As a person who enjoys exploration and discovery, I found Odallus satisfying. But if I was in a mood to find demons more exciting than doorways, I could easily find it a disappointment.
Enter Oniken, a videogame developed in the 2010s for people who played videogames in the 1980s, capturing the 8-bit action-platforming era’s essence but smoothing over the flaws nostalgia tends to overlook.
Flush with development experience from the three videogames that precede it, Bloodborne reimagines and refines the Souls formula with new ideas.
Samus Returns reuses a concept without understanding why it was effective, resulting in a confused remake searching for a reason to exist that it never finds.