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It’s Been A Long Time: Iconoclasts

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I’ve been waiting for Iconoclasts for a long time. I first found out about Konjak’s games around 2007 or so, playing through Noitu Love, Legend of Princess, and some of his unfinished projects like Mina of the Pirates and Ivory Springs — the latter of which was his first attempt at the concept which eventually became Iconoclasts. Later, I enjoyed Noitu Love 2 (and wrote about it), as well as Konjak’s playable teaser for Iconoclasts (back when it had a “The” in front of the name) which arrived way back in… actually I’m not sure when it appeared, but I mentioned it in my 2012 post about Noitu Love 2, so it was sometime before that. Iconoclasts has been in development since 2010, you see, and given that Konjak had released a few unfinished and abandoned games before, I feared Iconoclasts had followed suit. I was wrong. Iconoclasts finally appeared in January, and I’ve finally played it.

You Should Buy Noitu Love 2

What’s this? Another timely post? Don’t worry, soon I’ll go back to writing about games years after they were released. In fact, I kind of am now, as Noitu Love 2: Devolution was originally released four years ago. But it has only recently become available on Steam, and right now there’s a promotion on so it only costs $3.99 (normal price $4.99). Both of those prices are absurdly low for a game as fun as this one. For those who are averse to Steam, you can also still buy it through Plimus but it costs $10 that way.

I will admit I have an ulterior motive here. I want you to buy Noitu Love 2 because I want its creator, Konjak, to finish his current project, a beautiful exploration platformer called The Iconoclasts. But it’s a win-win situation, because Noitu Love 2 is an excellent game that you should definitely play. The Steam page has a great gameplay video, which is good because I didn’t think to take any screenshots back when I played the game. But trust me, it’s a gorgeous thing to behold. It’s most certainly not an exploration platformer, feeling more like a classic action game you might find in an arcade. I’ve heard it’s similar to Gunstar Heroes, but I haven’t played that so I can’t confirm. Noitu Love 2 does feel a bit like a cross between a scrolling shoot-em-up and a platformer though, so the comparison is likely apt. The focus is on hand-to-hand combat in Noitu Love 2, but it features great mouse controls that let your character fly around the screen beating up robots.

If you need more info than that, you can try the demo, or read some quick thoughts on the game below.

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