Aggelos

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May 13, 2019

. If you can put up with its more archaic elements, the retro style, creative level design, and wealth of upgrades to uncover might make it worth your time—but I wouldn't go as far as calling Aggelos "the perfect combination of retro style and modern-day game design

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Jul 14, 2019

When a game is inspired by the classics, you'd hope that it improves upon them. Although Aggelos doesn't, it's still a rather fun game.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2021

It may not be as frustrating as the classic games it is trying to imitate but it is no less challenging. The graphics and musical choices are some of the most calculated choices in retro-style games that make Aggelos feel like a re-release of a 30 year old game which I think was the point here.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

Aggelos is a pleasant game that should interest every fan of classic adventure games. Its gameplay and style are a mix of Wonder Boy and Shovel Knight/Hollow Knight. Music, graphics and controls are simple, but surprisingly good.

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Unscored
Oct 2, 2019

The game is highly recommended and a gem to have in our collection. It has recently been marketed in physical format for a ridiculous price (€ 19.95 for PS4 and € 24.95 in the case of Nintendo Switch), so I would personally recommend that if you like the genre, go for it, It will make you have a great time reliving what has been a very dear time for video games for me.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2019

Aggelos was a big surprise. Having played a bunch of Metroidvanias in the past year, most of them ended up being well-made but lacked some sort of hook to keep me playing, and the few that did ended up being something that went above and beyond. Yet in this case, the game benefits from going back to the roots and being a throwback done right, going for both authenticity and accessibility that made the six hour adventure well worth every single minute, even during the frustrating bits.

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8.4 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2019

Aggelos is a memorable adventure game, which brings to the present the best of the past.

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8 / 10
Jul 21, 2019

Aggelos is an almost perfect homage to the good of days of the 16 bits, and future classic, given us the same soul and focus of some of the best SEGA and Nintendo classics. It might not be perfect, but it is a really fun time.

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8.2 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2018

Aggelos sticks pretty rigidly to the classics script, and while that means getting bogged down by questionable design choices, it also makes for a great modern classic that relies on good level design instead of randomly generated levels

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4.4 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

All in all? This game is nothing too impressive. You’re better off playing actual classic titles because at least those have way more to offer than this game. Not saying that this game is totally bad, but it could have been so much more.

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