Tag: Metroidvania

This Is Not A Review: MindSeize

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: MindSeize, developed and published by Kamina Dimension.


The Messenger Review

Ninjas, Nostalgia, And Nigh-Impossible Platforming

HIGH Clever story, neat characters.

LOW Being “killed” 53 times by the same boss and chase.

WTF What does Quarble spend his Time Shards on?


Omega Strike Review

But There’s A Talking Bear!

HIGH The final multi-stage fight.

LOW Trying to remember where I was supposed to use the ‘dash’ ability.

WTF Who thought that junkyard robot was a good idea for a boss?


Chasm Review

An (Almost) Grand Canyon

HIGH It absolutely plays like its role models.

LOW Procedurally generated repeated rooms.

WTF You’re a trainee… go get backup!


Hollow Knight (Switch) Review

The Carapace Must Hold

HIGH Superb animation, tight controls, wonderful world design.

LOW Some of the bosses are deeply demoralizing.

WTF The world is so open, I went more than 25 hours before finding a *crucial* starting vendor!


Dandara Review

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.