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Spoony_Tech

@bezerker99 Why you have to go and ask that??

Both are great and after just haven beat this I would still lean towards Quacamelee. I like the action in Quacamelee more so but Axiom is more like Metroid if that helps. Both have a deep exploration side to them with this being even more deep. This one is a bit more puzzle oriented but the story while good isn't as good as Quacamelee's. Also while the visuals hold true to the original Metroid with a little flair here and there to let you know it's more then just 8 bit I prefer Quacamelee's visuals more.

This is all personal preference though as the next person could say Axiom is the better game and I couldn't disagree with them.

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Shadow Complex :V

and that's a huge compliment considering Shadow Complex's embarrassingly generic art "style"

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SKTTR

Haha, I scored both Axiom Verge and Guacamelee 9.3/10 but it's La-Mulana still (10/10)

Axiom Verge and Guacamelee both do pretty innovative things with the Metroid formula and they're both between 18-20 hours of gameplay to complete 100% the first time. Both have a normal and a hard mode. Both have secret worlds and extra content. Both have great soundtracks.

Guacamelee has modern 2D visuals and 2p co-op, and smooth beat'em up action-gameplay.
Axiom Verge has enhanced 8bit visuals and speedrun mode, and smooth run&gun action-gameplay.

If you wanna play 2p co-op Guacamelee is obviously the way to go.
But if you look for something very Metroid-y that at least beats Metroid NES and Metroid II, then Axiom Verge.

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SKTTR wrote:

Haha, I scored both Axiom Verge and Guacamelee 9.3/10 but it's La-Mulana still (10/10)

Nah dude, that doesn't count. La Mulana is so on the Castlevania side of things, Metroid isn't even a factor.

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Pahvi

@kkslider5552000 Out of curiosity, how so? It can't be just the whip or that it's not so much sci-fi.

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Pahvi wrote:

@kkslider5552000 Out of curiosity, how so? It can't be just the whip or that it's not so much sci-fi.

beyond the fact that it is essentially a vastly better version of Castlevania 2 (or a retro hard/vague version of the later Castlevanias, same difference?) in terms of how the game could best be described compared to popular games in the genre, La Mulana is a gigantic love letter to the MSX, and one of its most notable games is Castlevania. And while its influences are beyond Castlevania, there are many things that remind of that series, and borderline nothing from Metroid.

In that regard, Shadow Complex is also nothing like Castlevania.

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SKTTR

kkslider5552000 wrote:

SKTTR wrote:

Haha, I scored both Axiom Verge and Guacamelee 9.3/10 but it's La-Mulana still (10/10)

Nah dude, that doesn't count. La Mulana is so on the Castlevania side of things, Metroid isn't even a factor.

La-Mulana doesn't count but Guacameele does?
Guacamelee is even less metroidy/castlevaniy.

La-Mulana is one of the best combinations of fantasy action-adventures like Castlevania II, Zelda II, and the Wonder Boy in Monster World games, but Guacamelee feels even more like a game of its own. If I try to come up with a retro game that is similar, only River City Ransom comes a little close because of its melee combat and openworld mechanic, but it's definately not the same gameplay. However, they're all great despite being so different from each other.

Axiom Verge and La-Mulana are inspired by the 2D Metroid and 2D Castlevania games, and they succeed from audiovisuals up to gameplay and content.

Guacamelee succeeds just as much, but with modern audiovisuals, 2p co-op, and a good portion of Smash Bros.-like combat. Particularly the combination of Metroidvania and Smash Bros. is less common I think.

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kkslider5552000

Well, the Guacamelee upgrades you get are color coordinated exactly the same way as Shadow Complex, and Guacamelee borderline tries to get in trouble with its blatant Metroid references (among others). I'm just saying, it has influence from the Metroid side of things, and La Mulana simply does not.

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ogo79

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no but i need to get back on it because ive been busy playing hide the hot dog instead of focusing on axiom verge. shame on me...

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Spoony_Tech

ogo79 wrote:

playing hide the hot dog

Really, REALLY!

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Spoony_Tech wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

playing hide the hot dog

Really, REALLY!

C'mon @ogo79, you're not supposed to tell anyone about our Vegas weekend with Sasha Grey!

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ogo79

the_shpydar wrote:

Spoony_Tech wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

playing hide the hot dog

Really, REALLY!

C'mon @ogo79, you're not supposed to tell anyone about our Vegas weekend with Sasha Grey!

what happens in vegas stays in vegas!
thats why the hot dogs got hidden but now its no secret.
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but dont worry i wont tell anyone else

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Atariboy

Retail release coming in Europe and North America.

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Paperboy

Just got a message from a Dutch retailer that the physical edition has been postponed (again) to January 26th. I'm not too bothered personally since I'm already buying Odyssey this month and Doom next month

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Atariboy

At least you're getting it. It has become evident that they're just yanking our chain here in North America.

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Xyphon22

Other than portability, is there any reason to get this on Switch over the Wii U? It's on sale on Wii U for $10, and I have a lot more space for downloads on my Wii U, so I am wondering if the Switch version offers anything this one doesn't as it relates to the game itself?

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Spoony_Tech

@Xyphon22 I doubt it does. I have the Wii U version and loved it. Don't feel the need to double dip. Take advantage of the sale, it's not like graphics wise the Switch can enhance it much.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Ralizah

@Xyphon22 Doubtful. If you don't care about portability, just nab it on Wii U.

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Xyphon22

@Spoony_Tech @Ralizah Thanks. After I posted this, I went back and checked the Switch review, and I guess the Wii U version has the map always on the Gamepad that the Switch obviously had to take away. So the Wii U version may actually be the better one. I will definitely finally take the plunge on this. Does it offer off-TV play where you just have to switch between the game and map like you do on the Switch version?

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