Honestly was searching the forum for variations of “recommendations” to see if something like this existed. Good timing.
Would love reccs for like, I feel like Kojima and Miyazaki have kinda spoiled me for 3D action games? I can’t get enough FromSoft and Kojima games, but so much other stuff doesn’t seem like it’d scratch the same itch. I like that they feel weighty, but something like Dead Space is almost TOO weighty and clunky, but the stuff like Devil May Cry-style seems too floaty or something.
Maybe it’s not even about the combat specifically, just the way your character “FEELS” in the 3D space, which is so hard to talk about haha. I love the old REs (didn’t dig 5 and haven’t played anything since), Zelda, Team Ico stuff, but would definitely love more reccs in that vein. I don’t even really know what links all those, other than just being good, but it feels KINDA related in my head. I dig the Arkham games, but I think my love of Batman may be a factor there, since I like-but-don’t-love Spidey, which plays relatively similar, but maybe also a little more floaty?
It seems like Nier maybe would scratch some of that itch from what I’ve seen?
Another diva thing though, is (and i’m open to exceptions) but I really don’t play many games where you kill humans with guns. I’ll do Star Wars lazer stuff, or kill humans with Swords in Dark Souls or whatever, but stuff like Uncharted kinda rubs me the wrong way I think? Plus I generally dig the more fantastical settings to realistc stuff (or at least weirdly heightened like MGS)
Same sorta with older 2D games, like I LOVE the worlds/music/look/vibes of old FF games or whatever, but I think turn-based just feels too abstracted for me so I wish every Final Fantasy just played like Link to the Past or something lol.
Definitely will look into whatever y’all think might be up my alley :)