Skylar & Plux is a Pleasant Trip Back to a Simpler Time

Out now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island is a short but enjoyable classic platforming romp.

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Why Are Modern 3D Platformers Stuck in the Past?

Modern 3D platformers are firmly rooted in the past, taking inspiration from any source they can get their hands on, rather than trying to innovate.

Einhander19711952d ago

This is great to see, personally I don’t want all the generic crap that’s supposedly the trend nowadays. Open world, dlc, micro transactions. The games industry has got stuck up its own arse, just make games FUN!! The industry needs to seriously look to the past and take F@@king notice. Not all gamers want the same, variety is key.


Enjoy the 3D Platforming Renaissance While it Lasts

A few short generations ago, 3D platformers were at their absolute peak. Once Mario showed us the way to do it (as he so often does), it opened the floodgate for every other imitator and ‘me too’ wannabe to capitalize on that hype. Some of them were very good of course; but for every Banjo-Kazooie, there was a myriad of uninspired items of shovelware clogging things up like Rascal, Earthworm Jim 3D, Jersey Devil, and the infamous Bubsy 3D.

Once this zenith had passed, the genre took a nosedive, relegated to the status of occasional curio. Sandbox-style exploration and discovery subsided, shifting the concept towards focused, objective-based gameplay. It seemed that the colorful world of the mascot collect-a-thon had been put to rest.

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alexh2280d ago

Yer there will always be a market for platformers around especially aslong as nintendo sticks around dont think thatll change!

agent45322280d ago

Very good article. I am a bit surprised that A hat in time is $30.00. If these 3D platformers were $20.00 they would be flying of the shelves. That's the thing with indie game developers, they love to tap our nostalgia of games long gone.


Five Non-Nintendo Alternatives to Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey may be a marvel in platforming games due to its ambitious game design and level structure, but it’s not the only platformer out there that’s worthy of some praise.

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PhoenixUp2310d ago

Yooka-Laylee is a poor alternative