The PlayStation’s Time Machine – Axiom Verge Review | GIZORAMA

Tyler Nope, GIZORAMA - "I’ve seen few games as unabashedly in love with the 16-bit era, specifically the Metroid series, as Axiom Verge. So many details seem to be very specifically lifted from games like Metroid, Contra, and Mega Man, to the point where, with a few exceptions, no one would blame someone for assuming it’s 20-plus years old. It’s more than the aesthetic though, Axiom Verge pays extra attention to the structure of the map, the use of the weapons and abilities, even the pixel-perfect platforming mechanics. Axiom Verge is a love letter to Nintendo’s Super NES and Super Metroid, and it’s totally friggin’ awesome."

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