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An alternative guide to video game genres – Reader’s Feature

The Legend Of Zelda – it's not a RPG, but there's also no such thing as a 'heroic adventure'

The Legend Of Zelda – it’s not a RPG, but there’s also no such thing as a ‘heroic adventure’

A reader becomes frustrated at what he sees as inaccurate genre labels, and so decides to redefine and/or invent them for himself.

Genre. What is it? Even in film and literature it can be tricky to quantify. In the treacherous dreamscape of video games it has become a puzzle worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Unless you think Legend Of Zelda is a role-player or Fallout is a shooter, in which case congratulations! You are an idiot!

But today, this very day, I aim to change all that. Give you the ammunition… Read the full story

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