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Best combat mechanic in 2d platformer games

Discussion in 'Game Design' started by WildWolvesGames, Mar 21, 2023.

  1. WildWolvesGames

    WildWolvesGames

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    I'm making a metroidvania-like adventure game, but I don't know what combat mechanic to implement. So I ask you this question : What is your favorite combat system in 2d adventure or Metroidvania games ? And Why ?
     
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  2. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    i like dash movement that has like no penalties so you feel very agile, and weapon shot projectiles that aren't instant so nailing a perfectly timed shot feels great.
     
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  3. WildWolvesGames

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    Isn't it like some of the mechanics we can find in Hollow Knight ?
     
  4. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    I haven't played it, couldn't say
     
  5. vintage-retro-indie_78

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    for me it's the upgradable weapon - stuff, where either a weapon gets better, and then it's the hyper - attacks, think overall Castlevania - titles are very cool, anyway think most of the attacks, or ' powers ' in this game at least make sense . . .



    not sure what you want to make, however there's a jam - server for people that make Castlevania, or other stuff, think you could find a team there, or at least learn more . . .

    LINK Indie Game Jams LINK OVER

    overall thought Hollow Knight was rather good, however my two favorite genres are either horror, or then sci - fi over the Castlevania - genre, can't remember the name of the jam - server, here's an image of their Discord - server . . . .

    upload_2023-3-23_15-12-11.png

    think it's been running for years, there's also a ton of people there, there's a jam - theme, and everyone makes the Castlevania - genre, not sure you could find a team there // get more help from the people that run the place . . . .

    overall, my advice is try to look for experts in this genre, because it's almost for about getting the ' feel ', or also dynamic combat - stuff right, than it's either the graphics, or setting, the people on that Discord - server could have a few more answers . . . .
     
  6. BrandyStarbrite

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    I'll add one that might not have been done before.
    How about a dodge ability, probably similar to the dodge move, that all characters have in Smash Bros. That would be a good quality of life ability.
     
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  7. WildWolvesGames

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    Very Good ! It would be interesting to see it in a 2d rpg or action-adventure game.
     
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  8. BrandyStarbrite

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    Yeah.

    For clarification, the old 2d Fatal Fury games, had an evade mechanic, where you could jump into the background, to avoid projectiles and certain attacks. And there is a dodge in the classic King of Fighters games too. Obviously, you'll want your evade/dodge ability, to be more refined for your game, and to help/aid your players too.
     
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  9. WildWolvesGames

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    Thanks !