Describe Your Taste in Games Using Only 5 Titles!


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    Fun little thread!

    Final Fantasy IX - JRPG that is amazing and sums up the genera in a great way!
    Titanfall 2 - FPS games with mechs and unique design
    World of Warcraft - MMOs with raids and exploration
    Darksiders - hack n slash adventure/action game
    Burnout 3 - Arcade racing (even though racing games in general are awesome!)



  • I've decided that 5 games isn't enough, so I'm DOING ANOTHER 5

    Burnout Paradise - HEY HEY YOU YOU I DON'T LIKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND

    God of War - Sometimes you just have to brutally murder the entire Greek pantheon.

    Smash Bros - I like to smash bros. Nuff said.

    Half-Life - To be specific, the modding scene. I spent YEARS playing The Specialists, Natural Selection, Gary's Mod, Sven Coop, Day of Defeat, etc etc etc. Doesn't hurt that the actual games are masterpieces too.

    Resident Evil - I love all the games in this series (save the dumpster fire that is 6) but my favorite has to be 5. Refined the systems introduced in 4 and is one of the best coop experiences available.



  • Wow this is a really neat idea and difficult to do. My tastes shift every few years or so but this would probably most accurately describe where I'm at currently.

    Final Fantasy VII
    Kingdom Hearts II
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
    Super Mario World



  • Savage Reign
    Representing my love for fighting games, SNK games, great 2D art, cheesy characters, cheesy music and everything that is dumb and silly.

    Parodius
    Representing my love for shoot 'em ups, 8/16-bit Konami games and everything that is dumb and silly.

    3D Dot Game Heroes
    Representing my love for top-down action/adventures and RPGs and everything that is dumb and silly.

    James Pond II Robocod
    Representing my love for mascot based platformers, Amiga games and everything that is dumb and silly.

    Bloodborne
    Modern dark and serious video game.



  • Pikmin
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Dragon Warrior III
    Street Fighter V
    Batman Arkham City

    Gameplay is everything to me. Let me be in control all of the time. I'm adversed to story driven games and rather have self propelled exploration and/or mastery of the gameplay mechanics as a focus.

    I also love challenge modes and/or encouragement of speed runs.



  • Xenoblade Chronicles
    Final Fantasy X
    Mega Man X
    Metroid Prime Trilogy (it may not be a single game but it is a title! :v )
    Pokemon Sun/Moon

    I really like games that feel like they have a kind of culture/lore to them, as well as sci-fi/robotic elements. There are good few games out there I haven't completed yet I know that qualify and could be on this list (especially Horizon and Nier Automata), but I don't think I'm prepared to list a game I haven't beaten



  • @SuperDivatastic If you replaced Metroid Prime and changed Pokemon to X/Y you could've had a sweet X theme going, even moreso if you changed to Xenoblade Chronicles X.



  • These are next several games I would have chosen after my list above. I couldn't get it down to five because I typically have two favorite entries in the series I enjoy. These are a lot of complete experiences; titles with excellent stories, combat, puzzles, and level design. I'm tempted to put Life is Strange or Persona 3 or 5 on this list, but that series is so new to me — I haven't finished either of the games yet.

    • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (such a beautiful game too)

    • Okami (playable animals often provide creative styles of gameplay)

    • TLoZ: Majora's Mask (it's weird and it's a Zelda game)

    • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (I really like the two leads of this spin off-y sequel.)

    • Super Paper Mario (Very overlooked, but I enjoyed this game much more than the N64 entry. Especially the writing and character work. The most I've ever cared about Luigi, Peach, and Bowser.)

    • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (some of the best environments and puzzles in games)

    • Monster Hunter Cross (My favorite multiplayer-ready Monster Hunter with all of the modern mechanics and some crazy new monsters.)



  • Destiny- Shooters, RPG's, great online PvE and particularity PvP multiplayer.

    Valkryia Chronicles- Strong interest in Japanese made RPG's. And I don't believe turned based gameplay is outdated.

    Uncharted 4-I love platformers and action adventures

    Dark Souls/Bloodborne games- I love a fair competitive challenge at times. And I have interest in medieval times.

    Metal Gear Solid 5- I have interest in stealth action games that have you create tactics on the fly for infiltration. Or best strategy for completing the objectives by studying the enemy.



  • Final Fantasy X
    A love of jrpgs. It was a close tie between X and Mario RPG. But I'd say X has a slightly closer place in my heart. I'm even going through it right now for my probably 5th or 6th time.

    Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    Good ol' Nintendo action adventure.
    With an occasionally creepy psychedelic twist. Talk about meaningful sidequests!

    Assassins Creed 2
    Encompassing the open world genre. I could climb towers for days. (Maybe only a few at a sitting though :p)

    Metroid Prime 2
    Besides Goldeneye, one of the first fps I can remember playing. Definitely left a favorable impact. Also had some great puzzles.. I'm including Metroidvanias in here too. It's not a 2D one, but it does have the name in the title lol.

    Life is Strange
    For the modern story driven adventure games.



  • Persona 4 Golden
    Civilization V
    Super Mario World
    Deus Ex
    Danganronpa

    Generally is play everything (besides Horror games) but these five are probably the most accurate description of my gaming habits



  • This is actually impossible haha.

    Tony Hawk's Underground for arcade gameplay, skate culture, music
    God of War III for senseless violence and nudity
    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for lighthearted romantic adventure with classic 80s villain's
    Metal Gear Solid for video game zaniness, cinematic drama, and exciting action
    Bloodborne for my appreciation of The Gothic (literature, style, etc), challenging gameplay, and atmosphere



  • Mushihimesama Futari
    Final Fantasy 9
    Witcher 3
    Deux Ex
    Resident Evil revelations 2



  • Xenogears - PS1 era JRPGs are my favorites. A lot of experimentation in mechanics, storytelling, and technology. I could put any number of titles here, but Xenogears was the first to pop into my head.
    Mass Effect (any) - Helps fill those space opera cravings.
    Dark Souls (any) - I didn't realize I needed games like this in my life... now I can't get enough.
    GTA Vice City - My introduction to GTA and open world games.
    XCOM Enemy Unknown - High stakes, turn-based, strategy.



  • @Haru17 said in Describe Your Taste in Games Using Only 5 Titles!:

    I'm tempted to put Life is Strange or Persona 3 or 5 on this list, but that series is so new to me — I haven't finished either of the games yet

    I felt exactly the same in regards to Persona 5. Love love love that game but I'm not done yet and it's my first experience with the franchise. Also I'm skeptical to say that Persona 5 is a good description of my taste in games. I'm not sure if I would like other games with heavy dialog, day to day actions, and dungeon crawling, or if Persona 5 is just so well polished and gripping that I would only like Persona.



  • Halo - intense shooters
    Assassin's Creed - historical action adventure/narrative/open world games
    Spec Ops the line - narrative action games
    Age of Empires - accesible strategy games
    Mass Effect - WRPGs



  • Deus Ex
    System shock
    Half life
    Doom
    Mafia



  • @Mbun That's X-actly it, gaming tastes to the X-treme ;)



  • @Haru17 YES! Finally someone else who recognizes the greatness of Super Paper Mario!



  • This is stupid hard. I can't choose just 5, that's crazy. I've made so many draft and all of them feel great and terrible. Great, because there are some really great games. Terrible, because I'm leaving so much out.