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MPots

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) First thing I did when I got the gun? Went back and shot the snake that I failed to jump over three times.

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FilFire

Nov. 15, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) In the Greek Version, Orpheus was a beautiful singer and lyre player. When his love, the nymph Eurydice, died, he went to Hades (underworld) to convince Hades (the God of the underworld) to give Eurydice back. Hades couldn't resist the music. He promised Orpheus Eurydice back, but only if he could walk all the way back without looking back once. He managed to get back to the gates of the underworld, but just before going trough, he wanted to make sure she was still following him, and looked back... and she was lost. He tried to go back for her, but this time Cerberus didn't forsake the gate and didn't let him through. Without Eurydice, Orpheus didn't want to go on living The Maenaden, female followers of Dionysos, loved his music and when he didn't play music anymore, they ripped him into pieces. His soul went to the underworld, and he was together with Eurydice again in the afterlive.

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Toope00

Dec. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) First thing i did, looked back.

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Rebel86

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) These dogs are remarkably resistant to bullets.

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bananana12345678

Dec. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i've noticed how many philisophical games are pixel

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spyser

Jun. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) so I suppose the "dog" is cerberus?

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Errodrell

Mar. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Kudos to whomever did the sound effect for the whenever the shade disappears; it's crazy eerie.

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teflonasdf

Feb. 14, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) Hey thank you for not making this game restart from the start.

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N1ghtshade3

Apr. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank god Eurydice is a spirit. This game would be twice as hard if we had to prevent her from being damaged as well...

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carwash123

Mar. 1, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Killed big boss and a spike fell on me.

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SoundEngineer

Apr. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) To kill hades (and actually for most puzzles) it seems that the longer you wait, the lower your chance of survival. So if you get to Hades, try and kill him as fast as you can. I think it helps to not touch the ground if possible, but I'll let you figure out that part ;) I didn't particularly like the controls as I found the character's 'response' a little frustrating. I enjoyed the music and I quite liked Cerebus :p Most of all I like that you can't really "die" (but I also won't spoil the ending for new players). But, the multi-limbed creature was slightly annoying until I understood how it worked. I think persistence in finishing the game actually helped me enjoy it a bit more than I would have if I gave up - I do like a manageable challenge ;p Overall, a lovely game, so thank you (:

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Vat_King

Feb. 25, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Did anyone else attempt to goomba-stomp that snake at the beginning?

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miko_rpg

May. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) tip for the last boss, if you fire a little bit after u fall of the previous screen you hit him on the way down, then you can jump up when the upper platform is about to dissapear and hit him twice asap, if there is two spiders on the ground you have to stay on the platforms, hope this helps so you all get to see the ending

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acote

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Can't I moonwalk backwards or something?

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BlueChhilidog

Jan. 30, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) Pressing the right key never filled me with so much rage.

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Arthurdent838

Jan. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Now I'm afraid to hit the right arrow key.

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NAOMI_AKATSUKI

Jan. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) The last breath in the game scared me D:

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PlayDoughClay

Jun. 25, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) *looks back* I'm a rebel.

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el_beno

Aug. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) medium badge? wow, lol that was hard

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darnkittydotcom

Apr. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Very nice. But every time I looked back and that spirit made that creepy noise and vanished, I got chills.

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MrCrowley

Jul. 11, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) The delay between landing and being able to fire really kills this for me

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Velorra

Jul. 11, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) Your jumping functionality really sucks.

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BadassWaffel

Apr. 20, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) I have never raged so hard at a flash game in my entire life

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Dasque

May. 14, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) You have to shoot the F*cking dog in the back, otherwise you won't deal any damage... Same with the other Boss only shooting the head will damage him.

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RegiLeo

Nov. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Whenever I play games like this, I always look at the comments, hoping someone to post something to make me understand. And THERE it is!

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nezumi_yhoko

May. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) *sniff* so sad... 5 Stars + fav. That's one of the greates flash games I've ever played, and the reference to Orpheus only makes it better. Thank you for creating this game, Mr. TerryCavanagh! Thank you!

