“Somewhere in the middle, the grip begins. Instinctive satisfaction from the thrill of exploration takes over. It’s a human feeling. We’re natural explorers. The genre knows this all too well and the best-designed entries are destined for exposure.
If shooters ping a primal need for violence, adventures soak in their ability assert themselves through constant revelation: A specific skill opens that door, that ledge needs this item to be reached. The formula is gratingly simple and exploitative, yet when done right, masterful. Axiom Verge is done right.”