I've been on an FTL binge lately and I've been kinda slowing down and I need another game to pick up the slack. I do not want to get both right now because I am afraid I might get distracted and then lose interest in video games altogether. I am looking for something that will complement FTL nicely and give me something else to do when I'm tired of FTL.
I know both of these games are metroidvanias and both are about the same price.
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Rogue Legacy, if only because it's the only one of the two I've played. I know you mentioned FTL, but RL isn't a traditional roguelike (even in its description it says it's a rogue-lite), in that instead of having to start over from square-one, any progress you make benefits the next character, so you can eventually brute-force your way through the game...though it'll take a long time if you're horrible at it. RL isn't really a Metroidvania either--you get upgrades but none of them are required to advance through the environment.* I haven't tried going through with just a single jump or so, but I'd wager it's possible. The layout isn't set up like any of the Metroidvanias in that parts of the map are locked until you get X upgrade (or sequence break), but here, you can beeline for the Dungeon if you so wished. It's still a platformer at least.
Can't wait for there to be Rogue Legacy TAS videos, as impossible as that seems.
*Edit: To elaborate a bit more on this, consider that many of the upgrades (talking about the runes here) boost you in some way, be it additional jumps, outright flight, a dash move, faster movement, etc. Considering the open-ended way the game approaches your own upgrades (this time, being the runes or the equipment or the passive upgrades you buy), the map isn't built around a specific character setup so the player doesn't become "trapped" by not picking an ideal upgrade path. Upgrades will help, but none are essential for you to complete the game. Going for fairy chests though... --- Crimson night & Celsion moon, misfiction, not save the Player is Prayer, yes, Dance Romanesque and unfinished Romancia.