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Yes 15 38.46%
 
No 24 61.54%
 
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Since when is that kinda gameplay hack n slash. Makes me feel bad for Bayo and Automata



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I doubt that it will because the new GoW isn't a hack 'n slash. It's not representative of that genre at all. If someone plays GoW (2018) then plays the old GoW or DMC expecting something similar, they'll be sorely disappointed. It's an action rpg if anything.



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VGPolyglot said:
Is it even really a hack and slash anymore though? To me ti seems pretty far removed from the genre.

If you played the game you will know it is still a hack and slash game 

I have played the game, and I can tell you that it is more of a western style action RPG similar to Dark Souls or Nioh than a traditional hack and slash game.

 

God of War set in Greece was a hack and slash.

 

Bayonetta 1 and 2 are hack and slash.

 

Devil May Cry is Hack and Slash.

 

Ninja Gaiden is Hack and Slash.

 

This new God of War, while a gaming masterpiece and a true evolution of the franchise story wise, is NOT a hack and slash game.  Though I can see how you might confuse it with one since the combat is based mostly on hacking away with your axe.  However, by that logic Witcher 3 is also a hack and slash...however it also, is not.



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I wish Bayonetta had 10% of the marketing that this GOW had. So no, this will not influence in any way Bayonetta's sales.



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I really hope you are wrong, OP. Janky, up close camera with shoulder button combos and lame lock on is, quite possibly, the worst thing the genre could do.



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IkePoR said:
I really hope you are wrong, OP. Janky, up close camera with shoulder button combos and lame lock on is, quite possibly, the worst thing the genre could do.

You played it?



John2290 said:
Mar1217 said:

Action reminescent of it's past hack n' slash games ? Yes.

The rest of it ? No.

DMC/Bayonetta are now clearly a step above the GOW franchise when it comes to pure hack n' slash gameplay. The pallette of moves you can pull out is MUCH higher in both of these and you're encourage to do so with counters and rewards for pulling out impressive feat ... not in GOW + not being into a 3rd person shoulder perspective permits a faster, more frenetic experience and freedom of view (I seriously dislike the camera placement) cuz yeah ... GOW is WAY slower in that department.

A part of why this game has become so popular isn't because of it's Hack n Slash roots. It's because of it's homogenisation with other cinematic 1st party Sony titles + huge marketing backing and still being an actual really good game (just not for me though ...)

By that logic diablo is a step above DMC and bayonetta as it's even purer. Silly argument, anyone who has played enough into this game to unlock it's delights would know that this is just as pure as DMC or bayonetta and an evolution of the genre itself. Thank fuck we don't have to remember lists of combos to get the meat of the game to show, most people who play 7th gen H&S end up button mashing or sticking to basic combo's anyway, Only elitests have a problem here and if elitists of the genres got to decide the course of those genres they'd never evolve and stay perfectly stagnant. Many genres have come to an halt and GOW/DMC H&S was certainly hitting that point, GOW not only brought it back to the mainstream but has elevated it up to the best and most popular of levels with sales reaching near multiplatform shooter levels and praise akin to the most artsy fartsy narrative driven games. 

Stay stuck in the mud, you seem to like it there.

No, it just looks like you actually hate Hack n' Slash mechanics  at their core since you seem to like  games which are more akin to an Action RPG.

Heck, Vanquish is probably more similar to a hack n' slash than GOW is.



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REDZONE said:
IkePoR said:
I really hope you are wrong, OP. Janky, up close camera with shoulder button combos and lame lock on is, quite possibly, the worst thing the genre could do.

You played it?

Gotta love the rhetoric of "you must play x amount of this game before you can say anything negative."  Let's say I have, anyone who disagrees would still disagree.  So what's the difference?  Why do I need to experience a janky, wonky, too close camera with shitty lock on when I can clearly see it in a youtube video?  Do I need to play every Call of Duty to know it's "just another Call of Duty"?  That's what video footage of gameplay and reviews are for.



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IkePoR said:
REDZONE said:

You played it?

Gotta love the rhetoric of "you must play x amount of this game before you can say anything negative."  Let's say I have, anyone who disagrees would still disagree.  So what's the difference?  Why do I need to experience a janky, wonky, too close camera with shitty lock on when I can clearly see it in a youtube video?  Do I need to play every Call of Duty to know it's "just another Call of Duty"?  That's what video footage of gameplay and reviews are for.

A few mins of edited gameplay in a youtube vid or review is nothing compared to playing it for a while. There's not really any comparable games to it so your cod example doesn't apply here. That's just like a virgin claiming he or she knows what sex is like by watching clips of porn or reading reviews/sex stories.



Why should it have a positive effect on the sales of games like Bayonetta 3 that won't play like it?