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A Love Letter to the Collect-o-Thon Platformer

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In this "anything for an opportunity to feature Sly Cooper" edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter GiantBoyDetective pronounces his love for platforming games that have you find countless things.


The Sly Cooper Collection has been sitting at the top of my backlog for a good while now and I finally got around to playing it again last night. I haven't even tried 2 and 3, but the original is exactly the kind of game I love.

I know some people hate platformers where you have to collect loads of things, but those are my favorite kinds. Donkey Kong 64 was a collect-o-thon and love that game to pieces. Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro. These are the games that truly make me love gaming.


Are there other platformer titles I've somehow over looked on the PS3? Sonic games seem to be the only ones I can't get in to.

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Dylan Juran

THIS! a million times this! My favorite platformer of all time was banjo-kazooie! I love the 3D environments with collectable objects that have really interesting worlds. I have always related it to the kind of enjoyment i get out of disneyland, except you get to collect things and platform at the same time. It gets me really excited for Sly 4.

My friend and I are considering making a really well put together single level of a platformer of this style with the source engine, and then putting it up on kickstarter to make the full game. I think that just like the point-n-click adventure genre, there are tons of people who would love to play a nice platformer like this again.