Posts Tagged ‘Metroidvania’

Review: Timespinner

by Mazen Abdallahon October 18, 2018
Ah, time travel. The easiest way to make a simple story much more complicated than it needs to be. All wibbly wobbly and timey and wimey, to quote Doctor Who. Of course, time travel isn’t just great for storytelling; time travel is a classic game mechanic, and lots of games have had fun by messing […]

Review: Aggelos

by Mazen Abdallahon August 8, 2018
Ah, the retro platformer. Once a mainstay of the indie world, it has now become much less common. Indie gaming has spread its wings and new tools like Unity enable smaller studios to make bigger and more elaborate (albeit fundamentally simple) games. Now, I’ve always regarded retro platformers with a measure of suspicion. I mean, […]

Review: Yoku’s Island Express

by Nazih Fareson June 6, 2018
Yoku’s Island Express is the strangest game I’ve played this year, but not in a bad way. You are a cute little red dung beetle named Yoku who is a postman, just arrived on an island to take over from the former Island Express mailman. Your goal is to find the post office to deliver all […]


Review: The Fall Part 2: Unbound

by Nazih Fareson May 23, 2018
Around four years after the original game, The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a direct sequel that will delight the players who have put their hands on the excellent title from Over the Moon. This second part resumes the adventure where its predecessor had left us, and after my recent review of the original The […]

Review: The Fall

by Nazih Fareson May 11, 2018
Taken by a surge of nostalgia, indies have for years delivered productions bringing so many glorious references of the 1980s or even 1990s. The Fall is part of this trend, putting you in the shoes of an AI sentient being known as A.R.I.D., in charge of protecting his assigned human being at all cost. Following a […]

Review: A Robot Named Fight!

by Nazih Fareson April 28, 2018
When it comes to the indie scene, most games shouldn’t be judged by its cover… Or whatever you want to call its equivalent. Some have strange art, others rely on the quirkiness of its 16-bit chiptune to actually tell a dark and sad story, others pick very vague titles. In the latter case, I believe that […]


Review: Owlboy

by Nazih Fareson February 27, 2018
Back in 2013, Norway’s very own D-Pad studio impressed the indie community when they launch a demo of little game full of surprises. That game, Owlboy, eventually matured and cooked in the Norwegian ovens, to finally release on PC back in November 2016, and is finally out on the Nintendo Switch which gave me the chance to […]

Review: Nightmare Boy

by Nazih Fareson January 20, 2018
Over the years, Metroidvania inspired a large number of indie studios wishing to add their personal touch in order to stand out while respecting the essence of the game genre. If some titles such as Guacamelee or Hollow Knight managed to grab the hearts of the players, it’s starting to become a bit difficult to […]

Review: Teslagrad

by Nazih Fareson December 6, 2017
Available since 2013 on PC, Teslagrad has paved the way for a release on numerous consoles throughout the past years including the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One and much more. But with the flood of games on a yearly basis, I find it great that the Nintendo Switch has become my personal way […]


Review: The Mummy Demastered

by Nazih Fareson November 6, 2017
Throughout their start, California based WayForward studio has become quite a known name when it comes to 2D platformers with a retro look. After their recent release of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (which we reviewed on our site) on the Nintendo Switch, we turn our eyes to their latest creation: The Mummy Demastered. Based on the recent […]