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25 minutes ago, LongHairStu said:

I suppose such loathing is fair, but - as the article opens with, and notwithstanding the 10 year old conversation further up the thread - its fairly well ingrained in the vernacular now, and does a pretty good job of creating the right sort of expectations. How do you feel about portmanteaus generally?

 

Generally, I don't mind. In this instance I guess I'm more bothered that it should be Metroid-like rather than Metroidvania and while I must admit I've not played that much early Castlevania but all those I did were pretty linear and it wasn't 'til SotN that it really became Metroid-like itself. Yeah, that's the source of it now I've thought about it. Possibly incorrect and undoubtedly irrational, but fuck it. I hate the term. 

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It tells me everything I need to know about the game it’s used to describe, which is good enough for me because I love these type of games.

 

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a Metroidvania, layered with fighting and puzzle stealth rooms. Probably the best 3D representation of the genre, though I can’t think of any others at the moment.

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2 hours ago, Paulando said:

It tells me everything I need to know about the game it’s used to describe, which is good enough for me because I love these type of games.

 

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a Metroidvania, layered with fighting and puzzle stealth rooms. Probably the best 3D representation of the genre, though I can’t think of any others at the moment.

 

Metroid Prime, good sir.

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  • 2 years later...

A look at some upcoming games in the genre. Quite a few interesting looking ones. Let's see how many actually make it to release. 

 

 

 

1: Vernal Edge - 0:28

2: Virgil: The Longest Night - 1:27

3: Gestalt: Steam & Cinder - 2:28

4: Clunky Hero - 3:41

5: Eastern Exorcist - 4:37

6: The Last Faith - 5:50

7: Smelter - 6:54

8: Ghost Song - 8:11

9: Foregone - 8:59

10: Endless Memories - 9:49

11: Outpost Delta - 10:36

12: Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth - 11:38

13: Flynn: Son of Crimson - 12:41

14: Rubi: The Wayward Mira - 14:31

15: Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia - 15:34

16: SteamDolls - Order Of Chaos - 16:05

17: Hollow Knight: Silksong - 16:43

18: Transmute - 18:39

19: The Cork - 20:00

20: Bushiden - 21:05

21: Charge Blade Hero - 23:14

22: Gleamlight - 24:05

23: Anew: The Distant Light - 24:46

24: Haiku, the Robot - 27:55

25: Dreamless: The Madness from the Sea - 28:46

 

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I posted in that thread and forgot all about it. :lol:

 

I might actually give it a miss for now, as I ran through SotN again recently and I'm looking for something a bit different in my Metroidvania right now. Ideally it'll get a nice discount for the Switch version in a few months when I'm ready for it.

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On 04/07/2020 at 03:18, merrychan said:

I read on Twitter recently that Metroidvania games are described as Search Action in Japan and I so hope this is true and if not that's fine too

 

Arguably, it translates more as "Investigative Action," but even then it's debatable whether the term is as widespread as Metroidvania. Metroid games are described as "side-scrolling action games” and SOTN and subsequent games, "action RPGs”.

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I was thinking recently that it probably wouldn’t make sense for the Japanese to call them Metroidvanias, since they don’t even call Castlevania ‘Castlevania’. I did wonder what they’d call the genre. Akumetrōidracula or something.

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8 hours ago, Calashnikov said:

I was thinking recently that it probably wouldn’t make sense for the Japanese to call them Metroidvanias, since they don’t even call Castlevania ‘Castlevania’. I did wonder what they’d call the genre. Akumetrōidracula or something.

DraculaMetroid I am hoping

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  • 1 year later...

Y'all should add Touhou Luna Nights to your list, as that one's an amazing example of the genre!

 

 

Trailer:

 

 

 

 

Basically a lovely tribute to the later Castlevania games with a sweet looking and well animated PS1 era 2D aesthetic, developed by a small boutique developer from Japan. It's been out on Switch, Xbox and PC for a few years now, but I only got it recently after seeing it in someone's indie games top 20 for the Switch, and came away well impressed.

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11 hours ago, Keyboard Koala said:

Y'all should add Touhou Luna Nights to your list, as that one's an amazing example of the genre!

 

 

Trailer:

 

 

 

Furthermore it’s on Game Pass so that’s my lazy bank holiday Monday sorted :)

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And talking about Lady Bug (the dev. behind Luna Knights), I found out they just released an even more blatant rip-off from/tribute to the later Castlevania games.

 

 

Introducing Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth:

 

 

 

PC only at the moment, but wouldn't be surprised if this made its way onto the Switch. Looks ace though.

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  • 1 year later...

I didn't want to make a thread until I actually bought the game, but has anybody jumped in on Astlibra Revision?

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1718570/ASTLIBRA_Revision/

 

I had a go on the demo and it's absolutely wild - it's like someone fused SotN with Devil May Cry's combat with all the shit going on. Definitely something I'm considering once I've cleaned up my plate.

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