>>293656>but the term hack and slash existed before 3D hack and slash games
But was it used to talk about beat 'em up?>Which is dumb but so is the distinction between 3D beat em ups and 3D hack and slash games which usually play the same.
Hack 'n slash is a sub-genre of 3D beat 'em up, that's how I see it.>By the way was there a 3D hack and slash before Devil May Cry or is that basically the originator?
I don't know.
I just can't see that type of game working on hardware pre-PS2/Dreamcast.>>293679
Stylish action is a term that has been used to describe games like DMC since 2001 but I guess some people find it a bit bland and generic (still better than ''character action'', that just sucks).