Dark Souls-em-up as a genre
@coda is there a better name for the metroidvania genre? I know IGA (not sure how he prefers the pseudonym to be formatted?) calls it Igavania (probably copyright reasons?) but that's still referencing castlevania
@Felthry in honesty I’m not sure there really is. It is interesting though how most games right now seem to be a combination of, at most, less than a dozen major game tropes/trendsetters that permeate the scene.
@coda I mean, there've always been genres. They just usually had better names than "<popular-game>like"
@coda FPS started out as "doomlike" so renaming badly-named genres is not hopeless
@Felthry true! Every FPS once was just a weird clone of doom.
@Felthry though i feel like goldeneye and halo (despite both being huge, iconic leaps in console FPS gameplay) missed out on this kind of noteriety and I’m not sure why
@coda A lot of games that really defined genres didn't get genres named after them. Zelda, for example, or Mario, or Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy
@coda one could argue that RPG is a very bad term for the genre it represents, too. cRPGs and WRPGs fit the "role-playing game" aspect better, but JRPGs really aren't what it says on the tin.
@coda The Royale Dark Souls of Roguelike Metroidvanias
@coda where do you categorize maze sovling puzzlers?
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