Any game genre you would like to see more?

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#1 Posted by Dr_dreads (19 posts) -

Any game genre you like to see more often?

For me I would like to see more racing games come out.

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#2 Edited by RSM-HQ (8217 posts) -

Survival Horror is making a comeback, I hope it continues.

From looks and demo access kinda clunky controls but hopeful Daymare: 1998 turns out ok.

Capcom gave Invader Studios some tips for making games when the whole cancellation of Reborn 2 happened, though it has been noted all resources from Reborn 2 are being used in Daymare: 1998 outside copyright and trademark Biohazard assets.

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#3 Edited by warmblur (2160 posts) -

Arcadey sports and wrestling and racing games like SSX, and the old WWE games like HCTP and Burnout and yes I'm aware of the dangerous driving game but it looks like it's a early access game.

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#4 Posted by PimpHand_Gamer (2851 posts) -

I'd like to see more genres come to VR.

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#5 Posted by uninspiredcup (32807 posts) -

@RSM-HQ said:

Survival Horror is making a comeback, I hope it continues.

From looks and demo access kinda clunky controls but hopeful Daymare: 1998 turns out ok.

Capcom gave Invader Studios some tips for making games when the whole cancellation of Reborn 2 happened, though it has been noted all resources from Reborn 2 are being used in Daymare: 1998 outside copyright and trademark Biohazard assets.

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Yea, AAA stuff, not walking simulators where it's an excuse for lazy design or youtube bait. Early 90's and early 2000 stuff with a sense of craftsmanship.

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#7 Posted by RSM-HQ (8217 posts) -

@uninspiredcup:

not walking simulators where it's an excuse for lazy design or youtube bait.

Reads like a review to the opening hour of Resident Evil 7.

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#8 Posted by uninspiredcup (32807 posts) -

@RSM-HQ said:

@uninspiredcup:

not walking simulators where it's an excuse for lazy design or youtube bait.

Reads like a review to the opening hour of Resident Evil 7.

Resident Evil 2 outsold 7, so i'd be surprised if they go back to that again.

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#9 Posted by RSM-HQ (8217 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: Even if sales was different I would argue Remake 2 is still the better way to go anyway.

It's a great game, and faithful to why most people enjoy Resident Evil.

Resident Evil 7 has sections of a good Resident Evil game, in a sea of bad ideas.

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#10 Posted by VagrantSnow (271 posts) -

RTS. The base building kind. Hasn't been a really good one in years.

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#11 Posted by storm_of_swords (2746 posts) -

Arcadey sports games

They used to be very common back in the 5th and 6th generations, but now they are unfortunately rare.

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#12 Posted by robert_sparkes (2930 posts) -

Probably an unpopular choice but football management games. I remember back to the ps1 and ps2 days of LMA and Premier Manager series.

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#13 Posted by Lembu90 (539 posts) -

A very unpopular choice, turn-based linear JRPG. Persona 5 is the last successful game of this genre. Many other games such as Suikoden, Grandia and Xenosaga died long time ago. Final Fantasy series already took the non-linear, real-time hack-and-slash gameplay to cater western fans.

I think we need an RPG game where you can build your own character, not just raising your stats. Fable is the only game that based on what you have done, not really raising some certain stats like strength, accuracy, etc. Unfortunately it died and today most RPGs were either FPS-RPG hybrid like Fallout 3/4 and Soulsborne action-RPG that emphasis on action and less on RPG. Fortunately there are some indie devs working on Encased, a spiritual successor of Black Isle's first two Fallout games with isometric, third person view and turn-based battles.

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#14 Edited by Ish_basic (4973 posts) -

I would like more modern western RPGs or the sort that we get from BioWare and CDProjekt. No isometrics or otherwise 1999ish gameplay; they're tired and a dime a dozen.

And this is not so much a genre, but I would love more Lovecraftian/Gothic horror style games. And cyberpunk. Neither gets done enough for my tastes. Everything is high fantasy, which I like, but there's other forms of fantasy. If only Secret World had been good. Glad to hear Bloodlines is getting another go. That needed to happen a decade ago.

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#15 Posted by Speeny (1513 posts) -

More 3D Platformers by developers other than Nintendo.

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#16 Posted by RSM-HQ (8217 posts) -
@lembu90 said:

I think we need an RPG game where you can build your own character, not just raising your stats. Fable is the only game that based on what you have done, not really raising some certain stats like strength, accuracy, etc.

