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What Video Game Genre Do You Most Despise, And Why?

We all have likes and dislikes. And many of us have a genre of gaming that we just loathe.

There are three genres I've never particularly enjoyed but of those three, there is one I absolutely despise in every way, shape and form. And the strange part is that by all rights, I should adore it.

I don't particularly like fighting games, although I have gotten into a few Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, and Dead or Alive installments in the past. I really don't do flight-based games, either. But if there's one genre I absolutely cannot abide, it's Real-Time Strategy (RTS). It doesn't make too much sense, especially considering that my favorite game of all time is Final Fantasy Tactics, which is also strategy. However, the difference between turn-based and real-time when it comes to strategy is just so massively gigantic in my eyes...

To me, strategy is about taking as much time as I need to plan the next move; to execute a perfectly devised plan in my own time. I hate clocks in games, anyway, but to be constantly urged forward by an incessantly ticking unseen clock drives me absolutely bonkers. Command & Conquer made me want to throw stuff. It really did. And I'm the most patient human alive; I love all sorts of games that put a premium on thought and patience. But for some reason, having time continuously moving while I'm trying to plan stuff pisses me off. Admittedly, it is weird. I really should love those games. At first glance, they should be right up my alley.

But I hate 'em. So what about you?

Tags: video games, gaming genres, gaming culture, gamers

12/12/2012 10:14:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (88 posts)

Yukian
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 10:44:06 PM
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I think sports games are the ones I dislike most. I don't loathe them but I'm not a fan of real life sports... Only game I've played and liked was Fight Night Round 2 or 3

It was that or Strategy and Tetris saved it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:17:52 PM

Mike Tyson's Punch Out was the greatest sports title of all time.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:51:04 PM

I preferred the arcade version of Punch Out which came out before Mike Tyson's version.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:42:21 AM

I loved boxing, I was a big Mike fan. I know people don't like to say they were cuz he went nuts but I was a fan.

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:52:52 AM

Oh I was too, like a lot of people. I have his entire career on dvd. Along with a few others boxers.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 2:35:27 AM

MMA is not the same man.

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Akuma07
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 6:05:17 PM

Totally agree, sports games are the worst.

Olympics games, and MOST OF ALL....... Golf games.

Like wtf. My idea of a good time, sit down, relax, pick up my ps3 controller, and play some golf. (Sarcasm)

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Underdog15
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 8:58:05 AM

I love hockey and soccer, but I agree for the most part. Hate playing fifa and NHL games. However, the show games for baseball are extremely well done.

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manofchao5
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 12:28:28 AM

I have gained much respect for fighting games over the years as it requires the person to understand the moves to truly utilize the game whether its mma or street fighter

I'm losing respect for fps just because of companies like activision constantly feeding on it with no improvement, I just hope dice doesn't let ea turn them stale

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ZenChichiri
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 10:45:26 PM
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That's the reason why I like RTS games actually. It feels stressful to make decisions on the fly, but that level of stress brings me into the game more. I feel like I'm actually commanding these forces that need orders in a timely manner, otherwise they'll be decimated by the enemy. It really gets the heart pumping, which attaches me more to the outcome of the battle. I can see why some people might not like that particular feeling though ;)

I don't think I really have a genre that I loathe, as I appreciate quality in any genre, but some overdone genres are starting to wear thin on me and bore me a bit.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:12:42 PM
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I love RTS. To me they are a lot like a fighting game. The real time component generates a sense of pressure, psychological tactics, and the fostering of real time micro management skills. In my time with them I've learned there's infinite strategies to be formed and the intricate execution of those plans demands a precise sound mind, and keeping your cool under pressure.

I simply can't play that genre competively anymore because my life just can't allow for it with how many obligations I have. My days playing them though were infinitely enjoyable. I would watch and study replays. I learned the many attributes of armor, weapon, speed types, all of the keystrokes etc. Watched replays even from tournament greats... all I can say is.. mad skillz my friends.. mad skillz. Some of those guys out there are unbelievable. They have my highest degree of gamer respect in that department. Apparently Korea still holds massive Starcraft tournaments even today. They're like a big deal over there too.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:17:50 PM

oh, and I can't think of a genre I hate or despise. I have preferences of course. But none of them stir feelings of hatred.

