Axiom Verge Review | Videogamer

Whereas many modern takes on classic retro genres fall foul of style over substance, this has been built with such skill that it doesn't need to rely on our annoying fondness of the past to impress.

Confession time: I've never played a 2D Metroid game. I've only even played the original Metroid Prime for about 3 hours: the only game in the franchise history I've played properly is Other M. I have zero nostalgia when it comes to the series and the Metroidvania subgenre it and Castlevania spearheaded. So when I say that Axiom Verge, a modern indie game made to ape the look and feel of old school titles like those I just mentioned, is one of the most entertaining experiences on the console, it's not simply because I grew up playing similar games.

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