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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2020, 07:18:11 am »
Back for more!

Latest updates: Info on Shadow Man (Multi, 1999) and Odyssey (Amiga, 1995)
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/1999-wip.html
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2020, 04:46:32 pm »
Latest update:
-Info on Rygar (NES), Ikachan (PC) and Wario Land 3 (GBC)
-Added a 2000 page and a platform page for GB & GBC
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/by-year.html

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Added a "useful links" page:
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/useful-links.html


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I started adding to a 3D MVs youtube playlist, and just finished a first draft of the gen 1 list as a playlist.

3D: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLznWdSFQxsPtwScqBX6EJFzgYuiI6d3Ai
1986-1993: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLznWdSFQxsPvDefo1bjeRaJy7iDfRfPxA

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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 06:49:07 am »
Latest updates: Info on Banjo-Tooie (N64) and Blaster Master: Blasting Again (PS1).
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/2000-wip.html

What do people want to see added next?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b5xX0jBpcigBEQStfhJ_DzDocBwkJ4PzNZOO3Z8DHWs
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2020, 02:41:10 pm »
Latest updates: Info on and mini-reviews for Metroid Prime (GC) and Shantae (GBC), added 2002 and 2003 pages, finished gen 2 text
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/2002-wip.html
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2020, 06:49:48 pm »
President, you're a king !!!  ;-D


Impossible mission: my friend & I lost DAYS before we...began to begin to understand what to do...  XD


Thank you for the memento...   I forgot about this game, until I read this topic...   total luck !!!

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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2020, 02:08:04 pm »
Thanks, glad I could help dude. :)

Latest update:
-Info on and mini reviews for Eternal Daughter (PC) and CV: Dawn of Sorrow (NDS)
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/2002-wip.html


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Info and mini reviews for Threads of Fate (PS1), Space Hunter (NES) and Spellcaster (SMS) as well as some minor updates here and there.
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/by-year.html

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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2020, 06:17:03 pm »
I added a page for top down & isometric games (mainly outliers to the MV genre, so I put it on that page). If nothing else it should be useful for the retro ARPG/AA info and/or as a checklist:
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/outliers.html

The spreadsheet has seen some major updates as well!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nA12FiqLUe1xoRyjXhaQYOMGpzylhejqsFek148-BGs/edit?usp=sharing
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2020, 05:43:59 pm »
Latest updates:
Info and mini reviews for Alundra 2 (PS1), Shapeshifter (PCE CD) and Vigilance on Talos V (PC) as well as some other updates here and there.
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/1999-wip.html

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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2020, 02:57:46 pm »
Latest updates:
-Added info and a mini review for Within a Deep Forest
-Updated every game entry with a few sub categories (subgenre, perspective, movement mechanics, other)

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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2020, 09:30:39 am »
Latest update:
-Info and mini-reviews for Ratchet & Clank (PS2) and Spider-Man 2 (PS2, 2004).

SM2 only barely qualifies here, admittedly.
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2020, 03:11:59 am »
Latest updates: Shaman King (GBA), System Shock 2 (PC) and Clash at Demonhead (NES)
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2020, 10:28:34 am »
These are WIP categorizations of retro MV subgenres and related genres based mainly on structure (click links for full size).

'80s:
https://i.imgur.com/VF8HaT3.png

'90s:
https://i.imgur.com/sL0h99U.png

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Key: https://platformadventure.weebly.com/subgenres-key.html
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2020, 04:42:53 pm »
Latest updates:
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA, 2004)
La-Mulana (PC, 2005)
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2020, 09:58:48 am »
Latest updates:
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC, 2009)
Aquaria (PC, 2007)
Tomba! 2 (PS1, 1999)
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2021, 04:43:43 am »




mv term word cloud time!
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2021, 12:04:31 pm »
Latest updates: Lyle in Cube Sector (PC) and Legacy of the Wizard (NES)
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2021, 12:00:34 am »
Lyle in Cube Sector? That rings a bell. I wonder why? It looks like it was too recent for Home of the Underdogs.

Unfortunately I must confess I find its entry on your site to be neither compelling nor informative.  Who exactly is the audience for all this?  It feels like your own rough personal notes for your own records.
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2021, 04:11:50 am »
Lyle in Cube Sector? That rings a bell. I wonder why? It looks like it was too recent for Home of the Underdogs.

Unfortunately I must confess I find its entry on your site to be neither compelling nor informative.  Who exactly is the audience for all this?  It feels like your own rough personal notes for your own records.

You'll have to explain that a bit more. How is it not informative? What info is missing for you?

Well, maybe the people who have donated to me have found some worth in it, or others who have commented positively which is the vast majority who have commented.
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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2021, 11:47:19 am »
It's just like I said:
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Partially non-linear (can get kick from the third area before phantom cube from the second one, can explore area 4 (purple one with meat eating plants) before area 3, can explore part of area 5 (grey) after the first boss, can explore part of the southeastern lava area before beating the second boss but need large block carrying to clear it and the sand area)

Non-persistent green blocks (the ones that don't break from throwing them around) even within the same room and some issues with non-respawning blocks in various rooms - makes you backtrack to be able to retry a segment until you get the phantom cube ability
Why would I need to know this?  Is this useful information when it comes to deciding whether or not to play the game?

In that regard I find even the brief TVTropes blurb to be more helpful.

There at least has got to be a better way to present this information than using parentheses everywhere.

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Re: Quick Reference Guide to Retro Metroidvania/Platform Adventure Games
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2021, 01:24:54 pm »
Non-linearity and world persistency are key aspects of MV games and fans tend to prefer a non-linear experience over a linear one, at least judging by the MV subreddit and various popular YT vids as well as feedback from people I've shown the site to. So why would you not want to know this?

I'm already linking to gameplay and reviews at the bottom of each entry, such info as in the tvtropes blurb is already covered better there (or in this case, you already know it's a metroidvania and that you work with cubes, the latter is in the name and the former is a given with a site like this lol) and the rest on that site is obviously not relevant. As the front page says this is for quick reference and not a full text review or description of each game.

Tip: Don't read what's inside the parenthesis (which I don't use everywhere mind you) if you don't want the details or want to avoid detailed gameplay spoilers. Or just check the list format page if you don't want any of this info, as I mention on the site already.

If you can make an actual suggestion on what to change I'll think about it. But it seems like you just wanted to complain a bit for no particular reason?
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