This pick comes submitted from our very own Joseph Fait, @AcesHigh291 on Twitter. A Metroidvania with heavy inspiration from Dark Souls, it’s no wonder Joe brought this to my attention.
Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope aims to tell an engrossing story by letting the player experience it and be a part of it, as opposed to cutscenes and lost notebook pages. Matt White, the solo artist and designer, hopes to pay homage to fans of Super Metroid, but also show tribute to games such as Dark Souls in Ghost Story’s gameplay.
While the games appears like it’ll play exactly like you’d expect an Metroid game to, the Dark Souls influences are more subtle, such as hiding expansive areas behind illusionary walls.
The game has definitely piqued my interest, and I’ll be interested to see if it advances past these early Kickstarter stages.