Istarted thinking about Capsized again because of VCD: they both star spacepeople, and both are – as the kids say – ‘well physics-y’. This is a 2D blaster about surviving on an alien world. In addition to a slew of Quake- ish guns you’ve got a grapple and jet pack for hoisting yourself, and enemies are happy to manhandle you in a way that most games don’t really do. Fights have a sense of slapstick peril, and this is a well-rounded experience supported by a bunch of arcade modes that unlock as you progress.
It’s rare to have both feet on the ground.