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« Reply #225 on: June 05, 2018, 11:10:52 PM »

Now I'd like to pose the question: Rail Shooters, Classic or Regular?

I'm afraid I don't understand the question.
I have Rail Shooters currently listed as Classic Shooters. Should they be left under the regular Shooter genre? I can honestly see them as either.
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« Reply #226 on: June 06, 2018, 02:57:51 PM »

I wouldn’t say that Rail Shooters constituted a genre on its own.
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« Reply #227 on: June 06, 2018, 03:55:29 PM »

That's not really what I'm implying. I'm asking if it should be Classic Shooter or Shooter.
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« Reply #228 on: June 06, 2018, 07:40:03 PM »

Now I get it... you have to speak slowly to your elders sometimes. Wink

I'd put it under Shooter, as I don't think it fits with the idea of classic scrolling shooters.
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« Reply #229 on: June 15, 2018, 07:31:11 AM »

Question:

Do the Blood Bowl games count as "Sport", "Strategy" or "Game Simulator"?

People tend top categorise it as Sport, but it's based on the miniature board game by Games Workshop.
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« Reply #230 on: June 16, 2018, 12:14:50 AM »

That's a good question. The "Game Sim" genre is specific to our site, as far as I know. It basically exists to easily categorize a number of games that have analog equivalents. (which I find useful and am definitely for keeping around) There are however many instances of these games fitting into better defined genres. e.g.: D&D to RPG, Risk to Strategy. Keeping that in mind, I'd put Blood Bowl down as a Strategy game; especially since typical sports games are generally more geared towards action/simulation of a real-world sport.
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« Reply #231 on: July 08, 2018, 03:36:25 AM »

Suggestion:

The "Tube"  subgenre should be renamed to something like "Planar" or "Fixed Plane 3D".  "Tube" is used to describe Tempest, however, there are a few games that use this gameplay style but often on a flat plane.  For example, Hyper Void and Polybius do have tube sections but a lot of the action is on a flat plane.
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« Reply #232 on: July 08, 2018, 06:00:19 AM »

Why is "Demo" a genre? We already have demo as a release type and it gets added as a variant title. Surely the genre would always be either compilation for a multi game demo or the genre of the game its demoing for one game.
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« Reply #233 on: July 08, 2018, 11:17:04 AM »

Why is "Demo" a genre? We already have demo as a release type and it gets added as a variant title. Surely the genre would always be either compilation for a multi game demo or the genre of the game its demoing for one game.

Some software is literally just demonstrations - no gameplay. I can't think of any for a console, but can for computers.
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« Reply #234 on: July 08, 2018, 01:30:24 PM »

Why is "Demo" a genre? We already have demo as a release type and it gets added as a variant title. Surely the genre would always be either compilation for a multi game demo or the genre of the game its demoing for one game.

Some software is literally just demonstrations - no gameplay. I can't think of any for a console, but can for computers.

Wouldn’t the genre in that case then be non-game. And video demo (or similar) as sub genre
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« Reply #235 on: July 08, 2018, 05:23:45 PM »

I've always thought it was excessive to have Demo as a Genre, Release Type and Variation Title. I think we'd be fine getting rid of the Demo genre, as we'd still track which is which internally via release type and through the search bar via variation title. Genre is supposed to indicate gameplay, after all.
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