Most story-intensive/talkiest side-scroller?

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Hey, so I'm curious because side scrolling platform games are a field I really haven't kept up with well since the days when Mega Man X was a new game lol although I've been on a bit of a retro kick lately, and also my internal game designer is for some reason very thirsty for the idea of making a side scroller/platformer (it helps that I've been collecting resources for such a game 'just in case' for way too long)...what side scrolling game (preferably real time, preferably a platformer) has the most involved and/or complicated story and the most dialogue and/or text?

I am not talking about 'lore' like I'm pretty sure Terraria or Shovel Knight or w/e have pretty deep lore if you're willing to wiki-walk for it, I mean up-front storytelling, like words on screen (or if you want to get fancy about it, voice over). As a dev I don't want to attempt to develop a game in this genre if I can't lean heavily on writing which is my greatest strength, and as a player I don't recall (I might of course be forgetting something) playing a platformer with more story/dialogue than idk, Megaman Xn.
 

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Dex is a sidescroller RPG. Has a good amount of dialogue, cutscenes, story, etc.
 

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Check out Shadow Complex.
 

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