Game-series like Mario, Castlevania, Metroid, Mega Man and Prince Of Persia are obviously among the best platformers ever made (Alice Madness Returns are my favourite). But the new Devs Play made me started to think about which games that have blended platforming with other genres (besides just shooting) are the most interesting ones?
To me, Psychonauts is easily number one together with Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons. Papo & Yo and Catherine are probably at a strong second place followed by Stick It To The Man. After that the list gets pretty thin.
Limbo, ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus, Beyond Good and Evil, The Cave and The Trine-games are all good but are not really as interesting as the five games mentioned above according to me.
The game Montezuma's Return should at least get an honourable mention. It was a sequel to a pretty standard 2D platformer called Montezuma's Revenge (obviously). The sequel was not only in 3D but also in first-person. That wasn't the only weird thing since it felt like they tried to base the entire gameplay around the most wild moments from the Indy-movies. Fun as it sometimes was it's not suprising that nobody has tried anything similair as far as I know.
Which ones are your favourites?