March 26, 2013 9:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
I've gotten so used to short freeware games that more elaborate offerings, like the post-apocalyptic fantasy/sci-fi platformer Barbarium, can feel almost shocking; in the nicest of ways possible of course, but still shocking. Anyway. The 2-years-in-the-making Barbarium is a hefty and well-crafted offering sporting hairy barbarian guys, not-overdressed barbarian ladies, mages, a menagerie of odd baddies, swords, laser-guns and all the stuff you'd expect to find in a '50s action movie. Also, it's an action platformer. Or an arcade adventure. Definitely not a Metroidvania though, but it's properly big and even features some pretty impressive bosses.