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Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED grooves its way out of Early Access

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The DLC for the rhytmic dungeon crawler has released from Early Access after a few months of tweaking. You can expect plenty of new content in this prequel to the main game.

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Crypt of the NecroDancer [Official Site] is something of an animated and unique take on the average dungeon crawler. Players are rewarded for moving and attacking to the musical beat and face down scores of enemies and bosses during their sessions. I’m completely rubbish at it, despite a few hours of attempts, as it’s not exactly an easy game. Still, I had plenty of fun with the base game when it first came out, and the soundtrack certainly is catchy.

The AMPLIFIED DLC adds more of everything to the rogue-like experience; more items, more enemies, bosses, another protagonist and, most importantly, more music. The final patch to the Early Access version added more of everything to the following advertised features:

  • A whole new zone full of nefarious new enemies!
  • A powerful new protagonist: Nocturna!
  • New weapons, armor, and other loot
  • Four new playable characters in total, and four new gameplay modes!
  • Pet-like "familiars" that stay by your side and help you fight!
  • All new story cutscenes and boss battles!
  • Over 40 new tracks have been added to the soundtrack, including vocals from Mega Ran as "FortissiMole"!
  • A completely new playable OST remix created by OverClocked ReMix
  • Additional DLC remixes from FamilyJules, A_Rival, Girlfriend Records, and Virt!

You can grab the DLC on Steam or GOG.

So, who among you have been playing the Early Access version? Or have you been waiting for the final release to dance a new jig?
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Shmerl 13 July 2017 at 10:01 pm UTC
Sounds great, but I'm annoyed they still didn't fix the lacking LFS and didn't release the game in 64-bit either. The crashes are consistent, unless I use loop device file.

I tried to point out this to developers multiple times (after the original game came out), and they initially said they'll take a look, but it was complete silence since.

See here and here. That's not how developers should address bugs.

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Mal 14 July 2017 at 9:42 am UTC
Anyone tried this with a dancepad?
Purple Pudding 14 July 2017 at 9:52 am UTC
MalAnyone tried this with a dancepad?

Well, It's my dream but I don't have a Dancepad.

I know for sure that the original game has a Dancepad mode (not necessary to play the game with a Dancepad for what I remember) and you can see many videos of the game with a Dancepad on YouTube. Also, from the site you can buy a Dancepad with the original art of CotN.
So, It should Be easy to setup.

If you manage to play the game with it stream It on twitch for your fellow penguins!
Mal 14 July 2017 at 10:06 am UTC
Purple PuddingIf you manage to play the game with it stream It on twitch for your fellow penguins!

Sure. But I need a proper house first. And a job to sustain it... Later this year hopefully. XD

The dream would be to co op with two dancepads once I have the space to do it. But I keep finding bad linux reviews for what concerns user controls for the vanilla version of this game. I wanted to know if something changed with the DLC.
razing32 14 July 2017 at 10:14 am UTC
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Odd , don;t recall issues with this game. Except for me being crap...
Sir_Diealot 15 July 2017 at 8:23 am UTC
AFAIR for me the issues started when I added custom music. That required some fiddling, replacing libraries, that sort of stuff. that was with the base game a while back.
I just installed the basegame and AMPLIFIED last night and streamed it for an hour without problems. Haven't tried custom music, mods, etc.
Mal 15 July 2017 at 7:24 pm UTC
Ok then. For the time being I will play it with two controllers.
Mal 13 October 2017 at 4:47 pm UTC
Guys wut the hell? I bought this and it has no support for multiple controllers. I had to use the Steam Overlay and assign two SC to different keyboard profiles. It works but seriously?! If it wasn't for steam this would be unplayable in co op.
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