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Dead Island Retro Revenge! Multi-Genre Discussion

Posted on 21 April 17 at 00:54
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Posted on 21 April 17 at 03:38
SpiralGamerpro has registered their disagreement about the genres applied to this game
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Posted on 21 April 17 at 04:13
Beat 'Em Up by itself please! Lacks any of the DC qualities the real Dead Island games have.
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Posted on 21 April 17 at 14:49, Edited on 21 April 17 at 14:49 by Awoo
Even calling it a beat 'em up isn't entirely accurate, as it doesn't play anything like most games in that genre. It's a weird on-rails thing, I would honestly consider just putting Action on it.

Or hell, why not Beat 'Em Up + On Rails? That sounds cool.
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Posted on 21 April 17 at 21:09
You're correct about Action. It meets the site definition of that and pretty much nothing else.
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Posted on 24 April 17 at 17:46
Looking at the footage, I think just placing it in Action would best serve this. I agree it isn't really meeting Beat 'em up... On Rails is somewhat accurate given the forced scroll and static column position of the avatar but given the movement between the rows it isn't really getting at what is intended for an On Rails game (the positioning you control is too important, if that makes sense, to meeting the game's goals).

Add: Action
Remove: Beat 'em up
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