Well, this was unexpected. I popped this in the other day thinking it would be something quick that I could blow through in a day or two, as is usually the case with this kind of first person physics puzzle game, but it ended up taking almost two weeks instead.
As the devs openly admit in their marketing of this game, it is basically Lemmings, but with zombies, done in a pixel art style and with a nice retrowave soundtrack.
Slain is marketed as kind of a Castlevania tribute game of sorts, but it’s not one of those metroidvania type of Castlevania tributes. No, it’s more like the old, linear, and super difficult Castlevanias (though personally I think it kind of feels more like Rastan).
I think maybe I never actually played the Secret Missions expansions for Wing Commander 1, because I seem to remember always having thought I’d missed something with this Wing Commander 2 intro:
What a strange era of Avengers this was, and a strange era of the Marvel universe in general.
Got a new flightstick so had to play some Wing Commander.