Decent review, though I don't like it when reviewers make a comparison and don't substantiate it much. I guess some of what you showed vaguely looked like Metroid, but it honestly felt more on the side of just H.R. Giger imitation, and I don't think it's a particularly unique calling card. I was waiting to see a good argument for the Metroid comparison in gameplay and story, but again all I got was a vague mention of exploration and "being on an alien world", even though those elements look to be taken more from the aforementioned Recore (yea I know that has Prime devs, but it doesn't seem very Metroid at all).
Just constructive criticism, feel free to ignore it. Still, good review.
Also one thing I really hate about Sony's $70 price tag for their games is the fact that, it's just going to make the argument for short games being a full priced release even worse. We already have people shitting on shorter titles way too much, despite those games often boasting some of the best gameplay around. But now at $70, it's going to be harder for people to justify picking up stuff like Returnal. The fact that a singleplayer game that is 15 hours for the regular ending and 22 hours for the true ending is considered "too short" is frankly ridiculous and a problem with how we value and monetize games.
Last edited by AngryLittleAlchemist - on 06 May 2021