Which kind of platform game you prefer to play.

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by test84, Jul 29, 2008.

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Which one.

  1. An action packed platformer with lots of shooting and jumping, like GENESIS's Shinobi games.

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  2. a less action platformer but still has game-ish gameplay like collecting coins but isnt heavily on k

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  3. a more atmospheric game that delivers atmosphere and tries to play with your emotions like faer, pri

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  1. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Hi,
    I was planning for my game and since I was arguing with myself for the whole week about which kind of gameplay I would like and which one the people, decided to finally make a poll and ask you guiz.
     
  2. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I have enjoyed all of them over the years, but I must say I prefer the Mario/Sonic type best as you actually get a second every now and then to take a breath. With the more action orientated ones you get enemies thrown at you constantly and IMO it becomes a chore.
     
  3. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    War-based,
     
  4. TeenDev

    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

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    action packed FTW!
     
  5. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    I like all type really. I like most genres and sub-genres. I voted Mario style though since I'm a fan.
     
  6. Doomsday Forte

    Doomsday Forte GBAtemp Maniac

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    Hmm, I haven't really had much exposure to the actiony platformers (that I know of), but I do like the Mario and some Sonic ones. I haven't played much of Knytt (though I have an old beta, oh wow) but I did enjoy what little I played of it. Just...exploring, so to speak.

    One of my favorite platformers was Cave Story, which I suppose combines Knytt with action.
     
  7. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    I love Mario style games. Banjo-Kazooie (which is my favorite game of all time), is the perfect example of choice #2.
     
  8. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Thanks to all answers, keep 'em coming.
     
  9. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    My ideal platformer would be the last option, but with lots of segments like the first option interspersed throughout.
     
  10. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    Lack of a "hybrids" choice. Otherwise, it depends on my mood. Mostly "Mario-type" games. I like RPGs more though, wherever that falls into.
     
  11. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Its kinda sad, I was/am going to make the 3rd type described in the question that has least votes in.

    So how come games like Indigo Prohecy/Fahrenheit sold too much? they didnt fall into commercial type games and they intended to deliver more emotion/atmosphere than other competitors but sold well and anticipated a lot by critics too.
     
  12. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    Don't trust polls too much. People don't really want what they think they want. If you're going to make a game, make the game you want to make.

    It probably won't turn out how you invisioned it, but make it anyway. If you work hard and you're lucky, 5 games down the line they will be turning out how you want them to.
     
  13. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    yeah, Thankx bot, I'm gonna make the one I want but its strange that what I have in mind (vagually) doesnt even have half the features of my engine!
     
  14. WildWon

    WildWon EXTERMINATE!

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    I enjoy games like N+. The kind where you get flips'n'shit. Wall jumping, hanging, triangle jumps, slides. Things that look fucking cool. I will play through those like nothing else.

    (i picked the second option [​IMG])
     
  15. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    For 2D, whatever Lost Winds falls under.

    For 3D, the same, Psychonauts
     
  16. Cyan

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    I enjoy plateform RPG games like Metroid, castlevania SotN, Faxanadu, Wonderboy III or Battle of olympus [​IMG] (there are really old game that genre)

    (I don't know the games you mentioned in your last choice)