Those three games you mention are hack-and-slash. Beat-'em-ups are either one-on-one (Street Fighter) or scrolling (Final Fight).
The term "hack and slash" is today used to refer to a distinct genre of 3D third-person, weapon-based, beat 'em up action games in the style of Devil May Cry, including games such as Onimusha, Ninja Gaiden, Knights Contract, God of War, Heavenly Sword, and Bayonetta.
msbhvn wrote:DmC I'm not sure about after playing the mediocrity-fest that is Enslaved, I'm waiting for reviews on that one.
Speaking of OXM and its "great games no one played" list, I bought Binary Domain today, which I immediately put on my backlog pile with the full intention of playing Borderlands 2 tomorrow instead. I hope you're happy with yourselves.
SidTheSloth wrote:That's in the same genre
OXM ETboy wrote:I saw that hastily deleted comment, comabob Fear not. We're cool with the God of War series round these parts.
OXM ETboy wrote:Why must you muddy already-muddied waters, Sid. WHY.
msbhvn wrote:I never had a PS2, and so never played ZoE. Don't tell me it was some kind of genius cult game that I must try, my backlog pile might topple and kill me.
I did make a rather hasty judgement of Enslaved, which I rage-quit over the stupid cloud-surfing and Monkey not wanting to travel in the direction I told him to, but when the mechanics are all wonky, you have to wonder why Capcom felt Ninja Theory were a better choice than Platinum to reinvent Devil May Cry.
Plamsa wing wrote:god knows shes keeps asking me what I want.
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