I hate gaming genres

>Doom clones
>Rogue-like
>Metroidvania
>Souls-like
People don't call crime movies "God father-like" or rock bands "Nirvana clones" or fantasy novels "ringthrones" or some shit like this, it's stupid.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When you're advertising to normalgays, you need to use buzzwords that would reach them and catch their attention
    No one will bat an eye if you say that your game is 'hack and slash in a fantasy setting' but they'll lose their minds when you tell them it's 'souls-like'

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unfortunately, gamers are moronic.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they do call it capeshit though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They didn't until the last few years, when those buzzwords became the new bird calls

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Immersive Sims 🙂

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WHAT IS TAHT EVEN SUPPOSED TO MEAN!?? A FIRST PERSON WHERE I CAN STACK BOXES????

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes, if you can stack boxes and climb on the boxes to reach places you couldn't previously it's an immersive sim

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no, an fps where you turn door knobs manually

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DOOM comes out
    >games start copying it in how it looks, plays etc
    >they literlaly just look like DOOM mods
    can you really blame people for calling them doom clones when thats what they were?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "genres" were invented by booksellers to sell more books. they have always been "doom clones". customers are interested in buying more of what they already enjoyed

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you feel about the terms; Kafkaesque, Orwellian, Lovecraftian, and Lynchian?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At least they sound good unlike gaming genres

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No one should use those. Not because they're incorrect -but because the basis and works that qualify for it is shit and they shouldn't exist.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Metroidvania
    In fairness, this term was only initially coined to describe the Castlevania's that played exactly like Metroid.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mostly agree, but "Mario-like" is the most accurate term to describe Wario Land 1 and Virtual Boy Wario Land to differentiate them from the other games in the Wario Land series.
    Unless you can think of another genre name for a platformer with question block power-ups.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/708638370811854848/deconstructing-the-dark-lord
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/721951701685387264/the-new-loredirection-is-more-likely-to-be-made
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/717340895918292992/doom-eternal-art-styleaesthetic-stuff
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/707372396404998144/hypotheticals-if-doom-was-always-a-story-focused
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/712445413752487936/horror-does-have-a-place-in-doom
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/707073276486221824/list-of-things-that-may-not-exist-without-doom
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/707011405803569152/how-eternal-is-doom
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/706920604072296448/random-thoughts-about-quake-horror-night
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/718757862895173632/something-about-speed-in-fps-games
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/727884930344960000
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/744287325256810496/doom-canon-fandom-future
    https://doom-nerdo-666.tumblr.com/post/713674163555041280/og-doom-art-analysis

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (you)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too mucho texto me no reado give me a shorto versiono

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    XboxAhoy is so based that i'd willingly hear him talks about poop for 30 minutes

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Doomclone was almost entirely superseded by "FPS"
    >roguelike is a subgenre of a subgenre of RPGs
    >metroidvania is a subgenre of platformers
    >soulslike is a subgenre of a subgenre of RPGs
    I dunno man, I agree with you that any "top level" genres ought to be simple monikers, but when you get two or three layers down, only enthusiasts should be engaging anyway.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      boomer shooter is a better term than doomclone

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no it's not. Current phase of indie shooters was inspired by Doom 2016 and Eternal. They are still bassicaly fruits of dooms success. Tell me How "Boomer Shooter" is any way better?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          well NTA, but doom-clone =/= boomer shooter. doom clones could only come out around the time of doom. boomer shooters are part of the new indie scene that attempt to ape games like that, but they're all new and do unique stuff too.

          simply put, doom clones just try to be like doom, but boomer shooters are new unique games that are all speedy and have new mechanics. like a grapple hooks. you add a grapple hook to any game, and it improves them. a grapple hook will improve every game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            a grapple hook will improve every game.
            A thing that was also in DOOM 2016/Eternal. You have to be utterly naive if you think that the indie devs did not see a succes of these games and bassicaly copied the mechanics. FFS Dusk Is basicaly a marriage of Doom 2016 and quake (would that be like as if Zoomer married a MILF?)

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Boomershooters to many can also include the older games too. (and sometimes mods).

            Also one thing i would clarify about speed in boomershooters, is that unlike console shooters, speed in boomershooters is more about combat speed than travel speed. Like you can get from A to B faster in titanfall2 than in Quake, but in Quake, you have a much better combat speed due to strafe speed and being able to shoot while sprinting.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              they shouldn't muddy the word like that then. Doom isn't a boomer shooter, it's an old FPS game.

              boomer shooter is like OSR in the TTRPG industry. (Old School Renaissance) the OSR are new tabletop games, which are designed according to the first few editions of D&D (Basic, 1st, 2E)

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you dumb Black person, people DO call movies "Lynchian" and stuff like that

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Please don't use n word, it hurt my feelings 🙁

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Roguelike is a term
    What many, many morons claim are 'roguelikes' are actually called RNG Progression games or Gambling based X games, with X being the genre, so slay the spire is a Gambling based card game, for example.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ganker poster gets mad at existence of words, complains about it

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Those aren't genres. Those are descriptors.
    Doom clones was popularized before people were more accurate about it and the term is First Person Shooter, Doom Clone was then left to evolve into - literal clone style games rather than the general form. This is the only pseudo-correct genre listed.

    Rogue-Like isn't a genre, it's a feature/mechanic similarity - there's literally zero way to stick this in a genre - it means a multitude of things usually procedurally generated play, possibly permadeath, or ascii based dungeon crawling. These are properties not genre.

    Metroidvanias originally meant a specific series of Castlevania games - but it extends to properties found in the 2D Open world, platforming action-adventure/rpg hybrid... it's just easier to say metroidvania. This describes properties that can vary over different genres.

    Souls-like means games with bonfires, rolling, clunky fights and terrible hitboxes. Again, properties not genres.

    While a genre is a set of foundational properties - these descriptors are not :"foundational", they're supplemental properties that extend the foundational ones. You can have a FPS that is a roguelike or a metroidvania or a souls-life. You could have a side-scrolling platformer that is all of those, you could have overhead RPG that is those things.

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