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Early Access Review: Dead Cells

You've probably played parts of Dead Cells before. Its DNA is familiar, a patchwork assembly of recognizable influences. There are echoes of Symphony of the Night and Super Metroid in the 2D action platformer. Rogue Legacy's persistent unlo...   read

 
 
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Hollow Knight now has a second team to help speed up the Switch port

I really like the idea of playing a metroidvania game like Hollow Knight on Nintendo Switch, even if there's a significant wait involved. Some good news on that front: Team Cherry has "taken a big step to speed things up" by working with an...   read

 
 

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Eagle Island has one of the best demos I've ever played

I've been following Eagle Island for a while after seeing some awesome looking GIFs of it on Twitter. It's a procedurally generated Metroidvania and/or roguelike about a boy and his pet owl that he has trained to attack at his will.&nb...   read

 
 
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Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Wonder Boy series has sort of a complicated history. Several different franchises have claimed at least one of the series' titles, including Wonder Boy, Monster Land, and even Adventure Island. The Wonder Boy games were always conf...   read

 
 
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Ooh, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is playable on Xbox One

Even though I enjoyed it at the time, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is one of those games that utterly slips my mind. Somehow, despite its marvelous name, I flat-out forget it ever existed. That might change going forward, as the Xbox Live...   read

 
 
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Review: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

I'm pretty disappointed in myself for not noticing the Momodora series before. The fourth title in the series, Reverie Under the Moonlight, has been out on PC for a year now but has made its way onto PlayStation 4. Instantly catching my att...   read

 
 
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Review: Hollow Knight

I got my Nintendo Switch day one and I've put around 10 hours into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest game from my favorite series. Not because I don't love it, but because I've been obsessed with Hollow Knight. It is that ...   read

 
 
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Blaster Master Zero now supports the Switch Pro Controller

It's disappointing that not all Nintendo Switch games (within reason) support the Pro Controller. Steep price tag aside, it's a great-feeling gamepad, and I want to use it anywhere and everywhere I can with the Switch. It makes sense that s...   read

 
 
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Metroid inspired Axiom Verge is getting a physical release

2015's Axiom Verge was a love letter to the original Metroid, a throwback to the early days of 2D platform exploration games. It took designer and programmer Tom Happ five years to finish the title, and it's been ported to several syst...   read

 
 
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Review: Xanadu Next

Ever since I started playing a couple of Nihon Falcom’s games last year, I became a huge fan of the studio in a matter of seconds. From the Ys series’ fast-paced combat to The Legend of Heroes titles’ world-building aspect...   read

 
 


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Review: Exile's End

There was once a time when 2D games were the tentpole releases that companies pumped out to make the big bucks. Those days are long gone, but the sidescrollers live on and are a staple in today's landscape thanks to indie developers. The in...   read

 
 
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Unworthy is another cool 2D take on Dark Souls

We always appreciate a good quickpost from the Destructoid community, and reader AlbertP has given us a wonderful gift indeed with his note about Unworthy, a cool-looking game currently flying under the radar. It's a Souls-like action-RPG,...   read

 
 
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Jotun creators unveil eldritch-horror adventure Sundered

Coming off of its Norse mythology adventure Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games is back with another hand-drawn, boss-filled game, one that's "heavily inspired by Lovecraft's writings." It's called Sundered, and you need to see its eldritch horrors...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge developer talks about Xbox One port challenges

Tom Happ, the creator of Metroid-like Axiom Verge posted on his blog today that the game had passed certification and will release on the Xbox One on September 30. In the blog post, Happ notes that there's a certain degree of iro...   read

 
 
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The secret sauce of Super Metroid

It was Metroid’s 30th anniversary recently, and although the celebrations were a bit scarce on the Nintendo front, fans took to the internet to show their appreciation of the series, most notably in the form of AM2R (which has now, sa...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge has a Wii U release date

Axiom Verge will release on the Wii U eShop September 1 in both North America and Europe. In a post on the Axiom Verge website, the game's creator Tom Happ wrote that his game would soon be available on Nintendo's Wii U conso...   read

 
 
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Hue is a more colorful Limbo, and that's just fine

Hue is a two-dimensional puzzle platform game where the protagonist, the titular Hue, is tasked with collecting the different colors of a special ring to defeat the nefarious Dr. Grey. My first impression of Hue was that it looked...   read

 
 
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The new Prey seems like it'll have a metroidvania bent

Prey's reboot is a shakeup to more than just the narrative elements. It's seemingly also a change to the very structure of the experience. Prey (2006) was a linear game, featuring 22 isolated levels. This Prey looks to be more ak...   read

 
 
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Review: Song of the Deep

Insomniac is constantly re-inventing itself. Starting off as a mascot platformer machine with Spyro, it moved into making a shooter hybrid with Ratchet & Clank, before going full-on FPS with Resistance. Years later the studio went compl...   read

 
 
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XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a physical release

Ori and the Blind Forest always looked gorgeous, but I was surprised by just how much the game, as a whole, resonated with me. It's one of my favorite experiences on Xbox One to date. It's especially great, then, to see Microsoft Studios co...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge Wii U port 'has the edge'

Game developer Tom Happ first started working on the Metroid-inspired action/exploration game Axiom Verge back on 2010. Six years later, and the game is about to be released on Nintendo's current home console, going head-to-head for the att...   read

 
 
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Ghost Song blew away my expectations, made me die a lot

I have to be honest, I've been a skeptic of Ghost Song since it was announced and then crowdfunded. People around the internet have reacted as if it weas God's gift to gamers and the second coming of Samus, and I just thought it l...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge has some issues on PS Vita

Axiom Verge follows the exploits of a scientist who, after apparently killing himself in a lab accident, awakens on a mysterious world full of secrets to uncover and labyrinthine environments to explore. It's essentially a new Metroid ...   read

 
 


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