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  • Summary: Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line.

    This is the action-adventure you've been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer
    Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line.

    This is the action-adventure you've been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation?

    Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it.

    Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all.

    Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche.

    And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment.

    Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line.

    It's Axiom Verge.
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  1. Oct 23, 2016
    90
    Axiom Verge stumbles at points along the way to its end, but the journey through Sudra is excellent. The gameplay mechanics are solid and engaging, the story is intriguing, and the graphics will transport players back to a time where similar games ruled the industry.
  2. Sep 30, 2016
    90
    It is awesome to finally have Axiom Verge on all platforms now, and for those that missed it for some reason, there is simply no excuse anymore. It is an excellent callback to classic titles, while also bringing its own flair and making a stamp on the genre. I cannot recommend it enough. I am disappointed that I waited so long to finally dive deep into its world, but now that I have, I can’t wait to go back.
  3. Oct 7, 2016
    80
    Axiom Verge is a brilliant homage to the 'metroidvania' origins back in the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. Whilst the choice to be so uncompromising in its retro style might not suit everyone, the gameplay in the title remains compelling and manages to maintain that fine balance in the level of difficulty for being challenging for all players without becoming frustrating.
  4. Oct 13, 2016
    80
    It's incredibly well-designed, a ton of fun to explore and has its fair share of clever gameplay ideas. If you're a fan of amazing retro titles, this one's worth checking out.
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  1. Aug 24, 2019
    0
    Oh le gros étron que voilà ! c'est un jeu indé... enfin, un "jeu"... façon de parler ! C'est tout en pixel lard, en pixel larve comme dans lesOh le gros étron que voilà ! c'est un jeu indé... enfin, un "jeu"... façon de parler ! C'est tout en pixel lard, en pixel larve comme dans les années 80 au temps de la préhistoire du monde numérique. Mais à l'époque, on avait une excuse et de taille : le matériel était un bébé, quasiment embryonnaire... que pouvait-on faire d'autre ? pas grand-chose. Et encore...

    Puis la mode rétron a envahi les annés 2010 et au-delà... une brèche dans laquelle se sont engouffrés des profiteurs, des branleurs, des opportunistes, des stagiaires... et des ratés. Ces engeances bricolent du pixel lard comme des porcs, des choses repoussantes et appellent ça des "jeux"... même qu'ils le vendent, "ça"...

    Ici comme de coutume, on a donc de la 2D en 4 couleurs et même les bruitages tout pourris comme à l'époque : les rétrons exultent ! des jeunes qui n'ont jamais connu la-dite époque soit dit en passant. Et incapables d'apprécier les jeux modernes, incroyables de maintenant, même si dans le lot, on trouve et on trouvera toujours des daubes, certes.

    Donc on a ce truc "Axiom Verge" (rien que le titre est lamentable...), si limité, si con, si nul à chier que la manette nous tombe des mains... littéralement. Quelle misère !
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