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Using the Browsing interface on the main page, you can browse for some pretty interesting and wacko combinations, like:
- All real-time strategy games sorted by user rating, so you can figure out what to play when Command and Conquer gets boring.
- Odd combinations, or "genre-spanning" games, like interactive fiction (also known as text-adventure games, or "Infocom" games) that also has role-playing, real-time, or graphic elements. (Or has all three, like the original Hero's Quest.)
- Specialized listings, like "top-down" RPGs (Ultimas 1-6, Wasteland, etc.) vs. "isometric" RPGs (Ultima 7-8, Diablo, etc.), vs. "1st-person" RPGs (Bard's Tale, Wizardry, Lands of Lore, etc.), and so on.
Nothing is hard-wired in our keyword-based system, so you're free to use your imagination.