Following an all-time classic isn't easy, so 'The End is Nigh' tries something different, instead. It works.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/padq7v/the-co-creator-of-super-meat-boy-has-a-new-platformer-and-its-very-good
Isn’t The Lost Levels (or Super Mario Bros 2 in Japan) “an ultra challenging platformer from Nintendo”? At least I thought it was pretty hard.
It’s also great, so I’d highly recommend it you haven’t already played it, Patrick.
Have you heard of a little game called Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Patrick?
Though I’m not sure if that counts considering it’s made by Retro Studios, but nonetheless - it’s Very Hard.