No. Fuck "journalists" of a field who can't even be bothered learning the lingo. Yes, I'm still mad that somehow 3D brawlers are somehow called "hack'n'slash" despite the name having been clearly coined before for monster killing-oriented RPGs, including but not limited to Diablo and Icewind Dale.
>FIRST PERSON SHOOTER FPS is a staple acronym for those who love shooting people in the face but are keen to elevate themselves just above the masses. No, I don't just play Call of Duty – to be frank I like my Gun Murder Simulators to be a little less gauche. Fuck it, let's just go with that one, shall we? I came over here expecting to settle on Shooty Bang Bang Bang Bang Bangers (SBBBBB), but I've flippantly decided that it's probably for the best that we all just accept the horrifying reality that this is what our brains have decided that we like doing. Gun Murder Simulator doesn't beat around the bush – if anything it climbs into the bush and starts tearing it apart from the inside, like that bit from Alien re-enacted in a local garden centre.
>Sit there face-frumping at me all you want, but when was the last time you played a shooter where you weren't being tasked with killing other stuff? Robots might seem like a strong get-out clause for now, but give it 20 years and stuff like that will see you ground into meat-fuel by our new overlords.
>It's certainly weird that we're culturally obsessed with luxuriously shiny digital worlds that let us shoot things that look like people in the head, but in lieu of any better sociological explanation I think it's time that we accept that humans are simply awful and weird.
>>284070243 Which genre names are 'bad' and what are the 'good' genre names?
'Action-adventure' is a bullshit catch-all term that could do with some granularity, but apart from that I don't see the problem.
There's always going to be blurred lines between genres in any medium, that we have to accept, simply changing the genre terms doesn't fix it and doing away with genres altogether is even less helpful than having imperfect genres.
So the question stands; what genre terms are better than the ones we already have?
>>284071219 Funny, I thought of it. Closest I could find was "open-world platformer", which is basically the same, without the games that came from it. And without the RPG elements (which weren't really a thing in Metroid).
Yes, saying a game is a third person shooter says nothing about the tone of the game and implies splatoon and gears of war are in the same genre we should have the regular conventions that books and movies do then add the gameplay genres on top of that.
>>284071567 >Not bad. Metroidvanias aren't really 'open-world' but at least you're offering ideas. They're about as "open-world" as PS2-era GTA, which locked you from going at some places until a certain point in the story. But I agree, it's a really lacking name. Especially since one could argue that collect-a-thon are effectively "better" open-world platformers.
>>284070243 Not going to read the shitty article but yes, genre definitions have always been a mess. Especially since many games end up having a mix of different mechanics. The entire distinction between jrpg and wrpg needs to be thrown out the window.
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