tells you "You're no help"]] [[BeasUnhelpfulasPossible if you tell her you didn't]], some might not feel much sympathy for her.

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* AlasPoorScrappy: Sue might qualify for some of her detractors after being pummeled into submission by a gigantic frenzied Mimiga. But since she declares [[UnwantedAssistance she didn't want your help]] if you tell her you saved her, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} tells you "You're no help"]] [[BeasUnhelpfulasPossible if you tell her you didn't]], some might not feel much sympathy for her.
31st Oct '16 3:55:30 PM Ninplanet123
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* AssPull: The relationship between The Core and [[spoiler:Ballos]]: killing the LoadBearingBoss causes the island to fall, but killing the TrueFinalBoss causes the island to ''stop'' falling. Sloppily handwaved with something vague about "[[VoodooShark negative energy]]".

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* AssPull: The relationship between The Core and [[spoiler:Ballos]]: killing the LoadBearingBoss causes the island to fall, but killing the TrueFinalBoss causes the island to ''stop'' falling. Sloppily handwaved with something vague about "[[VoodooShark negative energy]]". [[LampshadeHanging Even Curly doesn't understand how that works]].



* BaseBreakingCharacter: Sue Sakamoto is without a doubt the game's most polarizing character. There are those who find her feisty {{Tsundere}} personality extremely infuriating and criticize her lack of impact on the overall story, while others ''love'' her for her feistiness and enjoy her role in the story just fine.



* TheScrappy: Very few players like Sue until much later in the game, and even then it's not guaranteed she'll be [[RescuedfromtheScrappyHeap Rescued from the Scrappy Heap]] for some players. It doesn't help that she's actually a hinderance [[spoiler: during the fight with the Undead Core]] and, unlike even [[CowardlyLion Kazuma]], she has no impact on the story overall besides a few [[InfoDump exposition dumps]].
31st Oct '16 3:46:23 PM Ninplanet123
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* AlasPoorScrappy:
** [[spoiler:If you thought Toroko was annoying at the beginning of the game, you'll feel like crap when she gets kidnapped, and like a major JerkAss when you have to [[ShootTheDog kill her yourself]].]]
** Sue as well for taunting a gigantic frenzied Mimiga and then promptly getting pummeled into submission. But ''much'' less so. Especially since she declares [[UnwantedAssistance she didn't want your help]] if you tell her you saved her, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} tells you "You're no help"]] [[BeasUnhelpfulasPossible if you tell her you didn't]].

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* AlasPoorScrappy:
** [[spoiler:If you thought Toroko was annoying at the beginning of the game, you'll feel like crap when she gets kidnapped, and like a major JerkAss when you have to [[ShootTheDog kill her yourself]].]]
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AlasPoorScrappy: Sue as well might qualify for taunting some after being pummeled into submission by a gigantic frenzied Mimiga and then promptly getting pummeled into submission. Mimiga. But ''much'' less so. Especially since she declares [[UnwantedAssistance she didn't want your help]] if you tell her you saved her, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} tells you "You're no help"]] [[BeasUnhelpfulasPossible if you tell her you didn't]].didn't]], some might not feel much sympathy for her.
26th Oct '16 11:59:30 PM Ninplanet123
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* BetterThanCanon: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRBz1ihz6EU The fanmade fourth ending]] for many, particularly because [[spoiler:you can actually save King and Toroko and the credits suggest Misery finally makes amends with her mother, Jenka]].
22nd Sep '16 10:14:39 PM Eric119
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** Sue as well for taunting a gigantic frenzied Mimiga and then promptly getting pummeled into submission. But ''much'' less so. Especially since she declares [[UnwantedAssistance she didn't want you help]] if you tell her you saved her, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} tells you "You're no help"]] [[BeasUnhelpfulasPossible if you tell her you didn't]].

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** Sue as well for taunting a gigantic frenzied Mimiga and then promptly getting pummeled into submission. But ''much'' less so. Especially since she declares [[UnwantedAssistance she didn't want you your help]] if you tell her you saved her, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} tells you "You're no help"]] [[BeasUnhelpfulasPossible if you tell her you didn't]].
27th Aug '16 9:14:50 PM rjd1922
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* ScrappyWeapon: Subverted by the Bubbline. So many [=FAQs=] condemn this weapon as being "meh" at best, or some say it is horrible, or optional, but a lot of these people must not have really used it much. At level 1, it is the epitome of useless. At level 2, it is "meh". [[MagikarpPower At level 3, this weapon is ''ridiculously powerful'' against certain kinds of enemies,]] including [[WakeUpCallBoss the boss of the Bushlands]]. If you took the time to backtrack to Mimiga Village to get the Bubbline before fighting the last boss of the Bushlands, and leveled it up to Lv3 before unlocking that door, that boss is ridiculously easy, as is the other boss in the same area. The jumps with the bats everywhere? Easy, with this weapon. The only weapon in the game that surrounds you with damaging orbs that kill anything that touches them while you're free to move, and the very first weapon that can fire an entire screen length. What is there to not like, other than how fast it de-levels? (We gotta balance it ''somehow...'')
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The "heart container" jingle is quite similar to the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''

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* ScrappyWeapon: Subverted by the Bubbline.Bubbline/Bubbler. So many [=FAQs=] condemn this weapon as being "meh" at best, or some say it is horrible, or optional, but a lot of these people must not have really used it much. At level 1, it is the epitome of useless. At level 2, it is "meh". [[MagikarpPower At level 3, this weapon is ''ridiculously powerful'' against certain kinds of enemies,]] including [[WakeUpCallBoss the boss of the Bushlands]]. If you took the time to backtrack to Mimiga Village to get the Bubbline before fighting the last boss of the Bushlands, and leveled it up to Lv3 [=Lv3=] before unlocking that door, that boss is ridiculously easy, as is the other boss in the same area. The jumps with the bats everywhere? Easy, with this weapon. The only weapon in the game that surrounds you with damaging orbs that kill anything that touches them while you're free to move, and the very first weapon that can fire an entire screen length. What is there to not like, other than how fast it de-levels? (We gotta balance it ''somehow...'')
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The "heart container" jingle is quite similar to the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' "got item" jingle.
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