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Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:52 pm

If you were to make a list of the most basic genres used to group games, what would you come up with? To elaborate, I'm trying to come up with the LEAST amount of genres to separate games into groups. How would you do this?

Action/Adventure
Fighting
Game Simulator
Puzzle
Racing
RPG
Shooter
Sports
Strategy

what am I missing? What would you change?

And to elaborate: I'm not talking about "survival horror" as a genre. I'm thinking of that as a sub-genre. So where would that fit in? Action/Adventure I suppose?

Do you see what I'm trying to do?
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by RyaNtheSlayA Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:54 pm

Seperate Action and Adventure. Then you have it.
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by AppleQueso Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:55 pm

I agree with the above, seperate action and adventure, most surhors would fit in the latter, and the ones that wouldn't would fit in the former
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Flake Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:56 pm

Platformer / Sidescroller?
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:04 pm

Flake wrote:Platformer / Sidescroller?


I'm thinking Action.

Okay so on the separating Action and Adventure, can you guys illustrate yr point a bit. I mean, list a handful of games that you'd call "action" and a handful you'd call "adventure"?
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Opa Opa Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:06 pm

Shoot-em-ups?
Unless, of course, you are putting that under "shooter".

edit: And by "game simulator" do you mean like Life Simulators like The Sims or Harvest Moon?
And are you putting Music games in the simulation section as well?
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:08 pm

Opa Opa wrote:Shoot-em-ups?
Unless, of course, you are putting that under "shooter".


correct. Shoot-em-ups and run-n-guns are a sub-genre of Shooters.
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by RyaNtheSlayA Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:10 pm

noiseredux wrote:
Flake wrote:Platformer / Sidescroller?


I'm thinking Action.

Okay so on the separating Action and Adventure, can you guys illustrate yr point a bit. I mean, list a handful of games that you'd call "action" and a handful you'd call "adventure"?


I agree with platformer/sidescroller going in action.

Examples of Adventure: Myst, Penumbra, Amnesia, various text and point and clicks

Examples of Action: Sonic, Mario 64, Ninja Gaiden
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by Hobie-wan Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:12 pm

I assume you mean to lump rhythm games into puzzle? Make sure to put Punch Out in there too. :mrgreen:
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Re: Basic Genres (help me make a list)

by noiseredux Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:14 pm

@Hobie, yes I think I'd call rhythm a sub-genre of puzzle.

in my head Bubble Bobble, Parasol Stars, Toki Tori -- these games are puzzle games. Agreed?
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