Which was the best indie game of last gen and which is the best from this gen.

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#1 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

I have to admit that one of the best games I played last gen was Knytt Underground. That game really got the inner child out of me and now I always feel pleasently nostalgic everytime I remeber it or see anything about it. Sadly I haven't come accross anything like it this gen. Do any of you who played and liked Knytt have any suggestions of similar games this gen?

If not which were your favorite indie games from last gen and this gen so far? I might be missing some gems out there.

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#2 Posted by ProtossRushX (5591 posts) -

Super Meatboy was really good felt really crisp last gen

This gen i really like rocket league

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#3 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@ProtossRushX said:

Super Meatboy was really good felt really crisp last gen

This gen i really like rocket league

I liked Super Meatboy too but got bored from it after a while. Haven't tried Rocket League but will give it a chance since I like car battle games!

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#4 Posted by thepclovingguy (2059 posts) -

Surgeon simulator.

In case you haven't noticed I am not being serious. Only played this game for an hour.

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#5 Edited by TheEroica (18428 posts) -

Wow... Not even sure how to answer, there's been SO many great indie games.

I was hopelessly addicted to Rogue Legacy last gen... Meat boy was incredible, the swapper, anitchamber, Battleblock Theater, so many games.

This gen we have everyone's favorite most likely being Rocket League which deserving. Personally I though Shovel Knight nailed its content to the wall as an instant classic.

Also every game Housemarque has made is in the top 10 of games released over the last several year. Resogun, Alienation and Super stardust are not just good, they're simply exquisite video games.

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#6 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@thepclovingguy said:

Surgeon simulator.

In case you haven't noticed I am not being serious. Only played this game for an hour.

Lol is that Trump?

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#7 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Wow... Not even sure how to answer, there's been SO many great indie games.

I was hopelessly addicted to Rogue Legacy last gen... Meat boy was incredible, the swapper, anitchamber, Battleblock Theater, so many games.

This gen we have everyone's favorite most likely being Rocket League which deserving. Personally I though Shovel Knight nailed its content to the wall as an instant classic.

Also every game Housemarque has made is in the top 10 of games released over the last several year. Resogun, Alienation and Super stardust are not just good, they're simply exquisite video games.

I played Resogun and Super Stardust, soooooo good. I haven't Rogue Legacy or Shovel Knight. I keep hearing only good things about Shovel Knight so I'm definitely going to check it out.

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#8 Edited by deactivated-5bda06edf37ee (4675 posts) -

Last gen it was Shadow Complex. I honestly almost bought an X360 for this game, but i was able to borrow one from a friend. Now it's available for PC too.

This gen it will be some other metroidvania, but i don't know which one yet. Masterclass of 2D gaming.

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#9 Posted by thepclovingguy (2059 posts) -

@dakur said:
@thepclovingguy said:

Surgeon simulator.

In case you haven't noticed I am not being serious. Only played this game for an hour.

Lol is that Trump?

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#10 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@thepclovingguy said:
@dakur said:
@thepclovingguy said:

Surgeon simulator.

In case you haven't noticed I am not being serious. Only played this game for an hour.

Lol is that Trump?

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Funny, but I wouldn't take sitting in front of the PC looking at his face for so long even if he's dead. :D

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#11 Posted by thepclovingguy (2059 posts) -

Yeah, he kinda looks creepy, that's why I smashed him to bits. I hope I didn't offend any trump supporters.

@dakur said:
@thepclovingguy said:
@dakur said:
@thepclovingguy said:

Surgeon simulator.

In case you haven't noticed I am not being serious. Only played this game for an hour.

Lol is that Trump?

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Funny, but I wouldn't take sitting in front of the PC looking at his face for so long even if he's dead. :D

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#12 Edited by TheEroica (18428 posts) -

@dakur: honestly, get Alienation first! It's housemarques best game to date. You won't be disappointed. It was on sale last week. Not sure anymore.

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#13 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@dakur: honestly, get Alienation first! It's housemarques best game to date. You won't be disappointed. It was on sale last week. Not sure anymore.

