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About this game
Developer: Joakim Sandberg
Content Rating: Teen
Iconoclasts is a monumental action-adventure of staggering scope and beauty, featuring crunchy gameplay, clever puzzles and monumental boss fights.
Gamer Reviews150 Reviews
It looks like a metroidvania, and feels like one too, but not really. I enjoyed the battles and the collecting, but the craft system for power ups felt like a missed opportunity. The story was enjoyable, and the character and style was fantastic.
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Critic Reviews10 Reviews
The game will shock and surprise you with how gripping its story is, and it's likely to do so again in subsequent playthroughs of New Game+ with your expanded knowledge of character histories and events. Iconoclasts may be a callback to the style and mechanics of old-school games, but it's also a sincere and compelling adventure that anyone with respect for fantastic storytelling and 2D-action can enjoy.
Iconoclasts’ combination of clever Metroid-inspired design and lush art offers more than enough incentive to stick with it, even when the ambitious plot doesn’t always connect. This is a strange, complex game that – refreshingly – doesn't play quite like any other work in the genre. Iconoclasts offers a welcome reminder that they don't all have to play the same way.
With its Metroid trappings, Iconoclasts began as a familiar experience, but by the end I was left thinking more about the impactful character and narrative moments. Despite its bright and colorful aesthetic, Iconoclasts' world is a dark one, and the journey across it is one I did not expect to be so affected by. Couple that with design that would excel even without the narrative hooks, and you have a game that stands above its peers.