Where is the Balance? the Platform Games Need to Come Back

Kuma wrote: A long time ago in a distant land known as East NY Brooklyn, there lived a young gamer who was gifted with a Sega Genesis bundle on that special day in December. It was a magical time graduating from 8 bit to 16 bit made this young gamer cheer for joy. From Altered Beast to Sonic the Hedgehog, it seems this gamer’s life will forever be bright. The balance of our gaming world was vast with Cool spot, Mortal Kombat, Battletoads and Bugsy…yes even Bugsy was welcomed for a time, but it was the balance that was memorable. However we fast forward to 2014 and now this young gamer became a Gaming Man who has to have multiple consoles to fill in that lost void. Companies like Naughty Dog grew up and turned their manimals into full on humans. The days of jumping, dip and dodging are limited to the Nintendo, unless you go into the classic marketplaces to download old titles. Why must it be left to Nintendo to keep childhoods intact with such titles like Splatoon, Pokemon and now Sonic Boom. The titles have been great, but when needing a change of pace, one should not have to switch systems.

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switchpoint1389d ago

This is something I can agree with. Wanting to see more variety in the gaming world is something I think would benefit us all.
I don't mind a decent shooter on general but we could use something outside the norm. We could use more Shovel Knights, Mega Mans, Shantae's, and whatever zany fun ideas that are outside the norm

Darkfist1389d ago

yep make more 2d games which we already have alot, how about 3d platformers instead which hardly anyone make

switchpoint1388d ago

I would totally love some 3D platofrmers, bring back the glorious days of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, and Jak and Daxter.

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3-4-51389d ago

* What I noticed is a trend of too many "out-there" or weird ideas, and a lack of normal platformers.

Back in the 90's there was a healthy balance.

With the new emergence of 2D platformers in the past 6 years I think it got tilted to heavily favoring Niche 2D platformers.

I think some of these indie dev's are stunting their own games or ip's growth by not making ANY games appeal to a wider audience like a Sonic or Mario game.

* They all feel like they are trying to hard to be different and it's ending up making a lot of them feel gimmicky, and then they rely too much on said gimmick.

* I just want some solid normal platforming with beautiful music and beautiful backgrounds.

switchpoint1388d ago

I understand what your saying, though sometimes making their designs and characters weird is what they do to get noticed. Right now I think a quality game is usually preferred but a bit of crazy and out there fun to go along with it is still welcome in my books

jmc88881389d ago

What? On PC there's a crap ton. They're popular too.

Not too much my cup of tea anymore, but they are there, and more plentiful then EVER.

sonic9891389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

Quality platformers with characters that people care about you know pretty much like console platformers not 2d or some indie platformer from a no name team.
We need big platformers like crash and spyro back glad that nintendo are still producing those games sony too are doing a decent job with platformers but I hope they do better this gen.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

You want em get a Wii U
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Sonic Lost Worlds
Yoshi's Wolly World
Rayman Legends
Shovel Knights

SavageKuma1389d ago

See thats the problem. It wasn't always like that. Sony and Microsoft used to spit out some great platformers. Shouldn't have to get a whole new system to get that nostalgia.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1389d ago

Yup Sony had em on PS2
not much Microsoft.

SavageKuma1389d ago

Thanks to all for commenting. The feedback is much appreciated. I did join a few kickstarters to bring back this genre, but so far the ones that are out on Steam are no where near as good as what we used to have.