NIDHOGG

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RE­LEASED 2014 LAST PO­SI­TION New

Tyler: The best sickly-look­ing fenc­ing game there is, Nidhogg speeds up the mind games and finesse of Street Fighter, chain­ing tiny, rapid du­els be­tween stabby pixel peo­ple into hi­lar­i­ous, con­stantly tense tug-of-war ses­sions.

Joe: Don’t let ap­pear­ances fool you: Be­neath the mod­est ve­neer lies a deep and en­gag­ing ver­sus mode mas­ter­piece. Be it tact­ful fenc­ing, aerial karate kick­ing, sword javelin toss­ing, or turn­ing tail and run­ning—there’s a strat­egy for ev­ery­one as you push your stick-fig­ured foe back one screen at a time, spawn­ing at ei­ther side as you die and re­gen­er­ate, re­gen­er­ate and die.

Nidhogg also comes with a less en­joy­able sin­gle­player mode that can be wrapped up in­side half an hour. Of­ten hi­lar­i­ous, but equally known to bring out the com­pet­i­tive streak in any payer who en­ters the fray. Be pre­pared to lose friends over this one.

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