I guess you didn't get the memo, Super Paper Mario is $19.99 and Donkey Kong Country Returns is $29.99. Kirby's Epic Yarn can be found for under $15 used. Easily.

They have much greater production values than a game like VVVVVV, not that V isn't a great game.

Braid is meh. Please don't compare it to DKCR.

Bit.trip Beat is in no way shape or form a platformer???