Author Topic: Why is Metroidvania not a selectable genre?  (Read 1558 times)

Why is Metroidvania not a selectable genre?
« on: November 16, 2023, 07:43:21 pm »
I mean Metroidvanias ARE a unique kinda Platformer, after all!

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Re: Why is Metroidvania not a selectable genre?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2023, 02:39:25 am »
Because it's a platformer. That category already exists.
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dhaabi

Re: Why is Metroidvania not a selectable genre?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2023, 08:59:59 am »
This recent topic discussing why other Genre selections aren't being added at this time will be beneficial to read.

With that said, many would argue that metroidvania is not a genre. It is an incredibly niche style of action-adventure platformers that has only gained popularity in recent years. Either of those two choices are well-suited for the Genre field.

pzeke

Re: Why is Metroidvania not a selectable genre?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 09:24:48 am »
More like Zeldavania. amirite?

Anyway, Metroidvania is more of a sub-genre, but I've never cared much about this discussion if I'm being honest. Whatever it is, is. I love this style of games, though.

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