Welcome to the results of MassDebate! This week's topic concerned genre distinction, and proved to be a less popular topic than most. It could be argued that such a subject does not exactly fire the emotions. It's not as exciting as talking about sex or violence. Nonetheless, it is an important point of discussion to consider the language in which we describe our hobby.
Handy pointed out that the genre terms we use nowadays give little credence to the experience we are letting ourselves in for. Elsa insisted that genre classification as it stands is still valid, as the gameplay elements are what shine through in a title, no matter what. The consensus amongst the comments was that genre classification does more good than harm.
AwesomeExMachina Will Mario still be New and Super in 2036? The proposition: Super Mario platformers will still be released to critical acclaim and commercial success in 25 years time.
Debatoid accepts the proposition!