boy do I like metroidvania games
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The games I'm most iffy about are Shantae (because I haven't played it again in a good few years or tons of times prior unlike the others) and Arms because... I actually don't know?
I feel the need to say that I think S3&K and Metroid Prime are the closest games to perfection I've ever played, yet my absolute favorite game of all-time is Custom Robo.
(despite said games being near the same area of the chart, the picture has no order)
Honorary mentions are:
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Each of the first 3 Paper Mario games
(6/3) [Skies of Arcadia, Pokemon Sapphire, Ace Attorney, Metroid Fusion, Paper Mario, Minish Cap]
Only reason I can't say I like all of the games on your list that I've played is because I haven't finished Arcadia, Ace Attorney, or Minish Cap, nor gotten far enough to make a concrete judgement. I'll do it some day.
(1/...1) good list
(8/8) [everything that isn't Oracles or Link's Awakening]
I am 90% sure I may be blood related to Ivo. More about this on channel 5 news at 11.
(6/5) [Paper Mario: TTYD, Ristar, Dynamite Headdy, Kirby Super Star, Yoshi's Island, SA2]
Only one I don't like is Dynamite Headdy. It's visuals were just a bit too bright
which gave me a headache and some of the levels were on the more annoying side.