Been playing Dandara lately.. it's a metroidvania platformer by a small gaming studio in Brazil. The thing is, the actual platforming is way different. You'll either find it refreshing or aggravating for the gameplay.. Fair warning, there's Dark Souls vibes in the sense that when you die, you gotta get your XP back from where you died.
You dash across from surface to surface with no running or jumping at all. I saw the trailer for its release on the Switch two years ago and bought it soon as I could. Solid 20 hours on a first playthrough while learning all the controls and stuff. Second playthrough was 6 hours and that was that, never really played it again. Archived the game, and deleted the software.
I had a sudden urge to play it again yesterday. So I downloaded it and man.. they've added so much since the initial release, as well as a huge update for free.
I've seen people recommending previous owners of the game to start a new file and go from the beginning again. I did just that, and I'm glad I did. The game's been given so much more life compared to the first experience I had with it. Not only that, but even once I quickly got used to the controls again, the game still delivered heavy amounts of difficulty for all the new sections they added. On top of the basic playthrough of the game, they've added plenty of features that change up the game depending on how easy or how difficult you wanna make it.
I beat it like half an hour ago and clocked in at almost 10 hours, which for a first time player.. that might amount to 30 hours. Overall, this game's relatively cheap (even cheaper on mobile now) and it offers quite a bit for the price.
10/10 would play again once my thumbs recover