Forgive me if something like this thread has been done before. The concept is a little hard to search, and I don’t think I remember anything.
Let’s take the style of a game we like - graphics, music, sound effects, art direction, tone, maybe even story and characters if you think you can—and transpose it into a different genre. Let’s not get too complicated like you’re actually writing a game design document (don’t do “the music of x with the art of y and the game design of z”) but try switching up some of your favorite games with styyyyyle to make them into something that sounds really interesting.
Some examples of mine that are fun to think about:
What if Cuphead was like Super Mario RPG? Wow, I’d definitely be way more excited about it.
What if you made a Devil May Cry-style character action game out of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne?
Get it? Now you try!