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ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:14 AM)
Hi GAF...was wondering what are your favorite video game genre name/s? Optionally, you may explain why you like it/them.

Mine is very easily, survival horror. I like the way the words look when typed out/written down, the letters that make them up...the way it sounds when you say it out loud...how accurately it describes the what I consider great games in the genre

edit: I also like MMORPG for some reason...saying every letter of it out loud is satisfying for me
Last edited by ProgenitorCastle; 08-13-2017 at 02:59 AM.
TheGhostSix
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(08-13-2017, 02:15 AM)
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twin-stick shooters is a pretty good one

I also like toys-to-life, though I don't like toys-to-life games.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:16 AM)

Originally Posted by TheGhostSix

twin-stick shooters is a pretty good one

I also like toys-to-life, though I don't like toys-to-life games.

Both of these sounds great to me haha, especially toys-to-life XD
chugen
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(08-13-2017, 02:17 AM)
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early access
Razgriz-Specter
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(08-13-2017, 02:17 AM)
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"Tactical Espionage Action"
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:18 AM)

Originally Posted by chugen

early access

LMAO that's considered a genre, by you and perhaps others as well? o_o

Originally Posted by Razgriz-Specter

"Tactical Espionage Action"

Cool one as well imo
sixteen-bit
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(08-13-2017, 02:18 AM)
Beltscroller
Eggbok
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(08-13-2017, 02:18 AM)
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hack and slash. you already know what type of game you're getting.
limbs, blood, and ass everywhere.
CountAntonius
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(08-13-2017, 02:19 AM)
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Action RPG makes me salivate.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:20 AM)

Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Beltscroller

Never seen/heard of that one before o_o

Originally Posted by Eggbok

hack and slash. you already know what type of game you're getting.
limbs, blood, and ass everywhere.

This is like, pretty much the perfect description of Bayonetta series XD even though I see it being more commonly referred to as character action/stylish action
Gai Murakumo
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(08-13-2017, 02:21 AM)
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"High Speed Robot Action"

Though only used by Zone of the Enders I just love it.
luulubuu
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(08-13-2017, 02:22 AM)
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BATTLE ROYALE
OneEightZero
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(08-13-2017, 02:22 AM)
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Side-Scrolling Platform Action-Adventure Video Game

Metroidvania ^_^
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:25 AM)

Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Action RPG makes me salivate.

More power to you haha...personally, seems boring to me
Eblo
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(08-13-2017, 02:25 AM)
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"Bullet hell" perfectly sums up what you'll be dealing with and in what quantity.
nickgia
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(08-13-2017, 02:27 AM)
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Tactical espionage action.
Jawbreaker
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(08-13-2017, 02:27 AM)
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Masocore.
JayEH
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(08-13-2017, 02:28 AM)
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Stylish hard action.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:29 AM)
So many great ones imo! I'm quoting the ones I feel are great, and might add some commentary for some

Originally Posted by Gai Murakumo

"High Speed Robot Action"

Though only used by Zone of the Enders I just love it.

Originally Posted by luulubuu

BATTLE ROYALE

o_o that's a genre? Thought that was only a multiplayer mode

Originally Posted by OneEightZero

Side-Scrolling Platform Action-Adventure Video Game

Metroidvania ^_^

Side-Scrolling Platform Action-Adventure Video Game

o_0

Metroidvania ^_^

That one is pretty great imo


Originally Posted by Eblo

"Bullet hell" perfectly sums up what you'll be dealing with and in what quantity.

Yup
Rockk
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(08-13-2017, 02:29 AM)
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Doom clone
NameGenerated
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(08-13-2017, 02:30 AM)
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"Character action"


jk. It's fucking stupid.
luulubuu
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(08-13-2017, 02:33 AM)
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Freeformer
Itsuki
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(08-13-2017, 02:34 AM)
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"High Speed Robot Action" and "ADMINISTRATION & STRATEGY SLG"
tiebreaker
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(08-13-2017, 02:35 AM)
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VR Pheromone Shooting
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:35 AM)

Originally Posted by nickgia

Tactical espionage action.

Another poster mentioned this one already, but still cool :P

Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Masocore.

Never heard/seen of this before, and looked it up...it's pretty interesting to me haha. For some reason, they remind me of rougelikes...I guess because both genres are widely considered to be difficult, much more than the average game

Originally Posted by JayEH

Stylish hard action.

Stylish HARD action? Whazzat?

Originally Posted by Rockk

Doom clone

Haha XD shooters modelled after Doom are very distinct from later FPS games imo, and deserve to at least be classified as their own subgenre I feel...and yet, the term "Doom clone" sounds kind of...offensive...I can't think of a better one as of now, perhaps like "90s FPS" or something...I dunno
Kiddy Dong
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(08-13-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Character action.

I think it's good to differentiate action games that demand intimate knowledge of combat mechanics and mastery, from the rest of the relatively mindless "hack n slash" genre. "Character action" isn't the best term but it seems to stick, so I'll take what I can get.
jotun?
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(08-13-2017, 02:38 AM)
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Drain You
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(08-13-2017, 02:38 AM)
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Soulsbourne and Rogue Lite, honestly because both tend to piss of people to some extent. I love both the genres and their names.
Angry Guy
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(08-13-2017, 02:39 AM)
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Shmup is the most fun to say.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:40 AM)

Originally Posted by NameGenerated

"Character action"


jk. It's fucking stupid.

