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My 3 worst genres are 

1.Education number 1 I think ?

2. Flash gun genre there's is no new game series or game at all except for ps4 on ps vr but those dont sell much , House of the dead remake is an old game not a new game I would feel like House of the dead remake being played in handheld mode and not a flash gun is the worst way and not meant to be played in handheld mode though I think in joycon docked mode probably can shoot but still doesn't feel like an actual flash gun you're holding. this genre is totally dead for new games on switch and xbox , and struggling on ps4 vr I think? Though duck Hunt on Nes sold great but today this genre is long gone.

3.Traditional or full blown Shmup genre I don't think this genre has had one shmup game sell 1 million copies maybe Ikaruga but the rest I don't think broke that mark, they are 3rd worst.

What are your 3 worst genres?

Edit: I was refering to relevance and the genres sales.

Last edited by dx11332sega - on 27 May 2021

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Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 and Soul Calibur 6



1. FPS: Huge value during PS360 era where almost all shooters were in 60fps, but after 75 billion of Call Of Duty and Battlefield games, the genre became very repetitive and unapealing
2. Battle royale TPS: I don't need to explain why I think
3. Games with a so-called "solo campaign mode" which is just an excuse to charge 60$/70$ for the same old online mutliplayer game



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Pinkie_pie said:

Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 and Soul Calibur 6

Well, I like those , they sold crazy high, as for new current fighting game sales? BBtag sold 500,000 in 3 years and is bigger brand than any shmup which I am alway's sad I never hear any shmup sales.  I think tekken 7 sells 2 million more this year alone?People question What is a Natsuki Chronicle when I tell them it's a shmup on Xbox One or PS4, It was last gens biggest shmup release it meta mid 80's I think 83?



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protip: if you lead with "3 of the worst..." that will be understood as referring to quality or subjective judgement...
if you mean worst selling that would usually be explicitly stated so as to not be confused with the above.
you seem interested in sales as focus of good/bad, which is fine and reasonable for site nominally about sales,
but that is why most responses have different perspective focusing on quality and not caring about sales numbers.



mutantsushi said:

protip: if you lead with "3 of the worst..." that will be understood as referring to quality or subjective judgement...
if you mean worst selling that would usually be explicitly stated so as to not be confused with the above.
you seem interested in sales as focus of good/bad, which is fine and reasonable for site nominally about sales,
but that is why most responses have different perspective focusing on quality and not caring about sales numbers.

Yeah I was focusing on both sale and relevance.I should put that in OP.



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Personally for me I'll say:
1) Sport - Unless there's a wacky or creative take on it (thinking Mario Strikers here) I cannot be arsed with any of the "realistic" ones.
2) Schmup - For whatever reason I could never get into these, I find them fun for a bit and then get bored.
3) FPS - I actually really like some old school FPS games but this genre has become so repetitive I can't remember the last one to come out that I've actually enjoyed.

I saw the OP said Education games but I just don't really factor these in, they are more edutainment than gaming which is like a sub-category for me.



I know it's not exactly a genre... but I find most western RPGs incredibly boring and with very lacking and clunky gameplay (mostly the combat). Everyone talks about how The Witcher 3 is one of the best games of the last gen... I just don't get it. It controls like shit. It's not fun to play at all xD

Same story with The Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, Divinity... you name it.



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