A mixture of platformer, RPG elements and logical puzzles, the Metroidvania genre right now is rebirthing. Let's try to figure out how and when the genre was born and what about it fascinates so many modern players.
"Metroidvania" is always a huge connected world, parts of which are blocked by obstacles. To overcome them, the player will have to find a suitable item or ability. This will help the hero not only to visit a new location, but also to defeat previously invulnerable enemies or, for example, find secrets. So, gradually discovering new items and abilities, the player explores the vast world.