Submitted by iamironman 1178d ago | news

New genre invented, Tomb Raider is an “action-survival” game

IncGamers: Crystal Dynamics has invented a new genre with Tomb Raider, apparently. Tomb Raider and Crystal Dynamics global brand manager Karl Stewart has told IncGamers that the game is an “action-survival” title.

The survival elements are kept to the “macro, rather than the micro, explains Stewart. (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

v0rt3x  +   1178d ago
I hate to break it - but inventing a new genre is very rare these days - and I don't necessarily agree that combining two well known genres gives birth to a completely new one. Much less one that hasn't already been explored in other games before.

On top of that - it's a subjective debate and it depends on one's perspective.

One might see Tomb Raider as an action-survival, where others might see it as an action-adventure game.

Neither are "new genres".
The gaming industry has been saturated over the years with labels like "new" and "original" - but that is much less the case.

Developers climb on top of great ideas which have been explored in other games - and draw inspiration from that.

That's not necessarily a bad thing - but very few games come up with something truly "new".
dboyc310  +   1178d ago
isn't The Last of Us action-survival
WeskerChildReborned  +   1178d ago
It look's like it will be strategy, action, and survival.
smashcrashbash  +   1178d ago
Isn't that what RE has become? And like this guy said isn't it just a action adventure game?
Pozzle  +   1178d ago
Didn't Capcom call Resident Evil 6 an "action survival" game?
omarzy  +   1178d ago
Aren't all games that are not puzzle focused, "survival action" Even fighting games are like that. Survive the match and it is action. yay for technicalities!
MysticStrummer  +   1178d ago
It looks like a cool game. There's no need to make such a stupid claim. That was an unintentional rhyme. Believe it or not it happens to me all the time. Dammit.
EmperorDalek  +   1178d ago
The back of the RE4 box said: "forget survival horror, and get ready for survival action!" Or something like that.
level 360  +   1177d ago
That sentence is very misleading and far-fetched me'thinks.

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