Water Packs Save Lives: 3D Platforming Done Right

UM writes: The true 3D platformer is all but dead. When consoles transitioned to 3D in the mid 90′s, there was a concerted effort to bring classic game formulas to the third dimension with updated graphics. Abominations like Bubsy 3D resulted, and despite many successes, games eventually deviated from the tried-and-true formula of leaping from platform to platform that was established back in 1982 with Donkey Kong. Now, nearly every franchise released that involves unrestricted, third-person 3D movement favors other elements than careful jumping.

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