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I've been very into Metroidvanias lately. I had already played most of the Metroids and Symphony of the Night years ago, but over the last couple of months I've blown through the Castlevania games on GBA as well as Metroid Zero Mission and Cave Story.

Now I want to know what else is out there. What are the best indie Metroidvanias?
Have you tried Bloodstained yet? It's the Castlevania spiritual sequal Iga (designer for SOTN and the GBA/DS castlevanias) made after leaving Konami.

View: https://youtu.be/pXGlDbDMnVE

Also the DS Castlevania games were very good.

View: https://youtu.be/2QSgA2nBbw0

Dawn of Sorrow is a sequel to Aria of Sorrow, so if you enjoyed that one you'll probably want to play it.

I see someone already mentioned Blasphemous, which is an interesting sort of Metroidvania Dark Souls. And I just now learned it is getting a sequel.

View: https://youtu.be/T3SxYMu5qGY

But no-one has mentioned one of my all time favorite indie games, The Messenger. Whose not-so-secret twist is that it's not just Ninja Gaiden clone, but a Ninjatroidvania.

View: https://youtu.be/qJf9edBS0TQ

Seriously, The Messenger is great.
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