Axiom Verge has been released for PS4 and with it, Metroidvania is suddenly one of the most talked about genres. Still, it’s not just praise that Axiom verge is harvesting. Having put in a delightful 10 hours so far, I kind of get where everybody is coming from and wrote that down at rllmukforum. Here’s a copy of the text in question explaining how I feel about Axiom Verge within the Metroid legacy.
Some time ago I wrote this little text about how I wasn’t playing any games on my smartphone. I got some responses about that from people, with a lot of them still edging closer to the fanboy divide of iOS vs. Android. However, there was one remark that was more or less a direct hit: “but do you still play any handheld games then?”