I'm usually more into the tactical RPG or Action RPG fold but going to throw this one out to you-

Divinity: Original Sin II

Probably my favorite story driven turn-base RPG in years (since discovering Chrono Trigger) and actions have consequences, I would say more so than Fable.

Persona 5 is the lastsuccessful game of this genre.

Ah. . Hmm?

Dragon Quest XI came out in 2017 (three million copies), a year after Persona 5, which has sold less. Octopath Traveler was also stated to have done better than expected.

Octopath Traveler is also coming to P.C. soon if you want to see for yourself.

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#17 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1406 posts) -

A 3D Streets of Rage would be nice.

Time attack games like Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.

Survival horror. I'd like a Dino Crisis remake.

Third person shooters. The Max Payne kind that don't care about realism.

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#18 Posted by AryannaLao (73 posts) -

Anything that's not Battle Royale? Kinda getting sick of that genre these days. It was cool before it was mainstream.

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#19 Posted by GeraldineRankin (7 posts) -

Well what about Mario. I espexcially used to play this game is my childhood and reall fond of it.

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#20 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (5173 posts) -

Not really a genre but more outer space horror games. The last good one i played with Alien Isolation but I'd love to see more like Dead Space.

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#21 Posted by Lembu90 (539 posts) -

@RSM-HQ: While its true that Dragon Quest XI was a massive success in Japan, sold more than Persona 5 and FFXV put together but in the west, it flopped despite having good reviews from the critics most likely due to poor marketing effort by Square-Enix and lack of interest towards turn-based JRPGs in west, especially those who expecting action-based spinoffs such as Warriors and Builders. Not to mention it was overshadowed by FFXV at least in the west. Persona 5 in other hand not just had successful sales that even Atlus itself openly thanks it fans but also the most influential in the west, which is can be easily seen on the internet right now. The rumors of expansion and Switch port reignited the interest towards the game. At this point it safe for me to say that Persona 5 were not just the last successful turn-based linear JRPG but also the most influential especially in the west. While its true that DQXI actually sold more than P5 in the west(3 million copies) but SE admits it failed to meet its expectations and they don't even bother to thank its fans, unlike Atlus. It also failed to leave a long-term influence in the west despite having Dragon Ball author as its character designer. P5 only sold about 2.4 million copies in the west as of April 2019 but it already passed it expectation not long after its debut and left a long-term influence and a full TV series. At my opinion alone DQXI might be a better game but P5 had much bigger influence on western gamers.

As for Divinity: Original Sin II, I can't say much as I never played a Divinity game before but I might check it if put on a sale with 80% discount. I'm glad that RPGs like it still exists as I were drown in the endless sea of FPS-RPG hybrid and Soulsborne ones. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Back to topic I think we need to revive Japanese turn-based SRPG in the west. Front Mission and Final Fantasy Tactics died long time ago. Suikoden Tactics failed to leave any impression. Super Robot Wars and SD Gundam G Generation have zero influence in the west. Only Disgaea and Fire Emblem series seems to survive in the west right now although Fire Emblem main series currently overshadowed by its action-based Warriors spinoff.

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#22 Posted by DoomNukem3D (172 posts) -

Overhead action adventure/RPGs like Terranigma. Overhead run n guns like Mercs and Desert Assault as well.

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#23 Edited by RSM-HQ (8217 posts) -

@lembu90: All this mention of the west, why? It's not the capital of the gaming world.

To me the west analogy seems self driven, without overall thought. West customer-base throws money towards 2K, EA and Activision almost entirely, no matter the crap they slew-out. Many the games and publishers mention do not cater towards that market as a focus because they have a good idea of the return-value from decades of statistics. This includes costs of translation, extended marketing, and licencing nightmares. . I would state many are lucky those games even show-up overseas in the time they do.

If Dragon Quest XI only sold outside that bubble? It's still a success. If one does not factor global sales as global. Well that's discrediting what a successful game is. Despite what some here think, US is not the centre of the universe, never was. Just as I do not expect the next Mass Effect to cater towards the Asian market (most active game on the planet is still League of Legends because of the Asian gaming market)

Quite a few don't know here but in Japan From Software games (an example) are a self publishing developer. Bandai Namco handle outside marketing/ advertising, localisation, and distribution. This kills the argument alot on here stuck to blaming Banco for DkS2. Which during development Banco had/have no say at all.

However such terrible marketing as "Prepare to Die" is all for the western market and Banco handy work. Until Sekiro, a western exclusive publisher never told From Software how to handle development.

