Gaming terms you hate

>immersive sim
>boomer shooter
>character action

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    live service

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >fun

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Soul
    Soulless

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >No! Stop describing things concisely! That's cringe!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How the fuck does "boomer shooter" describe anything? It's a completely nonsensical term. I don't even know what it's supposed to mean.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's a game where you shoot boomers, like L4D

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it means it's not some cod/gow modern garbage.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Then use a word that means "not modern" and call it a retro shooter.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the original cod is retro now, not specific enough

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              kys

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Why does the original CoD not count in this category of "not modern shooters" when it isn't a modern shooter? If you want to be specific, describe what this category of games is defined by.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        boomer shooter means doomlike, but since doomlike was already taken to mean FPS before FPS was a thing, and boomers means old and the age period of most people who actually played doom at the time, it came to mean that. Maybe retro shooter could work, but retro is associated to 2D platform games in zoomer's brains so they use boomer instead.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Boomer shooter basically means Doomlike games from the 90's. Long, interconnected levels, key collecting, enemies with projectile weapons that you can strafe by, fast movement speed, carrying multiple weapons, health pickups, power ups, no walkie talkie/forced cutscene sections, etc. A common misconception is that if a game is old, it's a boomer shooter. That's false, as games like Dusk and Ion Fury are boomer shooters.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          retro fps is a better term
          "boomer" is based on a meme that will eventually die out and kind of already has

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't disagree, but retro also has the connotation of meaning old, which means people will consider Half-Life and Halo CE as "retro shooters", which they are by age, but not the genre of what is considered a boomer shooter. I'll leave the new name to more creative minds than mine, but I suppose in the meantime Doomlike works fine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        fps games that follow an fps design philosophy predating half life. not really very difficult to understand

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The term doesn't convey that at all, though.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            think doom and quake-like.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't even know what it's supposed to mean.
        Doomclone or Quake Clone

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's Serious Sam without the 5 minutes of backtracking per level combined with gimmicks and tryhard edginess

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >roguelite

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gaming

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >toon instead of character
    >soulslike

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Soulsbornekirodenring

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This shit

      >4+ Souls games
      >1 Bloodborne Game
      >1 Sekiro game
      >1 Elden Ring game
      >Yeah let’s refer to the series as “soulsborne”

      Fuck off retards just call it souls

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's just Zelda without the puzzles, it doesn't need a special title. "Action RPG" more than covers everything FROM has ever made.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If you’re referring to non From games then yes but if you are specifically referring to those games souls is enough

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gameplay

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >character action
    ooh that ones weird!

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf else would you call immersive sims cunt

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      FPS/RPG hybrids

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        People that think immersive sims are FPS/RPG hybrids made Deathloop, which isn't an immersive sim.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ok so what is it then

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            An FPS/RPG hybrid, because it's made by people who think FPS/RPG hybrid = immersive sim. They failed to make an immersive sim without even knowing it. On other side, Dark Messiah was an immersive sim, but isn't an FPS or an RPG; the presence of upgrade systems don't make a game an RPG. What makes a game an immersive sim is always going to be argued, mainly because so few have ever been made and there remains lots of unexplored potential due to publishers wanting games to follow trends rather than cover what hasn't been done before.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Okay so, it means nothing? good to know!
              Also
              >Dark Messiah was an immersive sim
              >Thief is an immersive sim
              >Portal 1 is an immersive sim
              >Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is an immersive sim
              >Pong is an immersive sim
              >Warioware is an immersive sim

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thats retarded. games like borderlands and fallout new vegas are literal fps and rpg hybrids yet are differentiated from games that fall under the term immersive sim. immersive sim is a fine term and has been used for ages.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I have never seen anyone use the term immersive until Prey2017 came out

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            no offense, but you must be young. it was invented in the early 00's and has been used ever since on various gaming forums.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >has been used ever since on various gaming forums.
              like

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's a term invented by akrane fanboys to try and rub shoulders with older, much better rpgs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they are not rpgs...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >UHM ACKSHUALLY ITS NOT REALLY A GENRE ITS ACTUALLY A DESIGN PHILOSOPHY WHICH IS SO VAGUE AND POORLY DEFINED NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS ANYMORE, B-BUT IT'S TOTALLY NOT AN RPG GUISE
          Without fail

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            idk wtf you're talking about

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        immersive sim was literally coined by warren spector in the early 2000s you retarded zoomer gay mutt. why do you just make shit up? a simple google search would prove you wrong.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hi-sim

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fps I mean wtf seriously wtf, I do care about good game quality with added SOUL I dont really give a damn about a trendy zoomer metric