I would have to first get a PS4 I guess :P I'm stuck with PC for the next several months

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#14 Edited by Primorandomguy (3368 posts) -

Last gen Super Meat Boy.. This gen..I Can't decide between Ori and the Blind Forest, and Inside.

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5d1e44cf96229 (2814 posts) -

Last Gen: Super Meat Boy

Current Gen: Rocket League

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#16 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

I enjoyed the heck outta Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.

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#17 Posted by PAL360 (29604 posts) -

This is not an easy one....there are hundreds of good indie games at this point. Probably last gen Minecraft and current gen Shovel Knight.

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#18 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

I enjoyed the heck outta Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.

That looks great.

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#19 Edited by kvally (8445 posts) -

Last gen was Shadow Complex. This gen, Inside.

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#20 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

@dakur said:
@SecretPolice said:

I enjoyed the heck outta Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.

That looks great.

Yeah and it had IMO some very creative game-play and how you got through various parts of the game as well. Really surprised me how it sucked me in, I couldn't put it down. :)

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#21 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

Probably Braid. I enjoy puzzlers from time to time but it's rare I get hooked on one and find it as compelling to play as a story driven RPG for instance.

Braid not only had great puzzles, clever and challenging but not frustrating....I finished it all n my own and it felt quite satisfying. But it also had a cool dark atmosphere and a compelling story that I remember thinking about after finishing the game. It's a one of a kind game for me

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#22 Posted by jg4xchamp (61685 posts) -

Braid

Rocket League.

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#23 Posted by Ant_17 (12697 posts) -

Trials HD, Super Meat Boy, Splosion Man, Hotline Miami and maybe Castle Crashers where the best indie games from last gen i played.

This gen is meh as far as indie games for me.

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#24 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

Probably Braid. I enjoy puzzlers from time to time but it's rare I get hooked on one and find it as compelling to play as a story driven RPG for instance.

Braid not only had great puzzles, clever and challenging but not frustrating....I finished it all n my own and it felt quite satisfying. But it also had a cool dark atmosphere and a compelling story that I remember thinking about after finishing the game. It's a one of a kind game for me

Oh I agree completely about Braid. What an amazing game. Everytime someone doubts that video games can be art I show them Braid and Journey.

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#25 Posted by Sweetbackhair (2918 posts) -

This gen would be Darkest Dungeon.

I don't think I have a last gen indie game that I played.

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#26 Posted by Telekill (8538 posts) -

I'm not a fan of 99% of indie games but once in a blue moon there's a good one.

Last gen - Dead Nation

Current gen - Rocket League

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#27 Posted by olart4618 (475 posts) -

last gen Super Meat Boy, this gen Ori and The Blind Forest

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#28 Posted by deactivated-5ac102a4472fe (7431 posts) -

Eeeeh which use of the word Indie do we use? Most games here are not really Indie, but rather smaller A or AA ventures. Which is fine too.

I would pick Amnesia: The dark Descent, Red Orchestra 2 or Natural Selection 2 (Aparrently those are all considered Indie), and likely SOMA this gen. But to be honest so many great games that were not AAA games (which seems to be what indie means now) were really freaking great. I think last gen and this gen have had a larger volume of awesome games people consider "Indie" then AAA games. Is resogun Indie btw? because that might be a contender for this gen :)

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#29 Edited by AdobeArtist (25163 posts) -

My fave indie game from last gen was by far Limbo. Highly impressive how they could make it so atmospheric with its minimalist art direction, making for a memorable experience. Also gotta give high props to Journey, Flower (both which I actually played on PS4), Shadow Complex, and Dust: an Elysian Tail - stunning art style there.

For this gen, only one I played is Entwined, another visual treat.

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#30 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3180 posts) -

Castle Crashers/Plants vs Zombies were my all time favorites last gen. This gen nothing has really caught me yet like those games did.

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#31 Posted by N64DD (11968 posts) -

@primorandomguy said:

Last gen Super Meat Boy.. This gen..I Can't decide between Ori and the Blind Forest, and Inside.

This gen it's ori and the blind forest. Rocket league is a close second.

