The Messenger and Picnic Panic Review – Exactly how a homage should be done.

Played on Windows
Also available on Playstation 4, and Switch.

The Messenger has continued to be heralded as an important Metroidvania and Platformer of last year, as a fan of both genres it has remained on my radar, and finally, I had an opening and picked up The Messenger and have now played through it. So is it actually a great Metroidvania and Platformer? Let’s see.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

Played on Windows.
Also Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Disclosure (Kickstarter) at the end.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night started as a Kickstarter in May of 2015, claiming to bring a new game from Koji Igarashi, creator of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and was funded in under 24 hours and went on to be one of the largest Kickstarters of all time earning over five million dollars. It’s been over 4 years since then, it finally was released, but has it delivered on its promise?

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Timespinner Review

Played on Windows
Also Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, macOS, Linux, Switch, and Xbox One.
Disclosure at the end of the review (Kickstarter).

Four years ago, I saw a game named Timespinner that promised to deliver a Metroidvania style in the same vein as Mega man X and Castlevania. While they didn’t say that, I read this as a successor to Symphony of the Night. Being a young(er) naive man, I backed the game without much thought because “I like Metroidvanias”. It also was going to be out in November 2015, so it’ll be a quick turn around. Yeah… I don’t back Kickstarters anymore for a lot of reasons, but let’s see if Timespinner lived up to its promises.

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