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Warrior Poet
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:18:58 PM
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I tend to dislike sports games because I'm not into most sports. But I'm a boxer and wouldn't you know it, there are no good boxing games at all.

I also dislike RTS, but mostly because fighting tends to be incredibly simplistic compared to TBS. They usually focus more on resource hoarding and multitasking/GUI skills than anything resembling battle tactics.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:47:26 PM

Fight Night Champion

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:24:28 PM
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As a JRPG lover I must express my distate of SJRPGs like Disgaia, even if I like the characters and stuff it's like I have to be able to conquer Rome circa 1AD just to get past a couple peon battles and onto the next tiny section of story, which isn't much but possesses mind-numbing combinations of possible things to do with all the crap I've assembled.

Too many possibilities; feels like otherwise great games are wrecked by the strategy part. I really wanted to like Arc the Lad series and Disgaia.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:31:23 PM

I like sjrpg's pretty well. During the PSX era I got pretty deep into Vagrant Story, I think that counts?, but some other game detracted me.
Also, I've been wanting to get around to FF Tactics. I have buddies who enjoyed it pretty well. The last one I got into, and this was a while ago, was the Advance Wars games on GBA. They were fun, pretty simple but fun, fun and turn based. I think they were rated pretty dang well for their time too.

... that's just great to know Temjin =p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:36:24 PM

You might be thinking of Vandal Hearts.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:50:53 PM

What the hell is a SJRPG

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:55:03 PM

Strategy Japanese Role Playing Game. Think of a JRPG played on a very complex chess board.

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:20:53 PM

hhmmm. nope, not Vandal Hearts. It's Vagrant Story. It's more of a dungeon crawl, I guess, with a heavy emphasis on turn-based play strategy. It almost reminds me of like a turn-based Demon's Souls, or something. I can't think of anything else out there like Vagrant Story. I sort of think of it has a sjrpg-kinda sorta

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:25:48 PM
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There's really no one genre that I dislike, but in the past year or so, FPS games have really gotten on my nerves as they won't stop coming out with more and more of them. Farcry 3 and Borderlands 2 being huge exceptions. Don't play fighting games anymore due to boredom with that genre, sad because that used to be near the top of genres I played. Lately, it's been strategy games like Civ 5 and Shogun 2 that have taken all my time, so I've avoided all the other genres for the most part, just for a break and to let them become a little more fresh when I return to them.

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Vitron
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:39:04 PM
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I dislike FPS games, well not loathe though, because I suck at most FPS games plus the fad.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:40:09 PM
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I don't despise any games.
But sports, RTS, turned-based, side-scrollers & most top-down games just aren't for me.
*******

Ravi Shankar, R.I.P.

Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar Live: Raag Khamaj (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xB_X9BOAOU


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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:24:49 PM

Oh, I DO hate games where they're way too super-fast paced, or one's where you're just about timed on every damned thing in the game.

I like to take my own sweet carefree time while playing & soak in everything the game has to offer, including the scenery.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:41:00 PM
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Turn based RPG's.

There is a reason why this style of games has gone the way of the dinosaurs.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:55:59 PM

But that reason is obviously not their quality or status in the hearts of gamers.

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Yukian
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:14:28 AM

And what might that reason be...?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:36:09 AM

That's not funny.

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Vitron
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 1:46:19 AM

I think its just the lack of rpg innovation these days. Most devs play it safe by making some thing of a hybrid generics like Dragon Age. I mean Valkyria Chronicles almost got it right as compared to the big name FFXIII.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:32:21 PM

World - Of course. My comment does not reflect the quality of the stories or the characters. I was ready to make the plunge into White Knight Chronicles until I saw that it was turn based.

