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05:27:55 PM May 8th 2014
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I've been thinking about this, what is the primary genre of Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter? I see them in the third-person shooter genre page but don't know if they truly belong there. Because I often see Uncharted as an action-adventure game with elements of adventure and shooting, Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank I've always felt were platformers with third-person shooter elements, more genre-busting really. So are they primary third-person shooters? Do they fit in a certain game genre? Or are they genre-busting?
02:39:34 AM Oct 17th 2014
I feel Uncharted is mostly action-adventure since, while you shoot things in the game, that's not really the main reason people play the game. It's mainly a game about exploration (it's in the name!)

Ratchet & Clank / Jak & Daxter are more borderline, but it seems a little arbitrary that those series can be third-person shooters if Metroid Prime isn't one.
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