What is your favorite genre of games?
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Oscillator last edited by
There are many specific franchises I like within various genres, like Need For Speed, Project Gotham Racing, and Burnout in arcade racer, The Elder Scrolls in western RPG, Zelda in action-adventure, and so on. But as for consistently liking an entire genre, only one meets that criteria for me:
Doom, Quake, Unreal, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark.
GoshGollyGee last edited by
I like games with a heavy focus on exploration. My favorite thing to do in games is just wander around to see what I can find. If the level design is non-linear or at least fairly open, the map is detailed and varied, and there are a lot of cool things to discover, then I am 100% sold.
Tristan last edited by
Stealth is my favorite genre. Started all the way back in MGS1, my first real game that I beat. MGS is my favorite series, also love Splinter Cell (even if there are some stinkers), and playing Deus Ex: HR as a stealth game feels like the right way to do it. Payday 2 has awesome stealth, and is even coop so I can rage at my non-stealthy friends. Love me some Hitman as well. There's just something satisfying about a clean kill or infiltrating a base undetected.
Paper Lion last edited by
Video games. ;D
Smartzke last edited by
I generally prefer the narrative driven style of games as well, like Life Is Strange, but besides that, typically action or platformers. Uncharted and the new Tomb Raider series are some of my favorites.
DigitalNoodle last edited by DigitalNoodle
My favorite genre is RPG with turn based combat like Bravely Default or Wasteland 2.
Sheria last edited by
The Adventure genre is my favourite, specifically the Point & Clicky kind :3
Churchy last edited by
Horror, platformers and adventure games with strong narrative threads running through.
Ellis last edited by
I prefer strategy games, or more specifically turn based. i like games that require you to think carefully about your next action, but slow and patient games. Also keen on rpg. Which is why divinity original sin is an awesome game. Xcom 1 and 2. Final fantasy. Lost odyssey. I can sink hours into those games while button mashing fighting games can bore me after a while.
Sieghardt last edited by
Strategy RPGs and adventure RPGs
A7X458 last edited by
Open worlds games was and still my favorite genre, games like SOTC and Skyrim that you can put 10 hours in without getting bored, and less towers = more fun.
Light last edited by
I'm torn between games like The Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, The Last of Us, and Metal Gear Solid 3. They all have a lot of elements that I enjoy but none of them are easy to define as one genre. Story is definitely really important to me though.
TheDrZoidberg last edited by
I used to be really into western, open-world RPGs, and I still am to a degree, but nowadays I feel like the genre is becoming oversimplified and most big AAA RPGs resemble action games with stats tacked onto them. I know I'm in the minority, but I was really disappointed by Fallout 4 and I wanted so badly to love that game. I beat the main quest and kept coming back until I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't having fun.
Lately I've been playing more strategic, turn-based RPGs like Divinity: Original Sin. I've also been delving into JRPGs more and have really enjoyed SMT IV and Bravely Default.
matteroffact last edited by
To be very specific, I like metroidvania-style games. I'll give every one a chance.
Mortambulist last edited by
In general I just like the best games of every genre, but I do definitely have a soft spot for twin-stick shooters, going all the way back to Robotron. If I can run in one direction while shooting in another and take on giant swarms of enemies, I'm pretty happy.
sonmi last edited by
I'm kind of in a rogue-lite mood those last years... that and Grand Strategy.
Mbun last edited by
Platformers are what I grew up with and I'm good at, but what I really enjoy is laid back, turn-based, comfy RPGs. Strategy games can be nice. I also consistently enjoy Rhythm games.
Any time someone makes a cross-genre game including multiple of those genres I tend to instantly get hooked like with Harmoknight, which was basically a Rhythm Platformer.
Have a soft spot for Rogue-likes too, because I think dieing in a video game isn't a bad thing. Establishes the stakes when you see how brutal the world is. Don't rage over your death. Admire your effort at survival that led up to it, learn from it, and try to do a little bit better next time.
RomanGamepire last edited by
Western and JRPGs, 2nd/3rd person action adventure, platformers, Sim/RTS
Guest last edited by
JRPGs for sure, currently playing Trails of Cold Steel on PS3 and Ys: Memories of Celceta on Vita. I enjoy even the most mediocre JRPGs more than most western productions.