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Fantasy

One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Wuxia
Often set in ancient China this is setting where martial arts heroes fight it out.

 Games Books Movies
Jade Empire - 2007NarutoKung fu panda - 2008
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 2000
Hero - 2002
House of Flying Daggers - 2004



Sword and sorcery
S&S is about sword and/or spell-wielding heroes on exciting adventures. Romance, magic and evil supernatural powers is common. Unlike high fantasy the focus is more on the personal adventures of a single hero.


 Games Books Movies
The witcher
Conan the Barbarian  - 1932Conan the Barbarian - 2011
The Scorpion King - 2002
Dragonheart - 1996
Willow - 1988


High Fantasy (aka Epic Fantasy)
This is fantasy set in a imaginary world. The stories are often epic in scope with grand struggle against supernatural evil forces. Large cast of characters and complicated plots that take multi-volumed works to resolve.

 Games Books Movies
Dragon Age: Origins - 2009
World of Warcraft - 2004
The Wheel of Time - 1990
The Sword of Truth - 1994
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - 1977
The Lord of the Rings - 1954
Game of Thrones - 2011
The Chronicles of Narnia - 2005
The Lord of the Rings - 2001




Dark fantasy
Fantasy with a dark, gloomy atmosphere or a sense of horror and dread.

 Games Books Movies
Bloodborne - 2015
Dark Souls - 2011
Diablo - 1996
 Solomon Kane  - 2009
Snow White and the Huntsman - 2012


Low fantasy

Heavenly Sword

 Games Books Movies
   

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