Okay, so, it’s true that there are tons of retro-inspired pixel art games available on Steam and GOG these days. Not all of them are anywhere near as good as the actual classics, either. With that said, JoyMasher earned me as a fan with their fantastic 2D action title Oniken, which inspires confidence for the upcoming Odallus: The Dark Call.
Odallus is inspired by the likes of Castlevania, Demon’s Crest, and Ghosts’n Goblins. Players explore eight levels as warrior Haggis on the quest to save his son. With tons of enemies, attacks, and huge bosses, it definitely looks the part of a retro game. By the end, players will uncover one of two endings and even gain access to Veteran mode (which is coming as a post-release update).