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Astalon: Tears of the Earth

Developer: LABS Works

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Action
Retro
Adventure
Puzzle
Platformer
  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Feb 8, 2024 [$9.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
Reviews:
  • I tend to have a love/hate relationship with retro throwback games of various kinds. Sure, I have fond memories of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras but I’d be a fool to claim that many of those titles couldn’t be improved upon when viewed through a modern lens and with current hardware. That said, when a developer manages to nail the “feel” of those games of the past without falling into all of the pitfalls true games from that era tend to have, it can be something pretty special. Managing your party of three heroes, each possessing their own style of attack, stats, and special abilities, you’ll explore some pretty large areas consisting of a variety of rooms connected in various ways. What’s also great is that every time you perish (which will happen, possibly a lot) you’ll be able to spend gems you collect in each run that you can then use to upgrade your characters or enable special abilities with. When you mix this all together the result is a retro title with both an authentic and modern feel in parallel, and a pretty great experience for people who appreciate a well-made throwback experience.


    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.5]
2024

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