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Is 3D to blame for platformer popularity plummeting?

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User Info: wigsplasher

wigsplasher
3 years ago#1
I'm talking about platformers moving into a 3D plane like Mario 64 and Jak & Daxter. It seems nowadays then everyone goes nuts for indie 2D sidescrollers more than they do for the 3D counterparts.
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User Info: Killah Priest

Killah Priest
3 years ago#2
Personally I stopped enjoying platformers when they made the transition to 3d.

especially in the early years... it was pretty rough.

they've done a decent job fixing 3d platforming now tho, nowhere near as awkward as it was at first with things like ledge grabbing and stuff to facilitate inaccuracies.
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User Info: zyrax2301

zyrax2301
3 years ago#3
I don't know, I always preferred 3D platforming, but I don't recall many games that really featured it as a main device the way that 2D games do - it was usually implemented for navigation or puzzles while the main part of the game consisted of combat and exploration.

That's something that I miss, as most games these days don't even have a jump button, and if they do the platforming system is pretty much automated :(
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User Info: rswsc0407

rswsc0407
3 years ago#4
^I completely agree with you. I really lost interest in them around that same time.

I STILL don't see what the big deal with Mario 64 is, I think it's a terrible game.
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User Info: wigsplasher

wigsplasher
3 years ago#5
rswsc0407 posted...
^I completely agree with you. I really lost interest in them around that same time.

I STILL don't see what the big deal with Mario 64 is, I think it's a terrible game.


Never played Mario 64 but I've only heard good things. The last Nintendo system I owned was the NES but I played a lot of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark at friends' places.

I think I prefer 3D platformers whenever they have a huge open-world... Although I hear that Terraria is amazing.
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User Info: gamemaster712

gamemaster712
3 years ago#6
No, tastes change.

Plus you haven't seen Banjo Kazooie before?
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