Definition?

#1 Edited by Bellum (2944 posts) -

I think, as it stands, the definition for "survival" is far too broad. I wouldn't necessarily consider "left4dead" to be a game about survival. As it is, most of the games that have been developed for the past thirty years can fit into this category. Pac-Man is on the list, and by this definition, it fits!

It unfortunately makes it hard for the user to use this list to find games where survival is a key theme in the game.

#2 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Pretty much every shooter is about surviving...

#3 Posted by MB (12254 posts) -
Bellum said:
 I wouldn't necessarily consider "left4dead" to be a game about survival. 
That's all Left 4 Dead is...surviving zombie attacks and making it to the next checkpoint.  Players' characters are even referred to as survivors.
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#4 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
twenty0ne said:
"Pretty much every shooter is about surviving..."

Not just shooters, just about any game that allows you to die can be said to be about survival. However, survival is not a key theme in the games, it's just a function of being able to die. Stranded is a good example of a game that is about survival.
#5 Posted by Hdfisise (137 posts) -

I would consider Left 4 dead about survival as to actually have a good chance of winning the whole team needs to survive. 

#6 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
MB said:
"Bellum said:
 I wouldn't necessarily consider "left4dead" to be a game about survival. 
That's all Left 4 Dead is...surviving zombie attacks and making it to the next checkpoint.  Players' characters are even referred to as survivors."
Hdfisise said:
"I would consider Left 4 dead about survival as to actually have a good chance of winning the whole team needs to survive. "

True, but again this is apart of just about every shooter. It's debatable, but I really don't think Left4Dead has that many "survivalist" concepts. It's more about getting to the end of the checkpoint so you can experience all the content and get points.
#7 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -
Bellum said:
"MB said:
"Bellum said:
 I wouldn't necessarily consider "left4dead" to be a game about survival. 
That's all Left 4 Dead is...surviving zombie attacks and making it to the next checkpoint.  Players' characters are even referred to as survivors."
Hdfisise said:
"I would consider Left 4 dead about survival as to actually have a good chance of winning the whole team needs to survive. "
True, but again this is apart of just about every shooter. It's debatable, but I really don't think Left4Dead has that many "survivalist" concepts. It's more about getting to the end of the checkpoint so you can experience all the content and get points."
And if you go too far to the other end of the spectrum :-  Survival kids

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