Spurred by this (sub)thread on the topic of 3D Mario All Stars, I thought it would be interesting to discuss different types of 3D platformers, comparing them and perhaps even managing to group the similar ones together.
I hope such a discussion might lead people to try some other games that they haven’t before based on what they have enjoyed before.
Some example topics, to kick-start the discussion:
- how the character feels/controls (e.g. their momentum, jump, move-set)
- audio-visual package
- story and general ambience/feeling
- completionist goals
- specific game mechanics
- any other reason why one is a “must play” and how is it similar or different to others