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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 11:58:34 AM »
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I understand the terms are not technically accurate, but they are already installed and they are a short, easy way to refer to something so that everyone will know what you are talking about.
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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 12:11:04 PM »
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 I have no problem because the terms roll down my tongue really well now castleroid on the other hand does not.  :P

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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013, 12:29:40 PM »
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Yes, Castleroid feels forced to me.
It's like CastleClassic  :P
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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 03:07:01 PM »
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Yes, Castleroid feels forced to me.
It's like CastleClassic  :P

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 04:11:21 PM »
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So nothing changes, and the terms are here to stay forever, until a 3rd term arrives...
What could it be? FPS-Vania, perhaps?
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2013, 05:50:55 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2013, 07:28:45 PM »
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If I need to refer to them collectively I usually just say "3Dvanias". But there's so few of them and they're so different really most of the time one only needs to say "The N64 games", "The PS2 games" (even though CoD was released on the Xbox) or "The LoS series".

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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2013, 07:35:02 PM »
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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2013, 12:13:18 AM »
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I have no problems with both terms.
I sometimes use "console name-vanias" like "famicom vanias".
Castleroid is a no-no for me, it sounds like a disease, kinda like hemorrhoids.

How about pre-sotn, post-sotn, and los trilogy?

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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2013, 09:57:37 AM »
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How about pre-sotn, post-sotn, and los trilogy?

Castlevania Adventure ReBirith came out after SotN and it plays just like a Classicvania. And we also have both PsX Chronicles and the PSP DXC so the term post-SotN might lead to some confusion with certain games.
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2013, 10:06:27 AM »
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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2013, 02:43:45 AM »
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Castlevania Adventure ReBirith came out after SotN and it plays just like a Classicvania. And we also have both PsX Chronicles and the PSP DXC so the term post-SotN might lead to some confusion with certain games.

But the games you have mentioned are remakes...  :-\
Well, yeah, it would lead to confusion for people who are not used to the massive timeline of releases for this series.

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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2013, 10:58:03 AM »
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They are remakes, yes. But they did come out after SotN.  ;)
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2013, 06:39:13 PM »
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Quite the heated discussion about something as mundane as Castlevania nomenclature.
Personally, I've never liked the "Metroidvania" term. It feels too derivative: I'd like to think of Castlevania as its own unique genre, and less as a stolen idea from another game... I've forced myself to use "Symphovania" when I write -- it sounds absolutely ridiculous, but it does the job.
And ultimately, that's all that's really important: it doesn't matter if you write "castleroid" or "GOWvania", as long as you're understood.

And for the record: how about: "Castlevania"?
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Re: Are the terms "Classicvania" and "Metroidvania" insanely retarded?
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2013, 06:45:33 PM »
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Why is this a problem, exactly? Have we really run out of things to discuss as a board that THIS is what we come to?

This thread would make more sense (albeit's extremely lacking in tact as far as the tone of the OP and title go) if the terms were still new. As it is, they're so far ingrained and so well-known and used that changing them would do absolutely nothing but derail things further. It'd be like saying the color green should be changed because you don't like that name, or came up with something you like better.

If you want to use a different term, use it. Just don't expect everyone to immediately understand what you're talking about.

This thread's a little pointless because the above is really the only solution that can happen. And the poll's fucking pointless. Don't ask a question if you don't plan on including "no" as an option.
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