sweatervest wrote:You are assuming that I made up the definition of 2.5D (which I already explicity said twice that I DIDN'T) and then claiming that my definition only applies to me.
No I am not, I refuted your claim that it has a specific, consistent, and useful definition, and provided an example to the contrary. I never suggested you made up a definition for the word.
I made no claim as to the legitimacy of this informal term. I did suggest it isn't succinct, and may as well be meaningless, because it's possible to classify any first person shooter as 2.5D using one of the definitions listed at wikipedia.Doesn't the mere existence of a wikipedia article (especially one that long) suggest that it is a legitimate term.
And I still await something from a respectable source other than you that claims 2.5D is a self-contradictory term.
Nor did I claim it is self-contradictory, although many of the wikipedia definitions are orthogonal.