Making a platfomer. 2D or 3D?

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  1. spyro3dsguy
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    Which 2d sidescrollers on the rise. Would it draw more interest with a 2d game rather than a 3d one?
     
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    2D games are a lot easier to make, thus the ability to spend more time on the gameplay and content.
     
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    You could use 2d for backgrounds and 3d for sprites and effects too, so you won't have the 256sprites limit
     
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    Yeah, like LeRodeur said, you could use 3d for sprites.
    Also you can make a 2D game (gameplaywise) and still have 3D effects going on in the background.
    Like Donkey Kong Wii or the later Legendary Starfy games.
     
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    Yes, but if the 3d effects can be in the background, they can't be behind it actually (because 3d is rendered on the background 0)
    Simply warning you about this
     
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    No, I meant game play wise. 3d like spyro or 2d like new super mario bros?
     
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    Ah.

    In that situation it depends on your goals. 3D, if done right, can be a lot more immersive and that's what hooks a lot of people... but if it's 2D, then the time taken to flesh out an area will be a lot smaller, and the same amount of work can go into a game with more levels/content (n terms of numbers).