Got the game for PS4 recently off of Ebay (thought I was getting the Multiverse Edition, but it was one of an enormous lot of games and the seller must of just put a stock image up without realizing that he was selling the regular edition) and it's good. Feels like a B/B+ after 90 minutes (12% of the map), but it could see it getting a higher grade in the end. Love the dirty, granulated look of the ruins and the large bosses. Just picked up the weapon that corrupts/decorrupts and it seems like fun to mess around with. At this point I wouldn't put it in Hollow Knight's league - it's a very well-made indie variation of Super Metroid but it doesn't feel enough like its own thing quite yet. I can see how some people would prefer it to Hollow Knight, though - it certainly gets you into the action right away and has a real sense of urgency and it feels more classically "retro" than HK.
Retro STrife wrote:Since you liked Axiom Verge, I highly recommend Shadow Complex, which came out around 2009 and was my favorite indie game ever. I call it a cross between Metroid and Uncharted. There was a remastered version released on current-gen consoles, and it even got a physical release through Limited Run Games. Check it out:
Yes, PLEASE play Shadow Complex one day. It was the first XBLA game that made me realize the potential of the platform. Unfortunately the price of a physical copy on the PS4 (all other versions are digital) is on the expensive side - cheapest I see on Ebay is in the $55-60 range.