Author Topic: Best Metroidvania games ?  (Read 826 times)

Best Metroidvania games ?
« on: February 24, 2021, 10:19:54 am »
Hello everyone,

I'ts my first topic here and i just discovered recently the Metroidvania style game with Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on PS4 and i found it incredible.

So i wanted to know what's your best ?

Thanks in advance!
Collecting Xbox OG, Playstation 1 and 4, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

scott

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 10:37:54 am »
My bias is showing. But I have to say that you can't go wrong with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Or even any of the DS Castlevania games, especially Order of Ecclesia.

Or Aria of Sorrow on GBA.
Now Playing: Persona 5 Scramble, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8

Brush Wizard - Mini Painting Blog | The SHMUP: BYOAC Build | Art Thread

telly

PRO Supporter

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 10:53:57 am »
My favorite is definitely Hollow Knight.
Currently Playing:
Night in the Woods (PC), Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
Stardew Valley (co-op, PC)

My music collection ^-^

Cartagia

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 11:44:21 am »
My favorite is definitely Hollow Knight.

Same here.  Hollow Knight is pretty easily the greatest Metroidvania of all time, at least for me.

burningdoom

PRO Supporter

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 11:45:23 am »
Love me some Metroidvania! Probably my favorite genre of games.

Super Metroid is the best. So good. As are Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission (but Super Metroid takes the cake).

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the best Castlevania one. The GBA and DS entries are also quite good. But the 8-bit and 16-bit entries aren't Metroidvania.

As for non Metroid or Castlevania ones:

Shadow Complex is awesome and has a different feel than most since it's set in modern times.

Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will O Wisps are gorgeous, hand drawn looking graphics set in a mystical forest.

Cave Story is a fun little Metroidvania with a retro 8-bit feel.

The King's Field games on PS1 and PS2 are first-person RPGs that definitely have a Metroidvania, exploratory feel to it. Though it's one of those games you either love or hate. There's no in-between.

People don't really think of Zelda games as Metroidvanias, but the design is very similar. You get that one item, such as a hookshot, that now allows you to get to that area you couldn't get to before.

Though unlike others here, I didn't like Hollow Knight. Just didn't grab me.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 11:58:24 am by burningdoom »

scott

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 12:09:12 pm »
Oh good call, I never really thought of Zelda having that item requirement exploration as a Metroidvania game, since there's so much other world exploration and such.

But I can totally see it now.
Now Playing: Persona 5 Scramble, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8

Brush Wizard - Mini Painting Blog | The SHMUP: BYOAC Build | Art Thread

tpugmire

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 12:14:48 pm »
One that I really enjoyed was Axiom Verge.
This message was brought to you by Tootsie Rolls, the official candy of vgcollect.com

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 03:49:47 pm »
Super Metroid is definitely the big one here. Play it at night in the dark and crank up the volume! The music and atmosphere is amazing.

There's two other really good ones I've played on Switch:

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night


Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 05:41:13 pm »
The Messenger is partially a metroidvania styled game as much as being an old Ninja Gaiden game too, highly recommend it.

Cartagia

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 06:27:29 pm »
The Messenger is partially a metroidvania styled game as much as being an old Ninja Gaiden game too, highly recommend it.

I always forget about the Metroidvania parts of this game, because the action platforming is so good (much better than the MV part, IMO).  It is also extremely funny.

burningdoom

PRO Supporter

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 06:30:01 pm »
The Messenger is partially a metroidvania styled game as much as being an old Ninja Gaiden game too, highly recommend it.

I can't get to the Metroidvania part. I can't beat the last boss of the linear levels for the life of me. It's a shame since it's such a good game.

turf

PRO Supporter

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 07:01:32 pm »
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

You took the words out of my mouth. The Shantae games are great.


burningdoom

PRO Supporter

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 08:10:59 pm »
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

You took the words out of my mouth. The Shantae games are great.

I'll vouch for that. Fun and easy Metroidvanias.

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 09:02:06 am »
Thanks everyone for all your answers. I bought yesterday The Messenger and Strider (2014)

I will definitly buy : 

-Hollow Knight

-Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

-Bloodstained : Ritual of the night

-Super Metroid

Collecting Xbox OG, Playstation 1 and 4, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

telly

PRO Supporter

Re: Best Metroidvania games ?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 09:17:35 am »
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

You took the words out of my mouth. The Shantae games are great.

I'll vouch for that. Fun and easy Metroidvanias.

The most recent release, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, is arguably the most "metroidvania-like" out of all of them. Pirate's Curse and Risky's Revenge are all connected by a large hub worlds and feel less interconnected.
Currently Playing:
Night in the Woods (PC), Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
Stardew Valley (co-op, PC)

My music collection ^-^