Axiom Verge Review

332200_20170121173242_1I feel that I should begin this review with a spiel about how what would have been intricate fan games a few years ago have begun being developed a fully featured and separate titles that, while barring an obvious resemblance to another game or series, are also their own thing and deviate in pretty substantial ways.  With Axiom Verge, the general aesthetic and gameplay elements are clearly based around the Metroid series, and more specifically the original 1987 title.  However, I don’t really like attaching it to any series, let alone Metroid.  Not because it actually transcends the comparison in some respects, which it does, but because it’s bad and I don’t want to associate it with something I like. Continue reading