|09-26-2010, 09:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Other Good 2.5d Platformers...
Thought I'd put up a list of games people might like if they like Blade Kitten. These are all "new" platformers; I tried to put the 2.5D ones first, and the games with simpler graphics last. Lesson 1 here: do yourself a favor and buy a 360 controller, as it's the best way to play many of these games, and some even have native (no need to setup) support.
Sequel to an old Genesis game, and it definitely has that great feel. Great with a 360 controller. If you like Blade Kitten, you should absolutely try this game. (has demo)
A little like Ghouls 'n Ghosts with some physics puzzles. Breathtaking visuals and an amazing soundtrack. Best played keyboard/mouse so you can aim anywhere as you move, though it does support 360 controllers and 3 player co-op. (has demo)
Bionic Commando Rearmed:
Remake of the NES classic with beautiful new graphics and minor gameplay changes. Reimagined soundtrack is brilliantly oontzy. Also includes 4-player local multiplayer or 2 player local co-op. Best with 360 controllers imo.
ARES: Extinction Agenda:
Platformer that seems somewhat inspired by Megaman etc. Get the demo here. Native support for 360 controllers.
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits:
Out Monday. The original game is for the Wii, and got great reviews. You need to play it with keyboard/mouse, as the mouse emulates the Wiimote's ability to manipulate things on-screen.
Fighting/shooting side-scroller with 2-player co-op. It's quite fun. Think Final Fight, but 2D and with a much greater variety of mixed-weapon moves. Definitely play it with a 360 controller.
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (on GOG)
This came out years ago, and in a way it's one of the first "2.5D" platformers. Some good Duke action as I recall.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light:
This is 3/4 view, but it remains similarly old-school in ways and has platforming elements. I enjoyed it immensely, even though so far I've only gotten to play 1-player. 360 controller worked wonderfully, the combat reminded me a little of old-school arcade shooters (one stick to move, the other to aim/shoot).
Super Meat Boy:
Tough, old-school platformers that's been getting a lot of attention. Should be out sometime in November. Supports both 360 and regular PC controllers. No demo yet, but I think the old freeware game it is based on is out there.
Compared a lot to the freeware game Soldat. It's a bit like Contra with deathmatch and jetpacks. Reviews are pretty mixed, but I thought it was kinda fun. It's strictly a multiplayer game, though you can play with bots. Supports gamepads, though I do keyboard/mouse for aiming. (has demo)
Great little indie puzzle game, where you control a little craft that has no means of propulsion- you have to use momentum, and boosts provided by the environment (bumpers, etc) to get around. Very unique, with pretty graphics reminiscent of the old Genesis Sonic games.
Eversion has fairly simple graphics, and looks deceptively cute and 8-bit... but beneath the colorful, mario-esque landscape are dark, terrifying parallel worlds you have to explore as well. Very smart little game.
And Yet It Moves:
Indie puzzle platformer set in a world of made of ripped paper. The gimmick here: you can rotate the entire world around (ie including gravity) to work your way through puzzles. Also on the Wii. Controller support, though I haven't tried them yet.(has a demo)
Retro platformer with simple graphics. Your character cannot jump, but instead can reverse gravity to deal with obstacles. (has demo)
Last edited by DJ Cryotek: 01-19-2011 at 12:10 PM. Reason: added ARES: Extinction Agenda