Are 2D games a thing of the past?

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  1. Rob TT

    Rob TT Stunt Coordinator

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    Some of my all time favorites are games like Mario 1,2,3, Zelda, Contra, etc....

    2D games were so much easier and fun to play. Are we ever going to see games like this again, or are they history?
     
  2. Paul Richardson

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    Not at all. They are very much alive and well on the Gameboy Advance.
     
  3. Adam Tyner

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    Capcom is still churning out 2D fighters as well.
     
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    I think the next Mario title should play with the idea of dimensional space and should be called Mario Dimensions.
    The game will begin in an initially familiar 3D world, but due to antagonistic cirumstance, he will be retro'd into a 2D space (complete with flickering), forced to quest through nightmarish depictions of his 8bit and 16bit, and finally 64bit past. As the game progresses, so does the graphical style (it only gets better as it goes along) and by the last 1/3 of the game, Miyamoto will have introduced us to an almost surreal Escher-esque 3D world with jaw dropping graphics.
    The game will basically chronicle the gamer's love affair with the evolution of graphics and of the Mario series in particular. Thus successfully marrying the 2D and 3D worlds.
    ~j
     
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    Ah I certainly hope not. 2d games have a certain charm that for some reason just draws me in.
    Lets not forget about the big daddy coming in September:
    Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance
     
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    Nope, I still give Castlevania: Symphony of the Night a good spin every once in a while.
     
  9. Todd Schnell

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    I sure hope not, I still love 2D gaming.
    GBA does indeed have some cool 2D games, but I want 2D for the next gen systems.
    I would love a 2D Castlevania (ala SotN style) for XBox, PS2, or the Cube.
    Contra Shattered Soldier is indeed returning to its 2D roots & is looking impressive from the pics. [​IMG]
    I want more.
    Long live 2D!
    Todd
     
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    Contra: Shattered Soldier is not 2-D, it's 3-D side-scrolling.

    I have nothing wrong with 3-D side-scrollers or even 2-D games. Neither do a lot of people.
     
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    Actually, it sort of is and isn't. Some parts are side-scrolling, while some parts are more 3-D. Nonetheless, it's 3-D graphics with a classic 2-D platforming concept mixed with some new 3-D stuff that has a 2-D feel...
     
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    Ikaruga. Out next week, if memory serves. Seriously kicking myself for not doing a preorder when I had the chance; I was in a 'Pay that much for a game? Never!' mood, which was a very very bad idea.
     
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    Thanks as ever Brian. I know there are a few people getting spare copies in on the Edge forum here in the UK, so provided the reviews don't turn out too badly, I'll probably grab one from there. Certainly, the moment this rumoured Gamecube version is officially announced I expect there to be a number of Ebay hoarders feeling disappointed...
     
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    Heh. I know Marsh is bringing in a bunch and models himself as the "Edge supplier of all things rare", but I can't quite bring myself to suggest you buy from him [​IMG] Bit of a history between us. He was charging upto 30 quid for a DC game that, at the time, was easy to find here for $10-15 new. I called him on it. I wasn't popular.
     
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    Hopefully 2D will always be around, as judging from the 3D iterations of Mega Man, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, etc. there are just some games that play better in the second dimension. I regard Castlevania: SotN as one of the best games ever made, not only insomuch as it plays, but also how it looks. 2D, hand-drawn animation is a beautiful thing, it's just a shame more and more gamers these days don't seem to appreciated it, and usually have condescending remarks for it (such as "that looks so 16 Bit"...since when was that a bad thing anywyas?).

    I'd really love to see how well the X-Box, PS2 and GCN handle their sprites...
     
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    The reviews on Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance have been amazing so far. Show your support and pick this title up if you have a GBA. That's the only way to keep 2D alive, by using your wallet to show companies what you really want!
     

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