ICEY tries to combine a fourth wall breaking narrative to 2D action game play with mixed results. It has some good moments, but for the most part it feels like a lesser version of both elements.
Icey is a fun action packed little indie game that isn’t afraid to get weird.
ICEY is a really solid action game with an appreciable effort to do something unique with its storytelling.
ICEY has a lot going for it; the combat is fun, the story and writing smart, plus it has some great designs and animations. It's definitely an enjoyable little addition to the libraries of Switch players, but its flaws are evident to see. If only it was a little longer, or had a bit more of a replayability factor, and if only the voice acting was better... Still, more than just a good game, and well worth checking out.
If you like meta-commentary in your video games, ICEY might be right up your alley, but I found the narration to be overdone, overlong, and overly aggressive. I appreciate ICEY's attempt to differentiate itself but…not like this. Not like this.
ICEY is a fun 2D action hack and slash that feels great, looks great and is fun yo play. The overall experience is even more entertaining with how you interact with the narrator who will get angry if you don't follow the arrows and end up reaching a spot where you shouldn't be. Be sure to check it out on Nintendo Switch!
Brilliant art design, lovely script, and great production values make ICEY one of the best indie titles I have ever reviewed.
If you call yourself a fan of fast action games than ICEY is a must play for you. This game wasn't on my radar at all but it is one of the best indie games of 2017 that I've played. Fast, responsive combat mixed with a beautifully drawn world and a narrator who actually speaks to what the player is doing all combine to form a true gem.
Icey is unique, fast-paced and full of surprises, but it's insane difficulty level and some strange level design issues ruins the fun.
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Although Icey contains an entertaining meta narrative, it really isn't much of a game.