Satisfyingly difficult versus satisfyingly long
November 3, 2011 9:17 AM Subscribe
In 1987 the first Castlevania was released. It was followed by Simon's Quest in 1988. The difference between the two games is stark. Although they both have the same basic plot lines (kill Dracula) and setting, Simon's Quest introduced an open world and RPG elements, giving eventual rise to the genre known as "Metroidvania". Sequelitis
looks at the difference between these design decisions and shows that maybe Metroidvanias aren't quite as much fun as you might remember.
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