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Your Favorite 2.5D Perspective Game (Platform Game)

08-03-2013, 06:52 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
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Your Favorite 2.5D Perspective Game (Platform Game)

I am hoping to find a hidden gem of a game featuring a 2.5D perspective view.

In particular a platform type of game, but non platform games are welcome on the list.

Thanks in advance for your response.

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08-03-2013, 07:31 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Philippines
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Sine Mora - SHMUP

08-04-2013, 02:55 AM
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Wait... is 2.5D 3D animation in a 2D gameplay? or is it 2D animations in a 3D gameplay?

Here's a few of those with 3D animations in a 2D gameplay.

Platformers:

Ark of Sinners
Swordigo
Perfect Cell
Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame
Lost Winds 1 & 2
Paper Monsters
Project 83113
Mirror's Edge

Other genre:

Unmechanical
Waking Mars
Gene Effect
Karateka
Hungry Shark Evo
Sine Mora

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08-04-2013, 03:45 AM
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Mutant Mudds
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
08-04-2013, 04:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Wait... is 2.5D 3D animation in a 2D gameplay? or is it 2D animations in a 3D gameplay?

It is 3D animation with 2D gameplay. You can't just put cartoon 2D animation alongside with 3D FPS/any other 3D genre, it will look horrible as hell (even if you remove the 3D part and make it fully 2D, it will still look like hell).
08-04-2013, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Oceraux View Post
It is 3D animation with 2D gameplay. You can't just put cartoon 2D animation alongside with 3D FPS/any other 3D genre, it will look horrible as hell (even if you remove the 3D part and make it fully 2D, it will still look like hell).
It's still possible and there are good ones, but yeah, that's why i posted the ones with 3D animations in 2D gameplay in my list.

Now that i thought about my list, i think Waking Mars is 2D-only. Cant really remember. :P

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08-04-2013, 11:57 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
It's still possible and there are good ones, but yeah, that's why i posted the ones with 3D animations in 2D gameplay in my list.

Now that i thought about my list, i think Waking Mars is 2D-only. Cant really remember. :P
Yeah, waking mars doesn't really look that 3d to me, probably better of deleting it.

I think the best by far is Dariusburst. It is frickin' awesome for its pseudo 3d effects, can you add that one to your list EP? Thxs.
08-09-2013, 12:18 AM
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Thanks everyone. I'll be checking a few out and let you know impressions or if I find some more of them!
08-09-2013, 01:45 AM
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If you like shmups, Dariusburst and sine mora are some of the best pseudo 3d games out there.
08-09-2013, 05:51 AM
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Originally Posted by onyx77 View Post
I am hoping to find a hidden gem of a game featuring a 2.5D perspective view.

In particular a platform type of game, but non platform games are welcome on the list.

Thanks in advance for your response.
One of the absolute best platformers on iOS is Swordigo.
It is 2.5D and an amazing game.

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