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Submitted by dirigiblebill 1359d ago | opinion piece

Screw the FPS and RPG - I want more platformers

OXM's Edwin writes: I'd like to say that the humble platformer is a victim of snobbery, but the genre often inspires something far worse: apathy. For many of us, the house that Mario built is so much destructible screen furniture along the route to grown-up virtual pursuits, like punching coins out of griffins or timing your Power Reloads by way of the sound effects alone. It's a "childish" genre, fit for consumption by adults only after you've repackaged it as a "celebration of retro". (Alien Spidy, Fez, Rayman Origins, Trials Evolution, Xbox 360)

come_at_me_bro  +   1359d ago
Rayman Origins and Fez are both top tier games. I really need to try Trials Evolution sometime.
Yi-Long  +   1359d ago
Trials Evo is great....
... and you should also check out Super Meat Boy and Joe Danger!
Yi-Long  +   1359d ago
Couldn't agree more...
... I miss the old 2D gameplay of older generations.

Super Meat Boy, Shadow Complex, Rayman Origins, etc etc are all great new additions to the genre, but still, we need MORE!

Turrican HD please!

Also, I'd love to see a return to the classic scrolling Beat'm-Up, but obviously with current-gen graphics and gameplay!
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dirigiblebill  +   1359d ago
Shadow Complex would be awesomes. I'd like more 3D platformers too - games like Jak & Daxter, Gex and Jumping Flash.
ShaunCameron  +   1358d ago
Thank God I own a Wii.

But yeah, especially on the HD consoles. With all the technological capabilities, you mean to tell me that neither of them could come up with a decent library of 3D platformers?
_Aarix_  +   1358d ago
Thats the biggest reason I own a ps3, I could give a rats ass about Uncharted but I LOVE rachet and clank, sly and cooper, jak and dexter, and crash bandicoot that and heavy rain and twisted metal is why I bought a ps3.
Axecution  +   1358d ago
Uncharted is a platformer...

Heavy Rain and Twisted Metal aren't platformers.
cpayne93  +   1358d ago
Sorry but even though uncharted has platforming elements you can't really call it a platformer. The way its done is more like assasins creed than anything.
IAmLee  +   1358d ago
..It's *Sly Cooper, not Sly and Cooper.
You sure you own a ps3 or is it just an xbox you've painted black?
vikingland1  +   1358d ago
There are many platformers on XBL & PSN. They just aren't made by big developers.
super meat boy
splosion man
Ms. Splosion man
Fancy Pants
Fez
Trine
Outland
Limbo
Thats off the top of my head there are alot more though.
TheDivine  +   1358d ago
The wii really is the platformers dream with not only all the classic virtual console releases but new 2d platformers by the boatload. The New Donkey Kong Country was a something ive wanted for over half my life (and was well worth the wait).

The 3ds is also getting a great 2d game library built up with stuff like cave story, vvvvvv, mario 3d land, rayman origins, the new 2 mario coming soon, the 2d mickey game, castlevania, and all the ds titles.

For hd consoles XBL is also a bastion for platforming, shmup, and retro fans. Stuff like Braid, Limbo, Fez, Shadow Complex, Super Meat Boy, Outland, and all the indy platformers.
MWH  +   1358d ago
thanks to XBLA and PSN there are many fantastic platformers this generation. i hope this continues in next gen consoles and get even better.

btw, get us a Klonoa game on PS360 please. PS2's Klonoa 2 was beautiful.

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