Category talk:Point-and-click adventure games

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I propose we rename this page "Adventure games" or "Adventure video games." There aren't that many adventure games that aren't point-and-click, so I'm not sure slipping a separate category level in between "Video games by genre" and "point-and-click adventure games" would be justified.

Context: A point-and-click adventure game is an adventure game in which the user interface is only or almost only the computer mouse. In the heydey of adventure games (1990s), most adventure games were point-and-click computer games. An adventure game where the player uses the keyboard or an adventure game played on a console like Playstation or X-box is not a point-and-click adventure game.

  • The early Zork games were text only and they're considered pretty iconic of the genre in the 1980s.
  • 1996's Bad Mojo was made during the heydey of point-and-click adventure games and has a lot of the same elements, but it happens to work using the arrow keys instead of the mouse.
  • Many of the long-running adventure game franchises, including Monkey Island and King's Quest had type-in-command early entries with point-and-click sequels.
  • Later adventure games would be played on consoles which use handheld controllers instead of mice. I know less about these.

Darkfrog24 (talk) 13:09, 3 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah I would just rename, its pretty uncontroversial, use the most general category possible unless a split is needed is pretty much the Simple mantra for categories. -Djsasso (talk) 13:17, 3 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Actually we already have Category:Adventure games so I am not sure the issue? -Djsasso (talk) 13:30, 3 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Weird. I specifically looked for it before making this proposal. Thanks for the link. Darkfrog24 (talk) 19:06, 3 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]