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Why do people consider Arkham Asylum a metroidvania?

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3 years ago#1
There was no point in the game where I went and looked for new areas to explore after gaining a new move.
Enough is enough I have had it with these motherf****ing vampires in this motherf****ing rain.
3 years ago#2
Then you were doing it wrong
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3 years ago#3
scythecam posted...
Then you were doing it wrong
Go, then.....there are other worlds than these.
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3 years ago#4
nihilist212 posted...
scythecam posted...
Then you were doing it wrong
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3 years ago#5
RyuuHou25 posted...
nihilist212 posted...
scythecam posted...
Then you were doing it wrong
What happened to survival horror?
Ironically, it did not survive - TheCyborgNinja
3 years ago#6
Man you really have to think about it........the whole game is gaining new abilities to gain access to new areas. Freeze bombs? Mine diffuser thing? Wall to wall zipline? Not only that, but also to complete challenges and riddles you need new abilities all the time. Not sure what game you were playing. Also exaggeration that the WHOLE game is about that......but it is a big part man.
3 years ago#7
It has more direction compared to classic Metroid but the gameplay progression is the same. The map is essentially open to you from the beginning but there are areas that are blocked off until you obtain certain items and there are definitely secret areas that can only be accessed after obtaining items or skills and backtracking.

And if you beat the game then there were more than a few instances where you backtracked through an area where you'd already been and used an item you didn't have the first time to open up a new path and progress further into the story. Perhaps you didn't think about it at the time because the game funnels you into doing those things so you might not consciously realize that it's happening.
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3 years ago#8
Raycon posted...
RyuuHou25 posted...
nihilist212 posted...
scythecam posted...
Then you were doing it wrong
3 years ago#9
From: VigilantSteve | #008
Raycon posted...
RyuuHou25 posted...
nihilist212 posted...
scythecam posted...
Then you were doing it wrong
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3 years ago#10
Curses! You can only have 5 quote blocks in a single message.

CURSE YOU, GAMEFAQS!

... But yeah.

You were doing it wrong.
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