While for quite some time on the Switch Metroidvania offerings were a bit scarce in total number and variety a few years down the line things have changed and the bar raised. While the light sci-fi story trappings and unique creatures you’ll contend with in MindSeize are notable to a degree there’s just an essence to the experience that feels dated, and whether that’s because the goal was to deliver a more retro feel or just a function of the overall level design and gameplay I can’t say for sure. There’s a lack of fluidity and versatility in your main character, with everything feeling a bit too stilted among much more dynamic and precise titles that are out there in a comparable space. If the look and feel of a previous time appeal to you it’s possible the throwback overall feel could be a selling point though.
Justin Nation, Score: