Contrary to what the title implies, The End is Nigh does in fact begin at the end. The world is over, nearly everyone is dead, and the only thing for the last person left on the planet to do is play video games and stream to a silent, empty world. This is where we find Ash, sole survivor and platforming enthusiast. He’s surprisingly chipper considering the circumstances, finding his joy...
The End Is Nigh is a grotesque, brutal platformer that can infuriate you with demanding gameplay, then reward you with the high of conquering a seemingly impossible gauntlet. That formula probably sounds familiar to fans of 2010’s Super Meat Boy, and that’s intentional. Many of those basics remain in place for this spiritual sequel, but it’s an interesting departure in structure that hopes to e...