Crypt of the Necrodancer

So.

A couple years back I picked up Crypt of the Necrodancer solely because of its trailer.  I’ve since played it 119 hours according to Steam.

That’s a ridiculous amount of time.  Like….I’ve spent more time on this game than I have on any interpersonal relationships since it’s come out.  That…that may be something worth ruminating on.

Anyway, the only thing really left for me to do in the game is All Characters mode so I can unlock Coda.  It’s pretty much what it sounds like – you go through all five zones with every character, one after another.  If you die, you start over.  It makes sense to do this with the hardest one first, right?  Aria only has half a heart for health, can never get more, can only use the basic dagger as a weapon, and if she ever misses a beat she dies.  I’ve beaten all the zones with her before, but never all in a run, and I’ve been doing this mode for….a while now.  But shit, almost got through the first two zones today.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll pull it off and try to remember how to play as another character.

-AP