The Metroid-Vania, or exploration platformer as I prefer to think of them, has been an essential mainstay in gaming since Symphony of the Night in 1997. Multiple developers have experimented with the formula to middling success, but I was struck immediately by Lunar Ray Games’ Timespinner, and just how much it reminded me of the classics of the genre.
Symphony of the Night
Preview | Bloodstained: Ritual of the NightReviews
Kickstarter projects are often a mixed bag, running the gamut from genius future gems to mismanaged disasters, so it was with more than a little trepidation that I sat down at EGX Rezzed for my Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night preview.