But lately, I've found I'm drawn less and less to platforming games. I bought the remastered version of Duck Tales, and played through about half of it. Shovel Knight came and went without me finding any interest in it. Even Mighty No 9 doesn't interest me, at all, when I loved the game series it was modeled after.
I've been trying to figure out why, and it's finally occurred to me.
Roguelike/Roguelite games have ruined Platform games for me
I now realize that I no longer want to have to memorize levels. I don't want to have to practice the same jump over and over.
I want to master the mechanics of a game, and have the game develop around me. I want a new experience every time I play. I want to try different powerup combos. And I want a full game play through each time I sit to play.
I've been spoiled by Roguelike games!