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Zuljaras

I really dislike the Shantae games even if it claims to be in the Metroidvania genre that I love so much.

Animation style it just looks like a fanservice games for horny people. It puts too much emphasis on playful girls and I just can't take them seriously even for a game.

Zuljaras

kkslider5552000

Zuljaras wrote:

I really dislike the Shantae games even if it claims to be in the Metroidvania genre that I love so much.

Animation style it just looks like a fanservice games for horny people. It puts too much emphasis on playful girls and I just can't take them seriously even for a game.

I'm not sure what's funnier about this statement, "claims to be Metroidvania" or "playful girls". Especially with your Dracula avatar, I imagine this is being said by SoTN Dracula's voice and it is the funniest thing.

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AshenLion

I didn't like Yooka-Laylee: The Impossible Lair. It reminds me more of New Super Mario Bros than the classic DKCs people compare it to (and I wasn't crazy about those games either, but they were still more fun and memorable than IL).

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Zuljaras

@kkslider5552000 Is it not true? I mean everyone calls them metroidvania I think. At least the articles about them. And from the videos I have seen it is all about overreacting girls in swimsuits.

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Krull

@Zuljaras Only played one Shantae game - Half-Genie Hero - and I kind of see where you’re coming from. It was definitely not a real Metroidvania - being level-based rather than a single explorable world - but the fan service stuff is pretty meek. There’s some unnecessary, um, jiggle, but it’s pretty PG. It was decent, but not as good as Blaster Master Zero, despite the latter being based on a much older game.

@BabyYoshi65 Now THAT is an unpopular opinion! I mean, good on you, but what?!!

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BabyYoshi12

@Krull I don’t know, I’ve only ever played on NSO, but I think the nostalgia makes me like Super Mario Bros.

SMB3 is just okay and the original would probably also be okay if it weren’t the original.

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Dogorilla

I think I prefer the original SMB to 3 as well. Not sure why, I guess I just prefer the simplicity of it.

As for Shantae, I've only played Pirate's Curse but I enjoyed it, although the female characters could maybe do with a few more clothes on.

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Wargoose

@Krull @Zuljaras I kinda agree, I like Metroidvanias but I just found the 2 Shantae games I've played to be a bit by the numbers. Just middle of the road, not bad by any means, but I just don't understand all the praise they get.

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Ralizah

@Zuljaras Would it be accurate to say you haven't actually played any of the games? That's the impression I get from your post.

@Krull Half-Genie Hero is a linear platformer with some backtracking shoe-horned in. It's not a good entry in the series. And it's definitely not exploratory and open like other games in the series.

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Zuljaras

@Ralizah I did pirate half-genie hero to try it out and I watched couple of let's plays after that. It did not last long as I already said. But the games are praised and that is why I list my opinion as unpopular.

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Ralizah

@Zuljaras Fair enough.

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Krull

@Ralizah I didn’t think Half-Genie Hero was a complete dud - it was fine. Unsatisfying for a Metroidvania fan, but a competent platformer. From the sounds of things, though, I’d enjoy Pirate’s Curse a lot more. Backlog permitting, I’d give Shantae another go.

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Diddy64

Despite mi first game being Super Mario Bros, I actually enjoy the S. Mario Bros The Lost Levels (All Stars) more because of new things like the wind, the super trampoline (or whatever it is called XD) and level structure. I think that is because in Lost Levels, you have to be more careful instead of running constantly, which I did a lot in the first S. Mario game.

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JoeM103

@Krull so glad to see there's another soul out there that sees it the same way and it's not just that i'm dead inside and unable to enjoy a cute, chilled out game any more haha.

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Thanks for sharing your reasons for enjoying the game. I still don't think its going to be for me but at least I feel that I understand the appeal a little better now which is nice. You never know, in about 50 or so years when people stop playing the game I may be able to borrow a friends copy and see what all the fuss is about.
Unfortunately having a family and all the other life's responsibilities that get in the way of gaming I have to ear mark money that's going toward the releases that I truly cant miss. Got to keep the boss happy! (Wife)

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Heavyarms55

@JoeM103 I openly admit I am too selfish and glad I am single. But I respect your devotion to you family highly. Family does come first!

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JoeM103

@Heavyarms55 I felt like that for ages mate but when my little boy came into the picture its a completely different story. When we found out the Mrs was pregnant my reaction was 'but I can't be a Dad, I still wear Mario socks!' Even though having kids does stop you having as much time for your hobbies its all so worth it. I wont share the photo just for digital privacy but I got an amazing one of him just after he was born cuddled up to my yoshi plush.

There's always time to change how you feel but on the other hand if you don't, that's cool too!
Thankyou for your kind words.

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Xyphon22

I like that I can play Animal Crossing with my kids now, too. But I still laugh at remembering that I got the original on the Gamecube when I was in college. All of my roommates and friends laughed at me when I brought it back to the dorm, but within a week every time I came back to my room after a class or something, someone was in there playing it. Even college guys got addicted to it.

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NEStalgia

I actually prefer Half-Genie Hero. It was a fun platformer. Pirate's Curse is a good game, but as a Metroidvania I never really got pulled into it. I think it had too many annoying platforming problems with enemy respawn to keep me wanting to traverse and explore enough. Metroid proper never had that problem. Platforming and combat were engaging to replay after respawn. Pirate's Curse has too many "oh good I made it to the top of that annoying platforming/bullet hell section........oh geeze now I have to do it again....and again....screw it, I'm loading Yoshi."

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HunterLeon

I absolutely loved Half-Genie Hero and 100%ed it. I've been unable to get into the original or Pirate's Curse, and I've not played Risky's Revenge.

Something about that game just gelled with me more than the others - maybe it's because it's more like level-based platformers? I was really surprised to learn after playing that it's quite a divisive title in the series.

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