Would you call these "fighters" or "brawlers" or something else?

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#1 Posted by Brenderous (1243 posts) -

The games don't fit nicely into either category. What are people calling games like Smash Bros. and Playstation All Stars and that one xbla one.

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#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (11399 posts) -

Arena fighter

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#3 Posted by sodacat (250 posts) -

It's a fighting game with up to four players an arena hazards. BioFREAKS, for example, is a fighting game with two players and arena hazards. Just because it has arena hazards doesn't stop it from being a fighting game.

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#4 Posted by Ketchupp (687 posts) -

Yeah, it's a fighting game. Because, you know, the object of the game is to beat your opponents by fighting them...

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#5 Posted by ThePickle (4369 posts) -

Fighting games.

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#6 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

Does it really matter?

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#7 Posted by The_Ruiner (1619 posts) -

Party game...

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#8 Posted by DarthOrange (4179 posts) -

Super Party Fighters.

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#9 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

button mashers

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#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Smash Bros-like

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#11 Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind (195 posts) -

Platform fighter.

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#12 Posted by Bigandtasty (3145 posts) -


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#13 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4108 posts) -

fighting game

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#14 Posted by ajamafalous (13529 posts) -

It's a fighting game. There are different types of fighting games with different mechanics, just as there are different types of RPGs with different mechanics, etc.

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#15 Posted by Brenderous (1243 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

Does it really matter?

Nope! Just wondering.

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#16 Posted by Vade (399 posts) -

Party game.

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#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

Arena fighter

This is pretty much what I was going to say. A sub-genre of fighting games, if you will.

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#18 Posted by ShadowVirus (849 posts) -

2D Platformer

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#19 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

Casual kid's brawler.

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#20 Posted by Encephalon (1727 posts) -

I would call it a "fighter" rather than a "brawler," as I've always considered brawlers to be purely PvE.

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#21 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (542 posts) -

Fighting game. I don't know of any brawler where the objective is to defeat another human player.

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