Reviews by perfectblue_82

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Great Atmosphere... Nostalgic and Competant

perfectblue_82 | April 16, 2014 | Review of Anodyne

I've put about an hour into this but I have read it is about an hour long... so here is what I can say so far.

This is a very nostalgic, euphoric release. brings you back to when you were a kid again (for me anyway). Many people have compared this to classic Legend of Zelda, and that is somewhat fair given the top-down, pixel-style, rpg elements.

I'll be honest, I have not jumped into such games since Zelda itself so I was tentative to continue at first but this is one that can grow on you. The developers (just 2 mates) have clearly put effort into this... sound, puzzle aspects, mysterious storyline, and pixelated environments are neat, and I'm enjoying the not so linear game play thus far. It feels just right and is worth a go. If there's one or two things that held me back are that you fight with a broom for the first hour, but I am excited to see what will unfold. The controls (moving diagonally) can be somewhat tricky as well, and the game does not extend to 1920 x 1080 in terms of width. Nonetheless, great work by the developers - It's a very neat, nostalgic experience this far, with interesting environments and narrative... humorous at times.