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I'm not known for being the most original person on the planet or the most creative... and this next set of blogs proves my theory. Giant Bomb user and blogger extraordinaire, EightBitWarrior, has announced to the world the games he is looking forward to in the coming months and years in a 3- part blog and I am totally ripping it off. And before you judge, remember the whole top 30 greatest games fad way back when? So join me as I start with #15 and count all the way down to #1.
15. Bit.Trip Space
The Bit.Trip games have yet to disappoint me with their colorful retro goodness and punishing difficulty so I am eagerly anticipating the announcement of the next game in the 6-part series. Space is not the official name just yet, but if the cryptic message in July's Nintendo Power is accurate, the next game will be Space. Nobody outside of Gaijin Games knows really what the gameplay will be like, but chances are it will be crazy old-school.
14. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
You'll notice that a number of my choices will be more artsy in nature than most on the market... and Muramasa: The Demon Blade is probably the most beautiful of the games on my list. The game Muramasa seems to get compared to the most is Odin Sphere which I haven't played, and I'm not familiar with 2D action RPGs in general so I'm kind of going into this game also blindly... however I have seen some footage of the game and it looks straight-up good. I can expect myself and 4 other people in America to buy Muramasa, unfortunately.
13. Night Game
Nicalis is making the first appearance in my list which is saying a lot for a small developer who is generating a lot of buzz for Cave Story. It looks like the bastard child of Marble Madness and World of Goo, and I absolutely love both those games. It's heavy on the black and quite dark for a puzzle game, Night Game looks to be a worthy challenge. I can go for some more physics-based puzzle-platformers.
Spyborgs made its debut last year to almost zero fanfare since nobody gave a shit about the toonish look so Bionic Games had to revamp the whole style to something a bit more Ratchet & Clankish and since some Ratchet & Clank devs are working on Spyborgs, it makes sense. The only problem I see is that I was one of the few that preferred the previous cartoony look with the weird minigames and the more humorous tone. Still, Spyborgs looks pretty impressive and I'll just have to wait and see if it lives up to my expectations.
11. Cave Story
Nicalis once again and this time it's Cave Story, the 2D Metroidvania game that I can play for free right now on my PC, but Nicalis has decided to update the game with better graphics and more stuff. Cave Story looks almost like a classic 16-bit game and that's why I'm all excited. Yeah, I'm nostalgic for a recent game I haven't played. I'm a piece of work, ain't I?
The top 10 starts tomorrow... with #10.