I'm over 20 years late to the party on this one, but I don't feel like age is a problem here. This game is magnificent. It's tight, clean and to the point. Nothing feels superfluous. In fact, everything feels deliberate.
There are only two buttons; one to jump, and one for anything else. You only have one gun, which has three abilities: single shot, barrier shot and barrier destroying shot. It doesn't seem like much, but it's everything you need. The game is carefully crafted, from the precise jumps, to how your shields are projected just close enough to you so you can shoot around them.
I could carry on listing things this game does brilliantly, but you just don't understand it until you feel it for yourself. I'm gobsmacked that this game was made by one dude. It's just brilliant. Never once did I feel like it was the game's fault for me dying. It was either me or the Xbox 360 controller to blame.
Just get this game, seriously. If you're good you can finish it in about an hour or so, and that's my only complaint about this game. It's too short. I want more. Damn you, Eric Chahi!
Posted: December 2nd, 2013