Flynn: Son of Crimson

Flynn: Son of Crimson

I’ve been following the studio’s Twitter since who knows how long. The game was in the works for years, and it only came out now. There was one early alpha or beta stage playtest where I participated. I had a problem with that because of massive slowdowns on my end due to having a low end laptop.

Even now, with the full release of the game, the slowdowns are still present from time to time. However, it’s less apparent, especially when I run it at a lower resolution. The game is otherwise really smooth for most part.

Real player with 32.7 hrs in game

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I won’t go in too deep on this one as there’s not much to talk about. Your parents died in a war to prevent another world from taking over, and now you and your loyal canine protector, Dex, to put as stop to it. However, one of Zealock’s minions have been tasked to slow you down so the takeover can be completed. In doing so, she steal’s Dex’s four power shards, and there’s nothing you can do to stop the invasion until you reclaim them.

It’s a pretty simple story backing up the title, but more does get revealed as you reach the end. The game is a visual masterpiece with a couple different areas having wildly different climate effects (including the old Ninja Gaiden fight against the wind trope that is still irritating today haha) that sometimes rely on you and the magic powers you gain. Some stages are dqark and you need to light the area, others require you to freeze blocks of water to continue.

Real player with 12.1 hrs in game

Flynn: Son of Crimson on Steam

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether

The best platform figther in the business next only to Melee. Crazy movement and mechanics with a low enough skill floor for newcomers and an insane skill ceilling that seems to only get higher the further the meta goes on.

Real player with 327.7 hrs in game

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This is probably one of my favorite Smash clones out of all of them for now. Not only is the game play, the crossovers, and content, but for the encouragement for workshop support. Modding is one of the main reasons why people even play SSB Brawl still, and for good reason. More content, unexpected characters to play as, and more variety.

Ever since workshop has released during beta and since the making of this review, 5000+ creations ranging from new characters, stages, and more have been released, slowly and surely improving as time progresses. Not only that, but workshop is very optimized for categorizing different characters per series or creator and how it loads them up to not overfill the game.

Real player with 213.8 hrs in game

Rivals of Aether on Steam

Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Valdis Story: Abyssal City is one of the best games i’ve played so far, i’ve been so hooked on to it that i have yet to become bored of doing the game over and over, it feels like each playthrough is a challenge and the hardest difficulty which is unlocked after your first playthrough really puts your skills to the test.

The storyline is quite a fun turn of events as neither hell or heaven is the good guy here!

You start off on a ship with your crew then some giant monster comes and crashes your ship and you all sink and end up in Abyssal City which is deep under the sea, it turns out that you have been caught up in the middle of a war between angels and demons and your only way out is to battle your way through hordes of angels and demons as you search for your missing crew!

Real player with 434.9 hrs in game

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This game in an indie gem.


-Tons of replayability

-RPG elements done righ, lots of ways to build and customize your player to suit different play styles. skill trees, stat allocation, and equipment choices all work well together to build synergy.

-interesting upgrade and crafting system for your weapons and armor.

-Good amount of well made metroidvania exploration.

-Multiple playable characters each with their own takes on the story and style of combat.

-Rewarding, deep, and fun combat on the whole.

Real player with 178.3 hrs in game

Valdis Story: Abyssal City on Steam