There’s still a big market for retro-flavoured RPGs. Stat-crunching, story-light, dungeon hacking RPGs. When done well, it’s a pure kind of game, and, like a good 2D platformer, a throwback to a simpler and more innocent time.
Companions aims to capture that warm, fuzzy nostalgia, and wears its indie nature on its sleeve. It’s not brilliant or a work of art, but as a grind-heavy hack-a-thon, it still provides a good time.