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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Limewater Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:46 am

noiseredux wrote:I think I want broad, but not super-broad. So I do think Shooter deserves separate from Action. I don't know if Platformer should be separate as well.


But "Shooter" would still be a subgenre of "Action". They are certainly action-focused games.

If you split out "Shooter," I think you should probably drop the "Action" genre entirely and just refer to appropriate subgenres, which I think you already have listed. Then, split "Adventure" back into "Action/Adventure" as you had earlier for things like Zelda, and "Thinking Adventure" for things like Point 'N Clicks and text adventures, etc...

I don't like calling it "Thinking Adventure," though. I'm sure there is a better term for an adventure game without a strong action component.
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:14 pm

Probably need 'strategy' as well.
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:14 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:Probably need 'strategy' as well.


gimme YOUR list dude.
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:55 pm

noiseredux wrote:gimme YOUR list dude.


The one I use in my spreadsheet of games is super loose and tailored to my tastes. It should also been taken with a grain of salt. But FWIW:

Comp - compilations obviously
Action - used for things like Bionic Commando and Ninja Gaiden which may involve running, jumping, swinging swords for quick killls
Puzzle - Tetris, Bomberman, World of Goo
Adventure - Zelda, Gargoyle's Quest
Platformer
Shmup
Run n Gun
FPS - I kinda lump some 3rd person in here too
RPG - Longer adventures with heavier stat and skill raising
Pinball
Beat em Up - Final Fight, Sword of the Berzerk
Fighting - one on one or tag team with complex movesets
Racing
Sports
Strategy
Gun shooter - light gun games
Rail shooter - Panzer Dragoon, Gamera 2000
Rhythm
Sim - Only have a random comp of Sims as that
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:05 pm

this shit is tough.
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:36 pm

noiseredux wrote:this shit is tough.


Indeed. No matter what someone is gonna say "Nuh uh! Game X is a Y!" unless it is an older simpler game that purely sticks to one mechanic. :?
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:44 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
noiseredux wrote:this shit is tough.


Indeed. No matter what someone is gonna say "Nuh uh! Game X is a Y!" unless it is an older simpler game that purely sticks to one mechanic. :?


agreed. I'm just trying to build a list that's well organized, a groups the games well without going overboard with sub-genres.
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