Celeste is one of the most memorable games I’ve played this year. A brilliant masterpiece, it developed in me a profound appreciation of games as a vehicle for creative expression. Read more about my journey in scaling Celeste Mountain in this three-part series.
- Part I: Introduction and Storytelling (July 31): I’ll introduce Celeste the game, and talk about how its strong narrative has drawn me into completing it.
- Part II: Mechanics is the Message, Story in Sounds (August 15): I’ll talk about how Celeste’s precision-platformer mechanics and masterful soundtrack contributed to the storyline and enriched the gameplay and experience even further.
- Part III: Conclusion (August 22): in the final part of this series, I’ll end with a short Conclusion and reflection on Celeste overall, how it changed my perception on video games, and more.
If you haven’t played Celeste, I highly-recommend that you try it out and finish the main storyline. Don’t be discouraged by its supposed difficulty— it’s part of the journey and the developers ensured that their game caters to both casuals and advanced players alike. For only 10 USD on Steam, you get access to its rich content and thoughtful narrative.