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Information Posted on 30 June 19 at 06:40
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Information Posted on 30 June 19 at 21:10
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This should have the Metroidvania tag applied to it. The world is admittedly level based and not interconnected, but progress in the campaign requires unlocking transformations and skills, and going back to previous levels in order to complete puzzles or access other parts of the stage to obtain campaign items.

Note: it's prequel Shantae and the Pirate's Curse does have the Metroidvania tag applied, so if it is decided not to apply Metroidvania to Half Genie Hero, then that game should also be looked at.
Posted on 01 July 19 at 00:40
This game is rather different than Pirate's Curse, it's much more linear and stage-based. Revisiting the stages isn't dependent on item progression, nor is it as open and organic as a traditional Metroidvania. We've decided not to change it
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