|This character's single heart adds an extra challenge|
Genre - Action, Adventure, RPG, Indie
Metascore – 83%
Developer – Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl
Other Games by Developer – Gish (as Cryptic Sea), Super Meat Boy (as Team Meat)
My Current Playtime – 42.5 hours
‘TBoI’ is a randomly generated adventure game which at first glance reminds me of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ on the NES. You have six (later eight) increasingly difficult levels to complete, each with items to collect, enemies to kill and bosses to overcome. It seems criminally short at around an hour, but it has massive replay value as you unlock new characters and new items that freshen up the whole experience. It can be horrendously difficult at times, but then you find that combination of items that lets you breeze through. Until you get killed cheaply by a fly. Fuck.
My score – 9/10