Gaming is cyclical. I remember when 2D platform games were completely dominant. I also remember when people practically stopped making 2D platformers altogether. I remember when 3D fighters were in vogue and now I can't remember the last time I played one.
So today I'd like to talk about the genres you want to come back.
Because it's funny, it seems like the genres I grew up loving — platform games, adventures, horror games — they've all either undergone a resurgence or are in the process of building steam. The retro-styled 2D platformer in particular has been overdone now to the point where it's almost played out. Adventure games are fashionable again, and I thought they were stone-cold dead in the water.
It's got me thinking: are there any genres you'd like to see revived? Personally I'd like to see extreme sports games get a second roll at the dice — Skate, Tony Hawk's, games like that. How about Flight Sims? Or the rhythm game genre.
I've also mentioned that inclusive party games have been gone for a while. Is it finally time for a next-gen Buzz!?
What genres would you like to see revived?