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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by nightrnr Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:10 pm

AppleQueso wrote:I wanted to say that there were plenty in the indie and portable realm, but after thinking about it a bit, most of them are more Metroid than Zelda II (no experience system or stat growth, etc.)

Where's your list? (just curious, you don't have to list everything or anything, I just need to pay more attention. I am definitely interested in portable releases, at the very least).
I think I even pledged a kickstarter for one (Metroid-Castlevania type called Legend of Iya).

If a game has enough progression variety elsewhere (weapons, armor, spells, relics, etc), in place of experience, I'm always interested. However, I doubt my current (old) PC is up for most of the indies.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:29 pm

nightrnr wrote:Legend of Iya


That game looks awesome. Love the ZX Spectrum footage.

And since I love visuals, here are some pics of the games I recommended:

Xanadu:
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Faxanadu:
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Romancia:
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Legacy of the Wizard:
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Sorcerian:
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Ys III: Wanderers from Ys:
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The Legend of Xanadu:
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The Legend of Xanadu II:
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Popful Mail:
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Zeliard:
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by Jagosaurus Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:20 am

The Valis games & Alisha Dragoon have light RPG elements.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by ZenErik Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:57 am

TheBrick wrote:I recommend Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii because, while it might not satisfy the cravings for a dose of platform-hopping syrupy goodness as much as Castlevania, it does fill the action and RPG bits with ease

This. Muramasa. Though I recommend the Vita version over the Wii version, if possible.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:21 am

ZenErik wrote:
TheBrick wrote:I recommend Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii because, while it might not satisfy the cravings for a dose of platform-hopping syrupy goodness as much as Castlevania, it does fill the action and RPG bits with ease

This. Muramasa. Though I recommend the Vita version over the Wii version, if possible.


I will third this. Muramasa is one of my favorite Wii games - which is saying something - and I highly reccomend it. (I also can't believe I forgot to mention it in my first reply...)

Also, would Actraiser (SNES) count? I have not played it in years, but I went through it several times when I was a teenager.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by Gunstar Green Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:28 pm

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a good one to check out if you haven't already. I think it's on PC as well as XBLA now.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by samsonlonghair Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:30 pm

I love Muramasa a lot, but it's not a platformer. Muramasa is a beat 'em up with light RPG elements. I'll grant that Muramasa has more jumping than traditional beat 'em ups (say Double Dragon or Final Fight) but not enough jumping to call it a platformer. Some scenes in Muramasa are literally just straight stretches of flat ground with a beautiful background.

In terms of platformer/RPG hybrids, the best answer I have is TOMBA! for Playstation.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by ZenErik Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:32 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:Dust: An Elysian Tail is a good one to check out if you haven't already. I think it's on PC as well as XBLA now.

I got this in a sale, and it looks pretty great. Haven't tried it out just yet. I partly got it because it was mentioned with the likes of Muramasa and has some pretty good reviews.
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by Anapan Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:45 pm

An old list of metroidvanias here:
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Re: Are there any great Platformer/RPG hybrids?

by pierrot Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:59 pm

I'm a little surprised no isometric games have been mentioned like Light Crusader, Solstice, Equinox, or Land Stalker and Dark Savior.
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