I'm working on a video-review of this game, and I have already beated almost the entire game (all I got left is the secret last level), but I think I've played long enough to make a Steam review of the game, and talk about it. As usual, I'm gonna take the bad things the game has out of the way first:
First and foremost, this game can be hard. It depends on your skills on these kind of games. Have you played the old Castlevania games? The 2D Metroids? Megaman? Or even f#cking Super Mario World? If you have not, then you're going to die more than any nooblord in the PC version of Dark Souls, trying to play without the patches, AND USING THE KEYBOARD INSTEAD OF A CONTROLLER. I'M NOT KIDDING. Of course, the game has many difficulty modes, depending of how much of a casual you are, but I got to the last level of the game in almost 4 hours, trying to find everything, and in normal difficulty. Of course I died a lot of times, but you're going to die, it's how this game goes.
The second thing that it might make you regret buying it, is the lenght of the game. It is entertaining and fun to play it, but it's not that long. Dude, It took 4 hours to get to the final level, and I'm pretty ♥♥♥♥ing good at these things, it might take you 6 or so to beat the entire game. You can of course replay the game in other difficulties and all that stuff...But there's not that much reason to replay it, unless you enjoy torturing yourself like the Nerd. And that's the last bad thing the game might have:
If you're not a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, or you don't watch his videos, then you're not going to understand shi#t. Pretty much 90% of the game are references to his videos and old-school videogame reviews. ALL THE BOSSES ON THE GAME, ARE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SEEN ON HIS VIDEOS (except the Giant-claw, I believe). Before picking up the game, you should check out his Angry Video Game Nerd videos, get some pop-corn, some Rolling Rock beers, have a good time watching him destroy those putrid mother of an #ss games. That said...
This game is BALLS TO THE WALL! It's been long since I found a game with ACTUAL CHALLENGE! I find games like Dark Souls a walk on the park, but this game actually ♥♥♥♥ed me off at random times, because it's as ruthless as games used to be, back on those times. What, you're a casual and a p#ssy? Play it on Easy, you have infinite lifes, double the HP, but in normal, you can take 3 hits before you blow up to pieces, and can only die 30 times before getting a Game over screen. The game over screen doesn't actually make you play from the start of the game, just sends you back to the level select screen, so it's fair, you can beat any level on your first try in 30 levels, if you're competent and don't f#ck up too much. In harder difficulties there's a limit of how much Game Over screens you can take before it actually ENDS the game for you, so yeah, pick your poison motherf#cker.
The graphics, along with the music, are the best thing of the game, everything feels like a mix between NES and SNES graphics, and the soundtrack is just AMAZINGLY AMAZING! I won't lie, the theme for "Future F#ckballs 2010" is probably the best one so far, SPECIALLY WHEN YOU MIX HEAVY METAL ON IT:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_MXefuJ9UQ
The Boss themes are also quite good, an 8 bit remix of the classic AVGN theme.
The game is also quite truthful to the Nerd style: Everything screams b#ll♥♥♥♥ and swears, he breaks the 4th wall a lot of times, and the Death Screens manage to make me laugh without any reason. They're just random generated text that makes no sense, but stuff quite fun to watch ♥♥♥♥ like this:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=322735188
The game is worth like 10€ or so, you might want to wait for a sale...But for less than 6€? You better pick it up, you #sshole.
This game is "A sh#t sandwich made with Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC Beta B#tch's fecal matter, mixed up with Fred F#ck's atonic farts on a jar, and thrown into the sun / 10".