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Old 19 March 2009, 12:52   #87
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I'd say hack'n'slash and beat'em up is equally high up in the genre hiearchy (uhm, spelling) of action games. You could flip things around and say beat'em up is a subgenre of hack'n'slash.

And no, I wouldn't say Golden Axe is a beat'em up either (that one is pure scrolling hack'n'slash).
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