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User Info: Sophistication

Sophistication
3 years ago#1
For one... Castlevania didn't adopt the map system and back tracking until SOTN. Castlevania 3 dabled in branching paths but nothing backtracking. It literally makes no sense that term.

At least PAAGG makes sense and is all encompassing.

Metroid
Kid Icarus
Rygar
Bionic Commando

All of them were before SOTN... why not meld them together? At least it would make sense. In fact, the only console castlevania to ever have such gameplay was SOTN. The rest were on gameboy. That's lame butter biscuits.

Ps

Castlevania 2 was a very different game... it had backtracking, but no map system.
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User Info: ManuKesna

ManuKesna
3 years ago#2
HAHAHAHA says the guy that uses PAGG LOL
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kupo1705
3 years ago#3
I agree, they should be called FMAANL2DMGs.

User Info: Sophistication

Sophistication
3 years ago#4
ManuKesna posted...
HAHAHAHA says the guy that uses PAGG LOL


It's PAAGG...
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3rd-Dagree
3 years ago#5
did you say PAWG?
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User Info: Terotrous

Terotrous
3 years ago#6
Metroidvania = 2D Platformer / Adventure hybrid.


It's true that these existed long before SotN. The Wonder Boy series (starting with Wonder Boy in Monster Land) was another early example of this hybrid. Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap is actually kind of like an 8-bit version of SotN.
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LemonKweenstaaa
3 years ago#7
Except PAAGG doesn't make sense because there is always someone or something holding the gun.
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User Info: Sophistication

Sophistication
3 years ago#8
Terotrous posted...
Metroidvania = 2D Platformer / Adventure hybrid.


It's true that these existed long before SotN. The Wonder Boy series (starting with Wonder Boy in Monster Land) was another early example of this hybrid. Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap is actually kind of like an 8-bit version of SotN.


Good call on the Wonder Boy series. Monster land, too. I don't believe I ever got to play WB 3. I need to check it out.
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este914
3 years ago#9
Yea "Metroidvania" is stupid ... But then again so is PAAGG ...
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User Info: PhaseSlaethe

PhaseSlaethe
3 years ago#10
Since "Metroidvania" actually fits the games they refer to, it works and makes sense.
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