Help feed my Metroidvania needs.

#1 Posted by Daveyo520 (6687 posts) -

I have been craving to play some of these games for a bit and I would like to know what the best none Metroid or Castlevania Metroidvanias their are. I have and have beaten Shadow Complex so that is out. I also recently got Aliens Infestation but that game is so short and I am almost done with it. I will also get Castlevania SOTN but of course I would play that and Super Metroid. You guys know this stuff better than I.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Aquaria. It's like Super Metroid mixed with Fragile Dreams, because somehow, that's possible.

#3 Posted by Daveyo520 (6687 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: They did a QL of that right?

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#5 Posted by Daveyo520 (6687 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Are their anu Xbox indie games that you know of that are any good? That place is a crap shoot sometimes.

#6 Posted by drac96 (670 posts) -

I've always been a big fan of Cave Story. The original PC version is freeware, so it's easy to get.

#7 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

@drac96 said:

I've always been a big fan of Cave Story. The original PC version is freeware, so it's easy to get.

Cave Story is an amazing choice, it's a bit on the short side, though. Also what about that Monster Tale game? I always thought it looked pretty neat.

#8 Posted by Drakoji (220 posts) -

@Zenaxzd: It's an easy game, but a good game none the less.

#9 Posted by believer258 (11815 posts) -

Outland is kind of like that. It's not super metroidvania-ish (fantastic phrasing!) but it resembles it enough to bear comparison.

Speaking of Super Metroid, that's the one you should play first if you are at all interested in Metroidvania games. OK, SotN is also supposed to be an exemplary model of the subgenre, what with it being the whole other half of the title and all, but I've never actually beaten SotN.

#10 Posted by Drakoji (220 posts) -

@believer258: I rather fancy Super Metroid more than SotN, SotN is too easy past a certain point. (Shield Rod...)

#11 Posted by Daveyo520 (6687 posts) -

@Drakoji said:

@believer258: I rather fancy Super Metroid more than SotN, SotN is too easy past a certain point. (Shield Rod...)

I have played SM a fair bit but got stuck somewhere and stopped a while ago. I will get around to restarting sometime. I also wish I had a real copy since I have a SNES but no actual games for it. Now with SOTN I was reading that the XBLA version had stuff cut out of it. Is it worse off for not having FMV and such? Is it an okay version of the game?

#12 Posted by Daveyo520 (6687 posts) -

@hedfone: I know of it, this thread is on it, but how am I supposed to know which one of those are good and worth playing? Just looking for opinion and such.

#13 Posted by TopSteer (646 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Aquaria. It's like Super Metroid mixed with Fragile Dreams, because somehow, that's possible.

I haven't played Aquaria yet, but how is it like Fragile Dreams? Hearing that makes me want to play it even more now.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@TopSteer:

Pretty damn similar plots, when you stop to think about it.

#15 Posted by LevelsorLives (2 posts) -
#16 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

It may sound weird, but Dark Souls is kinda Metroidvania-ish.

#17 Posted by delusionaltool (80 posts) -

you all are fired one of the best metroidvania games ive played is outland i know its on psn and i believe xbox live its fn amazing and its only 10 bucks...its a metroidvania ikaruga platformer its incredible.

#18 Posted by SaFt (383 posts) -

I could be wrong but isn't Mega man ZX and ZX Advent for the DS kind of like a Metroidvania style game?

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