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  • Summary: MindSeize is a 2D Metroidvania game set in a Sci-Fi-universe. You must explore untamed planets, fight powerful enemies and defeat a mysterious organization that stole the mind of your daughter.
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  1. Mar 12, 2020
    60
    I enjoyed wandering the stereotypical video game worlds of Mindseize and dispatching its well-deployed inhabitants. It does enough with encouraging exploration and enemy variety that it kept my mind engaged even if, thanks to the uninspired narrative and character development, my heart just wasn't feeling it. Generic Metroidvanias may be increasingly common these days, but I have to admit that the formula still works.
  2. Feb 17, 2020
    50
    MindSeize isn’t necessarily a Metroidvania that brings anything new to the genre, but it is a fun and overall enjoyable experience that has a lot of potential. Interested players just might want to wait until the game receives another patch or two before giving it a go, unless you’re willing to deal with its current technical issues.
  3. 40
    This metroidvania has great 2D graphics, but is marred by an overplayed storyline, bland enemies, and serious bugs.
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  1. Oct 6, 2020
    8
    Generally very enjoyable! Definitely got that old-school feel to it and some difficulty to boot. Exploration is especially fun. Could maybeGenerally very enjoyable! Definitely got that old-school feel to it and some difficulty to boot. Exploration is especially fun. Could maybe use a bit of polish, but nothing too bad. Thumb up! Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2020
    4
    I wanted to like this game because I believe it's important to support smaller developers. But MindSeize is still a product, and I think itI wanted to like this game because I believe it's important to support smaller developers. But MindSeize is still a product, and I think it should be judged just as any other piece of work would.
    And sadly, I do not think MindSeize is a very good game. It has plenty of smaller game design flaws that add up to a game that feels difficult in all the wrong ways. Especially the bosses can feel extremely unfair and unforgiving at times. Challenge would not be an issue, but even with the game's easy mode, the game would be nigh impossible to complete for a newcomer to the genre.
    The game isn't exactly mind-blowing in other areas either, which doesn't help the gameplay. Some of the game's pixel art looks great, but on the other hand, some aspects such as the protagonist's run cycle look very unnatural.

    Thankfully the game isn't all bad. For the most part, the world is fun to explore, and while not perfect, the combat does have some depth.
    I believe that this studio can still achieve something great. Hopefully, the next title will be something a little less ambitious so that the team has more time to test and polish it to perfection.

    That being said, I sadly still cannot recommend the game. Over 20 dollars is a bit much, considering that games like Hollow Knight are a mere 15 dollars.
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