When you find out a game was funded through Kickstarter, it will typically illicit one of two very different responses. If the game has not released yet, people usually express skepticism about the probability of the game seeing the light of day, or the legitimacy of the need for crowd funding in the first place. If the game is out, it usually doesn’t live up to expectations, lacked features, or got too ambitious for its own good.
Sometimes though, just sometimes, a game is funded on Kickstarter, releases to critical acclaim, and meets or exceeds all expectations – Valdis Story: Abyssal City seems to fall into that third category. While it is far from a perfect game, this charming indie delight delivers a consistent level of action, adventure, and RPG depth to keep you playing throughout the 10+ Metroidvania romp, with plenty left over content for subsequent attempts.