At this point being more than 3,000 indie games in on the Switch I’ve seen a load of variety and differing degrees in quality and execution in titles across the entire spectrum. While games being made by lone or very small teams of developers aren’t inherently more deserving of praise for that fact alone I do have some perspective and respect for the effort it took to transform an idea into a playable product. All that said, then there are games like the two bare bones basic ones in Parasite Pack. Simplistic to a fault, and really devoid of any hint of flavor that could make them worthwhile, they feel more like reskinned and expanded “You too can make video games” tutorials, not lovingly crafted efforts that are meant to stand shoulder to shoulder with bigger titles. I genuinely worry that it’s titles like this that could give less knowledgeable gamers a bad impression of indie games as a whole if they had the misfortune of running into them.
Justin Nation, Score: