Platforming RPGS?

  • TheHammerite 15 May 2018 13:48:17 2,845 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a good platforming RPG? Something similar to Wonder Boy 3. I really enjoy these types of game.
  • challenge_hanukkah 15 May 2018 13:57:40 6,349 posts
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    Dead Cells.
  • captain-Snufkin 15 May 2018 14:03:27 72 posts
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    Gagoyles Quest?
  • disusedgenius 15 May 2018 14:03:59 9,107 posts
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    Paper Mario.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 May 2018 14:06:01 6,502 posts
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    The Mega Drive version of Wonder Boy in Monster World is on a lot of current gen virtual stores and genuinely one of my all time favourite games.

    I know recommending Wonder Boy 4 seems sarcastic but it really is fucking brilliant
  • monsieur-Cosmo 15 May 2018 14:07:51 402 posts
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    Castlevania? I mean the older 2D games.
    /is obvious
  • disusedgenius 15 May 2018 14:16:34 9,107 posts
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    Also, if Guacamelee counts... then Guacamelee.
  • TheHammerite 15 May 2018 14:37:37 2,845 posts
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    Wonder Boy - The Dragons Trap is very good too. Especially for the SMS.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 May 2018 14:47:31 6,502 posts
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    Wonder Boy 3 is Dragon's Trap, isn't it?
  • UncleLou Moderator 15 May 2018 14:57:05 39,451 posts
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    It Lurks Below?

    It's in Early Access currently, mind.

  • TheHammerite 15 May 2018 14:58:17 2,845 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Wonder Boy 3 is Dragon's Trap, isn't it?
    I thought Monster World and Dragons Trap were both Wonder Boy 3 on different systems. Maybe I've gotten it wrong.
  • Humperfunk 15 May 2018 15:06:25 7,552 posts
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    Odin Sphere possibly?
  • spleendonkey 15 May 2018 15:19:22 270 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    Odin Sphere possibly?
    Is this any good? I bought it in a sale but never got round to playing it. Should I prioritise it?
  • ZuluHero 15 May 2018 18:58:48 6,377 posts
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    I liked odin sphere, but it's not a true platforming rpg, basically areas that only open when you complete a criteria in the previous one (usually by combat)

    I'd recommend Hollow Knight which has a more connected world, with loads of atmosphere. Salt and Sanctuary is very good too, which is something like a 2D Dark Souls.

    When is dead cells coming to switch? Quite looking forward to that.
  • DrStrangelove 15 May 2018 19:11:26 12,544 posts
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    captain-Snufkin wrote:
    Gagoyles Quest?
    Yeah, this.

    Gargoyle's Quest on Game Boy, Gargoyle's Quest 2 on NES, and Demon's Crest on SNES (half-official sequel). The Game Boy original is the best one, imo the best GB game ever.
  • captain-Snufkin 15 May 2018 20:05:57 72 posts
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    It was too hard for my 8 year old self, I can remember glitching through some platform areas, only way i saw the more rpg elements which were cool too. But the atmosphere and music were mega.
  • Ror 15 May 2018 20:17:14 17,470 posts
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    Child of Light is basically a platformer with Grandia's battle system bolted on and some really awful 'rhyming' dialogue. S'alright.
  • DrStrangelove 15 May 2018 20:23:17 12,544 posts
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    @captain-Snufkin

    It's not that hard actually once you get used to it and know what you're supposed to do. But still, it's unique and really special.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 20:23:39 15-05-2018
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 May 2018 23:39:39 6,502 posts
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    TheHammerite wrote:
    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Wonder Boy 3 is Dragon's Trap, isn't it?
    I thought Monster World and Dragons Trap were both Wonder Boy 3 on different systems. Maybe I've gotten it wrong.
    No 3 is Dragon's Trap, 4 is Monster World.

    Although Wonder Boy in Monster World is also Monster World 6 (I think)

    And neither are Wonder Boy in Monster Land. Which is terrible.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16 May 2018 09:51:53 3,048 posts
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    I liked Wonderboy in Monster Land (arcade version)... Dragon's Trap is cool too but always had a soft spot for the game before it. Not played the MW games properly (despite having the PS2 Sega Ages collection of WB)
  • Malek86 16 May 2018 10:12:41 6,972 posts
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    There was a small game called Brand, which wasn't too bad imho.

    Essentially, you had to make your way through an interconnected castle map to gather items that powered up your sword in different ways. At any time you could give up and return to base with what you had gathered, or you could keep pushing to get more power-ups (but if you died, you'd be sent back to base without any of the items you had gathered).

    After a set number of trips, you are then sent to face a gauntlet to see how strong your sword has become, and then given a sword rating depending on how long you remained alive.

    That's what I remember anyhow. It was only available on Desura and XBLIG, so I guess that means it's not available anywhere now.
  • Cappy 16 May 2018 12:10:25 13,808 posts
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    Do some Castlevania games count?

    Symphony of the night certainly has a significant RPG component.
  • Humperfunk 16 May 2018 13:46:39 7,552 posts
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    spleendonkey wrote:
    Humperfunk wrote:
    Odin Sphere possibly?
    Is this any good? I bought it in a sale but never got round to playing it. Should I prioritise it?
    Absolutely you should mate, I loved it.
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