My tendency with games is to gravitate towards things that are higher in intensity and will throw a challenge my way, but I’ve also come to appreciate slower-paced experiences over time as well. Pyramid Quest is one of those titles that helps make a case that slowing things down a little isn’t necessarily a bad thing. With a very retro feel that actually reminds me quite a lot of another indie, The Adventures of Elena Temple, you’ll be playing the part of an explorer in search of fortune and glory, but who’ll need to be quite careful trying to attain it. While initially I found that my greatest enemy was generally my lack of patience as I needed to wait for a trap to reset or a platform to shift, once I settled in the more relaxed pace was welcome and made it easier to simply appreciate rather than be rattled by. You’ll especially need to be careful with your limited supply of knives for attacking, requiring you to more often avoid enemies rather than dispatch them, but otherwise aside from keeping an eye out for hidden areas and working out the layout of every given stage so you can grab the pieces you’ll need to move on the game is an enjoyable mix of puzzling and action that won’t leave you as frazzled as most games in the same space.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]