The nightmares we had when we were kids are coming back to haunt us with the next indie game to be released for Xbox One. Toy Odyssey, a 2D side scrolling rogue game, will come to life later this month according to a Next On Gaming article.
Digital Smash and Hiker Games have been working together to bring Toy Odyssey to life. The adventure video game is about an action figure named Brand that is attempting to save his owner, Felix. A rather simple story that seems to get more complex as you read on about the toy’s mysterious appearance and convenient amnesia of where he came from before Felix. But aside from his own complications, the favorite toy bravely takes on the quest to find Felix, fight back the darkness that has begun to sweep through the house, and rescue other toys that will join him on his mission.
The gameplay mechanics have been compared to those of other popular rogue-like titles such as Binding of Isaac and Rogue Legacy. In a Metroidvania style, the game follows your character through randomly generated rooms to take on monsters, collect upgrades, and learn more about the story as it progresses. But the sanctuary of the bedroom isn’t always so safe as your explore the rest of the house, so the game has a little bit of base defense going on as well.
More key features of the game includes:
- Unlimited replayability with procedural level generation
- Metroidvania style puzzles and missions
- Hard-as-nails gameplay as a dedication to the difficulty of classic games
- Beautifully detailed art, reminiscent of classic 8-bit and 16-bit platformers
- Over 30,000 lines of (skippable) dialog for those that want a good story
- Hundreds of weapon and item upgrades with a detailed crafting system
- More than 300 types of enemies, as well as seven terrifying bosses, all on the path to stop you
- Base Defense gameplay mechanics: Protect the bedroom at all costs!
Toy Odyssey is sure to appeal to gamers who love repeatable and challenging gameplay. Hiker Games’ page even hints that it might even be released on hand-held devices eventually. But for now, the game will be released for Xbox One and PC on September 21 with a PlayStation 4 version to follow not long after.Further reading: Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox One