Name Some Excellent Platformers
05.12.2012 @ 06:23 #1
I'd like to get one for my husband as a gift, though. He doesn't have much time to play games, so he doesn't have fabulous skills, nor does he have the time to spend to play the same level twenty times until he gets it right. So an interesting but relatively easy platformer would be best.
He's most likely to play on the PC or the DS, but last-generation consoles (PS2 and GameCube) are possible, and so is the Wii.
Can you name me a fun, interesting, not-too-hard platformer?
05.12.2012 @ 07:00 #2
If your husband likes platforming and puzzles, you might want to check out Limbo and Braid. Games with amazing art and design, relying more on your brain than reflexes and hitting the right pixels.
05.12.2012 @ 07:02 #3
Platforming plus puzzles is right up his alley, so those are great suggestions, thanks!
05.12.2012 @ 07:17 #4
Then there is Braid, Limbo as Gregski suggested.
fresh from the oven Mark Of the Ninja,
Rayman (forgot the last games name />)
And burrow a PS3 from someone for Little Big planet,Outland and Journey />
Also Fez is a good choice for PC. And there is Splosion Man, a very funny platfromer but i dont think its on PC.
And Yeah, I dont recommend Super Meat Boy. Not good for ones sanity...
05.12.2012 @ 08:43 #5
Limbo is recommended, very nice alternative puzzle-platformer (from Denmark ^^)!
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05.12.2012 @ 13:14 #6
Also, it has coop, so you can play it together
05.12.2012 @ 13:31 #7
To the Moon
Super Meat Boy
Mark of the Ninja
and for good measure
There should be something there for him to enjoy. Many different genres and narrative structures. Much luck in finding something.
05.12.2012 @ 16:24 #9
You can also emulate some console platformers, like use Dolphin to emulate the SMB on the Wii.
Also you can download some parkour maps for MineCraft, they can be pretty fun.
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05.12.2012 @ 17:36 #11
I think Portal might qualify as a puzzle platformer, but I'm no expert. I do know that my husband adored both of the Portal games, though.
05.12.2012 @ 19:41 #13
Portal 2 has co-op so that's something both you and your husband could enjoy and with the recent update it's possible to download a ton of co-op puzzles to play together. Portal 2 is great for any couple. />
06.12.2012 @ 02:53 #14
Ah yes, nice suggestion. Fun game, a little dumbed down from the first one and a little insubstantial but overall a pretty good game and I can see you having many hours of fun together. Unless you're the short tempered type of people.
06.12.2012 @ 02:57 #15
Ah, but as I said, he already HAS Portal. Thanks for the thought, though.
07.12.2012 @ 22:20 #16
If it has to be 2D, I still think Mario strikes a Valve-ish balance as far as difficulty is concerned, i.e. they're not designed to make you angry. I don't know how much Mario there is for PC, though...
07.12.2012 @ 22:27 #17
07.12.2012 @ 23:46 #19
I'll have to add Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. Both 1 and 2 are excellent games in every way even the graphics look good for a Wii game.
08.12.2012 @ 00:34 #20
And for Nintendo DS there are so many nice platform games that I don't know which one choose