How To Combine Video Game Genres
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Great video games can come from combining genres - but getting the mix right isn't easy. In this video we'll explore the three main methods for merging genres, and look at the problems - and solutions - of each approach.

=== Before you watch ===

Content warning: Mild Violence

=== Sources ===

- [1] Spelunky | Boss Fight Books
https://bossfightbooks.com/products/spelunky-by-derek-yu

[2] The Sid Meier Legacy | GameSpot
https://web.archive.org/web/19991103090659/http://www.gamespot.com/features/sidlegacy/interview12.html

[3] How Deus Ex Blended Genres To Change Shooters Forever | Ars Technica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb98qIZfwgc

[4] Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Design post-mortem | Digital Dragons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu_RkBI27Jw

[5] Why Pocket Dungeon? | Yacht Club Games
- https://www.yachtclubgames.com/blog/why-pocket-dungeon

=== Chapters ===

00:00 - Intro
01:27 - Method 1: Hand-off
05:49 - Method 2: Play style
09:25 - Method 3: Blend
12:23 - Conclusion

=== Games Shown ===

Super Mario Bros. (1985)
NetHack (1987)
Spelunky Classic (2008)
Enter the Gungeon (2016)
Returnal (2021)
Florence (2018)
Rayman Legends (2013)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Forza Horizon 5 (2021)
Baba is You (2019)
Outlast (2013)
Persona 5 (2016)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
Slay the Spire (2019)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014)
Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016)
DOOM (2016)
God of War (2005)
Shovel Knight: King of Cards (2019)
LA Noire (2011)
Yakuza 0 (2015)
XCOM 2 (2016)
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (2002)
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020)
Untitled Magnet Game (Unreleased)
Grapple Dog (2022)
Far Cry 5 (2018)
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020)
Sid Meier’s Covert Action (1990)
BioShock (2007)
Dishonored (2012)
Deus Ex (2000)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
Alpha Protocol (2010)
Prey (2017)
Half-Life (1998)
Baldur’s Gate (1998)
Thief: The Dark Project (1998)
Deathloop (2021)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017)
Elden Ring (2022)
Hades (2020)
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011)
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)
Thumper (2016)
Dead Cells (2018)
Portal (2007)
Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006)
Battle Chef Brigade (2017)
Bejeweled 3 (2010)
FIFA 21 (2020)
Burnout Paradise (2008)
Yoku's Island Express (2018)
Crypt of the NecroDancer (2015)
Toodee and Topdee (2021)
Pyre (2017)
Octopath Traveler (2018)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (2007)
Mass Effect 2 (2010)
Undertale (2015)
Everhood (2021)
Chasm (2018)
Hollow Knight (2017)
Assassin's Creed: Origins (2017)
Marvel's Avengers (2020)
Spelunky (2012)
Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (2021)
Mixolumia (2020)
868-HACK (2015)
Lumines Remastered (2018)

=== Credits ===

Music provided by Epidemic Sound - https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/vtdu5y (Referral Link)

Derek Yu photo by Alex Van Aken

=== Subtitles ===

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