On the Friday immediately preceding the first Monday of each month when we would normally post our first review, we report on what we are doing to achieve our goal to review every Metroidvania game. This announcement includes our schedule of reviews and articles for the upcoming month, as well as any planned site adjustments or other important announcements.
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Every third Monday is our Patreon review, where our Patreons nominate a review of their choice. This month’s choice is Saving Princess after a really close vote between it and Control.
Monthly Youtube Video: Lyle in Cube Sector
On Friday the 25th of June, our Video Review for June will be for Lyle in Cube Sector.
Check out our written review here.
June Review and Article Schedule
Below are the games we plan on looking at this month.
Disclaimer – While we work very hard to keep our schedule exactly as we’ve announced it, technical difficulties or surprise high priority review requests can require us to adjust the schedule accordingly. We will post an announcement any time this happens.
Fearmonium – June 7
Dive into the mind of a young man named Max, who is struggling with the abuse and tragedy that has filled his life up to that point. Take on the role of a phobia on a quest to become a neurosis as you crush all of Max’s other anxieties to become the one that rules them all. If you’ve played Redblack Spade’s other Metroidvania Catmaze, you’ll be familiar with this game’s basic structure. But of course, the theming is what sets it apart.
Astalon: Tears of the Earth – June 14
After a swift death you make a pact with the Titan Of Death and set out to conquer a twisted tower and destroy the giants to protect the weak. This game has two main gimmicks. You have three characters that you switch between via a campfire, so level design is recontextualized based on the abilities you’re forced to use. It also includes a leveling system reminiscent of roguelikes where if you die you can power up before you try again.
Saving Princess – June 21
You are Portia Crane, an asset recovery specialist tasked with saving the princess after a lost war. What appeals to me is this game’s apparent Mega Man inspiration, as I’ve said before I believe there’s still potential to be tapped with combining Mega Man style combat with Metroidvania level design.
Ender LIlies: Quietus of the Knights – June 28
Ever since I played this game’s Early Access version, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the full experience. The atmosphere of this game is nothing short of haunting and the replenishing consumable based combat promises diverse ways you can approach the game. If you’re interested in checking out our early access preview, you can find it here.
Bonus Review: Rocketron
I made a promise to review this in June, and I plan on keeping that promise. One week there will be two reviews, however which week that will be will depend on when I can fit it in (Most likely it will be released alongside Saving Princess.) June will not end without Rocketron getting a review however.
The Metroidvania Review Twitch Schedule
We are broadcasting on Twitch once a week for 60-90 minutes at 9:00 AM PST every Saturday, and every Wednesday at 7:00PM PST with r/metroidvania starring Cauldrath and Master. Tune in live if you want to ask us questions. You can also view the Archive from our Twitch page or our YouTube Let’s Play channel.
Every Wednesday we switch back and forth between “For Fun” weeks and “Serious Discussion” (also for fun) weeks. For Saturday we’re continuing our blind playthrough of the demo for Kingdom of Light, a game in development by Flying Fire, the same people behind Destroy Space Aliens.
Below is our Stream schedule for June:
June 5 – Hollow Knight Part 2
June 12 – Hollow Knight Part 3
June 19 – Special Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Race – Members of the r/metroidvania discord are going to race Aria of Sorrow to see who can get to the game’s bad ending first.
June 26 – Hollow Knight Part 4
June 2 – r/metroidvania Podcast
June 9 – Let’s Play Stream
June 16 – r/metroidvania Podcast
June 23 – r/metroidvania Multiplayer Game Night
June 30 – r/metroidvania Podcast