Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Dead Cells might only be remembered because of some bad press but, in reality, it was an immensely clever, innovative and gorgeous platformer where death is only the beginning and each run leaves you battle-hardened and prepared for the next. And the next, the one after that and every run until you eventually topple the game. It’ll seem insurmountable at first, but persistence is key.
Motion Twin’s roguelike is an indie darling with AAA ambition and it does plenty to cement itself amongst the big hitters of the year. You’d be doing yourself a great disservice if you don’t tackle Dead Cells and put yourself through the wringer because not all games should hand it to you.
Put your nose to the grindstone and thank us later.