Before I start, the game is called Celestial Mechanica and you can download it here, for you people that care for my mini review of it, carry on reading.
To start, I’ve not been a fan of Castlevania since the fourth installment on the Super Nintendo so in my eyes the way that the games went after that (all the Metroidvania ones) was downhill. But I’ve had a lot of love for Metroid and games similar to the whole Metroidvania formula, such as Shadow Complex, Murumasa: The Demon Blade and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. As an (unpopular) man that reviews games and makes videos on them I tend to find myself trying out a lot of indie games blindly, this has lead to a lot of great times had, such as my time with Super Crate Box, Nitronic Rush and Stealth Bastard. I usually just download a list of free indie games and jump into them one after the other for a few hours and get a feel for what’s going on. That was my plan today until I turned on Celestial Mechanica.
Celestial Mechanica is, of course, a Metroidvania game with an art style that looks very similar to FEZ (the bricks mainly). You begin as a robot that lacks any ability and as expected, develops over time. One of the better aspects that may or may not get overlooked is the lack of a weapon or any way to fight back until a good halfway through the game. The title is mostly about puzzle solving and just kind of experiencing this strange little world given to you. There is a calm but lovely soundtrack and some amazingly fluid controls. What it overall becomes is an engrossing game that I ended up playing to the very end instead of doing my regular check and swap. I wont get too much into it, I just wanted to share the game with some people as it never popped up on my radar and it should 100% be up there with the other popular indie titles out now. So again, here is the link to go download the game and I hope you enjoy it.