Yeah, I Kickstarted Bloodstained. Really looking forward to it.They are very different games. Axiom Verge is the closest thing out there to Metroid that isn't Metroid, in style, world design, and to an extent gameplay. Hollow Knight gets compared to Dark Souls because some parts are brutal and the overall aesthetic is grim, I thought the gameplay was very very excellent but the sword-based Metroid style isn't for everyone.
I'm hoping that Bloodstained brings more of a Castlevania: SOTN thing to Steam (I mean, if any game does it would make sense for this one to) because I'd love a new take on SOTN.
I Kickstarted it as well. Was weird to see it during an E3 conference actually as I thought it was still a ways out There's another backer game I signed on for, Indivisible, that may fall into the Metroidvania category based on the proof-of-concept demo but I think it'll end up more like a Kirbyvania, which is still OK.Yeah, I Kickstarted Bloodstained. Really looking forward to it.
Have you played Salt & Sanctuary? I love the Dark Souls games, but S&S has been beyond brutal for me. I really suck at it.