The 15 Best Stories in Metroidvania Games

The 15 Best Stories in Metroidvania Games

Videogames are an incredibly powerful storytelling medium, because you don’t just sit back and passively absorb the narrativeโ€”you live it ๐Ÿ“– Letโ€™s take a look at the best narratives in metroidvania history!

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00:00 Intro
00:11 Iconoclasts (2018) Joakim Sandberg
00:29 Axiom Verge (2015) Thomas Happ Games
00:49 Ori and the Blind Forest (2015) Moon Studios
01:11 The Messenger (2018) Sabotage Studio
01:35 Aquaria (2007) Bit Blot
01:58 Owlboy (2016) D-Pad Studio
02:20 Valdis Story (2013) Endlessfluff Games
02:39 Unepic (2014) Unepic Fran
02:57 Timespinner (2018) Lunar Ray Games
03:14 Steamworld Dig 2 (2017) Image & Form Games
03:33 Treasure Adventure World (2018) Robit Games
03:54 Blasphemous (2019) The Game Kitchen
04:17 Dust: An Elysian Tail (2012) Humble Hearts
04:35 Apotheon (2015) Alientrap
04:56 Hollow Knight (2017) Team Cherry
05:16 Outro

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Bits & Beats creates high-quality videos about the evolution of video games. In this channel you will find entertaining and educational videos that go through the history of your favorite games, with a special emphasis on Metroidvanias!

I put significant time and creative effort into each one of my videos, including research, digging into archives, recording voiceovers, and taking great care in video editing and design. Every video takes a minimum of 10 hours to produce, because I strive to give my audience consistent, high-quality content.

In every video I take the time to show how a video game property โ€” its gameplay, character designs, graphics, sound direction, etc. โ€” have evolved over time. Including unique voiceover or educational info on each video to enhance the viewing experience.

I have been playing video games for many years… and one of the things that I am most passionate about doing is looking back and walking the path of nostalgia until today. This is the foundation of Bits & Beats, putting into images, sound and information the evolution that our most beloved video games have had for decades.

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