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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by Smurph » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Super Crate Box on Vita or PC - glorious old school style, brilliant risk and reward gameplay: your score is dictated by the number of crates you pick up, but each crate changes your weapon. Do you get the awesome minigun or are you lumbered with the hard to use knife? Best thing in ages.

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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by c0nfu53d » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:44 pm

Super Mario in 3D Land it's a shame it isn't bigger though.

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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by FatTrucker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Not played many for a long time but the one I've enjoyed most this gen would be Limbo.
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:52 pm

Some cool platformers mentioned so far in the thread. The genre seems well catered for still in this day and age with games devs still managing to come up with interesting ideas to keep things fresh. The likes of 'New, New, I Can't Believe It's Not New Super Mario Bros 2 Lost Levels DX' sure look hackneyed in comparison.
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by The Beans » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:13 pm

Spelunky, 360 version.
A game that's retro and current all in one go. Massive replay value too.
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by nakamura » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:17 pm

DreamcastRIP wrote:The likes of 'New, New, I Can't Believe It's Not New Super Mario Bros 2 Lost Levels DX' sure look hackneyed in comparison.
I actually really liked that! Yes it's nothing new but I just found it charming and enjoyable. I do tend to like 2D Mario games though, certainly over 3D ones.

The best platformer I have played this gen is Donkey Kong Country Returns. I loved it but I haven't played the wealth of great titles mentioned here.
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by ZXSabreman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:19 pm

Trine 2 on the Wii U is amazing as is Super Mario Bros U, saying all that after the article on Kokotoni Wilf in this months issue I loaded it up and played it today. So that gets my vote as my current favorite, going to load Brian Bloodaxe tomorrow so it may be that.
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by Dreamer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:52 pm

Shadow Complex - Fantastic game!!!

Does anyone know if they're ever going to release a sequel?
I really wish they would throw it up on Steam, surely it would sell more on there than it has on XBLA?

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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by Hiro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:52 pm

Trine and Trine 2, hands down.
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:18 pm

nakamura wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:The likes of 'New, New, I Can't Believe It's Not New Super Mario Bros 2 Lost Levels DX' sure look hackneyed in comparison.
I actually really liked that! Yes it's nothing new but I just found it charming and enjoyable...
I played NSMB2 on a 3DS XL two days ago and actually quite enjoyed it but keep that quiet because I have a reputation to uphold!
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:21 pm

Sonic Generations (360) - why did it take them so long to work out that what we wanted from a modern Sonic game was basically "the same but prettier"?

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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by koopa42 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:23 pm

I don't think I play any current platformer :? Doom?

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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by Smurph » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:24 pm

DreamcastRIP wrote:
nakamura wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:The likes of 'New, New, I Can't Believe It's Not New Super Mario Bros 2 Lost Levels DX' sure look hackneyed in comparison.
I actually really liked that! Yes it's nothing new but I just found it charming and enjoyable...
I played NSMB2 on a 3DS XL two days ago and actually quite enjoyed it but keep that quiet because I have a reputation to uphold!
Ah, removing size tags for fun and profit.... :lol:
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:35 pm

Smurph wrote:Ah, removing size tags for fun and profit.... :lol:
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Re: Your favourite current platformer

Post by pratty » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:43 pm

A toss up between Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns, probably gonna go with SMG2 dues to those pesky barrel rocket levels in DKCR driving me mad.

Lots of quality to choose from though, platformers have probably my favourite genre this gen.
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