Yukian - For me it's simple. I do not like the feeling of not being in control of the actual combat. Telling my character what to do only to watch it on screen is boring to me. I also do not care for the whole turn mechanic either as waiting ruins the immersion for me. My comparison to the dinosaur was referencing the fact that I am not alone.

Ben - It wasn't intended to be funny, and I knew my response wouldn't be a popular one. I didn't mean to offend you or anyone else, but sometimes ones opinion can do that. :)

Vitron - Speaking of mechanics and hybrids, I don't see why these turn based RPG developers couldn't keep the core of their game the same but offer an option for folks who like more of a hands on approach. The same could have done with Skyrim for example.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:26:24 PM

It's fine in that it's a genre you despise, Max, but it's not an overly antiquated mechanic. Certainly no more than platforming or fps or any kind of adventure 3rd person outlook. See also side scrollers like Mario.

The issue is how to developers perfect a particular genre and innovate that makes it fresh. There are lots of turn based titles that can continue to grow. Remember how innovative FFXII battle system was on PS2? It's beyond me why we haven't built off that... It really comes down to developer innovation for me. Valkyria Chronicles was fantastic fun, for example, and I think you'll see some similarities in Ni No Kuni to FFXII's innovation. This is a great direction for the future of turn based.

Anyways, my point is, it's fine if it's just you not liking a genre, but everything else you said is just... well, it's just incorrect, and I'm surprised to hear you're ok with being so wrong about something.

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Yukian
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 8:55:47 PM

Max, I respect your opinion but I do not share it.

That's like saying that I don't like 3rd person shooters 'cause I see the character and I don't feel immersed enough. But to each their own. :)

And I like your idea of having the option of real time and turn based but that's a pipe dream... no developer would give so much time and effort to make 2 different games on one disc.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:46:11 PM
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The closest genre I would say in my opinion that comes close to "despise" would be Fighting games. I don't despise them, I just suck at them, granted I don't try to become better at Fighting games, but I hate getting my *** whooped. I've played many fighting games and my most favorite being Mortal Kombat. If I ever play a fighting game it's usually with a friend sitting next to me. I've been online in Mortal Kombat, never will you see me there again.

I don't discriminate, I play everything.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:01:04 AM

I feel the same way.

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dmiitrie
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:24:38 AM
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I cannot stand racing games; doubly so for racing simulations. I fully accept that games like GT do what they're designed to do extremely well, but since I personally dislike driving and think that nascar (Ive lived in the south for most of my life, so that's my primary experience with auto racing) is one of the biggest wastes of time ever created, those types of games will never be fun for me.

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cLoudou
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:29:44 AM
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I guess the sub-genre of WRPGs. I just find some incredibly boring, from the "realistic" stories to the characters and some of the gameplay. But mostly because it takes away from the sub-genre and style I prefer in RPGs as devs now think that people only prefer open-world, real-time, freedom over linear, story-focused, turn based RPGs with great characters.

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reryan
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:44:01 AM
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I hate games that require frame-perfect timing and pixel-perfect jumps to get through a level. Usually these are hardcore platformers or other hardcore games that are said to take "skill" to beat; if doing a level 1000 times so that you figure out the right millisecond to push the jump button constitutes skill, then I want to suck.
(see Super Meat Boy)

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 1:01:36 AM
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Facebook Games. They are the bane of every real game ever made, and they are all damn near equally terrible. They all have the same cute small person slightly anime/cartoony style and none of them have a purpose other than to get you to buy (with real money) something to make your player look cuter

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Riku994
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 2:16:28 AM
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Sports and RTS.

My exception to sports games are Wii titles and Golf. I'm not kidding.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 2:24:42 AM
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I hate RTS too, it creates an obsessive compulsive affliction in me. But at least you can respect the gamers who like those series because they like something that isn't mainstream and takes a lot of thought.

