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* Exploring nonlinear interconnected areas, often resulting in {{backtracking}}, especially for new players.
* [[AbilityRequiredToProceed Items, keys, tools, weapons, or powerups used to get around obstacles]] and [[EquipmentBasedProgression becoming more powerful through better equipment]] which also [[UtilityWeapon aids in overcoming obstacles]].



* Non-linearity of (official) game sequence, often resulting in {{backtracking}}, especially for new players.



* Highly interconnected areas.
* [[AbilityRequiredToProceed Items, keys, tools, weapons, or powerups used to get around obstacles.]]
* A focus on exploring one's environment.
* [[EquipmentBasedProgression Becoming more powerful through better equipment]] which also [[UtilityWeapon aids in overcoming obstacles]].

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* Highly interconnected areas.
* [[AbilityRequiredToProceed Items, keys, tools, weapons, or powerups used to get around obstacles.]]
* A focus on exploring one's environment.
* [[EquipmentBasedProgression Becoming more powerful through better equipment]] which also [[UtilityWeapon aids in overcoming obstacles]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Chasm}}'' is a Metroidvania game with procedurally generated levels.



* VideoGame/{{Dandara}} is a Metroidvania game where the player cannot run or jump and instead explores the world by zipping from one flat surface to another.

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* VideoGame/{{Dandara}} ''VideoGame/{{Dandara}}'' is a Metroidvania game where the player cannot run or jump and instead explores the world by zipping from one flat surface to another.


* ''VideoGame/GhostlyMatter'': a Metroidvania that is {{Retraux}} not only in its graphics and soundtrack, but also gameplay and difficulty. Prepare to whip out pen and paper to take notes on where to go, the dialogues and where to use/take the various items. Also contains elements of action adventure, with multiple documents to read and examine, and PlatformHell, especially near the end.

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* ''VideoGame/GhostlyMatter'': a Metroidvania that is {{Retraux}} not only in its graphics and soundtrack, but also gameplay and difficulty. Prepare to whip out pen and paper to take notes on where to go, the dialogues go and where to use/take the various items. Also contains elements of action graphic adventure, with multiple documents to read and examine, and PlatformHell, especially near in the end.beginning.

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* ''VideoGame/GhostlyMatter'': a Metroidvania that is {{Retraux}} not only in its graphics and soundtrack, but also gameplay and difficulty. Prepare to whip out pen and paper to take notes on where to go, the dialogues and where to use/take the various items. Also contains elements of action adventure, with multiple documents to read and examine, and PlatformHell, especially near the end.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Timespinner}}'' is a Metroidvania inspired by the likes of the Nintendo DS era of ''Castlevania'' titles, particularly drawing inspiration from ''Order of Ecclesia'', with an emphasis of using time travel to travel between the past, present, and future in the kingdom of Lachiem.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zaNelwUU8 Blasphemous]], from the creators of ''VideoGame/TheLastDoor''

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zaNelwUU8 Blasphemous]], ''VideoGame/{{Blasphemous}}'', from the creators of ''VideoGame/TheLastDoor''


* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar2018'' of all things! Made up of connected levels that loop in on themselves and have many items and secrets to go back too after progressing through the story and gaining more upgrades.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar2018'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'' of all things! Made up of connected levels that loop in on themselves and have many items and secrets to go back too after progressing through the story and gaining more upgrades.

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** ''VideoGame/Guacamelee2''


* ''Blasphemous'', from the creators of ''VideoGame/TheLastDoor''

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* ''Blasphemous'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zaNelwUU8 Blasphemous]], from the creators of ''VideoGame/TheLastDoor''

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* ''Blasphemous'', from the creators of ''VideoGame/TheLastDoor''


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%%* ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade''* ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'' was promoted as a JRPG, but it's more like this.

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* ''VideoGame/TheMummyDemastered'', made by Creator/WayForwardTechnologies, a LicensedGame much better received than the [[Film/TheMummy2017 film it was promoting]].


Unfortunately, [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant this is not a crossover between]] ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}''... but it so should be.[[note]][[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate You don't say?[[/note]]

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Unfortunately, [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant this is not a crossover between]] ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}''... but it so should be.[[note]][[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate You don't say?[[/note]]
say?]][[/note]]

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