This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Should it be mentioned that Metroidvania originated from here: http://www.gamespite.net/toastywiki/index.php/Games/Metroidvania
: It is
- Seems to me that Metroidvania games are a lot like side-scrolling Zelda games.
- Removed some natter. Because I'm a filthy hypocrite. —Myth Sage
: Am I the only one who thinks "Castleroid" sounds like some kind of embarrassing ailment?
Superfluous Moniker: I am of the opinion that Metroid Vania
is one word. In fact I have never seen it as two words prior to this website. And even though I typed it in as one word without quotes it got picked up as a link with two words. Madness!
: The page itself has it as one word in the text; it will only show up as two in the title if you manually capitalize the V in the URL/link. Which a lot of people do in other articles' code because apparently it's just so much easier to make one capital V than to add four curly brackets around a single word.
: Umm, word to the wise, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero
is NOT a Metroidvania by any sense of the word. It has no ability gain, and progression is linear and doesn't encourage exploration.
Kawa: Guess what this sorry excuse for a game programmer is working on? Yeah, that's right.