that's an outright lie, and devs believing that kind of sentiment, over listening to those of us who wanted more collectathons that were just collectathons, is what killed the genre and spawned a dozen series-ending flops in the first place.Sleet wrote:It doesn't help that the genre is kind of played out. It needs new angles to make it work
mario isn't a true collectathon though, it's a regular platformer. they're not the same thing. yes there is an item collection element in each of his games but, save for mario 64, it's never the core mechanic, it's always in service of something else.Sleet wrote:Mario seems to be the only exception
a true collectathon is a scavenger hunt first before anything else. all other mechanics serve that one.