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We call ours migavanias
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Fan Stuff / Re: Darkest Abyss
« Last post by X on May 20, 2023, 09:18:39 AM »
Gunlord@

Oh, I see. Gotcha.
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Fan Stuff / Re: Darkest Abyss
« Last post by abdeloliveira on May 20, 2023, 06:39:05 AM »
Yes, some things are very similar lol

I'm still going to redo some sprites, the walking cycle is also very similar, by the way.

The character design is based on Frida Kahlo, dress and hair detail, something like that. :)

Thanks for the feedback guys!
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we called them igavanias
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Fan Stuff / Re: Darkest Abyss
« Last post by Gunlord on May 19, 2023, 07:15:27 PM »
I feel the character is distinctive enough from Miriam in my eyes. She actually looks more like one of those Mexican flamenco dancers.

I meant stuff like her sliding animation and crouching animation are ripped straight from CotM lol. See the position of their arm and leg here for instance: https://imgur.com/BGWaFw7
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Fan Stuff / Re: Darkest Abyss
« Last post by X on May 19, 2023, 06:21:41 PM »
I feel the character is distinctive enough from Miriam in my eyes. She actually looks more like one of those Mexican flamenco dancers.
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Fan Stuff / Re: Darkest Abyss
« Last post by Gunlord on May 19, 2023, 06:03:38 PM »
It looks very impressive and the sprites are excellent. That said, this seems to be as much of a Curse of the Moon game as a classicvania...like I mentioned on Twitter, IMO it might be wise to edit the main girl's sprite so she doesn't resemble Miriam as much. Also the lifebar is pretty much just from CotM lol. Little things like that would make your game seem much more distinctive :D
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Exploration platformer is a sufficient term, I think.
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I've only ever -and continue to- use the term Metroidvania to Castlevania titles that play like Metroid. For other titles, if it plays like Metroid but is not a Castlevania game then it's simply an action-exploration game.

'Halodoom' I found to be a bit strange. Doom's popularity didn't happen until after Wolfenstein3D. And Halo only goes back to 2001. A space Odyssey?  :-X  So I think rather then Halodoom, it should be Wolfendoom? Doomstein?

'Chronofantasy' is another. Chronotrigger did not come about till the 90's, and certainly not until after FF6. Both Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest or Dragon Warrior as it was known here in the past were pretty much the first two Fantasy games we had access to, and were in competition with one-another. Fantasyquest maybe? Sounds like another game or book.

The term 'Soulsborne on the other hand just refers to one type of series which we already know of course. The Soul games and Bloodborne. However it would also include Eldenring and Sekiro as both those games were manufacture in the same way as the souls series. By the same team if I'm correct in my assumptions.

'Harvestcrossing'. This I know nothing about. Maybe Harvetsmoon is the game he's referring to. The 'crossing' part is a mystery to me. Perhaps Animal Crossing?
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Back in the day the community (at least here) didn't use "Metroidvania". "Castleroid" was a more common term to put the focus on Castlevania with Metroid elements... but that eventually fell to the wayside. Likely because it doesn't roll off the tongue.

I always just take it as a genre term. "This game has elements of Metroid, Castlevania, and exploration." Cu if it's a game like Axiom Verge, people usually just call it "Metroid-like". If it's Bloodstained (either Curse or Ritual) then it's "Castlevania-like" or, sometimes, "IGAvania". But the genre as a whole, with games stealing both elements, seems to make sense as "Metroidvania".
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