Cave Story is the classic indie metroidvania game that costs $14.99. While it's been around for a while now, its gotten several updates, and its timelessness warrants a place on every metroidvania fan's play list.
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Pro Incredibly challenging, with hard mode for veterans
Cave Story is hard and the hard mode even harder, which makes this game great for players looking for a new challenge.
Pro Great storyline
Cave Story offers a pretty deep storyline, more than one would think by just taking a quick glance at the game. There is a reason this game is still so popular after being around for so many years and it's story is it.
Pro Multiple versions available
After the initial release in 2004, the game has been ported to other platforms and updated along the way by various fans and indie devs.
Pro Tons of fun and unique weapons
In cave story you have access to tons of upgradable weapons with unique properties for different situations.
Con Getting the best ending is almost impossible without a guide
Getting the best ending requires a few highly counter-intuitive if not nonsensical actions to be taken.