Talk About A Mad Dash!
If the likes of games such as Super Meat Boy and Geometry Dash have taught us anything, it’s that for an action-platformer to stand out of the crowd these days, fast and flashy is the way to go!
The frantic pace and unique aesthetic of these games has made them household names, managing to walk a delicate tightrope between unrelenting frustration and intriguing challenge. Now it seems that there might be a new contender on the block, one who happens to come armed with magical grappling hooks!
According to an article on PC Gamer, the upcoming Remnants of Naezith offers the familiar rush one might find leaping through Meat Boy’s gauntlets, all the while offering the lightning fast-controls seen in hits like Shadow Blade: Reload. A winning combination? Let’s hope so!
Those 80 levels, across four chapters, look pretty impressive, with lots of blocks of bright light and plenty of lasers to dodge. Each has its own quirk: one packs lots of spinning saw blades while another gradually fills the screen with water, for example.
Speed is very much the focus. You’re always accelerating, and developer Tolga Ay says there’s no speed limit. You can browse the leaderboards and watch the top players’ best runs to pick up new tricks, which is a good idea. The hook itself looks flexible, and you can use it to carry on forward momentum, pull yourself up to a ledge or change direction in an instant.
The game will also ship with a level creator that looks intuitive, which means there will be plenty of user-created levels to speed through.
We’ll have to wait and see whether it has much longevity or not. It’s out on February 6, but doesn’t have a price listed yet.
Be sure to check out the trailer for Remnants of Naezith below, and if you feel the need to practise your speedruns before its release, you can always check out our video on the Top 10 Most Popular Games to Speedrun.