Carrion is such an enjoyable Metroidvania where you’re the villain and just slaughter humans while trying to escape the facility you were held captive. Around 7h to complete Carrion and it has no missable achievements.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 7h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Kinda, but this type of game is more fun without a guide. I did use the maps from this guide in the end to find the last things.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
This game was the number 1 game on my wishlist for the past 1,5 year since it releases because it just looks like so much fun. Being a monster and just killing humans never looked so good as in this game. And the game didn’t disappoint, it was so much fun!
This game is definitely a Metroidvania game but with a quite unique theme, can we get way more games where you’re the bad guy, please? You start off as a small creature/thing whatever you are and without many abilities, but during the game you get the chance to grow bigger, but less fast and harder to move around. It still might be needed because all 3 of the phases have their own abilities which you need to get further into the game.
As much as I did enjoy it, there is one downside to this game… there isn’t any in-game map, which thematical makes sense, but the layout can be confusing. The guides on the steam map made me realize there is one “world map” which you’ll return to, but things look a lot the same and navigation can become so confusing. It took me a while and in the end looking up the map to find the entrance to the last area… I just couldn’t find it. That it took me a while to find that area helped me to not have to do much after beating the game, as I already found most of the “abilities”/upgrades” but there is an achievement to find everything in the game and for that, just some in-game map would also have helped out a lot. I’ll add that I get easily lost in every game without a map.
The achievements are very straight forward and most of them you unlock by just playing through the game. none of them is missable and after you beat the game you’ll get back to the last save point and get the chance to find the missing “upgrades”.
This review was written on 7 January 2022, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 21 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.