Of course, we’re all looking for quality games but there are just some genres that we’re more attracted to than others. You might play a wide variety of games, but perhaps all your eggs are in one basket: all your favorite games in one genre? So…
“What is your Favorite Video Game Genre?“
The Timely Mage
In theory, my favorite genre is RPG however I must say that since I’ve gotten older I haven’t had as much time and attention I once had to sink into a 200 hour gameplay experience so I’ve actually found a good balance with Action Adventure games that have great stories compacted into smaller 20 hour experiences. That being said, I would still say my favorite genre is RPG because of how vast and complex they can be and most of my most beloved games make up the genre.
My least favorite is F2P. It doesn’t matter what type of game it is, making it free to play always seem to suck the life out of it. No matter how fun it may be in the beginning it usually ends up with me wondering why I’m putting so much time and effort into it. Since I know F2P is more of a game model than a genre, I’ll say my least favorite genre is the puzzle category. Puzzles within games are fine but if I’m just solving puzzles for the sake of solving them I don’t find much value in that.
The Black Humor Mage
I don’t really have a favorite game genre. Currently I’m playing two FPS games: Metroid Prime and Overwatch. Before that I played the action/turn-based JRPG Ni No Kuni. After I finish Metroid Prime I plan to play Earthbound, which is another JRPG. And I love Metal Gear Solid, even though there aren’t many other stealth action games I play. I don’t really like racing games, but I love/hate me some Mario Kart. I love playing a lot of 2D platformers like Kirby, Mega Man, and Mario. I just like playing games that are good, and if I like the genre.
MMORPG’s are my least favorite genre. The games themselves are not impressive in the least. They don’t look very good, and the gameplay is usually stale. There’s also a lot of repetitive grinding. That usually happens in order to make it more accessible for multiple people to play it. I know the appeal of these games is the social aspect, because I don’t know of many people that would play these kinds of games as a single player experience. If you like the social aspect, then enjoy it. But that doesn’t do it for me.
The Rage Mage
MOBA gamers are the ultimate rages and just generally the angriest people in the gaming community. If they lose, it’s not their fault and they generally call any other kind of game “weak” or “terrible”. I identify with that. Your answer sucks because it’s not my answer.
And that’s my least favorite genre: your favorite.
The Green Screen Mage
RPGs tend to be my favorite. The story gamer loves RPGs. What a surprise! Getting into the role of the characters was always so much fun to me, especially when you get to make choices that affect the game.
RTS games, on the other hand, are the bane of my existence. I just can’t wrap my head around them. Halo Wars was RTS and it just about killed me. I had to beat it because it was Halo, but I hated the gameplay SOOOO much.
The White Out Mage
I like interactive games that make you have to move in order to play them, like rhythm and music games with dancing and such. I dislike simulation-type games that are really repetitive and force you to do menial tasks and hard labor over and over again, like Terraria or Harvest Moon. Life is work enough to not have to work in a video game.
The Well-Red Mage
My answer is essentially the same as the Timely Mage’s… I have much love for the 2D platformer but RPGs were my bread and butter. Only now they’re more like second breakfast. I don’t have as much time for games that absorb hours and hours. And hours. In my youth, I’d thinking nothing of sinking 100 or 200 hours of gameplay into a single RPG. Now, I find myself attracted to shorter experiences with simplicity and accessibility and nostalgia as their focuses. That leads me to either one of two options, usually: 1) playing games on the NES or SNES, or 2) playing indie games I get a hold of. The RPG will always be my first love, though, just as long as its not too overburdened by complicated tactical gameplay or watered down by too much emphasis on action gameplay. I love the traditional RPG: turn-based, experience points, classes, treasure hunting, dungeon crawling, side questing, but loving RPGs doesn’t prevent me from enjoying most genres (not a fan of FPS games).
And that’s my answer for least favorite genre of all time. I’ve played some swell first-person shooters, but I really don’t care for most of them. They really seem like “cut and paste” projects to me. Homogeneous. And the people who call themselves gamers that just play the new COD every year…? They bug me. If that’s you, let’s take it outside, Fisticuffs Frank.
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