A Hot Double Dip
In a saturated market of non-linear Metroidvania games, Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee! stood out for its emphasis on Luchador wrestling brawls and platforming challenges, all with a colorful Mexican flair. Years later, the developers revisit the formula with Guacamelee! 2, a solid—albeit iterative—sequel. Oh, and you can play as a chicken.
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The Good, the Bad, and the Rusty
Hot off the releases of SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, Image & Form Games is one step closer to its SteamWorld takeover with the Nintendo Switch port of SteamWorld Dig. It’s a straight no-frills HD rerelease of the original 2013 title, but I still dig the mining adventure’s gameplay.
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Teslagrad opens on a rainy night with a young boy running through the rooftops of a European town. Following a fluidly animated playable chase sequence, our protagonist reaches a massive tower harboring the history of his country and the powers of magnetism. Developer Rain Games’ title has all the inner workings of what makes a great indie platformer – a somewhat non-linear Metroidvania structure, environmental puzzles that build off a core mechanic, and a plot that you must unfurl on your own. For the most part, the elements effectively work together, but some physics issues mar the experience.
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Metroidvania with Balls
Forma.8 plays out like a 2D Metroid game, if Samus were forced to travel as a floating morph ball the entire time. The developers at MixedBag Games have created a visually stunning world that begs to be explored. Truth be told, if moving around didn’t feel like a chore at times, I would have investigated every nook and cranny.
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