Axiom Verge feels like a brand new Metroid on PS4 | The Verge

The Verge: Development took nearly a half a decade in total, but the resulting game is fantastic. Happ may not have set out to make a new Metroid-style game, but he managed to capture much of what makes the series so beloved, from the satisfying exploration to the moody sense of isolation. And with new elements like the glitch mechanic, Axiom Verge feels both retro and new at the same time. It’s impossible to escape the game’s influences, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing — playing Axiom Verge reminds me of the first time I explored the planet Zebes, all those years ago.

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