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I've been going through the Pages Needing Example Sorting list. I'm making good progress, but most of the problems seem to be in video game specific tropes that need to be sorted by game genre. I'm just not knowledgeable enough to take that one on. Can I get a volunteer who is to help me with it? Most of those titles have been sitting on the list for at least a year.
Unfortunately, sorting Video Games by genre can be very tedious, so these entries tend to lag behind. I've done my share of sorting, like Sequential Boss, Schrödinger's Question and Magikarp Power (though that's not finished), but it's tiring.
I might be able to do partial sorts on them, but I hate leaving a job half finished. But then someone could always come and finish up what I start since it won't be such a huge task anymore.
Are there any video game enthusiasts to help with Magikarp Power?
Many moons ago, when example sorting was my pet project, I had The Other Wiki pulled up when I was working on a page, and anything that I wasn't sure about, I checked its page there to find the right genre.
It's a good idea to go to the Video Game Genres page. Even then, I think that page could use some improvement.
edited 3rd Feb '13 6:36:01 AM by TiggersAreGreat
The latter point's an excellent idea.
Well, I did it. I got explanations for each entry in Video Game Genres added in!
But...there is room for improvement. For instance, I took a number of the explanations from Wikipedia, which means that there will have to be changes, to avoid accusations of plagiarism. I did my best to explain what a term means, but I get a feeling that I might have missed some.
Is there someone here who can help in checking out VGG page?
I think arcade games are more of a medium than a genre. I've seen video game examples being sorted with an "Arcade Game" category, but as a genre it's never been that well defined, encompassing everything from Shoot 'em Up to Beat 'em Up to Platform Game, often including computer games that never took coins to play.
I think there's a general family resemblance among "Arcade-style" games, but I too am hesitant to call it a genre—or at least, it's probably not a category that's useful for sorting purposes.
I think arcade games are more of a genre than settings, like fantasy or sci-fi. In literature, settings decide how the world works, more or less, but in games, the mechanics do. I mean, I don't see a meaningful genre difference between Ikaruga (sci-fi) and Touhou (fantasy). They're both Bullet Hell games, and as far as being games go, that's what matters.
Oh, this is going to be an interesting debate!
Here's some Wiktionary definitions of a number of the words going around here:
I'm just listing these so we can all be clear on what the differences are between these words. Right now, the page Video Game Genres lists off the genres, genre modifiers, and ways of marketing a game.
For instance, Interactive Movie apparently qualifies for a genre modifier. But shouldn't it qualify as a genre on its own? I mean, I've some games that were so strongly IM that gameplay essentially consisted of clicking on options!
"Arcade" is all three of those, if you think about it.
Well, yes, that is true. But I guess the big question is...what should be done as a result of that? <Raises eyebrow>
I've gotten started on cleaning out the Miscellaneous Games page. It is tricky, but not impossible. Funny enough, I looked up Yume Nikki on Wikipedia and discovered that it can be classified as an Art Game. That page did not exist, so I created it. If you want to know more about this genre, check this out.
Do we have one for Launch Game? Games like NANACACRASH!!, Katawa Crash, Hedgehog Launch, Toss The Turtle, Learn To Fly, and many other flash games.
Could you provide a definition, please? Wikipedia has this page for Launch Games, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you're getting at!
I also added Pinball to the list in Video Game Genres. That page doesn't seem to be as thorough as I thought!
edited 17th Feb '13 5:03:40 AM by TiggersAreGreat
There is currently a YKTTW for Rocketry game. We might want to add that genre too.
Try Lost and Found and/or take it to YKTTW?
I sat down yesterday and sorted the examples in Golden Ending. The only thing left to do is make 100% sure that the genres are correct, and it can be removed from the list of things that need sorting.
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