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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".

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come_at_me_bro1463d ago

Rayman Origins and Fez are both top tier games. I really need to try Trials Evolution sometime.

Yi-Long1463d ago

... and you should also check out Super Meat Boy and Joe Danger!

Yi-Long1463d ago (Edited 1463d ago )

... 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!

dirigiblebill1463d ago

Shadow Complex would be awesomes. I'd like more 3D platformers too - games like Jak & Daxter, Gex and Jumping Flash.

ShaunCameron1462d 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_1462d 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.

Axecution1462d ago

Uncharted is a platformer...

Heavy Rain and Twisted Metal aren't platformers.

cpayne931462d 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.

IAmLee1462d 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?

vikingland11462d 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.

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