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So I've been playing a lot of these again these days and I was wondering what SG thinks of these and what your favorites are.
Obligatory GA for you all.
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I enjoyed Axiom Verge and Guacamelee, just enjoyed the games (although not finished yet), no deeper reason.
Batman Arkham series is a metroidvavnia in 3D
I'd argue only Arkham Asylum is a real metroidvania because further exploration of the map is unlocked normaly by getting a new tool/ability. On the other three games the map is more often unlocked by story related events more in line with your standard open world game.
The series in general walks the line between a few genres not quite fitting in one or the other, it's its own thing made of chunks inspired by other titles.
Gonna share a secret with ya: the genre is called action-adventure and has been around for a very long time. "Metroidvania" is just a fancy name made up for the side-scrolling ones.
I agree in principle, because just because you unlock something to get to an otherwise inaccessible place, doesn't suddenly make it a metroidvania. If we apply metroidvania to the Batman games, we unintentionally make all other action adventure or 3D platformer games metroidvanias as well - Yooka-Laylee, Spyro, Okami, even Bioshock Infinite with it's ability unlocks - all these games I played just this year are definitely not what I'd consider metroidvanias.
I'm glad that someone remembers this term; the last time we forgot it, people started calling Zelda "a Action-RPG", despite none of them but Adventure of Link having any RPG elements. No, wait... that was two times ago; last time, people started calling games like God of War Action-Adventures.
So you.. would like recommendations? ..just opinions?
I generally like this kind of games and my all time favorite that's not entirely out of these two categories is UnEpic. You have it..play it :p
A little of both. And yes, it's in my backlog. >_<
I've liked Nakiti Generations, even if isn't complete yet.
+1 for the Guacamelee, such fun, I enjoyed it thoroughly!
Also, the Messenger, my favorite game of the year! Humour is awesome, the gameplay is awesome, the difficulty is awesome. The game is pure Awesomeness!
Some of the "classics": Hollow Knight, Ori (1 and 2), Blasphemous, Dead Cells (not quite Metroidvania), and Skul
Last but not least, I wanna mention Sundered, while it's a bit different, the gameplay is weird and the story is interesting enough to keep you going.
Finally, not exactly a Metroidvania? maybe it is, no idea. Spelunky 2 is coming out, one of the best indie games of all time :)
I'm playing Rogue Legacy, it's a mixture of Roguelike and Metroidvania.
Oh my kind of thread i really like genre. So my top picks would be Hollow Knight, Bloodstained: Rituel of the Night and as an honorable mention Iconoclasts. I can give a lot more but these were the suprisingly good ones.
+1 to Hollow Knight and Bloodstained.
I NEED to get Bloodstained one day. Once I get a few extra bucks together. Too much I want to buy but not enough money each month with what I need to buy.
Metroidvavnias are my favorite genre. If you're looking for suggestions I recommend https://metroidvaniareview.com/. I also just saw that you own Hollow Knight and I can highly recommend that one.
+1 for both the game and the site.
Trying to complete all the achievements from Hollow Knight at the moment, Is a blast!
I recommend the SteamWorld Dig 1 and 2 games. Awesome, and very fun metroidvanias.
Played Dead Cells on the Switch lately, it's awesome. Can't wait for the "real" Metroid to return though. Has always been my favorite series, next to Zelda, on any Nintendo system.
I like them (like I like most games that aren't boring). ;D
I wouldn't exactly call myself an expert on the genre considering I haven't played any of the Metroid or the Castlevania games, but Rabi-Ribi really stood out for me as something really cool and unique. The game's world is designed in such a way that you can do stuff in pretty much any order. Heck, you can even beat the game without picking any upgrades by using hidden passages and secret movement techniques (bosses scale to which and how many stuff you've picked up so they're always possible to beat). There's even an achievement for beating the whole game with 0% items. XD
(Oh, yeah, its boss fights also have heavy Bullet Hell elements to them and the game in general is pretty hard, so I guess there's that too for uniqueness. :P )
Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight is also really good, thought a bit on the short side.
Dead Cells is more of a Roguelike, but also has Metroidvania elements, I guess.
Hell Yeah! is also kinda Metroidvania-ish. I think. Did I mention I'm not an expert on the genre? ^_^'
Oh, yeah, and can't forget Shantae and the Pirate's Curse! It's really good too. :D
Yes, Hell Yeah! is a metroidvania :) A very underestimated one at that.
I just finished Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight. Definitely short but not a bad game. The ending was just kinda blah though.
Yeah, that one is definitely more of a "the journey than the destination" kind of game. (Actually, looking at that dev's other games, they don't seem be too hot for the concept of "happy ending".)
My other recomendations have good endings though... well, except Dead Cells, but that one tries reeeeaal hard to have a setting as edgy as Dark Souls'. ^_^'
Haven't played as many as I'd like, but I've definitely got a soft spot for Super Metroid, and Ori and the Blind Forest is a favorite, taking video games as a whole. Actually finished the latter (the tree is very very difficult, but worth getting past), and played completely through the former with a group of friends long ago.
One friend in particular pretty much collects this style on Steam almost exclusively. Symphony of the Night would probably always be his all time favorite.
Two words; Hollow Knight
forma.8. Not platforming, but metroidvania
Played this game a long while ago, but I still like it a lot. You could say it's a hidden gem :)
I love all metroidvanias I played: Apotheon, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Guacamelees, Ori, Hollow Knight, Super Panda Adventures, Super Win The Game, Dandara, The Messenger, Wuppo(!), Yoku's Island Express.
Err, no, not all of them actually: I didn't like Momodora at all & Shantae and Timespinner were 'not good, not bad'
ps I forgot Gato Roboto! nya
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I don't really have a favorite, but some of the ones I really enjoyed are:
Platformers are my favorite genre, metroidvanias are included under that umbrella but I do tend to seek them for their own characteristics because I just like that type of progression.
Just seeing one of those tags is frequently enough for me to give a game a chance so I feel I'm a bit too biased to even try to give a fair opinion of the genres.
Mirror's Edge, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic Generations, Tomb Raider Anniversary (yeah, it's a puzzle-platformer with occasional combat as far as I'm concerned), A Hat in Time, Inside, Celeste, Super Mario 64, and Rayman Origins would be my picks for best platformers in general. The Messenger, Batman Arkham Asylum, Yoku's Island Express, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and Gato Roboto for metroidvanias (I have yet to play Hollow Knight).
I absolutely love Hollow Knight. One of the best games I've played. Ori and the Blind Forest is great too.
I forgot whether it is a metroidvania or not, but dust the elysian tail is a good one.
The latest completed metroidvania game that i played iirc is escape from tethys. It's a bit hard at the beginning, but it is not that bad.
And yeah, it is one of my favorite genre too, although they are kinda hard to find.