A satisfying and generally very accessible Metroidvania experience awaits
While I won’t tend to immediately praise or go easy on games that are pretty well one-person passion projects, I’ll admit that when the results are this solid I can’t help but be impressed. While Haiku, the Robot won’t be able to climb to the peak of genre greatness by any means, there’s nothing wrong with simply delivering some polished and thoroughly-enjoyable exploration, action, and progression as you continue to accumulate new skills throughout. Somewhat par for the course in the genre, as you need to backtrack or work out where you need to go next there can be lulls that are less exciting, but in general I’d say these issues are no worse than your average title in this vein. All said, while the combat never evolves meaningfully, and in general there’s nothing groundbreaking to be discovered here, this is simply a good time at a very reasonable price for genre fans and novices alike.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]