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  • Summary: Robin just wants to be a mechanic and help people, but without a license she's a sinner in Mother's eyes. Ever since picking up her wrench, the world has been going nuts and she's wanted to bolt it back together. Now Penance is raining down on everyone she loves and One Concern agents areRobin just wants to be a mechanic and help people, but without a license she's a sinner in Mother's eyes. Ever since picking up her wrench, the world has been going nuts and she's wanted to bolt it back together. Now Penance is raining down on everyone she loves and One Concern agents are after her.

    But something big is going on bigger than droughts of Ivory fuel and personal conflicts and Robin's in the thick of it.

    * Hours of nut-twisting platform action-adventure
    * Numerous densely detailed locations filled with fine-tuned action and puzzles
    * 20+ gear-grinding, screen-filling boss battles stand in your way
    * Three game-changing difficulty settings supported by a unique tweak system
    * A heart-wrenching epic can one mechanic fix the whole world?

    Iconoclasts is the masterwork of indie developer Joakim Sandberg, seven long years in the making. Iconoclasts delivers awesome action, hilarious hijinks and an emotional rollercoaster of deeply personal storytelling.
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  1. Jan 31, 2020
    90
    There’s a constant onslaught of Metroidvanias that seem to populate the store like rampant rabbits, so much so that it gets hard to decipher the quality from the scrap heap when searching through. Iconoclasts on Xbox One stands out from the rubble and manages to build itself into not only a great Metroidvania, but an amazing game with an identity of its own.
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  1. Jan 30, 2020
    10
    "Iconoclasts"
    Reviewed by: Carless Yen
    Developed by: Joakim Sandberg Publisher: BitFrost Games Release Date: 1/23/2020 Price: 19.99
    "Iconoclasts"
    Reviewed by: Carless Yen
    Developed by: Joakim Sandberg
    Publisher: BitFrost Games
    Release Date: 1/23/2020
    Price: 19.99

    I'll start by saying this will not be your typical review. I'll get straight to the point , and really just be praising "Iconoclasts".
    It really , really baffles me how a game this good goes under the radar. Joakim Sandberg spent 7 years developing this game, and the hard work really shows when you play it. The Legend of Princess and Noitu Love 1 and 2 are some of his other work I looked up after playing this, and they look quality as well. I really plan on getting my hands on them soon after playing this. I'll tell you from the start Iconoclasts is a perfect game. Any one follows my reviews knows how much I love WayForward and this game really looks and feels like it would be a part of their library. That is understandable I guess considering Joakim did work on one of the Shantae games I love so much I believe. Risky's Revenge I believe it was, and that was one of the titles that really made me fall in love with those guys. I really recommend "Iconoclasts" for any gaming fan though. It has everything beautiful retro like graphics, an amazing soundtrack, great storytelling and rad characters, and what Joakim is most known for some unforgettable epic boss battles. Let em talk a little about the game now, so you can see why I adore it so much.
    You play as Robin a unlicensed mechanic in a world where technology is kind of sacred. The story is really so deep. I don't want to really give anything away about it though. I'd hate to spoil such an amazing story that really covers everything. Religion, sorrow, compassion, just everything is covered in this huge campaign full of just unforgettable characters. I don't see how this game isn't more talked about. "Iconoclasts" in my opinion is probably one of the 100 best games ever made and deserves a lot more fan fare. These characters will make you fall in love with them, as well as the well designed world. I love games that make you have to get certain weapons or items to back track through it to discover new areas and loot. Iconoclasts does that perfectly. You will get Wrench upgrades that allow you to travel on lines to different places,a bomb weapon that can blast through rock you couldn't before. It really just opens up the world for rediscovery. You will be discovering that world for a long time as well because this isn't a short Indie game. Iconoclasts is development perfection and your quest will take you long past 10 plus hours. The thing is you won't mind at all.
    Iconoclasts is for every type of gamer in my opinion. It has a little of everything. Beat em up, Adventure, RPG, I think I could recommend this to any one and they would find joy in it. I hope the word gets out on this game, and it gets the love and coverage it deserves. I streamed this for hours, and the people just enjoyed it so much. You can tel so did I. So much I'm doing something that I have never done I'm giving another game a perfect score in the same month. There is no way I can give Iconoclasts anything but a perfect 10 score. I fell in love with it some where shortly after the push start screen. Amazing characters, bosses, level designs will pull you in and Robin and her amazing story filled journey capture your heart. Don't miss out on this game and certainly spread your love for it so every one can see just how perfect Iconoclasts really is.

    Pros:
    Perfectly designed beautiful 2D world to discover
    Amazing Characters and enemies
    Unforgettable Epic Boss Fights to learn to defeat
    Really quality soundtrack that fits perfectly
    Tons of replay value and new things to find
    Lots of really cool weapons and items to aid on your quest

    Cons:
    It's hard to say anything negative about this. I never had a single issue with glitches or bugs. It ran perfect from start to finish. I always try to find something, but 2 games in a row I have to say Zero Cons. Amazing title.

    Overall: 10
    I don't know what I can say about "Iconoclasts" I haven't already said in my review. It's just an example of hard work and love for what you do. I hope to one day write a review that as much hard work went into it as this game did. I also hope one day "Iconoclasts" is the household name it deserves to be. Robin's little quest is addictive, magical, and unforgettable, and I hope it fills millions of others hearts with as much joy as it did mine.
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  2. Jan 30, 2020
    7
    Iconoclasts is a 16bit 2D Action Puzzle Metroidvania. Iconoclasts was made by a single person, taking seven years to complete! You are Robin,Iconoclasts is a 16bit 2D Action Puzzle Metroidvania. Iconoclasts was made by a single person, taking seven years to complete! You are Robin, an Engineering enthusiast in an iron fist bureaucracy that frowns on that pastime, causing it to be illegal. The game is an homage to the greatest of Metroidvania titles, but it also brings something fresh to the table, keeping you needing to know what's coming next. The story is surprisingly deep, even if the game's own jargon can step in the way from time to time. The animations are creamy smooth, and the controls reflect that feeling, granting pixel-perfect control. The cast of enemies is wild, with monstrous boss battles that will test your reflexes. This is not another copy and paste Metroidvania game, this is an obvious labor of love, and the Single creators' efforts are clear as the animations in the game. Along your journey, you encounter a great cast of characters, some of which will join you on your quest, adding a variety of moves and abilities to play with. Nothing ever got stale to me in Iconoclasts, each puzzle and world mechanic never overstaying it's welcome, and new challenges being presented regularly. Metroidvania and platforming fans need this title in their collection, as it stands toe to toe (and on) some of the best games of its genre. Expand