Metroidvania games (Page 5)
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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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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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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Schizophrenia is Divine
July 2, 2015 - When it comes to indie game development, mixing genres is a method that always produces interesting results. Red Goddess combines melee combat, exploration, platforming, and some light puzzle-solving in a fascinating world that's fused together with beautiful storytelling. There's no denying how intriguing that sounds, but does it all add up to a worthwhile game?
Read more: Red Goddess: Inner World Review
This half-genie has a killer head of hair
June 29, 2015 - You don't often see DSiWare games getting ported to current consoles. For the most part it's understandable why, but when it comes to Shantae; you know you're in for a treat. If you're ready, give that magic lamp a rub and let's see if our wishes come true.
Read more: Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Review
Life after death sure feels a lot like an old-school Metroid game
April 11, 2015 - Step aside Samus; it's Trace's turn to explore an alien world. Axiom Verge is an exploration-based platform shooter that has captured the attention of retro gamers everywhere. However, is it worth leaving Zebes and exploring yet another unfamiliar planet?
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This castle is a creature of Chaos
April 8, 2015 - With countless Metroidvania games being released, it's a good time to revisit the origins of the genre. Symphony of the Night boldly took the Castlevania series in a new direction by incorporating exploration as the main gameplay mechanic in a similar fashion to the already established Metroid series. The result was one of the greatest video games ever crafted. As the 100th review on Video Chums, I invite you to join me in celebrating this brilliant example of gaming perfection in a modern review of a timeless classic.
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In space, no one can hear you drift
March 28, 2015 - Space can be a lonely place, especially when your ship gets damaged by an asteroid. Xeodrifter tries to emulate Metroid mechanics in almost every way, but does it live up to the classics or is it simply not enough to satisfy your retro cravings?
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An utterly spiritual journey
March 16, 2015 - Ambitious game development is the key to creating a timeless classic. However, many bold innovators have also produced countless failed endeavors. Does Ori and the Blind Forest live up to the hype or have the developers' blind ambitions got the best of them?
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An 8-bit monster bopping adventure
March 9, 2015 - With an already oversaturated market, here comes yet another retro indie platformer. Was jumping on enemies' heads merely a fond memory or is it still enjoyable in this day and age? Lace up your stomping boots, we're about to find out!
Read more: Zombie Incident Review
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