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.
A few weeks ago I attended the first Dutch VR Meetup at the Rockstart-headquarters in Amsterdam. As the name indicates, the meetup was completely focused on the Oculus Rift and its brethren. Many headsets were present to provide a peek into virtual reality video images and computer generated worlds. Some of them even supported by strange contraptions.
The first trailer of No Man’s Sky was already tempting. A lush planetary environment and a quick traversal from surface to outer space in your personal spaceship made for one hell of a promise. A promise that seemed to good to be true.
Assassin’s Creed is not a good game. I know this and I accept this. Infamous is not a good game. I know this, yet I want to get into a discussion with anyone else saying so. Still, it was that difference that made me realise the games were actually the same.