Many modern metroidvanias minus exploration?

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I started playing Axiom Verge and though it plays well. Looks cool and has great sound Im not about to sketch a map on notebook paper. I bounce between games and quit playing games for an extended enough period that it makes it difficult to ever pick up games like this again. They are so cheap to buy I keep on wasting money.

So the question is: which modern Metroidvanias have me just going right, with no backtracking?

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#2  Edited By Justin258

Uh, Mega Man X, I suppose.

Anyway, while we're on the topic, I would like someone to suggest me a few first person puzzle games without any puzzles and maybe some menu-driven walking simulators, Edith Finch and Gone Home type stuff.

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#3  Edited By sometingbanuble

@justin258: kind of feel the snark. I’d say Tacoma if you want a first person walk simulator with no stupid puzzles. It’s kind of like Murder on the Orient express because there is more mystery (1 mystery doesn’t necessary qualify as multiple pluzzles). It’s also a walking simulator with a very menu driven story.

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@justin258: kind of feel the snark. I’d say Tacoma if you want a first person walk simulator with no stupid puzzles. It’s kind of like Murder on the Orient express because there is more mystery (1 mystery doesn’t necessary qualify as multiple pluzzles). It’s also a walking simulator with a very menu driven story.

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...a little bit, yes, though honestly I should have suggested Metroid Fusion.

But really, exploration is sorta the point of a Metroidvania game. Wandering around, finding goodies, discovering how to make it through the game, finding bosses, etc. If you want to take the exploration out of a Metroid game, you get a 2D sidescrolling action game... so Mega Man X. I suppose you're trying to get people to "think outside the box" about what a Metroidvania is or something, but the term "Metroidvania" - for all the derision it gets - is a fairly well-established, relatively easily-defined genre. And that definition involves figuring out how to navigate the game world, no matter how you slice it.

Or you're just trolling.

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At the risk of being a Genre Dick: yeah you're kind of asking for an oxymoron here. Metroidvanias are also occasionally known as "search action," so if you're just going right, you're not really searching. You want an action platformer. Might I suggest Mega Man X?

Alternatively, you could go with a rougelite like Flinthook. Since each run (an hour or three?) starts anew, you don't run the risk of getting lost in the map when you come back to it.

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As a legit suggestion, I'd recommend some of the roguelites which adopted gentle Metroidvania trappings. Neon Abyss, Enter the Gungeon, Dead Cells, Flinthook as previously mentioned, Rogue Legacy 1 and 2 all have "search and explore" downtime between the battles, but the maps are procedurally generated so you get the satisfaction of revealing and clearing a map but none of the hassle of getting lost. These personally aren't for me but they might scratch the exploration itch without being overwhelming.

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Y'all being very generous and I'm waiting on the declaration of how these patient answers are Incorrect, not what I'm looking for.

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@the_nubster: Thanks for the legitimate answer. All others *crickets*. I dont think i like roguelites/or likes. I resisted that Hollow Knight Switch sale because I imagine i'm going to have to go back and find some random turnip. Can you list the not-rogues. I don't like procedurally generated because i like coming back to a game years later and having memory recall for the exact same experience. It's why i probably won't allow myself to like Hades.

Also, the link feature is pretty nice.

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@sometingbanuble: The suggestion of Metroid Fusion is a very good one, actually, if you're looking for a proper Metroidvania. Metroid Fusion or Metroid Dread are very good at making clear where you need to go next without entirely robbing the satisfaction of exploration.

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@efesell: Looks like you fished your wish.

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#11  Edited By sometingbanuble

@peezmachine: i didnt get what i;m looking for because the presumption that i'm going to fish out a device that can play metroid fusion (now if it's on nintendo switch online then thanks... but i highly doubt it so something on the complete opposite end of the spectrum of thanks in that case.. it is on the Wii-u eshop so i guess i retract some of it but NOW YOU KNOW going forward expectations) isn't helpful, unless i have a time machine. The most helpful, and only, answers i'm looking for are for games that i can buy on current consoles right now with a credit card and start playing as soon as the download finishes. For future reference.

Even the title has many MODERN metroidvanias. I can't debate the word modern because someone somewhere is going to say DaVinci is modern. In order to expand your mind you have to occassionally stretch.

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https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/2acdb1a0d9150f31?lang=en-US Phew, almost bought a bunch of games so i could get my 60 gold coins just so i could get metroid fusion. Just so i could beat this game. Just so i could actually turn a negative attitude and an attempt to attack me into a good, free, thing. Of course the offer has expired. Just like the validity of proposing metroid fusion, kinda.