…So you may or may not have read anything I’ve previously written, but if you have you’ll know that I absolutely love indies.
They’re cheap they’re beautiful and they are interesting. I was overjoyed when I found out that the Switch was going to allow a huge array of indie titles; I think it’s an excellent console for this type of game! Let’s take a look at some of the indies that are on my wish list, and why I wat to play them…
Dust: An Elysian Tail
This is a 2D Metroidvania-style platformer, originally it first came out on the Xbox 360 in 2013, but was released for the switch in September 2018. It’s fully voice acted, which is a nice extra for an indie game, and beautifully animated… Especially having been developed by one guy. There’s interesting combat and powerups throughout the game as you would expect with games of this genre, leaving the skill ceiling pretty high – You play as Dust, a character who comes across a sentient sword and a small companion who has no memory of their past; I actually like the memory loss trope for a video game because it allows for suspense, and twists and turns in the storyline to come – This game looks really beautiful and seems to have done well on the critic front. Way back when.
So I’ve not heard much about this game really, but it’s been suggested to me A LOT. I know it’s about a group of teenagers on an island and there is ghosts and possessions… But past that, I don’t know much about it at all. Apparently it’s really good if you enjoy a good scary story – Looking at it too I really like the aesthetic of it all… So I’d be excited to pick this one up some time soon.
The Gardens Between
So firstly, I love the art style and look of this game (I promise that’s not the only reason I like indies but come on… It’s beautiful) – Secondly, what makes this game stand out to me is that you don’t actually control the characters; rather you control time and this supposedly allows you to alter the path they take and allows you to progress. This seems like a really interesting mechanic to me and it would be a welcome change from regular gaming.
Baba Is You
Now this one is not aesthetically pleasing at all… So there’s a nice change to this list! It’s very simplistic in nature. From what I gather it’s some sort of puzzle game; the player can move stuff around and this causes the rules of the game to change – Now I don’t know what the aim is or how you really play… But the description alone is interesting to me and draws me in! I like puzzles and I feel this game might be an interesting new challenge.
Yes that’s right, I still haven’t played it… And I don’t really know much about it. I’m interested in playing Undertale due to the huge cult following it has amassed; not only that but a friend of mine said the story of it is compelling… So maybe I’ll get round to this one soon.
Dead Cells is a procedurally-generated roguelike metroidvania. You play as an undead science experiment; I have seen a little bit of gameplay for this, being a 2D game with 3D elements, such as character designs – You go through the game killing monsters and getting upgrades. Pretty simple. However from the gameplay I’ve seen there are a few curveballs in there.
Now I know this game is ridiculously popular, but I just haven’t picked it up yet, and I’m not sure if it’s because I just keep hearing all the time that I should play it. Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania style platformer where you run around collecting souls and doing damage and what not; I don’t know if there’s a good storyline in there but what I can say is that it looks cute as hell.
That’s pretty much my current indie game wishlist – I know there must be loads more out there that I just haven’t come across, so I’d love to hear from any of our lovely readers what your opinion is on the above games or even if you’ve found an amazing indie game that you want to share and think I ought to play… See ya!