Three characters are on a mission to save the dying multiverse. They each have a parallel “self” that guides them on their journey. The worlds are procedurally generated, set in a sci-fi setting. Each character has their own world to explore. Trinity Fusion is a 2.5D, Metroidvania-styled action roguelike. There are enemies to be destroyed, upgrades to be had, and new biomes to explore. Note: Trinity Fusion is currently in early access.
I love it - but some flaws could have been addressed…
A metroidvania that’s equally interesting as it is a bummer.
The cult classic makes a return as a video game…but is it worth your time?
Some quick n’ dirty thoughts regarding the new Smash Bros-like game around the block.
Sonority. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, one of the definitions of the word is as follows: The perceptibility or distinctness of speech sounds when spoken in a context in which stress, pitch, and sound duration are constant. It could also be interpreted as the state of being sonorous, as in producing sound, full or loud in sound. I don’t blame you if you’re a little confused as to what “sonority” or “sonorous” means.
Aside from the corny artwork, Frontier Hunter: Erza’s Wheel of Fortune is a great example of how a Metroidvania should get done right. It combines the 2D side-scrolling of both the Metroid series and the Castlevania series, and incorporates a lot of fighting elements as well. Furthermore, there’s some RPG at play here, as your character’s stats will increase after gaining enough experience from defeating monsters. Frontier Hunter is the successor to Tower Hunter: Erza’s Trial.
Aria wakens in a space station – the Entropy Centre. Right away, she’s got two major issues to deal with: the planet earth is being destroyed the Entropy Centre is abandoned, and on the brink of collapse Fortunately, Aria has the right tool to deal with this kind of situation – a talking gun by the name of ASTRA. Not only does this gun have a personality and can keep Aria some company in the abandoned facility, but she can reverse time.
It’s been a while since we had a 3D Sonic game. The last one we had was Sonic Forces back in 2017, which had been met with lukewarm reception. Sonic’s reputation in the 3D realm has been scarred. He’s turned into a werehog. His arch rival was given a gun. His modern self has met his 90s counterpart. And don’t even get me started with Sonic ‘06. I think Sega tried a little too hard to cater to fan service – that or they just shipped their products to the shelves way too quickly – and for the most part, they failed hard.