Metroidvania games (Page 4)

Exile's End Review

Exile's End Review (PlayStation 4)

Metroidvania mediocrity

October 28, 2016 - Very few game genres deliver quality experiences as consistently as the 2D Metroidvania. However, Exile's End is a surprisingly average title but does it have enough redeeming qualities to make it a worthwhile download?
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Headlander Review

Headlander Review (PlayStation 4)

Headroidvania

August 8, 2016 - There are so many Metroidvania games releasing nowadays that innovation goes a long way. Thankfully, Headlander is bursting with uniqueness from its wacky premise to its gameplay, so let's get started. Off with your head!
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Dex Review

Dex Review (PlayStation 4)

Can you hack it?

July 14, 2016 - Dex is a lot of things. It's an adventure game, an RPG, a side-scrolling action game, a Metroidvania-esque platformer, and at times a top-down shooter. And thanks to a rich game world and intriguing storyline, it's also a very enjoyable experience.
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Metroidvania Games Review Roundup (Part 1)

Metroidvania Games Review Roundup (Part 1)

I think we're gonna need a bigger map

June 14, 2016 - When it comes to addictive gameplay formulas, nothing beats a Metroidvania game. I've reviewed quite a lot of them in my career so here's my take on a few stand-out titles.
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Shadow Complex Remastered Review

Shadow Complex Remastered Review (PlayStation 4)

Yet another great game starring Nolan North

May 7, 2016 - As one of the most memorable games of 2009, this previous Xbox 360 exclusive is now available for modern consoles. But, does it still hold up after seven years? Slip into your Omega Armor and let's find out.
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Review

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Review (PlayStation 4)

Time to buy some fortifying shampoo

April 25, 2016 - Everyone's favourite hair-whipping half-genie is back for her third adventure. Although it's been around a while, you can now play it on almost every major console. So, let's see if Shantae still delivers the high quality platforming that we're used to.
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse: A Step-by-Step Guide

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse: A Step-by-Step Guide

Half-genies get lost, too

April 25, 2016 - If you've ever played a Shantae game then you know how tricky they can be when it comes to knowing what to do next. In this guide, I break down all of the essential steps so you can carry on with your adventure no problem.
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Salt and Sanctuary Review

Salt and Sanctuary Review (PlayStation 4)

First souls, then blood, now salt

March 18, 2016 - It's no secret that this latest Metroidvania title borrows heavily from the Souls series of action RPGs. However, Salt and Sanctuary translates the established formula into two dimensions which makes it quite the intriguing experiment.
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Teslagrad Review

Teslagrad Review (PlayStation 4)

Welcome to Magnetvania

March 10, 2016 - Metroidvania games are more popular than ever. In order to make one worthwhile, game developers have to strive for unique gameplay. Thankfully, Teslagrad's magnet-based mechanics just may have what it takes.
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Blaster Master Review

Blaster Master Review (NES)

A tale of a boy and his radioactive frog

July 23, 2015 - Long before Metroidvania was a common term, Blaster Master helped define the genre. It remains one of gaming's dearest memories with its multiple gameplay perspectives, awesome soundtrack, and wicked boss fights, but does it still hold up more than 25 years later?
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