Metroidvania Discussion

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  1. billavi

    billavi Member

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    I've played a number of Metroidvanias on iOS and am hoping to find out about more. When I do a search on "iOS Metroidvanias", the results are pretty lackluster; usually older titles that I wouldn't really call Metroidvanias. Meanwhile, Grimvalor never pops up in any search, even though it's a stellar game. So, what are your favorite Metroidvanias on iOS?
     
  2. anthony78

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    Dandara is an amazing Metroidvania. Of course, there’s now one of the best ever in Castlevania Symphony of the Night. Also would probably consider Dead Cells in the category.
     
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  3. Do you consider hyper light drifter to be a metroidvania? It has map, world and secrets to explore. Does metroidvania have to feature platforming?
     
  4. Royce

    Royce Well-Known Member

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    Spacemite is a recent one that I quite enjoyed. It didn’t get much attention unfortunately.
     
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  5. billavi

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    I couldn't get into Hyper Light Drifter. It didn't seem to really be a Metroidvania in my book. I may revisit it someday.

    I've never heard of it. I think I'll give it a try after I finish SOTN. I bought SOTN the second TA posted the article. It would be awesome of Konami ported over all of the GBA / DS versions. What are the odds of that happening?
     
  6. Still not sure how a game is sorted out into this genre. Hyper Light Drifter fits into the description. But I still don't think it's a Metroidvania. To me, a Metroidvania game is a platformer that is more than just jumping around but also gives players a Metroid and Castlevania vibe.
     
  7. billavi

    billavi Member

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    True. I feel as if Zelda clones are similar to Metroidvanias, they’re just not platformers. I didn’t get too far into HLD because I found it confusing; I kept going back to the same areas. Meanwhile, I loved Cat Quest, as I found it much more straightforward.
     
  8. billavi

    billavi Member

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    Anyone play Grimoire of Souls yet in Canada? I don’t usually download free-to-play games, but SOTN is changing my mind. Perhaps that’s why Konami put it out; to whet our appetites?
     

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