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Jacoblikesmetal

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The dog has an Achilles bottom...

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Hipsters

Oct. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) ♦ Remarkable. I absolutely adore Greek and Roman mythology, especially this myth. Twisted, and beautiful. The game itself was simple, yet difficult. And well, just don't look back.

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gasman86

Jun. 18, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Ok. An hour thinking brought me to this conclusion. The whole thing was an illusion. He never went to the underworld, as it was his thoughts of this epic adventure to save his loved one. The whole dream ends when he realizes that he is still there. I think the reason that he also disappears with his loved one's soul is because in fact his soul died too from losing her. Sad if you really think about it.

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SnackKing

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "If you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

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dishwasher94

Dec. 17, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Its a terrific game, it also shows how good graphics don't make the game, content does... This should be categorized with other games just like it, there are plenty of other games like this one to put in its own group. 5/5 fantastic game. Truly worthy of 5/5. Rate up if you believe so too.

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cdave0

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Fighting the dog feels like fighting Super Mario as a goomba.

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Swoupy

May. 14, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) A difficult game at times, for sure, but nothing out of line. Enjoyable overall.

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alexchid

Jul. 10, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) I've never seen someone climb a rope so fast!

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bossbutch

May. 12, 2018

Under rating threshold (show) A retro-pixel art pseudo-philosophical platformer where you play as a dude who wants to get to his girl. It's not exactly original, even for 2009. But mythology based games are always nice, the game is simple fun, and the art is...well, it's atari-ish, so the art is faithfully single color shapes, but the palette/atmosphere is nice. The music kind of clashed with the art though. Gameplay wise, I don't like when platformers don't let you control the height of your jump, but it wasn't too much of a problem. I do like when games simply restart the screen when you make a mistake, really prevents you from getting frustrated from losing progress. The monochrome sprites were only an issue once, because I didn't expect the mid boss to have a "weak spot", but once I figured that out I understood it for the boss.

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AsdffilmXD

May. 6, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) When you face the dog, get up close, and once it's back is facing you, shoot it. Do it again, but a few steps back, and for the third shot, jump over it when it charges you, and shoot it from behind. The demon is harder, you have to shoot it in the head as it shoots projectiles and summons monsters at you. :P

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JoyreactorMan

Jul. 28, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) when i jumped down from a platform I could'nt turn and shoot. At first I blamed the keyboard, but then I noticed that he bends his knees and staggers after falling. That's good work on detail!

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R3D_BAR0N

May. 21, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) @WyattW43 it's because he looked back because he saw himself before he started his journey, looking back at your past. So they can never escape since you can't escape the past.

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Jackieboy77

Jun. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The longest pixel game I have ever played also I raged alot

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CynosureEchelon

Nov. 3, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) *proceeds to fall in the lava an embarrassingly massive amount of times*

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Jonathan1003

Jul. 11, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, a badge acquired all the way back in march 2009. No wonder why I didn't remember playing that game until I was halfway through.

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xCenZoReDx

Dec. 4, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Deep...

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chocobofan

Sep. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) anyone else think they were being attacked by moving 2s in the beginning of the game?

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Vinciogear

Mar. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful. I see this game strongly resembles Another World! It lets me feel the same gloomy, yet intriguing atmosphere of that old graphic adventure...

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MangaCooli

May. 12, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Several games bring you back to the very beginning every time you fail. This one does NOT and I MUST thank you for that... since I failed many times... ^__^;;;

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buster3535

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "These dogs are remarkably resistant to bullets." --- luckily their bungholes are not!

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david_radu

Aug. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When i saw the title,my first thinking was..."omg,not another screamer thing..." then i played it...completed it and said..."omg,not another beautiful game,im gonna cry"

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anddapickles

Apr. 17, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) You, sir, are wonderful.

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easterwave

May. 14, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) I wish they keyboard controls were more responsive.

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SrRickles

Apr. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) for anyone looking for other deep games that make you think and stuff, "Loved" is a really good one....

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