I like character action personally

Originally Posted by luulubuu

Freeformer

Did a search, couldn't find anything on it

Originally Posted by tiebreaker

VR Pheromone Shooting

o_0
electroshockwave
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(08-13-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by NameGenerated

"Character action"


jk. It's fucking stupid.

It's to differentiate it from those action games where you don't play as a character.
Evo X
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(08-13-2017, 02:43 AM)
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Beat em up.

I know exactly what I'm getting into. Lol
Comrade Crunch
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(08-13-2017, 02:43 AM)
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Immersive Sim

Mainly because without having someone explain it to you, there's no way of knowing what the hell constitutes a game in the genre.
NoblesseOblige
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(08-13-2017, 02:44 AM)
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Button Basher
Disgraced
(08-13-2017, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eblo

Bullet hell

Yep, it sounds cool and it's on point.

I never thought survival horror was that great until I saw a black screen with white text at the bottom that said

Enter the Survival Horror.
DarkConfidant
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(08-13-2017, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by NameGenerated

"Character action"


jk. It's fucking stupid.

Yeah. Never liked that one.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:45 AM)

Originally Posted by Kiddy Dong

Character action.

I think it's good to differentiate action games that demand intimate knowledge of combat mechanics and mastery, from the rest of the relatively mindless "hack n slash" genre. "Character action" isn't the best term but it seems to stick, so I'll take what I can get.

I pretty much agree!

For DMC series, I think it's best to use "stylish action" for it...and for Bayonetta series, "climax action" (as described once on PlatinumGames blog) and for The Wonderful 101, "unite action" (as described once on PlatinumGames blog), but I feel any of these games, along with most of PlatinumGames' output can be accurately described overall as "character action"

Originally Posted by jotun?

mumorpurger

Whazzat?

Originally Posted by Drain You

Soulsbourne and Rogue Lite, honestly because both tend to piss of people to some extent. I love both the genres and their names.

LMAO

yea...I tend to like genre names that piss people off as well XD

Originally Posted by Angry Guy

Shmup is the most fun to say.

Although that's your opinion, I agree
NESpowerhouse
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(08-13-2017, 02:49 AM)
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Full Reaction Eyes Entertainment

That's what Shenmue is.
Timeaisis
(08-13-2017, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Razgriz-Specter

"Tactical Espionage Action"

The coolest genre name ever.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:51 AM)

Originally Posted by Evo X

Beat em up.

I know exactly what I'm getting into. Lol

Yup, simple and straight to the point I feel

Originally Posted by Comrade Crunch

Immersive Sim

Mainly because without having someone explain it to you, there's no way of knowing what the hell constitutes a game in the genre.

Aren't most genres like that, video game or otherwise? Like how would you know what a Rougelike game is without having someone to explain it to you for example? Besides, regardless of whenether I need someone to explain it to me or not, I find Immersive Sim to be a a cool genre name

Originally Posted by Disgraced

I never thought survival horror was that great until I saw a black screen with white text at the bottom that said

Enter the Survival Horror.

Seeing "Enter the Survival Horror" on that black and white screen...so, SO good imo. ESPECIALLY in a game/games (RE 96 and it's REmake) that imo are the PERFECT representations of the genre overall...perhaps I should add this to the OP
momshotdad
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(08-13-2017, 02:56 AM)
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Third person action adventure open world with RPG elements. What an insane name.
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 02:58 AM)

Originally Posted by NESpowerhouse

Full Reaction Eyes Entertainment

That's what Shenmue is.

Sounds cool to me!

Originally Posted by Timeaisis

The coolest genre name ever.

Although I think it's a cool name overall, that's your opinion!
ProgenitorCastle
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(08-13-2017, 03:01 AM)

Originally Posted by momshotdad

Third person action adventure open world with RPG elements. What an insane name.

In your opinion! I agree though
Laughing Banana
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(08-13-2017, 03:02 AM)
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Shocking that no one said Souls-like.
Frankenstrat
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(08-13-2017, 03:02 AM)
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Tactical RPG and 4X. 4X in particular is such a weird name for a genre, I love it.
Waddle Dee
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(08-13-2017, 03:03 AM)
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"Walking Simulator", because it just hilarious that it's even a genre.
Sentenza
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(08-13-2017, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by NameGenerated

"Character action"


jk. It's fucking stupid.

Yep.
Can't stand the name, frankly.

Back to the topic. Personally I like"immersive sim". Both the genre itself and how the name is a pretty concise and self-explanatory descriptor of what defines them.
Here's a quick recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbyTOAlhRHk
Drain You
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(08-13-2017, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Laughing Banana

Shocking that no one said Souls-like.

I said Soulsborne, close enough.
Comrade Crunch
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(08-13-2017, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by ProgenitorCastle

Aren't most genres like that, video game or otherwise? Like how would you know what a Rougelike game is without having someone to explain it to you for example? Besides, regardless of whenether I need someone to explain it to me or not, I find Immersive Sim to be a a cool genre name

I disagree with that first part, most genres pretty much tell you exactly what you're gonna be doing, i.e. survival horror, First Person Shooter, Real Time Strategy, Action , even slightly more vague ones like "Bullet Hell" give you some idea. You can have played an immersive sim and not know you have unless someone tells you, where as even with a rougelike, it's a game like Rogue, so if you've played Rogue, you know what you're getting into.
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Spring-Loaded
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(08-13-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by NameGenerated

"Character action"


jk. It's fucking stupid.

What should it be called?

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