Saturday, April 17, 2010

The return of 2D platformers

I think it is fantastic that in the last 2 years game developers have started to create some new 2D platform games- there has been Little Big planet, the phenomenally successful New Super Mario Bros and the upcoming Sonic 4. I have never been a fan of the 3D platformers which I think either tend towards becoming adventure games, lame RPGs or simply a continued quest to get a good camera angle. So, lets hear it for neo-retro 2D platformers that get back to the jumping, running, dodging, waiting, timing, falling into lava/spikes, getting crushed, using little springs and squashing enemies that we remember and love.


Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

If you haven't tried Braid (downloadable for PC or 360 for $10-$15), you definitely should. Fantastic spin on 2d platformers.