Talk:Shooting game

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Shoot 'em ups[edit]

Oh wow, a talk page without an article attached. ;)

Anyway, I just wanted to mention that Wikipedia doesn't consider shooting games and shoot 'em ups the same genre. Whereas the former refers to first-person perspective simulations or tactical simulations, the latter refer to the Touhou gameplay we're familiar with.

--Deciare 20:10, 26 Jun 2005 (PDT)


Hmm, should I not have told them to merge the two then? -7HS 21:24, 26 Jun 2005 (PDT)


Well, to be honest, Wikipedia is not really the primary source of information you'd want to rely on when it comes to STGs. I mean, they hardly have any CAVE games, Psikyo games... it's clear that it's not that high of a priority for them. Also, it is a fact that Japan still calls scrolling shooters "Shooting Games", judging from their acronym for it, "STG"...
At the very least, Wikipedia could use a little addendum to their "Shooting game" article, saying that "In Japan, the term 'shooting game' is commonly used to refer to what we call 'shoot 'em ups'." or something like that. --Leviathean 14:10, 27 Jun 2005 (PDT)
IMO, since wikis are an open system, any fault in their coverage lies partially with interested parties who don't take the time to add it. It's true Wikipedia sometimes smacks articles down for being "non-notable", but this is generally a crutch against crackpot theories, vanity pages and utterly pointless information (i.e. an unannotated list of a website's forums was recently deleted, since anyone could go to the website and see for themselves.)
I'd like to be able to help with this myself, but Touhou are really the only shooting games I've ever seriously played. ^^;;-7HS 21:33, 28 Jun 2005 (PDT)


I'd like to bring this discussion back up. According to Wikipedia on Shooter game, Shoot 'em ups are a sub-genre to Shooter games and should not be confused with each other. I'd like to propose a article specifically for Shoot 'em up, with this article "Shooting game" to be re-written. Any opinions? Tony64 (Talk/Con.) 20:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)