Why Returnal Is Already My Game Of The Year

Why Returnal Is Already My Game Of The Year

Here at Game Informer, we get a chance to play games. A lot of games. Surprisingly, I find myself here in 2021 talking about another game-of-the-year quality title in the roguelike genre. In fact, roguelikes have taken my GOTY slot…

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In Returnal, Selene moves like Samus

In Returnal, Selene moves like Samus

Returnal is a blend of things I’ve seen before, great ideas from a dozen different roguelites and sci-fi games. But one of Returnal’s easiest callouts is Metroid. Selene, Returnal’s main character, is a blonde woman in an ever-evolving space suit….

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Returnal: What Are Reconstructors?

Returnal: What Are Reconstructors?

As you explore Atropos in Returnal, you will occasionally find Reconstructors. These mysterious devices are extremely useful, but they cost a lot of Ether to use. Returnal creates a mysterious atmosphere, so you’ll often be left wondering whether objects like the…

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Returnal: What Is Proficiency?

Returnal: What Is Proficiency?

As you progress through a run in Returnal, your Weapon Proficiency will increase. This has a huge impact on your current cycle, so it’s essential that you understand the ins and outs of Weapon Proficiency in order to truly make the…

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Returnal: What Are Obolites And Ether?

Returnal: What Are Obolites And Ether?

As you explore the various biomes of Atropos in Returnal, Serene will find Obolites and Ether. These are both forms of currency on Atropos, but of course, using them isn’t as simple as doing a bit of window-shopping. This guide…

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Returnal: Can You Save The Game?

Returnal: Can You Save The Game?

A run in Returnal can potentially last hours, so you might find yourself eager to save so that you can return to the same cycle later. This makes a lot of sense, especially if you have survived for longer than…

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