So back on my point, focus on the west as put above should never be priority if that's not the target audience to begin with. Sure, ship it out to the world if possible, but don't pander to that demographic.

I mean, just look at Generation V of Pokémon. Heavily considered the worst generation, and worst selling. Its region is based on New York City, with its story/ themes based on a 2009 US PETA scandal.

Capcom also tried chasing American culture interests once when Inafune Keiji san was a heavy influencer (Mr Pro US himself); and it almost killed the company.

I never played a Divinity game before but I might check it if put on a sale with 80% discount.

Only ever played Original Sin II. Recommended to me and I wasn't disappointed. Has nothing to do with previous games apparently. Based hundreds of years later, with a whole different plot and characters. Larian Studios have even stated they didn't have the funds to make OS the game they wanted, OSII is.

OS is also suppose to be more colorful and writing focused around jokes over motive.

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#24 Posted by Worlds_Apart (156 posts) -

More arcade racers like back in the 90s.

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#25 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

Action adventure.

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#26 Posted by GeraldineRankin (7 posts) -

@doomnukem3d said:

Overhead action adventure/RPGs like Terranigma. Overhead run n guns like Mercs and Desert Assault as well.

I also like adventure RPG game like Battlefield.

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#27 Edited by Yams1980 (3432 posts) -

More simulation games. Mostly more competition for games like Simcity/Skylines and The Sims. Sims especially, this is a completely untapped life simulation game genre that could be cashed in huge if a less incompetent and greedy company than EA got into competition with them. Never seen such a piss poor optimized game than the Sims 3 or 4. Sims 4 still uses 1-2 cores, the thing takes forever to load a big lot that has been built upon. No idea why they built the game to use CPU technology from 2006.

Another is a competition to a game like Civilization. There isn't really anything similar to it other than some fantasy/space themed 4x turned based strategy games. Civilization 3 & 5 are amazing. Those games will live on forever. Civilization 6 on the other hand is a total disaster, the game series is dead as I see it and its time for a proper developer to take over the idea and knock Firaxis out on the street. They haven't a clue what they are doing now and just want to make Civilization look and play like a kids game now.

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#28 Posted by gamer4life123 (8 posts) -

fantasy games like witcher 3 or dishonored 2

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#29 Edited by ufabetnetwotk (2 posts) -

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#31 Posted by Vaidream45 (1850 posts) -

Mission based space combat fighter pilot games ala Wing Commander, Tie Fighter, Freespace etc. They ruled in the 90s but now get zero love.

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#32 Edited by judaspete (2905 posts) -

Car Combat. Specifically I want a new Twisted Metal. Also adventure/platformers like Prince of Persia.

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#33 Posted by naazaniqua (8 posts) -

Racing. If there's one genre of video game nearly everyone has played in one form or another, it has to be classic racing games

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#34 Posted by thehig1 (7242 posts) -
@robert_sparkes said:

Probably an unpopular choice but football management games. I remember back to the ps1 and ps2 days of LMA and Premier Manager series.

its hard because Football Manager dominates so much, a little competition wouldn't hurt SI but they haven't had it in years.

Premier Manager was terrible, even for its time but LMA Manager series was pretty good and was getting better every year until Codemasters pulled it in 2007.

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#35 Edited by heljar (107 posts) -

I don't know what genre I would call it, but I would love more Arkham-like games. I've played the four Arkham-games too many times too count. I love the fighting system, the stealth sections where I pick of unsuspecting enemies from above or sneak up behind them. Looking for riddler clues everywhere. Playing around with the Batman-gadgets. It's a great series and I'm getting kinda tired of replaying the same games over and over. It doesn't have to be Batman, but I would love to see more games using similar game-play mechanics. Rocksteady could easily do a spin-off where you play Nightwing fighting crimes in Blüdhaven.

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#36 Posted by Plaguecrafter (32 posts) -

Space games like Freelancer back in the day. Though, with Starpoint Gemini 3 coming this year, and some other space games being developed this year, I might be getting my wish.

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#37 Posted by PETERAKO (2110 posts) -

@dr_dreads: Flight sims. Currently they are a handful.

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#38 Posted by Dragerdeifrit (609 posts) -

Survival horror games, just not the walking simulator types, i'd also like to see more AAA production quality JRPG's, Persona 5 and Dragon quest XI were fantastic, and graphically aceptable, but most JRPGs are stuck in ps2/early ps3 era.

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#40 Posted by Sevenizz (3638 posts) -

More BR games but with a more military setting. I just play PUBG primarily as I think Fortnite and Apex are geared more towards children.