One of the best parts of the Indie scene has been the variety of titles being released, and Adult Swim Games has certainly been publishing some great titles. With Rain World by Videocult, we have a great looking game that unfortunately falls into a trap just like our slugcat friend.
Loot Rascals developed by Hollow Ponds comes really close to being an amazing rogue-like. Featuring a beautiful aesthetic design and a clever twist on loot design, the game is sadly undermined by less than forgiving rogue-like gameplay.
2Dark has a lot of pedigree surrounding it. Developed by Frederick Raynal, the creator of Alone in the Dark, 2Dark is his return to the horror genre. While the story holds promise, this is less of a frightening tale and more of a frustrating one.
Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine comes close to being one of the all around amazing games released in 2016. Featuring gameplay that feels like a 16-bit version of Devil May Cry, if it wasn’t for a few design choices, this could have easily been in my top 10 of 2016.