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#32 Posted by doubalfa (7108 posts) -

Last Gen: Shadow Complex

Current: so far Rocket League

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#33 Edited by cainetao11 (36676 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Wow... Not even sure how to answer, there's been SO many great indie games.

I was hopelessly addicted to Rogue Legacy last gen... Meat boy was incredible, the swapper, anitchamber, Battleblock Theater, so many games.

This gen we have everyone's favorite most likely being Rocket League which deserving. Personally I though Shovel Knight nailed its content to the wall as an instant classic.

Also every game Housemarque has made is in the top 10 of games released over the last several year. Resogun, Alienation and Super stardust are not just good, they're simply exquisite video games.

You and @getyeryayasout have made me really take notice and plumb the indie scene more, thank you gentlemen.

Alienation is a GOTY contender for me for sure. Resogun didn't resonate with me. Ori, Broforce, Inside are among my favorites as well.

Last gen? Shadow Complex, Super Meat Boy, Splosion Man, Dust, Limbo I guess stood out.

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#34 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Super Meat Boy is one of the best games from last gen.

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#35 Edited by uninspiredcup (34272 posts) -

Enjoyed Underrail.

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#36 Posted by dantesergei (2212 posts) -

Last gen LIMBO, this gen INSIDE, i just love those games.

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#37 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31402 posts) -

Braid, Torchlight 2 and Stealth Bastard Deluxe were some of the finest games I played last gen.

This gen I'll go with Insurgency and SOMA.

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#38 Posted by xantufrog (11608 posts) -

I don't think it's my favorite, but it's a gem that nobody has mentioned yet: The Talos Principle

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#39 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19128 posts) -

@primorandomguy said:

Last gen Super Meat Boy.. This gen..I Can't decide between Ori and the Blind Forest, and Inside.

Yeah that's a tough one hey... both are unbelievably good.

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#40 Edited by drummerdave9099 (4130 posts) -

Last gen: Minecraft

This gen: Ori and the Blind Forest

Honorable mentions: Guacamelee, Super Meat Boy, Spelunky, Shovel Knight

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#41 Posted by drummerdave9099 (4130 posts) -

Will Yooka-Laylee count as an indie game?

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#42 Edited by getyeryayasout (12383 posts) -

The Binding of Isaac and it's subsequent updates really cover both gens, so that.

@cainetao11 What kind of friend would I be if I let you ignore the best games? :D

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#43 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35604 posts) -

Can't think of one for last gen weirdly enough. My favorite indie of this gen though is easily Shovel Knight.

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#44 Posted by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -

Rocket League is this gen's by far and probably till the end.

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#45 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Didn't like anything last gen. But on the current gen Ori, Rocket League and soon to be Below.

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#46 Edited by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@xantufrog said:

I don't think it's my favorite, but it's a gem that nobody has mentioned yet: The Talos Principle

I'm currently playing that one. Love it. One of the few games that has actually let me thinking and wondering about things. A good mixture of puzzles with philosophy.

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#47 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@drummerdave9099 said:

Last gen: Minecraft

This gen: Ori and the Blind Forest

Honorable mentions: Guacamelee, Super Meat Boy, Spelunky, Shovel Knight

Guacamelee was sooooo good. I spent so much hours on that game. I loved it.

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#48 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

My fave indie game from last gen was by far Limbo. Highly impressive how they could make it so atmospheric with its minimalist art direction, making for a memorable experience. Also gotta give high props to Journey, Flower (both which I actually played on PS4), Shadow Complex, and Dust: an Elysian Tail - stunning art style there.

For this gen, only one I played is Entwined, another visual treat.

I enjoyed the atmosphere is Limbo, the game not so much. I don't know why but I couldn't really get into it. I just wanted to finish it and get to something more interesting. I really loved Journey though and played it several times.

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#49 Posted by pelvist (7420 posts) -

Legend of Grimrock 2 or Antichamber.

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#50 Posted by Dakur (3275 posts) -

@pelvist said:

Legend of Grimrock 2 or Antichamber.

I'm currently playing Antichamber too. Beautifully weird game.