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PC games like Zelda/Metroid...

#1jake-sfPosted 5/30/2012 1:33:33 PM
It actually came to me that, those styles of games are my favorite kind -> linear but not completely so you feel free, not too much freedom so you don't feel like everything you're doing is worth crap. Progression, you get more powerful and have more abilities as you go. Combat is action based and skillful...


I basically don't care about any consoles I can't emulate anymore, so if anything exists there I just cannot care.


Now, I just don't actually know of ANY games that comes close to this. They could fall in an Action RPG category, however everywhere I look, that category is reserved for diablo clones (a style which I'm now sick off, and I hated all Diablo clones I ever played), otherwise anything with Action RPG in it, is really single minded in purpose (like Elder Scrolls) and just has no appeal whatsoever.


Zelda and Metroids are both my childhood's greatest gaming love, they really are the best style of game in my mind and yet.... where are they? Besides the obvious Zelda-Metroid, which aren't even PC games, why is this style of game so dead?

What game did I miss that borrows that style of gameplay? Are there even any?
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 5/30/2012 1:35:06 PM(edited)
Cave story
http://store.steampowered.com/app/200900/
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#3silveryounglinkPosted 5/30/2012 1:42:45 PM
Cave story is awesome, also recommend it.
#4Muffins_And_PiePosted 5/30/2012 1:43:26 PM
http://www.konjak.org/index.php?folder=4&file=30

It's really fun, but the available version is no where near finished. Apparently the maker has made a lot of progress since that version though.
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#5SzymaaPosted 5/30/2012 1:43:27 PM
You can emulate a lot of the old-school Zelda and Metroid games now.
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#6jake-sf(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 1:47:31 PM(edited)
From: WerdnAndreW | #002
Cave story
http://store.steampowered.com/app/200900/

Yes, got it long ago, and also have the Steam version. :) Definitively a great game, if only it was longer...

From: Szymaa | #005
You can emulate a lot of the old-school Zelda and Metroid games now.

Yes but I don't need to, I have them all (up to and including the GC era). I have nothing against old consoles, just the latest generation and forward. I still play those games every now and then.

From: Muffins_And_Pie | #004
http://www.konjak.org/index.php?folder=4&file=30

It's really fun, but the available version is no where near finished. Apparently the maker has made a lot of progress since that version though.

Intriguing, I'm definitively taking a deeper look at that one, thanks.
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#7ElDudorinoPosted 5/30/2012 1:47:08 PM
Although Cave Story IS an awesome Metroidesque game, it offers very little in the way of freedom to explore around and such during the adventure.

I love Darksiders perhaps more than anybody else in the world does because it reminds me a lot of Ocarina of Time but with a more robust combat system and has an awesome graphical style to boot. I honestly can't think of any other games that really capture that Zelda feel, and there are so few games in general which really let you explore around, try to find hidden treasures and such while proceeding towards your main goal. I think the old Zelda games honestly are the best at that.
#8jake-sf(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 1:53:02 PM(edited)
ElDudorino posted...
Although Cave Story IS an awesome Metroidesque game, it offers very little in the way of freedom to explore around and such during the adventure.

I love Darksiders perhaps more than anybody else in the world does because it reminds me a lot of Ocarina of Time but with a more robust combat system and has an awesome graphical style to boot. I honestly can't think of any other games that really capture that Zelda feel, and there are so few games in general which really let you explore around, try to find hidden treasures and such while proceeding towards your main goal. I think the old Zelda games honestly are the best at that.


You know, it doesn't have to be -exactly- like Zelda. I do like games that take the Action-RPG-Adventure approach even if more linear, or a bit more this and that. As long as the Action-RPG-Adventure parts are actually well done.

I had no idea Darksiders was a Zelda-like game. I heard about it before, but I filtered it among so many as a modern game I had no interest in. I'll have to take another look.
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#9x_stevey_xPosted 5/30/2012 1:54:24 PM
Szymaa posted...
You can steal a lot of the old-school Zelda and Metroid games now.


wot
#10ElDudorinoPosted 5/30/2012 2:00:22 PM
jake-sf posted...
I had no idea Darksiders was a Zelda-like game. I heard about it before, but I filtered it among so many as a modern game I had no interest in. I'll have to take another look.

In the first dungeon you find a bladed boomerang, and you need it to activate far-off levers and stuff to progress through the dungeon and get keys and such. To beat the boss of the dungeon you have to pick up these unlit bombs and throw them at the boss while it flies by, then aim your boomerang through a lit torch and onto the bomb so it ignites and blows up. Later on you get a horse and you can shoot at enemies while you ride by on your horse and explore little hidden areas to try and find trophies you can sell to buy new combos and stuff. It's pretty awesome. But most people gave it kinda middling reviews so maybe I'm the crazy one.