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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2023, 09:16:40 AM »
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I always just called them fun level-up maze games. :P

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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2023, 03:13:39 AM »
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I always just called them fun level-up maze games. :P
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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2023, 04:18:07 PM »
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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2023, 07:31:44 PM »
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Even in the MVcord actually the whole genre is listed as Metroidvania's often, with it kinda being split up into Metroid-likes and CV-likes depending on the specifics of how the genre works. Some people actually still use the term Search Action which is only really heard of still in Japan overall. Trust me when I say tho it is a loosing battle to get it renamed or changed. MV is very much here to stay as a term by a lotta nerds (myself included ngl)

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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2023, 04:42:04 AM »
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You can always use Matt McMuscles' term:

SEARCH ACTION

This applies for both Metroid, Castlevania (modern versions), Hollow Knight, etc.
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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2023, 09:42:46 AM »
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Never heard of 'search action' before, but it does get the job done with little effort.
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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2023, 02:23:33 PM »
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Search action is what I usually see it referred to in Japan, I wish that term had caught on instead.

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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2023, 09:08:13 PM »
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You can always use Matt McMuscles' term:

SEARCH ACTION

This applies for both Metroid, Castlevania (modern versions), Hollow Knight, etc.

Ha! Love Matt McMuscles. I'm surprised I've never heard him use this term. Makes sense, though.
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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2023, 12:11:48 AM »
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SEARCH ACTION


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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2023, 11:04:12 AM »
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Meh. I always thought the hate towards the "Metroidvania" term was silly. For one, it gets the point across and for two, no better term has been coined (and as much as I enjoy Matt's content, "search action" is as lame as it is non-descriptive).

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Re: Metroidvania Fan Refers to Platformers as Mariosonics
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2023, 08:46:36 AM »
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I think the biggest problem with the Metroidvania genre (and other "(game)-like" genres in general) is that it creates games that are entirely derivative by nature.

Now, I don't think that taking inspiration from other games is inherently a bad thing, however the vast majority of Metroidvania games tend to be comfortable retreading the same grounds as Metroid and the IGAvania games, without much in the way of innovation or developing the genre further.

Personally, I think that Metroidvanias should be called platform-adventure games. It's a bit of an older term that I recently discovered, and I like it because it isn't too clunky (unlike search-action), reflects on existing game genres (platformer and action-adventure), and includes a broader scope of games.
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