Originally Posted by dark10x
I thought Portrait of Ruin was on the right track but ultimately fell short. What I would like to see is a game with an open castle to explore (not too large, though) in which you visit individual stages designed in the style of old school Castlevania games (ala Dracula X).
Well OoE is more or less like that, smaller more linear stages and a shorter metroidvania castle.
Originally Posted by Skilletor
The funny thing to me is that so many people think 2D = Metroidvania. As if that's the only way it could be done.
Give me something like Dracula X or CV1-4.
Not the only way, but the right way to do it.