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Where have the platformers gone? #452585
01/18/09 05:50 PM
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Okay, it's been months since we've seen a good platformer game, last was Alex Gordon. Since then nothing, where have they gone?


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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: PMcOuntry] #452626
01/18/09 07:23 PM
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They just aren't as popular as the other casual genres I guess. They need sales and based upon what people are playing that I can see, it is more profitable to do other games.

Ana wave



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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #452865
01/19/09 10:58 AM
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I'm with you PMcOuntry, I love the platformers too. The last one I have seen was Azangara which was on Alawar. I wrote to bigfish about it but haven't seen it yet.


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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: jldcat] #453306
01/20/09 09:08 AM
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What is a platformer?


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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: Penny Lane] #453311
01/20/09 09:18 AM
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Like the old Mario games where you scroll along into the next scene.

Ana wave


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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #453314
01/20/09 09:20 AM
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This is what Wiki states:

Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. It must be possible to control these jumps and to fall from platforms or miss jumps. The most common unifying element to these games is a jump button; other jump mechanics include swinging from extendable arms...

Games like Super Granny or SuperCow. hearts

Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: MaG] #453376
01/20/09 12:52 PM
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I still have nightmares about Pitfall Harry. Guess I'm not a platform game player.


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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: ScarletDragon] #453597
01/20/09 09:21 PM
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I've got Turtle Odyssey 2 and can really recommend it. Big Fish has it too.

Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: Bristol] #454070
01/21/09 11:30 PM
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My husband enjoys both Turtle Odysseys, Bristol. He says they relax him when he wants something fairly mindless, I'm just not a platformer, but, then again, I love time management/simulation stuff, and he doesn't like those, so gamers have lots of different tastes! So many things to enjoy!

Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: Cynder] #454801
01/23/09 10:02 PM
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I have both those plus alex gordon and scuba in aruba. I never heard of Azangara, I'll look it up.


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Re: Where have the platformers gone? [Re: PMcOuntry] #454871
01/24/09 07:09 AM
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Someone I think on this site* mentioned Braid: I have just downloaded the demo on Xbox 360 and it looks very promising. wave

See H4XXORZ's thread below

Last edited by Lex; 01/25/09 03:53 AM.

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