(Francisco Téllez de Meneses)
Hailing from Spain, the land of sangrias, futbol and bullfights, developer Francisco Téllez de Meneses spent two years on his Metroidvania / RPG / gag reel about all things fantasy game, and the recursive polish on this visually diminutive but detail rich dungeon crawler reflects the time spent.
It’s always worth noting when a game’s reviews are strongly polarized. We had many readers recommend it, and saw many reviews that either harbored gripes or didn’t quite get it. After immediately being sucked in for several hours, we knew that he is onto something. Something that reminds us of the good old days of Rogue and A Bard’s Tale, Windows 386 and the fact that we could run it on a Netbook. Despite its graphically diminutive scope, the boss fights are anything but Unepic, the blue humor works, and this one becomes our representative old-school RPG tribute title for 2011.