With the NES nostalgia urge not quite having left me yet, I decided to jump into Environmental Station Alpha next. ESA is a “metroidvania” game, with a hint of Bionic Commando and Air Fortress.
Axiom Verge is yet another of those Metroidvania games that I like so much. This one is especially patterned after the early Metroid games, which you can tell pretty easily just by looking at it. The design is almost plagiaristically similar to Metroid and Super Metroid in the early levels.
Looking for a quick game fix one night, I decided what the hell let’s try Bloodrayne: Betrayal, the unusual “latest” entry in the already pretty much dead Bloodrayne franchise, which has gone from 3rd person shooter/slasher to a kind of Metroidvania/arcade beat-em-up mash-up with anime graphics.