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Would today's gamers still buy a 2d-Metroidvania styled game?

#1_alcheimPosted 1/6/2013 1:28:56 AM
Would today's gamers still buy a 2d-Metroidvania styled game? - Results (146 votes)
Yes, I love old school sprites in my games and I'd pay the usual, standard retail price of $40-$60 for it.
46.58% (68 votes)
68
Yes, but only if it was priced within the lower ranges ($30 - $20).
34.93% (51 votes)
51
Yes, but it would have to be in 2.5d before I consider it; and even then, I wouldn't pay more than $15.
5.48% (8 votes)
8
Yes, but only if it was less than $5. 2d sprite games are a novelty at best.
1.37% (2 votes)
2
Yes, but I'd never pay full price for a modern retro game, so I'll wait for it to be on sale, or get it used.
2.74% (4 votes)
4
No. 2d platformers are not my thing so no sale.
3.42% (5 votes)
5
No, I prefer my platformers with furries or moustached characters collecting shiny stuff and bouncing off enemy's heads.
1.37% (2 votes)
2
No. Because I have no money now, and won't have money in the future.
0% (0 votes)
0
No, not even if it was on sale. (But I might "get" the torrented internet version)
0.68% (1 votes)
1
No way! I abhor 2d. The pixels makes my eyes bleed. A primitive game like that has no place in my modern console.
3.42% (5 votes)
5
This poll is now closed.
Assuming that a new Metroidvania inspired IP was released, and it was an old-school style, 2d platformer with sprites instead of 3d polygons; and actually had good gameplay...

Would it manage sell well, or would it just flop?

Let's hear your thoughts on the subject.
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#2Thor61Posted 1/6/2013 1:30:39 AM
It would sell well on the 3DS. Console gamers will claim it's too old looking or kiddie.
#3badboyPosted 1/6/2013 1:30:56 AM
Yeah I'm a big fan of metroidvanias.
#4Wario_manPosted 1/6/2013 1:31:34 AM
I'd buy a 2D styled, sprite-based just about anything.
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#5KikuichimonjiPosted 1/6/2013 1:33:19 AM
My option is not up there. It would be a combination of 1 and 3.

i.e: Yes, but it would have to be in 2.5d and and I'd pay the usual, standard retail price of $40-$60 for it.
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#6XWolfOPosted 1/6/2013 1:41:46 AM
Yes, I would. Metroidvanias are my favorite games.
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#7Brocken_JrPosted 1/6/2013 1:44:03 AM
i still buy metroidvanias right away
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#8DemiFistPosted 1/6/2013 4:33:26 AM
of course... Shadow Complex was a modern take on the Metroidvania genre, gamers bought and enjoyed it. (It needs a sequel definitely)
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#9Chocobo115Posted 1/6/2013 4:50:00 AM
Depends on how much gameplay I can get out of it and the quality of the art :/
I would like to say I'd pay standard retail price, but In reality I'd probably just buy it for standard downloadable price.
#10arstosPosted 1/6/2013 4:52:36 AM
Wario_man posted...
I'd buy a 2D styled, sprite-based just about anything.


this. I own all the 2d Castlevanias so far, and while I've rented each of the 3d castlevanias I haven't really liked any of them.
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