I just watched Yahtzee's latest review, of Silent Hill Downpour. The tagline for the video says "A step in the right direction for survival combat and exploration but Silent Hill: Downpour fails at the horror half of survival horror." That got me thinking, would it be possible to have a survival comedy game?
A quick google shows that Kotaku, probably jokingly, branded Ghostbusters: The Video Game a survival comedy game. But I don't know if it applies. There's also a game for iOS that bills itself as the first survival comedy game, but I don't have an iOS device so I haven't played it.
Edit: I suppose you could argue that the Dead Rising series is this, but I don't know if they closely enough resemble survival horror games.
Years ago, I got interested in the concept of a second-person shooter. I googled and found a tech demo/game called "second person shooter", which was entertaining for all of five minutes. I couldn't find that one today when I tried to look for it again, but I did find Second Person Shooter Zato, which is a surprisingly fun and tense game.
Basically, you have enemies that storm you in various movement patterns, and you can only see through their viewpoint. Sometimes there are as many as four enemies coming at once, so your screen is divided into four views. The difficulty comes in judging priority targets and lining up your shots, all from outside of your perspective. The creative enemy types also add challenge and strategy.
What other games completely defy the conventions of their genre? What genre-defying games do you wish existed?