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posted ago by Cstriker01 ago by Cstriker01 +14 / -0

Playing through Hollow Knight right now, charming and fun. Its rekindled my love of Metroid style games.

So I'm eyeballing Grime and Salt & Sanctuary. Anyone have any experience with either of theses two titles?

Grime looks weird and dope as hell, but I also love souls style games too. Im only picking up one right now.

UPDATE: Did a wild card, bought Grime. Its weird, soulslike, and pretty damn good. Ill pick up S&S on the next sale still though too, as I love the look of it.

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raven0ak 6 points ago +6 / -0

so, try out metroid 5 dread

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SigAR 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah dread is worth it. I wish it was longer but it is a really good and proper metroid sequal and the ending makes me look forward to the next game

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Cstriker01 [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah…I need a switch. Never wanted one till I saw Metroid 5 hit. I fucking love Super Metroid and now I need to pick up a switch.

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SigAR 6 points ago +6 / -0

Salt and Sanctuary is one of the best 2d souls/metroidvania that there is. It has a sequal coming out soon. I'll probably play it again soon myself. It's one of my favorite games

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Kaarous 5 points ago +5 / -0

I fucking LOVE Salt and Sanctuary. I cannot recommend it enough.

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FromTheShadows 3 points ago +3 / -0

Salt and Sanctuary is fantastic. An almost perfect rendition of the Soulsborne formula rendered into a 2D format. It even managed to get the FromSoftware-style of storytelling and world-building down with its use of breadcrumbs scattered across all the item descriptions, skill tree, and bestiary. And honestly, I'd say it did a better job than even FromSoft did with Dark Souls II. What's really impressive about it is that Salt and Sanctuary was pretty much made by only two people, and it's not a small game at all. It's actually a pretty sizeable Metroidvania that can take at least 20 hours to beat.

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SigAR 1 point ago +1 / -0

I own S&S on steam and I'm thinking about getting it for switch for the handheld play

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FromTheShadows 2 points ago +2 / -0

Heh, I'm in a conudrum. I got it for PS4 close to when it came out, and I wouldn't mind getting it again, but I don't know if I want it on PC or Switch. One will let me play it wherever, but the other will let me use mods. Decisions, decisions...

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TechParadox 1 point ago +1 / -0

Stuff like that is why I'm looking into buying a Steam Deck. Sure, it's more expensive than a Switch and it's an evolutionary dead end for PC gaming due to its fixed hardware specs, but it'll let me cart my current PC game obsession du jour around with me, as well as let me dive into my backlog of older games that should play pretty well on the hardware, while I'm on the go.

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SigAR 3 points ago +3 / -0

Best 2d/metroidvanias of the last 5 or 10 years in no order HK, Bloodstained, Blasphemous, Salt and Sanctuary, Metroid Dread. I'm sure there are more but those are some of the top ones and this isnt a metroidvania but its 2d and one of the best games ever Terraria

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CisSiberianOrchestra 3 points ago +3 / -0

I still need to finish Hollow Knight. I love its beautiful hand-drawn art, atmospheric soundtrack, fun and challenging combat, and gloomy setting. My only gripe with it is that it has a lot of backtracking, even by Metroidvania standards.

EDIT: Also, sometimes the save points are located pretty far away from the boss battles, so if you die you'll have to walk all the back to try again.

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SigAR 2 points ago +2 / -0

I played HK up to a boss that killed me and I didnt feel like running back and didnt play the game for like a year. Went back and finished it and now think it's the #1 metroidvania. I like the characters and settings of metroid and castlevania better but HK is just overall the best.

I did the path of pain which was crazy but never did any of the pantheon post game bosses

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TwistedChemical 2 points ago +2 / -0

I can't stand any game like Demons Souls and this game reminds me of a 2D that. They just don't feel 'fun' to me. Luckily, there are an insane amount of metroidvanias now.

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SigAR 2 points ago +2 / -0

One thing I like about the souls games is once you get good at it you are op. It's not getting a certain weapon or armor that does it it is your knowledge and mastery of the game. In Dark Souls the katana you can get in the first area of the game can be your weapon to the end

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TwistedChemical 2 points ago +2 / -0

I can't argue that. I'm sure there's fun there, but there's just not a lot 'for me'. I'd rather play something fast-paced, with great chiptunes, and have a go. The Messenger, Time Spinner, heck, even Shantae. But it's most likely because I prefer and grew up with a certain style that I enjoyed and Hollow Knight and Salt and Sanctuary don't give me that fun feeling at all.

I don't understand how people can play metroidvanias if the soundtracks aren't incredible. That's the driving force for me.

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Isolated_Patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Have you played Ori and the Blind Forest?

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TwistedChemical 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have it and it's wonderfully beautiful. Girlfriend loves it, but I haven't had the time to really dive in yet.

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SigAR 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is the messenger the ninja game?

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TwistedChemical 1 point ago +1 / -0

Indeed and the music is incredible.

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SigAR 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah that's on my list I saw it a few months ago just haven't got to it yet

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Cstriker01 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah Uchigatana is awesome. Always get the repair kit and keys off the merchant before offing him for that sword.

OR! You can always rock two other early game swords that are even better:

  • Estoc (Bestoc)

  • Baller Swag Sword (Balder Side Sword)

I used Estoc beginning all the way to Seethe for the moonlight greatsword on a magic build recently. Imbued with Crystal magic weapon that sword is disgusting. My buddy was watching me do the gargoyles with the estoc and magic weapon and he was shocked how fast that pair destroyed the gargoyles. I had the first one downed as the second was just landing.

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SigAR 2 points ago +2 / -0

I must have killed the skeleton that dropped that BSS a thousand times before it dropped lol

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Cstriker01 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah…that’s the kicker. For me if I’m not planning on using it, it will drop. If I want it for a build, no go that thing never drops.

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Assassin47 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep I'm the same way. I totally get why people like these games but boss battles are my least favorite part of Metroidvanias. I just like the exploration, with enemies that present a fun challenge but are basically background noise. Every mook doesn't need to be a mini-boss with its own strategy to defeat.

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Cstriker01 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

So playing Grime…these boss battles are incredible. Some of the best I’ve played in a metroidvania. Multiphase, puzzle solving, challenging.

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reallynotfeelingitrn 2 points ago +2 / -0

lost ruins