The upgrade system can be slightly tedious and there’s no fast travel, which in 2014 – when this game was released, seems pretty unacceptable, thus making a collectible run through an incredible chore. Despite all this, Strider does a great job at making you feel like a badass, the range of attacks and different ways that they can be executed that are on offer here gives a sense of control and aggression which makes Strider one of the games that could be played for 20 minutes without really having to think about anything other than pressing square fast enough.Counter Spy (PS4, PS3, VITA)
With so many stealth games, being seen doesn’t actually mean that much. However the same cannot be said for Counter Spy, simply put; if you get spotted too many times, it’s pretty much game over. The controls aren’t always flattering and the enemy AI at times spikes from lackadaisical to overtly intelligent, but Counter Spy is a game that can be truly challenging and equally rewarding. There are genuine points in the game where pretty much every move you make matters, creating an impulsive and nail biting atmosphere that can’t be found in too many other 2D stealth games.
In a gaming world that is constantly evolving and changing shape; Indie titles seem as if they’re going to be staying for the long haul. There are some truly excellent Indie stories out there waiting to be told to you, but here were a few that you may just have missed along your way. What did we miss out? Be sure to let us know in the comments.