40°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 639d ago | opinion piece

With Metroid, Indies Do What Nintendon't

US Gamer - Even though the people behind the Metroid series seem content to let their beloved creation lie dormant, independent developers are picking up the slack. (Culture, Metroid, Nintendo)

kungfuian  +   639d ago
I truly believe the metroidvania genre is the pinnacle of game design. If done right it offers the perfect mix of tight 2d platforming and/or combat/shooter mechanics, directed yet partially open world adventure/exploration level design, meaningful rpg like character skill/uprade systems, and beautiful and or nostalgic 2d art.

Side note; The fact that Blaster Master is not recognized as helping establish this genre saddens me. It is as good or better than the original Metroid IMO.

It's came out 2 years later on the same system and IMO enhanced and significantly improved on the metroid formula.

Everything; from being able to get out of your tank and explore isometric sections, the kick as tank power ups including the ability to hover and climb up walls and ceilings, the wildly original and diverse level design, it really is a phenomenal game! I'd even argue the music is as good or better than the original metroid, it's just so good!

IMO, modern metroidvanias owe as much to Blaster Master as they do the original Metroid.
bullymangLer  +   639d ago
nintendo already did it . . others can elaborate all they want ALL points go toward nintendo < so lets just stop with the nintendid nintendont lol funny haters

Add comment

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

Forget ‘Mario 64’, ‘Banjo-Kazooie' Is the 3D Platformer That Mattered Most

33m ago - Vice: Despite all this greatness, Super Mario 64 had a reasonably short-lived reign as king of t... | Retro
20°

Konami’s ‘ISS’ and ‘Pro Evo’ are the Football Games That Defined My Youth

39m ago - Vice: There was a time though, in the not so distant past, when FIFA wasn't alpha and omega in t... | Retro
Ad

Visit CGMagazine: The Culture of Games

Now - CGM is for the mature audience of comics and games that wants more out of their media than just a review score. | Promoted post
20°

Artwork: Final Fantasy VII's Cosmo Canyon, the home of Red XIII and his tribe

41m ago - Final Fantasy VII’s Cosmo Canyon, the home of Red XIII and his tribe, has been redrawn beautifull... | Culture
30°

Lifeless Planet on Xbox One Is Predictably Not Very Lifeless

42m ago - OX: Kickstarter game Lifeless Planet recently slow-motion bounced onto Xbox One in its big bulky... | Xbox One
10°

A Very Belated Beginner’s Guide to The Bitmap Brothers

43m ago - Vice: As someone whose pre-console gaming years were largely spent in the company of an Amiga 5... | Retro