Historical (Science) Fiction
HIGH Dandara’s world is a joy to explore.
LOW The final battle is disappointingly anticlimactic.
WTF I still don’t fully understand what Salt is.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before — a 2D platformer borrowing from Metroid and Castlevania which also has roguelike elements just hit Steam Early Access. This time, though, the game already feels finished, and has been nearly impossible to put down for the past week. Dead Cells manages to go beyond genre pastiche and freshens up one of the most crowded spaces in gaming. It’s well worth checking out even in its “unfinished” state.