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Which genres do you want to make a comeback?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Ezekiel, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Matt with a full stop at the endgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron

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    Story-driven space sims (TIE Fighter, X-wing Alliance)

    Star Wars shooters (Jedi Knight series)
     
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  2. forkgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Car-Combat ala Twisted Metal. Real skill-based First Person Shooters and RTS games. Cave or even Toaplan-style shmups, something similar to Truxton 2, Batsugun and the like. Interesting arcade racers like Rollcage or Rumble Racing. More variety in 2d-Platformers/Jump'n'Runs. It's the varied gameplay that's missing today. Everything plays, looks and feels pretty much the same.
     
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    Sounds a lot like Fighting Force, which was originally supposed to be Streets of Rage 4. The 3D aspect didn't work so well, but then again the late 90s were rife with disastrous 3D experiments where the greatest enemy was the camera. Die Hard Arcade came out the same year with 3D models on a 2D plane and was a far more entertaining prospect if you happened to own a Sega Saturn.
     
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    I'd love to try something that plays like Hybrid Heaven's combat, but with melee combat from various cultures. You could choose from all sorts of armour and weaponry, based on a point limit system or something

     
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    Hm... You're the second person this week to mention Zeno Clash to me. Maybe I'd better give it a try.
     
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    Can also recommend both Zeno Clash games. The action is crazy fun and the whole thing is just nuts in general.

    They look amazing too
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    I can confirm than Zeno Clash, although borderline simplistic, is a fruit of pure dev's love. I recommend it.
     
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    CRPGs.
     
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    Dark Souls has no Barbarians, no dismemberment and decapitation, no throwing limbs and heads at enemies, and it has respawns. And it's a slower game.
    You're wrong, weeb.
     
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    I fix for you, and agree. :salute:
     
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    Dark souls isn't a button masher, severance is. it's that cut and dry for me
     
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    proper flight simulators with actual campaigns
     
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    Just been on about this in the Rockstar thread.

    "The Warriors" updated Beat 'Em Ups superbly IMO. Added a bit of depth via stats & a few minor RPG elements, with plenty of variety in terms of objectives to keep it from going stale. And I guess the Dark Souls series has that Beat 'Em Up element to it too.

    Would love to see "The Warriors" get both a next gen upgrade, a sequel, and inspire other game companies to make more games like them. I actually think that game companies are missing a BIG trick here, as bloated "RPG's" such as The Witcher 3 & Skyrim etc. cost a ton of coin. But they'd probably make more money from a tighter, 20-30 hour Warriors style Beat 'Em Up designed for the masses.
     
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    I don't know.
     
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    Proper FPS and RTS. Probably my 2 favorite genres a decade or two ago.
     
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    The Sims 2 spinoffs, both nds and psp titles, were nice games. I'd like to see more of these. Also the main series has no competitors, that's lame.
    I'd say also turn based AAA games, but.. they never existed.
     
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    Has there ever been something else with Strike Commander gameplay on the PC? A good action flight sim with better graphics than SC?
     
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    Jane's advanced tactical fighter comes to mind
     
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    At this point, any game that's FINISHED would be welcome. Just opened my Steam client and was greeted with 12 Early Access games.

    TWELVE? WHAT THE FUCK GABEN??
     
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    Severance isn't a button masher, you ignominious doryphore.
     
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    Don't buy them. Also, I think Steam lets you filter them out.
     
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    Commandos-style real-time isometric stealth games, with a focus on more tools for setting up combined attacks to be carried out by your squad. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun was great, but like many of the incline games that are resurrecting genres it didn't really innovate.

    I'd also love for these games to try moving away from their central conceit: that as long as no one sees you taking out a guard, the other guards aren't alarmed. A concept that's highly unrealistic: in reality, guard A who crosses paths with guard B every patrol cycle doesn't have to see the actual elimination of guard B to start getting worried if he doesn't see him anymore--just the fact of guards going missing would be cause for alarm. I remember playing Commandos 2--which had enormous levels--and on a nearly completed map, having eliminated all of the soldiers except for a handful, I suddenly realized how silly it was that the few remaining guards were oblivious to the complete dismantling of their entire base.

    This kind of change would incentivize 100% ghosting and would introduce a real time constraint when the player does choose to eliminate guards (there would be some kind of "rising alarm" level), instead of the current model that allows you to grind down the map at a leisurely pace.
     
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    Text only adventure games.
     
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    Non-turn based "D&D games" are NOT D&D games, for D&D is turn-based. :obviously:
     
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