James Stephanie Sterling
Blasphemous - Deliciously Macabre Misery (Jimpressions)
Blasphemous had my attention way back when it was a hopeful Kickstarter project nobody had heard of. Now it's finally here, and it was worth the wait.
Challenging, beautiful, and exquisitely mournful, Blasphemous flavors its methodical pacing with a little influence from Dark Souls and Metroidvanias, while maintaining its own unique voice.
From gorgeous visuals to magnificent boss encounters and evocative themes of religion and punishment, Blasphemous is well worth checking out.
NOTE: Snagged an early copy of this one, and I also backed it way back when.