Metroidvania is a term used to describe games similar to Metroid and Castlevania, however, it's about time to genre gets a proper name.
Why is "Metroidvania" not a proper name?... Seriously what is with people not liking this term? I just don't get it.
Because Castleroid is clearly the better term for these types of games
I prefer the "non linear map exploration where sections are closed off until later in the game when you have the required level and or skill to open said areas" genre. Rolls right off the tongue.
Ive had one of those before. They hurt like a son of a bitch.
Platform Adventure is too vague and doesn't refer to the specific aspects of a Metroidvania like the non linear map and gradual unlocking of abilities to get access to new areas. It's just an informal term anyway and if someone is confused about it all they have to do is google it.
Nah it's fine as it is Game Journo
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