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by Saint of Killers » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:36 pm



Can confirm it's amazing. And it's been supported by the dev to a ridiculous degree. Well worth checking out.

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Balladeer » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:03 pm

Is that a Metroidvania? I thought it was a roguelike. :?

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by Cumberdanes » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Snowballadeer wrote:Is that a Metroidvania? I thought it was a roguelike. :?


It's a little of both really like there's a procedurally generated map and permadeath but you also unlock permanent upgrades that allow you to explore areas you couldn't previously reach. It definitely leans more toward being a rouguelike however.

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Godzilla » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:10 pm

Bloodstained on PS4 is the sequel to SOTN we never got. Wonderful and so replayable too.

Dead Cells while a rogue like is also close to a metroidvania and the music and style of it are very metroidvania.

I hate rogue likes but dead cells is a different level of gaming. It's also cheap at the moment on PS4.

The mummy game on switch is supposed to be great, looks like the old Aliens metroidvania game and I think it's cheap too.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:16 pm

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, by the way. And yes, it definitely has Metroidvania elements.

edit: Huge +1 for Guacamelee. Not played 2 but the first one was superb. Asked me to do the near impossible on Vita and so had to complete it on PS4. (The only game where I had to mime the actions I was about to perform before attempting them for the umpteenth time :slol: )

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by Pedz » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:19 pm

I've never got into Dead Cells. Tried on several occasions over the last 2 years or so. I think it was 2 years ago I got it on Steam Early access.

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by Jenuall » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:09 pm

Oh I love me some Dead Cells, fantastic game! But it doesn't quite scratch the right itch for me.

Think I'll give Bloodstained a shot and maybe Ori as well. Thanks for the suggestion folks, they've all gone down on my watchlist for the future!

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by SerialCeler » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:26 pm

I’m just playing through Guacamelee on Wii U at the moment, and it gets the thumbs up from me too. Mercifully, it had just about the right level of challenge.

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Clarkman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:00 pm

Since buying my Switch, I've become a huge Metroidvania fan. Here's my rankings of every Metroidvania game I've completed on the Switch. Even the lowest ones are still very good:

1. Hollow Knight
2. Guacamelee 2
3. Guacamelee
4. Ori and the Blind Forest
5. SteamWorld Dig 2
6. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
7. Axiom Verge
8. Yoku's Island Express
9. Gato Roboto

Also shout outs to Dead Cells, Bloodstained Curse of the Moon and The Messenger, which can scratch your 2D action platformer itch.

I personally did not get on with Owlboy at all. Thought it was clumsy, slow and dull.

If you want to venture off the platform, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night (PS4) and Metroid Samus Returns (3DS) are both solid.

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Balladeer » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:09 pm

Support behind Samus Returns. Very good combat and fun exploration; a tad soulless apart from where it wasn’t.

Baby Metroid attack! :wub:

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by Clarkman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Snowballadeer wrote:Support behind Samus Returns. Very good combat and fun exploration; a tad soulless apart from where it wasn’t.

Baby Metroid attack! :wub:


Yeah a solid, but mostly forgettable effort. The repetition of the bosses and slightly more guided, linear nature stop it from being top tier. Dat final boss fight tho. :wub:

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Pedz » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:30 pm

I heard Timespinner is a good game and I believ it is a Metroivania. Just literally starting it will report back.

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Seven » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:07 pm

rinks wrote:Headlander. I enjoyed it.


1+ for Headlander. It's well worth a playthrough, really enjoyed it! Bit short (got 100% in seven hours) but it was fun.

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Squinty » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:24 pm

Guacamelee games are great.

I can vouch for Dead Cells. I had a great time with it. It's a roguelike but it's forgiving.

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by 7256930752 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:55 am

Can't believe the lack of Hollow Knight in here.

Might be a silly question but have you actually completed Super Metroid as you have it available on the Switch?

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by Balladeer » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:05 am

Hime wrote:Can't believe the lack of Hollow Knight in here.

Somebody hasn’t read the OP. :P

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Pedz » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:52 am

Seven Candles wrote:
rinks wrote:Headlander. I enjoyed it.


1+ for Headlander. It's well worth a playthrough, really enjoyed it! Bit short (got 100% in seven hours) but it was fun.


I enjoyed this, also.

Played 5 hours of Timespinner. Really enjoying it. It's very good.

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by Squinty » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:00 am

Hime wrote:Can't believe the lack of Hollow Knight in here.


I own it, haven't played it yet. Hopefully get around to it in the next few months.

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:27 am

Frosty the Clarkman wrote:5. SteamWorld Dig 2
9. Gato Roboto


Forgot these too! Gato has some tough bosses, Steamworld Dog 2 improves as it goes with quality of life powers so I found the mid-game best balanced.

And yes obviously only missing Hollow Knight because Jen said he's already played it!

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PostRe: Recommend me a Metroidvania (please!)
by Drumstick » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:58 am

Metroid Prime.

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