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Dad Beat Dads Multi-Genre Discussion

Information Posted on 31 July 16 at 21:19
Please use this thread to discuss this games classification under the new multi-genre system.

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Information Posted on 22 December 18 at 11:38
Piston Toyota has registered their disagreement about the genres applied to this game
I would argue that this is a better fit for Party than Fighting. I wouldn't really call any of the three modes in this game consistent with the genre description. To quote: "Each character has individual strengths and weaknesses and a unique set of moves for players to master." this is not the case here. All characters play exactly the same way, character choice is 100% cosmetic. Furthermore, you don't really have and moves beyond "Attack" and "Jump". Also, defeating your opponent by attacking them isn't even really the core object of the game. Rather, you're participating in minigames that you try to score higher than your opponent in. In the course of this you'll inevitably wind up attacking your opponent, of course. But the same could be said of plenty of games that aren't Fighters.

Contrast that with Party: "Party games are usually played in local multiplayer with friends and seldom played alone. The objective of party games is usually to gather a certain score or outdo your opponents in minigames or trivia contests." this is a perfect description of this game (well, minus the trivia part). The game, at its core, is a competitive minigame collection that you're intended to play against other people.
Piston Toyota
Piston Toyota
Posted on 22 December 18 at 11:39
That was probably more words than this game deserved. laugh
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