As you may have noticed, we create a lot of lists in Nintendo Life. why? we all favorite Another game they really enjoyed and deserves a few more recommendations. To answer that question, it’s easy to group games by genre.
Some games defy the genre in interesting ways, but that’s what makes it hard to put things in good boxes (putting things in good boxes isn’t that great anyway). Other games mix genres to create something completely new, like Metroidvanias before there was a “Metroidvania” and scary deck-building roguelikes, but it fits both perfectly It means not
So to solve this terrible incorrect. We’ve put together a few games that we think are worthy of recommendation, but just don’t fit your neat little game. Category. They are Wrong, Man.they don’t fit for you standardAnd honestly? That’s why we love them.
(author’s note: Some of these games, like The Stanley Parable and Return of the Obra Dinn, are technically on other lists — Stanley was named Best Comedy Games and ROTD was named Best Detective Games. It’s on the list — but to be completely honest, those lists are make So these specific games can be included. therefore not counted. )
the publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: angel matrix
Neon White is a difficult game to narrow down to one genre. Part Platformer, First Person Shooter, Card Game and Social Simulation. Having too many cooks in the kitchen seems like a risk, but Neon White blended them all so perfectly that he created a five-star meal.
From the excellent writing, music and presentation to the intense and satisfying core gameplay, Neon White is one of the most exciting things we’ve played all year. We aim to be the best ever.
the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Hull Lab
Part Time UFO may have been created without Nintendo’s involvement in the first place, but HAL’s close ties to the company shine through regardless, resulting in the sort of ambience you’d normally only expect from a Nintendo product. Feels like a premium product. Development team. It’s kind of hard to categorize… but it probably doesn’t have to be.
the publisher: bandai namco / Developer: bandai namco
Games are often at their best when they incorporate the truly weird and wonderful. Katamari Damacy is his one in his OG Weird and Wonderful game, a prince who was tasked with rolling things up to create a new star because his terrible, buff dad accidentally destroyed them all to play Is it a puzzle game? Is it an action game? who cares.that is very game.
the publisher: crow crow crow / Developer: crow crow crow
The Stanley Parable is an incredibly meta game. rely About challenging the genre. You play as Stanley, but you don’t play as Stanley. You make a choice and you have the choice taken away from you. The game is over, the game never ends. Contradiction follows contradiction, and the rules of how the game works are broken and broken. You are not here to win. Stanley’s Fable is a game that plays you.
the publisher: Arawal Premium / Developer: Arawal Premium
Invited to the mysterious ‘Primate Observation Club’, your task is to observe the ‘monkeys’ through a series of cameras while reporting back to the club in response to email requests for information. Feedback on accumulated knowledge is rewarded, and with rewards you can buy more cameras to spy on more “monkeys”.
One of many voyeur games. OrwellHypnospace Outlaw, her story…some of which are Also They are not included in this list because it is difficult to categorize them all equally.
the publisher: ghost time game / Developer: ghost time game
Tux and Fanny just want to play soccer, but the soccer ball is deflated. In a quest to re-inflate it, an entire society has found dead fleas, cats wanting to eat birds, worms just wanting to escape the digestive system they find themselves in, and the famous Tux and Fanny. This game is all over the place in the best possible way, with elements of a point-and-click adventure told in a strange and absurd way. This is a game about football, but it’s also a game about everything else.
the publisher: enhance the game / Developer: Resonaire
Sure, Tetris is a kind of puzzle game. But Tetris Effect is so much more. A synesthetic Zen wonderland of shapes, sounds and colors.
During gameplay, every move, line clear or hard drop is accompanied by some sort of auditory and visual effect, and each level is wonderfully animated and set against an evolving background. While some would argue that Tetris is an addictive game that doesn’t need any graphical gimmicks, Tetris Effect nevertheless pulls out all the stops, offering truly gorgeous visuals paired perfectly with an equally beautiful soundtrack. provide an effect.
the publisher: 3909 / Developer: 3909
Perhaps like many games on this list, Return of the Obra Dinn is a “story” game and a “walking simulator.” But what does that really mean? It’s a bit difficult to understand at first, as it’s probably different than anything you’ve played before. However, like most games of its ilk, once you start clicking, you’re already sucked into the mystery, and you want to work hard to bring this fascinating affair to an end.
the publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Sam Barlow
Telling Lies is from the same studio as the similarly cross-genre (but not Switch) game. her storyuses various video capture devices to review video clips of the four main characters and various supporting players. Although only one side of the conversation can be heard, any word of the dialogue can be used to search his fictitious RETINA database (a repository of these secret recordings), and much of the detective’s work is in the conversation. Depends on finding the other half. , identify the person and hear new leads and search terms.
Searching through a large database of video clips shot on a phone doesn’t sound all that exciting on paper, but Telling Lies is exhilarating thanks to its clever organization, strong performances, and exceptional polish. Provides hours of detective work.
the publisher: hello game / Developer: hello game
Some games on this list are included here because they don’t fit in a single genre box. No Man’s Sky, coming to his Switch in October 2022, Too many box.
Your No Man’s Sky voyage is up to you. Will you be a fighter, prey on the weak and steal their wealth, or take out pirates for bounties? Or a trader? Or an explorer?
Huge and frequent free updates to this game only add more options.
the publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: one quarter
Narrowing the genre down to its most important gameplay elements and throwing in some fresh ideas, Loop Hero proves to be an engaging and creative RPG. Deck building, tower defense, city management, time loop narratives, boss fights, and more. RPG but not RPG… RPG about RPG? perhaps? ? ? ?
For video games that cross genres and defy labels, go to page 2…