52 thoughts on “We should rename the genre to Hollowvania…”

  1. I have a question to everybody that played Metroid Dread:

    does it offer anything in terms of design, gameplay or new ideas that I die Metroidvania games do not? And is there anything in Dread that indie Metroidvanias can not possibly match up to?

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    • Well New to the metroid series as your progress through the game your actions shift and fuck up prior areas you have already been to. collapsing portions of rooms. Setting prior areas on fire or freezing them. Lifting specialized tunnels after defeating the Emmi’s. Getting halfway through the game and letting something escape confinement.
      This isn’t new to the metroidvania genre though.
      But you don’t need a game to reinvent the wheel every iteration. you just need it to be good.

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  2. Everyone in this thread is a drooling retard. The reason for this fabricated rivalry is to bait and anger Nintendo fanboys. Anyone who can’t see that is legitimately borderline retarded. The thing is though that there are so many shitposters trying to stir up shit that actual discussion gets brought up. Back when HK released you had so many people calling it genre defining. A bunch of e-celebs saying things like they felt like they should have payed more for it because it had so much content packed into a $15 game and that they don’t know how other games in the same genre would ever be able to compete again. HK got it’s deserved praise. Didn’t it win best indie or something along those lines? It was extremely clear that it wasn’t just some industry darling either. It was a fan favorite for a lot of people. Now that is being used to bait the toddlers. It seems to have been working too because they can’t really refute that it is a good game without blatantly lying. For every 5 bait posts there is 1 angry console war loyalist losing his shit. They are the same people getting mad that people emulate Nintendo games. It is absolutely hilarious to watch.

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  3. Why do I have a feeling that Hollow Knight shills don’t actually play Metroidvania games?

    They are kinda like Dark Souls 3 fanboys. hey played DS3, Bloodborne… and nothing.

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  4. It’s really fucking sad how bad this schizo is trying to force this rivalry between two groups of fans that could give a fuck less.

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  5. How the fuck do you make an 8 hour metroidvania game? Symphony of the Night was at least 20 hours and that was like 25 years ago. There are gameboy games longer than that.

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  6. Thanks to Hollow Knights 40+ hour play time. I never want to ever go back and play it again.
    But Metroid. I go back to Super, Zero Mission, Fusion, and the Prime games ever year.

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  7. Why would you rename it to the newer thing that took inspiration from the older thing? They’re called 2D platformers anyways not whatever meme name retards comes up with.

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