11 Cool Games You Might Have Missed At PAX East 2017
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Refactor isn't the only Metroidvania you'll read about on this list, but it is the only one inspired by Tetris. The abilities at your disposal take cues from tetromino shapes. The cube can slam onto switches and bust through walls, and your T-block form can swing around the stage with its grappling hook.
Even the plot is Tetris-inspired: your block is trying to escape a factory where defective puzzle pieces are left to die. And in another twist, the layout of the world can completely change. At certain points, you get a chance to jack into the factory map and rearrange where rooms are positioned. If you need to reach an area directly above you, you can grab a vertical room and snap into place adjacent to you. Most Metroidvanias give you new tools as you progress, but not many let you reshape the entire world.