FPS pisses me off lately for not taking many risks. Bioshock is sweet, Singularity was a very good attempt, but so many are so similar. It's like yeah Mario and Sonic were both platformers but they were different games. Get what I'm sayin?

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:17:12 PM

FPS is so redundant now I agree. I played Halo 4 through recently, and while it was nice (I think Reach was better as a game) it just felt SO familiar. I think it's even a little more CoD'ish in mission design (not a good thing). I also don't really get how critics vary so much in their opinions concerning what makes a great FPS. Gamespot, for example, and maybe they were different reviewers, gave Halo 4 like a 9.0 and KZ3 a 7.5.
I loaded up KZ3, post Halo 4, and it felt as if either one could've come before or after the next. Both have impressive visuals in their own ways, (I think KZ3 when it's at it's best is better visually by a lot) but to think one is some how merely a "good" game and the other is a "superb" game is just beyond me. They're so very similar in quality and offering, yet respected so very differently. I know you, World, don't care much for FPS shooting gallery types, but I do think KZ3 doesn't get the respect it should, which is something I think has a whole lot to do with it being a genre that's widely popular but exclusive to PS3. Anyway, Rage is probably the last shooter I've played that felt more involved than the average shooter. Then again, it isn't JUST a shooter. Putting in the same class as CoD or KZ just feels wrong to me. It's a hybrid action game with a heavy emphasis on shooting and driving.

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 3:47:53 PM

Wait. I suck. Gamespot gave KZ3 an 8.5 not a 7.5

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 2:29:22 AM
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Real time strategy games annoy the ever-loving p*ss out of me. Starcraft and Galactic Civilisations 2 are the only ones I've dabbled in (at the suggestion of a friend), and I quickly grew to despise them. I really can't say why.
First person anything. Maybe not loathe, but simply find it impossible to love them.
Sports games. Bleh.
Fighters. They just get too boring and repetitive after a while.

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shiroxkatsuya
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 3:00:16 AM
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FPS!! i used to like em alot back in the goldenye days but there over abundance an out of control popularity killed them for me. to the person who said they don't like turned based rpgs on this website of all things lol, that's like sticking your face in acid. you got guts!! lol

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Solid Fantasy
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:17:11 AM
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Sport Games! Mainly because I don't like the sports.

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deadmanwithin
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 5:45:28 AM
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Nearly all browser games and every FPS where the story isn't as good as the gameplay elements(except for arcade-style shooters like Serious Sam). Seriously, very lacking stories are the reason I hardly ever play FPS anymore(of course, there are exceptions like BioShock). I couldn't care less for online multiplayer. To me, multiplayer is playing with good friends in the same room. I'm not even 20 yet and that point of view seems weird to a lot of people.

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___________
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 5:58:41 AM
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dont despise any genre, but ive never been a fan of RTS games.
just bore the hell out of me, and feels really kinda cheap.
that and real time RPGs like the old digemon or pokemon games.
its like you fire an attack and it misses, how was that calculated?
did i miss because of a mistake i made, or because i dont have enough states, or just because the game likes cheating?
dont really see the point of them because the whole point of games is for you to play the game.
not you press a button and watch everything play out and have no control over it.

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Beamboom
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 7:16:20 AM
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I guess I generally speaking don't like games that are too technical. It's not why I game.

Simulators for example, or the fighter games where I have to learn a zillion different combinations and timings... I get frustrated before I'm even done with the tutorial.

But when it comes to game mechanics I really, really despise QTEs. Typically there's something real interesting going on on the screen during them, and I miss it all cause I have to pay attention to the bloody button symbols that pops up. Man there is no end to how much I hate that sh*t.


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Underdog15
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:30:02 PM

I'm an anti-QTE man myself. I agree wholeheartedly.

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infamousgodV2_0
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 7:19:00 AM
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Most first person shooters. Besides Bioshock other first person shooters i cant stand. Also turn-based strategy games i tried with XCOM: Enemy Unknown but i just couldnt get into it. They bore me too. Plus JRPGs no offence JRPGs fans but they are too kiddy to me.

