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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by alienjesus Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:38 pm

I always disagree with any classification of nights as a platformer myself. Besides the little bit where you play as the kids, which is basically a punishment if you suck, I can't see anything that suggests it's even close to a platformer. With its chaining mechanics, I'd say its closer to an action puzzle game, and thats not really the right definition either.

Also, I find it weird that viewtiful joe is counted. I guess I just always think of that as a beat 'em up, the platforming is so minimal in most levels, and frankly awful in the handful of sections where its the central mechanic imo.
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by GryeDor Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:07 pm

I was thinking about that too as I put them in there and thought I'd make a decision on it before updating the list, then forgot. It is a brawler at the core. I agree, they shouldn't be on there. Removed.
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by flamepanther Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:44 pm

What about BUG! and BUG Too! on the Saturn?
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by Anapan Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:20 pm

Megaman X8
Clockwork Knight
Castlelian/Nebulus/Tower Toppler <- The first 2.5D?
does Odin Sphere count?
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by alienjesus Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:36 pm

Mischeif makers (N64)
Strider 2 (PS1)
Megaman Powered Up (PSP)
perhaps Mr. Bones (Saturn)
How about the Oddworld Games? I suppose the tricky bit here is whether they truly count as platformers. I'd say probably not, but I mention them just in case.

All play on 2d planes with 3d graphics. I suppose it depends what you call 2.5d. I've never considered mischeif makers anything but 2D, but looking at it, there are 3d graphics involved, so its no less 3d than NSMB really.

Also mentioning again that DK Jungle Beat and Klonoa are both also available on Wii. In fact, from what I hear the Wii Klonoa is the difinitive version.

It took me a second to realise there was nothing 3d about shinobi X/Legions. I suppose due to it's ....interesting art style.
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by Joostrevo Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:16 pm

alienjesus wrote:I always disagree with any classification of nights as a platformer myself. Besides the little bit where you play as the kids, which is basically a punishment if you suck, I can't see anything that suggests it's even close to a platformer. With its chaining mechanics, I'd say its closer to an action puzzle game, and thats not really the right definition either.

Also, I find it weird that viewtiful joe is counted. I guess I just always think of that as a beat 'em up, the platforming is so minimal in most levels, and frankly awful in the handful of sections where its the central mechanic imo.


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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by chuckbanzai Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:27 am

If you get the chance play the new Shantae game on DSIware. It plays out a lot like the first but with a Wario landesque foreground/background shifting. Really awesome too!
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by Nintendude94 Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:09 pm

Tarzan and Donald Duck: Going Quackers. Multiplats.
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by J T Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:09 am

Blade Kitten can be added to the list.
http://www.bladekitten.com/


...as can A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda
http://ares.x10studio.com/
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Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

by Jrecee Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:50 pm

J T wrote:
...as can A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda
http://ares.x10studio.com/


Looks really cool but the main character looks like a total ripoff of the robot from Sonic Battle.

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