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Should the genre of games "Metroidvania" be renamed?

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  • "Metroidvania", a portmanteau of Metroid and Castlevania, is non-indicative to people who don't know what those games are.


  • Pre-existing term coined outside the wiki, which is commonly referenced in professional gaming magazines and websites.
    • Googling "metroidvania" returns about 144,000 hits, of which TV Tropes appears only once on the first page of results. Adding "" or even "-tropes" to the search returns nearly 2 million results.
  • No argument for misuse inside the wiki has been presented.


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Rename Metroidvania?