Category Archives: Metroidvania

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

If 2019’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a file-the-serial-numbers-off remake of 1997’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, then this year’s Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is designed to resemble 1989’s Castlevania III and similar late NES games like … Continue reading

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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III I wrote two articles on the first Dark Souls game in 2012. I’ve become a better gamer and better writer since then, so I hope I can articulate why I enjoy this game. In this review, I … Continue reading

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Odallus: The Dark Call

Odallus: The Dark Call Odallus: The Dark Call is a 2015 2D action game by Joymasher. It is inspired by Castlevania III, Ghosts & Goblins, Rastan, and Faxanadu. It’s as good or better than the games that inspired it. OK, … Continue reading

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A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City

A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a 2013 Metroidvania by Endlessfluff Games. It’s better than most.

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Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles

Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles is a fan-made game heavily inspired by the venerable action series. It mostly takes notes from the SNES and Genesis games such as Super Castlevania IV and Rondo of Blood, but the way the world map … Continue reading

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Rogue Legacy: Tolerable

Rogue Legacy: Tolerable This is Rogue Legacy, not the 1980 game Rogue. Sorry, Mike Ricca! Hope your controller works ok. Rogue Legacy is a 2013 2D platformer Metroidvania quasi-roguelike mish-mash of a game by Cellar Door Games. (1) It has … Continue reading

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Bionic Commando for the NES Owns Hard

Bionic Commando is a 1988 NES game by Capcom. It is a sorta-port sorta-sequel to the arcade game of the same name. It differs from the original in many aspects. The arcade Bionic Commando is a straightforward quarter-munching action game, … Continue reading

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A Review of the Indie Royale “Back to School Bundle”

Indie Royale is a collection of indie games offered for a low price. That low price goes up the more people purchase it but goes down for others if you donate more than the minimum. If that sounds like a … Continue reading

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Revisiting Dark Souls

I’ve put about 40 hours into Dark Souls and I enjoyed every one, despite it being bleak in both atmosphere and gameplay. It’s a fun game, and a very challenging one for me. I need to write more about it. … Continue reading

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Actually is Hard

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. Unlike Oniken, here’s a game that’s actually as challenging as it’s being billed as. And there’re many reasons why. You will die, and you will die frequently. In fact, dying and coming back to … Continue reading

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