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 9:58:06 AM
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Flight and driving games are the ones I like the least. I like FPS, though I've had my fill of military ones. FPS like Bioshock and those set up like FPS but not really a shooter (like Dishonored) are a blast to play, in my opinion.

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xenris
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 10:17:53 AM
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Someone already said this but Facebook games are a genre I can actually say I despise.

Otherwise I would say the RTS genre is a weird bag for me. I have played a couple that I loved, but in general I stay away from them. My brain likes fighting games, competitive shooters, and challenging platforming games oh plus whatever Dark Souls is.

But with RTS I don't feel like I have enough control, which is silly because you have a lot of control but it is in areas I don't want it. Why didn't my troops all get headshots and end that fight a lot faster? Those are the kinds of things that go through my head playing RTS games.

Most sports games don't appeal to me because I would rather be outside actually playing the sport than playing a game of it.

And the genre I pretty much never touch but wouldn't say I despise is Strategy RPGs. Whether they are JRPGs or not I just can't deal with them. I understand that these are good games with good stories but the combat isn't for me. Playing Front Mission 4 with my friend and losing a mission after playing for an hour was brutal, and also the AI sometimes feels cheap but maybe that is due to my lack of knowledge in the game.

The only SRPG I liked and not only liked its one of my favourite games ever is Valkyria Chronicles. That game did everything right and not only had a wicked story to keep me playing but the combat just got better and better and was a really nice hybrid of action and strategy and RPG.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:16:22 AM

Okay, "Facebook games" is NOT a genre and never will be. :)

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:24:24 AM

lol, about facebook games

for real too ;)

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xenris
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 1:24:18 PM

Then what do we call the abominations that are Facebook games :P

Alright then I wont say I despise any genre but the genre I play the least would be sports games. I haven't owned one of those since NHL 95 on the super nintendo but I know how fun a pick up sports game can be when you have 4 controllers and some friends over :P

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 3:49:53 PM

No idea what to call them. No self-respecting gamer would touch 'em, anyway. See, gamers play REAL games. ;)

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 3:51:27 PM

Facecrap games =p

It was just funny thinking of them as a genre unto themselves.

Excuse me SIR! That is not a PUZZLE game. No, it's a Facebook game!

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Beamboom
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 3:58:38 PM

... the biting irony in all this, is of course that many of the Facebook/browser based games today are *incredibly* similar - many intentionally so - to the games we played and loved on our computers and consoles like 20 years ago.
We'd would have paid big money for them back then. :D

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xenris
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 6:36:56 PM

I like Temjins name, Facecrap games. It paints a nice image in my mind of people playing these games with crap over their eyes because they can't see how bad they are ^_^

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slugga_status
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 10:26:50 AM
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I know I'll get flamed for this..but I can't stand RPGs very much. I just never really enjoyed them as a kid and have never been able to get into them. Just seems so boring.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:54:38 PM

Yup, I feel the same. When people talk about those games (skyrim, fallout etc), they always talk about finding things and getting armour. That's great as a sorta side thing, but as the main features of the game? I don't know - that's just not what I find to be an substantially engrossing game, even if I may find it addicting. When you get to the actual meat of the game, I usually find it to be very bland and well...not very good. Especially in Fallout 3; the shooting in the game is truly atrocious. I actually stopped using it and just ran around the big scary monsters until my slow-mo thing filled up.

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ChaseHammer
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 10:45:06 AM
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Horror games, I really dont see the point or fun of walking down a dark hallway with just a small flashlight only to be jumped from a side doorway by some mutated dog.

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tlpn99
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 10:53:25 AM
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It depends on the RPG I loved Skyrim, Dragons Dogma, Demon Souls and Dark Souls but for some reason the Japanese RPG anime style types never gets me.

I never liked the Final Fantasy series either. I just couldn't get into it. I don't despise the series though just don't like the game it doesn't click with me. I tried Final Fantasy 13 when it came out and was possibly one of the worst things I have ever tried. All the grinding at the beginning might have been the problem.

