It’s 2015 and I have not grown tired of 8 and 16-bit inspired games – especially 2D action platformers. Castle in The Darkness from Matt Kap is a tightly controlled, retro-inspired adventure game where you are under the impression that you’re rescuing a princess. You’ll visit towns, slay a plethora of enemies/bosses, gather equipment, magic and relics that will open up new sections of the game. I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t a Super Metroid element to Castle in The Darkness. While that’s not new – it is done very well and is accompanied by humorous and numerous video game and film references. Castle in The Darkness can be very challenging but your death count actually unlocks content. As someone who is not particularly good at difficult games, I find that refreshing.
Recommendation: Worth a buy – now
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher/developer.
Genre: action/adventure action platformer with RPG elements
Developer: Matt Kap
Publisher: Nicalis Inc.
Platform(s): PC, Steam