Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story+ features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality, mystery and hours of fast-paced fun. Cave Story+ is an action-adventure game that is critically acclaimed indie game. Overflowing with unmatched charm and character, Cave Story+ takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free. Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8 and 16-bit games. Cave Story+ features higher resolutions, tons of new art and music, along with content not available in the original version.
Every bit as good as it is charming, I can't believe it flew under my radar for so long. This is one of those games where you can tell it's creater loves gaming and was crafting something that they themself wanted to play. While extremely hard to describe, I can tell you that it contains elements from classics such as old school Metroid, Castlevania, and Megaman as well as elements from an eastern-style RPG and that it pulls them all off flawlessly.
honestly, this version feels like a step down from traditional cavestory. the higher resolution, both in graphics and in sounds, make it not "feel" as good. there's something about the new translation, too (in comparison to the one on the fan site), that just doesn't "feel" the same. i know that's a very vague way to put it, but it's all that comes to mind, and it makes a big difference in how enjoyable the end result is.