Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight #79: Songbringer | PS4 Gameplay
Tuesday night is indie night! This week, I (@piccolo930) fired up developer Wizard Fu's pixel art action-adventure epic, Songbringer.
At its heart, Songbringer is an ode to The Legend of Zelda, especially the first game in the series on NES. You take control of a hero in a strange land, pick up a sword, and begin to make your way through an overworld full of weird creatures and secret caves. It's an homage that works though, because I had a lot of fun with Songbringer during the game's first hour. The Zelda influences are clear, but there are far worse games to draw inspiration from. I really like how Songbringer builds on these influences, though, infusing the old with the new to create something familiar but unique. I love the banter between the hero (Fib) and his robot companion. I love the fast paced melee combat and items you secure that have a different feel than your traditional Zelda game. I'm a big fan of the game's pixel art style as well, a style that, while a bit overused by today's game makers, looks simple but is oddly intricate and pleasing to the eye in its own right. The game's classic sci-fi vibe (a stranger in a strange land) also helps Songbringer to stand out from its inspiration. I had a chance to play through the game's first dungeon during the stream, too. It was a fun challenge that ended in a pretty cool boss battle. If you're a fan of old school The Legend of Zelda, Hyper Light Drifter, or classic action-adventure games in general, give this one a look. I definitely want to get further into it and explore some of the game's mysteries even deeper. If you've yet to check out Songbringer for yourself, take a look at the video above and see what it's all about!
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Songbringer is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC!