hack-and-slash

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hack-and-slash (not comparable)

  1. (role-playing games, video games, informal) Having a focus on violent combat rather than strategy.
  2. (literature) Shallowly devoted to the gory details.
    • 1999, Stephen King, 1408
      "Oh yes, I meant it as a compliment." Olin tapped the books. "I expect to finish these... but for the writing. It's the writing I like. I was surprised to find myself laughing at your quite unsupernatural adventures in Gartsby Castle, and I was surprised to find you as good as you are. As subtle as you are. I expected more hack and slash."

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