50°
Submitted by BootHammer 1158d ago | opinion piece

The Next Generation of Platformers

BootHammer - "We are quickly approaching the launch of the Wii U and with that brings us familiar faces but with a High Definition face lift. The Wii U launch window promises to bring not one but two amazing next gen platform based titles. Platformers and Nintendo go hand in hand, so let’s take a closer look at these potential system sellers." (New Super Mario Brothers U, Rayman Legends, Wii U)

Attached Video
TrendyGamers  +   1158d ago
Rayman Legends and NSMBWU looked really fun.
AO1JMM  +   1153d ago
Agree
BootHammer  +   1158d ago
I was hoping for a new Metroid or F-Zero but both of these launch titles look like a lot of fun and should make great use of the new gamepad.
ApolloAdams  +   1157d ago
Hopefully we see a robust comeback for platformers that this generation has lacked outside of a few game franchises such as Rayman,LittleBig Planet, Mario, and various arcade type ones.
Blastoise  +   1157d ago
Sonic generations was pretty good
BABYLEG  +   1157d ago
Head over to Xbox live arcade... There were no shortage of platformers
Splooshington  +   1157d ago
Rayman Legends looks far more interesting than the Mario offerings.
Grimhammer00  +   1157d ago
I loved Rayman origins on ps3. But, after playing it I felt done with platformers. I have to wonder if gaming as its matured, went away from platformers for a reason? Kiddies and retro lovers still get it of course. But, after you play Mario & rayman on wiiU...where to next? What will the system offer after the kiddish games you've finished? ZombieU is a start....asscreed3.....???
AO1JMM  +   1153d ago
That game really fun to play.

@ Grimhammer00, "I have to wonder if gaming as its matured, went away from platformers for a reason"

So a machine gun in the center of the screen or a medevil axe was the right direction for the "matured" gaming we all know today?
#6 (Edited 1153d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Gremlins Inc. Card Game Unboxing

9m ago - Unboxing the prototype v1.0 of Gremlins Inc. The full version is scheduled to be released in Sept... | Industry
30°

Mad Max-inspired Uber Vehicles Picking up Riders Around PAX Prime this Weekend

9m ago - From today until Monday, there will be multiple Mad Max-inspired vehicles picking riders up arou... | Culture
Ad

Check What PC Games are Coming Out in August

Now - At Releases.com you can check release dates for PC games. Visit now and start tracking the games you plan to buy. | Promoted post
30°

Editorial: Until Dawn Isn't As Stupid As "Teen Horror Flicks"

9m ago - Too many people have misinterpreted this new PlayStation 4 exclusive, and it's partly due to the... | PS4
20°

Butter Me Up: I Am Bread Review - Bagogames

11m ago - I Am Bread hits the PlayStation 4 and brings bread simulation to a new light. | PS4
40°

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Xbox One and PC Beta Now Open to Everyone

11m ago - If you’re on Xbox One or PC, but you didn’t have access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops III multip... | PC