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Moonscars’ Divisive Art Style Hides A Challenging Soulslike Experience

Platform(s): PC (version reviewed), Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D search action Soulslike with monochrome-style graphics It takes a lot out of indie developers to distinguish their search action games from one another, especially when it's going for the difficult Soulslike action route. Just go search your Steam pag...

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LUCID Is An Upcoming Platformer From Old-School Publisher Apogee Entertainment

Remember Apogee, the old-school PC gaming software publisher known for many classics like the 2D Duke Nukem games and even Castle Wolfenstein? Well, they're still sticking around and have the subtitle "Entertainment" just for kicks, but still publish retro-style games. Their latest? An upcoming Metroidvania side-scrolling action title called LUC...

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Inti Creates Is Making A Castlevania Tribute With Grim Guardians: Demon Purge

With the work it has done for the Bloodstained 2D pixel side games, Inti Creates would be a shoe-in to make a full-fledged 2D action game in the veins of the Castlevania series. Wouldn't you know it, that's what it's working on right now. The company that made the Mega Man Zero and Azure Striker Gunvolt series (and GalGun) has announced a side-s...

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Souldier On With This Awesome 2D Search Action Indie

Platform(s): PC (version played), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 Genre: 2D search action title with Dark Souls-like difficulty Even though 2022's gaming circuit is dominated by From Software's hardcore RPG Elden Ring, there are no short supply of games that emulate that feel and formula. While not apparent at first glance, dev...

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Bovine-Filled Search Action Game Moo Lander Launches On 27 May

Need more cows and bovines in your search action games? The first-ever Mootroidvania title will be out in full later this week. Moo Lander, the search action title from indie studio The Sixth Hammer, will be out on 27 March. As you can tell from the trailer below, you play a spaceship who is stuck in a bright-but-hostile alien planet filled with...

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Rogue Legacy 2 Heirloom Guide: How To Find Them All

Rogue Legacy 2 is out of early access and is in its full version right now. The game still features the best 2D search action/metroidvania-style gameplay you've loved in the original, but just more improved and beefed up. Rogue Legacy 2 also introduces Heirlooms, which are artifacts that grant unique abilities that are required to access certain...

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Cathedral Ticks All The 2D Action Boxes, But Doesn’t Do Anything New

Platform(s): PS4, PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch Genre: Metroidvania, Indie, Retro Cathedral is Swedish developer named Eric Lavesson and Decemberborn Interactive's own take on the retro 8-bit Metroidvania (or Search Action) genre of games from yesteryear. What can you expect from this title? Something solid, but standard, assuming that's a bad thing...

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2D Roguelite Game Source Of Madness Will Haunt You This May

Publisher Thunderful and developer Carry Castle will be releasing its upcoming 2D search action roguelite game Source of Madness next month. Source of Madness will be out on 11th May for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch; it's currently in Early Access for PC right now. The game pits you as an acolyte who fights through ni...

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The 30 Best Games Of 2021: #6

From December to January 2022, we'll be highlighting our favourite games of 2021. Here's number 6. #6: Metroid Dread Platform: Nintendo Switch It's a shame that before this, the Metroid series hasn't seen much fanfare despite its importance in establishing a new genre of games that indie developers seem to love doing. Still, better late th...

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The 30 Best Games Of 2021: #30

Every day from this last December week to January 2022, we'll be posting our top 30 games of 2021. Here's number 30. #30: Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Platforms: PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 Call it a Metroidvania-lite, or whatever terms you use for search action games these days: this 2D action game based on th...

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Xbox Game Pass Adds The Gunk, Record of Lodoss War, & More This December

11 new titles will be joining the Xbox Game Pass lineup in a couple of days this month of December. Basically it's an early Christmas celebration for both PC and Xbox gamers alike. The following titles will be added on the respective dates: 15 December Among Us (Cloud) ID@Xbox – Coming soon to Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with ...

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Afterimage And Its Hand-Drawn Search Action Gameplay Will Be Out Late 2022

The Metroidvanias/search action game onslaught continues past 2022. Developer Aurogon Shanghai has announced a new hand-drawn 2D search action title called Afterimage. It's slated for the PS5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam) for late 2022. Here's an overview of the game (via the Steam page): Key Features ...

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Metroid Dread Shows Every Search Action Game How The Genre Is Done

Platform: Nintendo Switch Genre: OG Search Action Game It's been a decade since we've seen a proper follow-up for the 2D Metroid action-adventure games. Sure, we got Metroid: Other M, but that just felt like a slap to the face for fans of bounty hunter Samus Aran and her power suit and morph ball legacy. With Metroid Dread, developer Mercury...

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Blasphemous Gets One Last Expansion This December; Sequel In The Works

Dark fantasy Metroidvania title Blasphemous impressed many with its gruesome art style and combat, so it's great that its developer Game Kitchen is going out with a bang with the title. Blasphemous: Wounds of Eventide, the final expansion for the game, will be out this December. This expansion will feature the "true ending" for Blasphemous and a...

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Greak Is A Lush 2021 Throwback To The Lost Vikings

Platform: PC Genre: 2D Puzzle Platformer with 3 different protagonists If there's one thing missing in a 2D indie platformer, it's the ability to control three different heroes all at once. Such is the case of Greak: Memories of Azur. This 2D platformer from Navegante and Team17 is a throwback to the classic 2D platformer The Lost Vikings where...

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Grime Needs To Stop Being Such A Tryhard 2D Dark Souls

Platform: PC Genre: Metroidvania action-adventure with a tinge of Dark Souls Just when you thought games couldn't get any more creative and weird at the same time, along comes an oddity like Grime. The game starts with you literally being born into an alien world where everything is a mesh between stones, rocks, neurons, flesh, and everythin...

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Bloodstained Is Getting A Sequel

Earlier this month, it was revealed by 505 Games that its parent company Digital Bros will have a "second version" of Bloodstained "in development" on its quarterly financial report. This description is a bit vague and could allude to more updates of the 2019 Metroidvania title made by creator Koji Igarashi. Welp, we just got confirmation that t...

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Axiom Verge 2 Delayed To Q3 2021

If you're looking forward to a neo-retro Metroidvania game this year, you may have to wait a little longer. Axiom Verge 2, the sequel to the 2015 indie Metroidvania game made by one Thomas Happ, will be delayed to Q3 2021. Previously, it was supposed to come out "this Spring", presumably next month or so. According to Happ, the game "will be ...

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Narita Boy’s 2D Retro Platforming Both Intrigues & Frustrates

Platform: Xbox One/Series, PS4/PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D Action Game With Tron's Plotline The best kinds of stories do not have to be original written works. Otherwise, nothing will get done. Narita Boy's "stranger in a strange-yet-familiar land" isekai tale is a familiar story if you've seen films like Tron, even right up to the digit...

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Narita Boy Walkthrough & Level Guide: How To Wake The F*** Up, Samurai

Narita Boy is now out for most major consoles and for the PC. While its art style and music are great, it has this habit of letting you get lost and not giving you a clear direction, much like last year's other Metroidvania title Carrion.  It's all the more frustrating especially if you're just here for the game's engrossing story. Fortunatel...

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