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      can you type this again in a comprehensible and non-schizo way, please?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gameplay loop

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, now I'm convinced this is just the thread for actual autistic people.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What did you expect from the board for actual autistic people?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as if being a normalfag was better

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sim
    Shooter
    shooter
    DOOM clone
    action
    Button masher

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >character action
    One of the most ass genre titles ever made. Those games aren't defined by the protagonist being a cool dude; it's incidental. You "become" the cool dude by putting on a show with a ton of sick-ass combos and skill moves.
    Say what you want about TB, but "spectacle fighter" at describes the actual characteristic of DMC, Bayonetta, etc.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, that's a crap descriptor. "Fighter" is understood to mean head to head. DMC, Bayonetta and those are all just 3D versions of the standard beat-em-up, there's no need for a special genre name.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Fighter" is understood to mean head to head.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          platform fighter

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >nintendie cant into larger videogame sphere

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yahtzee invented spectacle fighter, not TotalBiscuit or whoever TB stands for in your post.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Meta. That word just popped up out of nowhere in gaming discussion one day and I've hated it ever since. Damn zoom zoom zoomers.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic. That word has always rubbed by the wrong way.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >platform fighter
    >metroidvania

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed, Smash and Multiversus are simply fighting games 🙂

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They’re smash games because you fuckin smash bros in it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hokma balls

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    retrospective

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gun feel

  22. 1 month ago
    saucy

    mouthfeel

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i'll give you some mouthfeel namegay 🙂

      • 1 month ago
        saucy

        gamefeel

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >toon, referring to player character
    >boomer, zoomer, any other retarded label for the purpose of shit posting

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >DPS
    Not because of the acronym, but because people use it wrong
    >My character is a DPS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Likewise with gank
      >Dude I got ganked by a rogue

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      autist

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's a western thing. CIS and eastern europeans use DD - damage dealer

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >anime-style

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anime-style is a fine term but you always have retards who think everything from Japan is anime and call something like Mario anime-style so it kind of loses its meaning.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        call something like Mario anime-style
        nobody does this

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well I've seen it. People will extend the definition of anime-style very far for some reason.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >everything from Japan is anime
        The problem is that this is the case, at least for animation. There is no one style that defines anime, there are countless different ones. So you could draw something to look like PSG or Inferno Cop and call it anime-style and technically be correct. Which is why it's a meaningless term thrown around everywhere just because being a weeb is cool now, even if all that "anime" stuff you're playing are RPGs and VNs by western devs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          you are arguing semantics when everybody short of weeaboos knows that "anime" for the majority of people refers to a very specific style of animation in the west they aren't thinking or caring about where it came from, all they are seeing is how it was drawn/modelled.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >So you could draw something to look like PSG or Inferno Cop and call it anime-style and technically be correct.

          Yes, technically correct since anime only means cartoon from Japan, but if you're throwing the term "anime-style game" around in a discussion without further explanations then it's usually understood that you're talking about the current popular anime style, not about outliers like Inferno Cop. If someone tells me Disgaea is an anime style SRPG then I know exactly what to expect.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >There is no one style that defines anime, there are countless different ones. So you could draw something to look like PSG or Inferno Cop and call it anime-style
          I know this is being pedantic, but even with the the large amount differences between the styles of anime, 80% of them are still largely comparable enough to point out as being "anime" and the fact you had to list two exceedingly different shows that are explicitly different from pretty much the entire market is pretty disingenuous.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        literally 0 people in human history has ever referred to mario as anime style.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The reactions to boomer shooter is entertaining, so it gets a pass for me. "Graphical showcase" is especially cancer.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >retro style pixel art rouge-like-lite-life-lube with survival and crafting mechanics, along with decisions that matter but actually they really don’t
    >progressive themes

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gacha
    P2W

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >X meets Y
    >an "experience"

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >leitmotif
    See a lot of pseuds using this lately.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Gaming term

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thats a musical term, idiot.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When someone uses "champion" to refer to a character outside of a league of legends setting.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >toon

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >[popular game] killer
    Which is just code for "copy everything from a popular game without understanding why would people play your game over the original".

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >emergent gameplay

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >clunky

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this one, it basically just means non- souls-like combat

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ludonarrative dissonance. Ultimate buzz-phrase.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OK, but are there any alternative phrases?

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    original character shooter

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    online-only
    "I beat the game"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >"I beat the game"
      I'm gonna beat you anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >retro-like

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >calls game a boomer shooter
    >no relevance to those games
    >its a zoomer shooter

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not really a gaming term but I hate the saying "Broader audience"

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ganker

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