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Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:24 pm
by SuperDerpBro
One that didn't get remastered or ported later.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:51 pm
by emwearz
Klonoa 2

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:17 am
by SuperDerpBro
Yea, that's pretty much the only one i can think of as well. heh.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Klonoa 2 is a solid platformer. Some others to consider:

Ape Escape 2
Ape Escape 3
Contra: Shattered Soldier
Kim Possible: What’s the Switch?
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
Maximo vs. The Army of Zin
Portal Runner

Some of these games were made available via PSN, but the underlined titles remain”true” PS2 exclusives to this day. Also, and somewhat strangely, I’ve beaten almost all of these. (I haven’t played Portal Runner. I understand it’s awful.) They are all quite good. Kim Possible, as noted in the Racketboy PS2 Hidden Gems article, is a remarkably solid 2D platforming game, and Maximo: Ghosts to Glory is one of the very best 3D platformers on any system.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:57 pm
by Jagosaurus
Kim Possible is really solid. Surprised me.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:18 pm
by SuperDerpBro
Thanks prfsnl_gmr. Can't believe im gonna buy a Kim Possible game! ROFL.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:12 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
SuperDerpBro wrote:Thanks prfsnl_gmr. Can't believe im gonna buy a Kim Possible game! ROFL.


Really solid 2D platformer. Doesn’t reinvent the genre or anything, but still a really good time.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:51 pm
by Sarge
I feel like Ape Escape 2 & 3 are the right answer. I love that series, and wish they'd bring it back.

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:44 am
by PartridgeSenpai
Sarge wrote:I feel like Ape Escape 2 & 3 are the right answer. I love that series, and wish they'd bring it back.


Right!? Ape Escape is SO good! How the heck did those games not get remasters on PS3 last gen? Especially Ape Escape 3, because while that game may be fun, its framerate on the PS2 is pretty dire XP

Re: Best exclusive PS2 platformer?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:19 am
by prfsnl_gmr
PartridgeSenpai wrote:
Sarge wrote:I feel like Ape Escape 2 & 3 are the right answer. I love that series, and wish they'd bring it back.


Right!? Ape Escape is SO good! How the heck did those games not get remasters on PS3 last gen? Especially Ape Escape 3, because while that game may be fun, its framerate on the PS2 is pretty dire XP


+1

I adored all of those games. I especially like the MGS crossover in Ape Escape 3 and Metal Gear Solid 3. So, so silly, and so much fun.