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Vexation

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Act 1 5 Points

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Act 2 5 Points

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Act 3 5 Points

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Act 4 5 Points

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Act 5 5 Points

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Act 6 5 Points

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Act 7 5 Points

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Act 8 10 Points

Complete the final Act with any rating.

Golden Hero 100 Points

Achieve Gold in all 8 Acts!

Secret Medal ????? Points

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Author Comments

Here is my fourth official game: Vexation!

Welcome to Vexation! An incredibly vexating game. You play as a mere stick man struggling to get through each stage of increasing difficulty. What's hard about it? Achieving Gold rating in each Act. Up for a challenge? Press play!

Hope you enjoy it despite it's tedious nature. Thank you <3

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este juego es demasiao dificil para conseguir el oro :P

dude the levels are good its impssoibe too get the gold

I like it but the quality is very bad. So this was the original Vex

This game is horrible, on act 3 why do I need to be so precise with my jumps? The hit box for the orange blocks is too big because I'm touching the purple blocks and I still get bounced up.
Also what's with the time limits? On the last 2 vex games the time limit was decent, but in this game you pretty much have to do each act perfect to get gold. Speaking of which WHY IS THERE NO MEDAL FOR GETTING PERFECT?!? Why do I have to do perfect if the medal for it is removed?

EDIT 5/30/2021: I have just realized 2 years later that Vexation was made before Vex 1 and 2. Ignore every thing about the time limit and perfect medal.

This game is not challenging. The stages are actually pretty tepid in comparison with true hardcore platformers. The fact that the stages are really small, often screen sized, collaborates to this. There is only a handful of obstacles on each, no life nor time limits. So the difficulty is around 7.5 / 10.

Things start getting hardcore when Silver and especially Gold ratings are desired, because there is now a very tight time limit and, even though deaths are allowed, they still take time to recover from. Then, the difficulty goes to a 9.5 out of 10. (10 would be "I wanna be the guy").

Hardcore platformers are all about control and level design. I had no issues with controls, and level design was indeed great - It has some sweetspots and shortcuts for the taking (for those bold enough to try their way around them). Examples include Act 2 final stage (fall between spikes) and Act 7 Stage 1 (quickjump to finish level in 6 seconds)

Contrary to the previous review (NeonSpider) I don't think that lives-only method of control would be reasonable because it would favor "turtling" instead of platform action, and would harm (or even kill) the premise to the game, which is VEXATION.

I do agree, however, that avoiding death in this game deserves a reward, or a medal. It is almost impossible to do so in act 8.