The First Five Vaguely Familiar Minutes Of Axiom Verge

We've never been here before, but it sure feels like we have. It's hard to watch the first five minutes of Axiom Verge and not feel just a little bit Metroid-y.

Generally the First Five is about rushing in blind to a game I've never played (or hadn't played in a long while), but in the case of Axiom Verge, which I may have reviewed earlier today, I had a teensy little bit of foreknowledge.

Here's the game description that Sony sent out earlier this week.

This is the action-adventure you’ve been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex, virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a labyrinthine world to learn its secrets and uncover your role within.


Axiom Verge arrives on North American PSN tomorrow.

The First Five is the first five minutes of a game with light commentary. Once the five minutes are up, so are we.

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Little bit? Other than the intro. That was pretty damn close. Now I am off to listen to the Super Metroid sound track.