PC - Windows
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About this game
Content Rating: Everyone10+
As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
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- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer
- Processor: Intel core i5-4210 1.7ghz
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
- Storage: 650 MB available space
- Sound Card: Onboard soundcard or better
Downloadable Contents (DLC)
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The Messenger is not just a brilliant love letter to the 8-bit and 16-bit games that inspired it. It’s proof that even in a market saturated with retro-style platformers, there are still clever ways to approach the genre. It is one of the most well-designed games I have ever played on both a gameplay and storytelling level. Sabotage really created something special here and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
For those who spent hours playing the original Ninja Gaiden or Castlevania on NES and are looking for a bit of nostalgia, The Messenger will be a near perfect fit. While it doesn’t have the same level of challenge as those titles, or the depth in longevity, it does award you for mastering its technique. The Messenger is unfortunately going up against the likes of Guacamelee! 2 and Dead Cells – both similar titles boasting superior experiences.
The Messenger establishes itself as an excellent tribute to old-school platformers, then proceeds to rapidly up the ante with a series of outstanding gameplay twists. I'm deeply impressed by The Messenger's ambition and polish. It's a must-own for any retro enthusiast.