hack-and-slash

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hack-and-slash (not comparable)

  1. (gaming, informal) Having a focus on violent combat rather than strategy.
  2. Shallowly devoted to the gory details (of a book or a writer)
    • 2007, 1408, 00:22:20
      (speaking to a writer about his works) -- "In fact, you surprised me" -- "Oh" -- "You are not the hack-and-slash I expected".