Severed is a game that needs to be played in order to be fully appreciated. DrinkBox Studio’s follow-up to 2013’s incredible Guacamelee! exudes the same sense of style and artistic vision as their Metroidvania, but completely turns the gameplay portion on its head. I watched someone else play most of the PSX demo back in January at CES, and while I really dug what I saw, I didn’t realize just how deep and interesting the combat interactions are.
"When PlayStation Vita released in 2012, expectations were high as Sony's previous handheld (PSP) was quite successful even if it could never quite match with Nintendo's handheld juggernauts." - Tyler Hall from Video Chums
Alyssa Wejebe writes: "These characters were chosen for varying reasons like timeliness, diversity, history, and the sheer potential for a good time. If you haven’t experienced the games on this list, beware of spoilers!"
Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
DrinkBox Studios is one of my favorite smaller development teams. They have a knack for merging cool gameplay mechanics with bright, colorful visuals that I happily spend hours with at a time. Severed is no different - in fact it may be their best overall effort yet. While it is true that this title has seen some prior releases, it plays better on the Switch than any of its prior platforms.