I guess you didn't get the memo, Super Paper Mario is $19.99 and Donkey Kong Country Returns is $29.99
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???
I think he's referring to when they first came out.