Hob is the latest game from Runic Games and represents a big departure from the studio. The makers of ARPGs like Torchlight has decided to go in the direction of open world action adventure design. While the game certainly looks beautiful, it doesn’t make the most out of its world.
A Hat in Time was kickstarted in 2013 to be an attempt at a modern take on 3D platformers of the ’90s. After the success and several years the game is finally out. While it doesn’t quite hit the same mark as the games it was emulating, A Hat in Time does prove that there are still stories to tell and collectibles to collect.
Last week I took a look at Omega Strike and how it got the foundation of a Metroidvania correct. This week, it’s time to talk about After Death and why it doesn’t hit the mark.
Omega Strike comes from the one-man studio Woblyware and has been in development for several years now. Entering the Metroidvania genre is tough these days thanks to the many high quality examples of it. While Omega Strike doesn’t match the highs of recent titles, it’s an all around solid game.