Steam is like a proving ground of titles all vying for my attention. With a catalog of over 500 games waiting in my library sometimes it's a bit daunting to pick a title out for play. What I've decided to do is go through all 500 something titles I own and give them at least five minutes of gameplay time. Gameplay for me starts when cutscenes end and I take control of the game. The first one I'd like to share with you Geex is Valdis Story: Abyssal City.
What happens when you take Mega Man and Castlevania to a drive-in and leave them alone? Valdis Story: Abyssal City, feels like a love letter to the sidescrolling games of my childhood, and I'm happy to see that. Controls feel responsive, though playing on a keyboard leaves a little to be desired for me. Kicking off magic and specials is natural, nothing really felt forced to me at all. Graphically I love the over all design, and I honestly am looking forward to spending more time with the game. If you like sidescrolling Metroidvania titles this might be a good choice. Of course only 5 minutes into the game I barely scratched the surface but what I did see beckons me to invest more time.
If you'd like to see some other games played for the first five minutes check out Classic Contagious Gaming's channel over on Youtube.