Here's another classic indie game that -- for whatever reason -- hasn't yet gotten the review treatment here. To start off I'd like to note that I'm probably going to sound more negative about this game then I really am. The difference between calling something a pastiche or an homage depends on how much you like it. I like this. The thing is, I feel conflicted about developer Buster taking not just pages, but chapters out of the Legend of Zelda playbook. Guardian of Princess isn't innovative by any means. To be fair this is a very polished homage, and definitely should be checked out by fans of the genre (if you haven't already done so).
Guardian of Paradise
I Can't Believe It's Not Zelda
|Submitted by TheDustin on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:26.|
Legend of Princess
Mirror (Universe) Link
|Submitted by TheDustin on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 17:26.|
Imagine, if you will, a parallel universe (or if you're a Lewisian philosopher, a possible world) that isn't too dissimilar from our own. In it, the Legend of Zelda series dropped the open exploration of the original title in favor of the side-scrolling action of its oft-maligned sequel. That, and fangames don't suck there. Legend of Princess comes from that universe/ontologicial mindfuck.