The Digital Fix Publishes a Totally Rad Xeodrifter Review
The retro craze continues, as more and more quality old-school titles keep popping up on places like the PlayStation Store. Originally, the indie game Xeodrifter was only available on Nintendo 3DS and PC but it has since made its way to PlayStation 4, Wii U and Vita. If you’re thinking about taking a trip down memory lane (and you don’t mind a challenge), you should consider giving it a test run.
If you’re still on the fence, you can always check out the reviews; our favorite can be found at The Digital Fix. Critic Leigh Forgie pens a great analysis of the game, starting with a proper introduction that cites the “Metroidvania” trend, especially on the indie side of game development. Then we get a solid breakdown of the product’s simple mechanics and presentation, with the understanding that obviously, we don’t compare such titles to big-budget AAA productions. No, this is all about the old-fashioned fun factor.
It’s well-written and well-paced and just as important is the fact that it isn’t overdone. Let’s face it, there isn’t a huge amount to consider and those interested in the game don’t require a ten-page breakdown. This critic gets that, and gives us a perfectly fitting review.
Why We Like It:
— Nicely structured and presented, making for an easily accessible and highly readable review. Always good for these bite-size experiences.
— Adapts the review to the game in question, which means the text and tone fit the product. This isn’t GTA; it’s an indie title, designed for a very different style of entertainment, so the review should be very different, too.
— Gives the reader everything he or she needs to know, from mechanics and systems to general design, and without going into unnecessary detail.