Now that school is canceled indefinitely, my young son had me go through the games in my PS library and download some stuff for him to try out. Shadow Complex was free on PS+ a few months ago, so I pulled that down having never played it myself. I do remember it being a huge smash hit when it came out, though. I think people were even comparing it to the first Metal Gear Solid, which seems wild.
Was this game the spark for all of the Metroidvania games that have followed? Was it effectively the re-launch point for that kind of game, or did something precede it?
And does it hold up? Because it looks kinda sick and I'm thinking about playing it myself.