Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is pretty solid. A little shorter than I'd like, but a very good time, and you can probably get it pretty cheap right now.I'll check it out, thanks!
Shantae seriesShantae's 'Smash speculation' fanbase kind of put me off of trying out the games, but I'll look into them.
I will always recommend the La-Mulana games but with the caveat that they're very much not for everyone.Actually tried La-Mulana in the past. It was a bit much for me, although I recognize that it was a well-made game.
If you're not looking specifically for 2D games then Metroid Prime is easily the best Metroidvania you haven't played yet. For 2D only, Aquaria and Shadow Complex are my go-to recommendations, though Shadow Complex borrows heavily from Super Metroid. Different controls though, and the controls are easily Super Metroid's weakest area (even on a controller).Forgot to list Zero Mission on the list, played it in the past and really enjoyed it. Have also played and enjoyed the Prime games - didn't list them because I was mentally focusing on 2D games for whatever reason.
Edit: You should also absolutely play Metroid Zero Mission if you liked Metroid Fusion.
Beat Metroid Dread and Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth. Both were really good, enjoyed them about equally. So far the ones I've played (recently and in the past) are:
Wasn't a Fan:
La-Mulana (wasn't for me, although it was a well-crafted game)
also gotta be that guy The original Dark Souls is a 3D metroidvania play that >_>
Dark Souls is my favorite game of all time but describing it as a metroidvania in the same vein as the other games posted here is an outright lie.
Just because you have some freedom as to where to go, and the world being connected, does not make it one.
both Guacamelees are amazing
Wasn't a Fan:
there have also been a lot of hollow knight clones this year, that have tried ripping it off in varying capacities, some to the point of almost being straight up reskins and others directly taking its life system and little else frustratingly. i'll leave those aside especially since you mentioned not enjoying it >_>You should post the HK clones anyway for those of us who did like it!
You should post the HK clones anyway for those of us who did like it!Greak is probably the most notable one, and there was also Exorcist Fairy and Aeterna Noctis... also 1 other one i'd have to check from the last couple of months, and also a number of demo releases like Haiku The Robot and Lone Fungus
Throwing out the old Castle In The Darkness recommendation again.
Touhou Luna Nights is very good, feels a lot like the DS Castlevanias.
Somebody talk me into this. I see it's $1.49 on PSN
Greak is probably the most notable one, and there was also Exorcist Fairy and Aeterna Noctis... also 1 other one i'd have to check from the last couple of months, and also a number of demo releases like Haiku The Robot and Lone FungusThanks! Glimmer in Mirror, Crowsworn, and Aeterna Noctis have been on my radar but I hadn't heard of the rest.
and there's also more stuff like Glimmer in Mirror (demo released last year, i tried it this year personally, half expected it to fully release by now but it got bumped to next year much like haiku and silksong lol) and Crowsworn (had a kickstarter) too...
Touhou Luna Nights is very good, feels a lot like the DS Castlevanias.Luna Nights is great (especially the bosses), but for those who care, there's barely any exploration involved. It's broken into levels and each level leads directly into the next. You can backtrack but it's not interconnected at all.
This looks amazingLuna Nights was fun.
I started Blasphemous the other day. Not too far in but it sure is something stylistically.
I will fight you.