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How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

I hate all of them.
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I like them, as long as the series has started as 2.5 and not as 2D
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I love them, every series should transition to it and ditch 2D
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6%
I don't mind it as long as the transition to 2.5D is good.
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How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by ZeroAX Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:46 pm

How do you guys feel about 2.5D platformers?

Imo there have been some really good 2.5D platform games that work pretty well, but only if the series started as 2.5D, like Tomba.

On the other hand I just can't enjoy a 2.5D Mario as much as a 2D Mario game. The controls don't feel as tight as they should be. And Sonic 4 looks really ugly. I can only dream of how beautiful these games would be with hand drawn graphics.

Yoshi's Island is perhaps the prettiest game I've ever played, and that is on the humble SNES. Can you imagine the people who made the beautiful graphics of Super Mario Galaxy making a 2D game on the Wii? sigh.


Anyway it's the middle option for me.
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by lisalover1 Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:02 pm

I think a series can make a smooth transition from 2D to 2.5D if it wants. For example, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was in 2.5D, but it was still a great game.
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by Gamerforlife Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:03 pm

No real option for me to choose, I don't mind 2D or 2.5D as long as it's done right and it's not a requirement for me that the series started in 2.5D
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by swiftzx Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:05 pm

I don't mind 2.5d that much; I love sonic on the Genesis and sonic rush on the ds.
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by Frag Mortuus Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:15 pm

ZeroAX wrote:On the other hand I just can't enjoy a 2.5D Mario as much as a 2D Mario game. The controls don't feel as tight as they should be. And Sonic 4 looks really ugly. I can only dream of how beautiful these games would be with hand drawn graphics.


I think that NSMB and NSMB Wii are some of the best platformers out there. As far as Sonic 4, I think it looks brilliant.
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by AppleQueso Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:15 pm

Gamerforlife wrote:No real option for me to choose, I don't mind 2D or 2.5D as long as it's done right and it's not a requirement for me that the series started in 2.5D
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by ZeroAX Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:19 pm

added another option
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by Gamerforlife Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:22 pm

ZeroAX wrote:added another option


There we go, thank you
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by D.D.D. Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:35 pm

2D or 2.5D are perfectly fine with me. I love platformers~ :D

My gripe is the definition. Last time I checked, 2.5D is a 3D platformer on rails, like Klonoa or Nights; not like NSMB. NSMB is a 2D game with a ton of parallax scrolling to give depth.
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Re: How do you feel about 2.5D platformers?

by CRTGAMER Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:51 pm

I voted if transition is good. I think Gamecube WARIO WORLD worked out well. :mrgreen:
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