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What is the best 2D platformer of this generation?

Rayman Legends 19 10.86%
 
Shovel Knight 16 9.14%
 
Super Mario Maker 33 18.86%
 
LittleBigPlanet 3 7 4.00%
 
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 63 36.00%
 
Ori and the Blind Forest 18 10.29%
 
Yoshi's Woolly World 19 10.86%
 
Total:175

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KLAMarine said:
I really enjoyed Freedom Planet

Me too, and enjoying it still.



It can't be Tropical Freeze because I remember the internet completely bitching about its very existence when it was revealed and the internet is never wrong.



Unrelated: Federation Force will be a masterpiece.



Tropical Freeze so far.



noname2200 said:
It can't be Tropical Freeze because I remember the internet completely bitching about its very existence when it was revealed and the internet is never wrong.

Gamers were disappointed that the first HD game from the makers of Metroid Prime wasn't something more epic and ambitious. That is still a legitimate complaint even if Tropical Freeze turned out to be a good game.



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Haven't played too many platformers from this gen, but I love Yoshi's Woolly World.

The yarn aesthetic looks extremely charming, and the game itself is tons of fun.



Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze! With Shovel Knight at a close second! Both games difficulty are insane!



curl-6 said:
noname2200 said:
It can't be Tropical Freeze because I remember the internet completely bitching about its very existence when it was revealed and the internet is never wrong.

Gamers were disappointed that the first HD game from the makers of Metroid Prime wasn't something more epic and ambitious. That is still a legitimate complaint even if Tropical Freeze turned out to be a good game.

I'm afraid I can't agree. That mentality assumes that 2D platformers are somehow not as worthy of praise or demanding of craftsmanship as other genres. I wholly reject that assertion. A new Metroid Prime game would not be any more ambitious as Tropical Freeze was, it would simply cater to a more vocal and demanding base.



noname2200 said:
curl-6 said:

Gamers were disappointed that the first HD game from the makers of Metroid Prime wasn't something more epic and ambitious. That is still a legitimate complaint even if Tropical Freeze turned out to be a good game.

I'm afraid I can't agree. That mentality assumes that 2D platformers are somehow not as worthy of praise or demanding of craftsmanship as other genres. I wholly reject that assertion. A new Metroid Prime game would not be any more ambitious as Tropical Freeze was, it would simply cater to a more vocal and demanding base.

A game like Metroid Prime on Wii U level hardware does take more work to make than a 2D platformer. Nintendo has a million platformers already, people wanted something different from Retro. Also, the studio has a history of pushing the limits of its target hardware, something Tropical Freeze does not do.



I would've gone with Freedom Planet had it been on there! Shovel Knight is a close second.