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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alexh591d ago

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

agent4532591d 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.