So I wanted to make a thread where indie games of all kinds could be talked about, because I felt like it'd be kinda of a nuisance making a separate thread for all these games, in which most of the threads will get no more than a few posts, if any. However, if for some reason the higher powers feel like I should just stick to individual threads for the game(s), so be it.
Anyways, I recently picked up two new indie titles this week and both were absolutely fantastic. The first was Evoland, a new title that was added to Steam a bit ago and it was a great game. It's not very long, but it's essentially a "museum tour" through the history of RPGs from the earliest, classic Legend of Zelda games to the gritty, theatrical feel of Final Fantasy VII and more. But because of this, it's more of a homage meant to excite your nostalgia organ rather than a full-fledged game itself. Don't go into this game to play it as an actual game, but rather to re-experience the evolution of this fantastic genre. Now, some people have some difficulty justifying spending 10 dollars on a game that you can basically finish in little over 6 hours, and I fully understand, but for fans of the genre this is a great title. (Although I hold nothing against any of you who instead wait for it to go on sale--this is Steam after all).
The second title I picked up this week was an indie game I've been anticipating for awhile now. Released on both the PS3 through PSN and PS Vita, Guacamelee was awesome. You play as Juan, an agave farmer-turned-omnipotent luchadore who must wrestle his way through the armies of the undead in both the living and the dead after the love of his life is kidnapped by Calaca an undead skeleton who intends to, what else, take over the world. The game is a love letter to the "Metroidvania"-type of games we all love. As you progress through the game you gain new abilities that not only expand your fighting prowess but also allow you to access hidden secrets and new areas all throughout its stylized world. The game is charming, extremely fun, and is lovely to look at. It's rather depressing though that the game is, again, a little on the short side, but with as good as the reviews have been, there will hopefully be a sequel in the future and hopefully it'll be longer. The game does feature an unlockable hard mode, meaning if you want to 100% it, you will be playing through it twice, and it even has leaderboards that score you based on your completion percentage and time, so there is obviously more content to play through after the initial run. I highly recommend Guacamelee to anyone who has a PS3 or Vita.