Review: Inexistence Rebirth (Steam)
Rediscover this great Metroidvania game in a brand new version with a lot of features and improvements! Run in a vast world full of mysteries and action in this Metroidvania-style game inspired by the classics of the 16-bit era.
- 16-bit style graphics.
- 182mb download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Controller support.
- 3 save slots.
- 3 difficulties-easy/normal/hard.
- Metroidvania gameplay.
- Earn EXP from enemies and get points to increase stats and buy new skills.
- Bestiary-shows any encountered enemies.
- Brief tutorial at the start.
- Map uncovers as you play.
- Fountains-save point, heal you, and fast travel points.
- Shop to buy new items and gear.
- Coins drop in the game world.
- Collectible jigsaw pieces.
- Death-restart at the fountain but keep no progress before death.
- Unlock powerful magic attacks.
- Solid responsive controls.
- Many hidden rooms and routes.
- Wide variety of enemy types.
- Some really good looking locations.
- Pays homage to other classic Metroidvania titles.
- Fun to play.
- Keeps booting the game up in French.
- No actual graphics option.
- Very difficult.
- Hit detection is a bit off.
- It can sometimes be hard to see where you can drop down without dying.
- The tutorial is so basic that it doesn’t explain EXP, leveling up, and so forth.
- Huge monster encounters.
- Combat is very one-note until much later in the game.
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
I do like a good Metroidvania. Inexistence Rebirth is a very solid offering and does boast many hours of play, for me the game took a long time to get going meaning combat was sluggish and one-note, there is no voice work so the story telling doesn’t quite grab you as much as it should. The controls are solid and it all feels natural yet familiar, I had a lot of fun but I had to work for it but as a Metroidvania game it definitely scratches the itch.