"Indie developers sure love that retro style. Yet, so many of them fail to execute the idea properly. Whether it’s a horribly inconsistent visual style or slow, floaty gameplay, truly capturing what made old games great often seems just out of reach.
It’s for this reason that I found Oniken so surprising. This is a game that nails the look and feel of an NES game so well that it’s not only convincing to look at, but satisfying to play in that old-school way that eludes so many developers."