I also don't like games where you have no idea or clue where to go next and your spending ages wandering round trying to find something else to go to or do. I have a huge backlog of games to get through. I don't have the luxury of spending hours on a single area looking for something that may or may not exist.

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LaasYaNir
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:01:28 AM
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I can't stand tower defense games. They're tedious and not much fun.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:47:59 AM

I dont know if you've ever played Pixel Junk Monsters or not, but it completely takes out the tediousness and replaces it with a more simple *fun* approach.

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xenris
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 1:27:42 PM

I love me some pixel junk monsters.

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jimmyhandsome
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:10:21 AM
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At some point there has been a game in nearly every genre I could think of that I have LOVED. So it's hard to say I despise any one genre completely.

However I'd have to say the traditional 2D fighting games are the ones that I hate the most. I'm talking about the Marvel vs Capcom games and the like. Maybe it's because I suck at them, but I just don't find them to be too enjoyable.

A close second would have to be the simulation racer games (Gran Turismo and Forza). Not really into cars that much, so I could care less about the realism. Much prefer a Burnout type game.

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Hand_of_Sorrow
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:15:50 AM
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i despise any mario game.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:22:27 PM

What, NO, Mario is the one that got me into gaming.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:31:49 PM

That's like a basketball player calling James Naismith a tool.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:53:14 AM
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If any I'd have to say RTS. I like the strategy involved but to me if you lose, it's a wasted effort. That's how I feel when I play, I'm speaking of myself. There's no give and take, it's a very unrewarding experience. There has to be something on both sides to keep it interesting and either win or lose you start over, and do it again.

But that doesn't mean I truly despise of the genre because I've been surprised a few times. But I do not have any game in that genre in my game library. Unless the downloadable Risk game counts as an RTS. That is fun!

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DrRockso87
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 1:34:28 PM
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I don't necessarily "despise" any genre really. I mean, if there's an audience for such games and they make people happy then more power to them.

Personally though, game genres that I have little to ZERO interest in are:

- Fighting
- Massive Multiplayer Online
- Music
- Racing
- RTS (Real-time strategy)
- Sports (any kind)
- Simulators
- Vehicle combat

Basically most (if not all) games related to those genres I really just couldn't care less about. But like I said, if they make anyone happy then please, more power to you!

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SvenMD
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 2:11:39 PM
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I dont understand all the hate for RTS - but I wont knock anyone for their opinion.

I feel like RTS and 4X games really got me into gaming.... Warcraft, Command & Conquer, Dune 2000, Age of Empires (one of my favorites!), Rise of Nations/Rise of Legends....and I could go on.

These games are amazing! and the replay value is enormous because every game is slightly different based on the skill and number of opponents.

But to answer the question - the one genre that I don't really get into is an MMO/ MMORPG. I just feel like they take too much time that I dont have anymore.

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Nas Is Like
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 2:39:11 PM
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I really dislike Command & Conquer games.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:32:48 PM
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I'm not sure there's a particular genre I despise. I do hate QTE's, though...... with a wicked passion.

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Beamboom
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 5:15:22 AM

Me too!

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Teddie9
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 5:40:07 PM
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I can't stand RTS either. I just don't feel the same satisfaction as I do with games of other genres during gameplay.

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Akuma07
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 6:07:39 PM
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But Ben, time is always constantly ticking by in real life, forcing you to make choices.

The thing is, with RTS games, being GOOD at an RTS game means already having a plan laid out in your mind the moment you start playing, knowing that by 5 minutes I will be here, and my oponent will be there.

You will never find better AI, then what you see in some of the top notch RTS games, and beating either a hard AI, or another player, is ultimately satisfying, because you beat them with your mind, not by memorizing a particular button combination or some other cheap crap. RTS games make you feel smarter :)

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xenris
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 6:39:49 PM

While that is true, at a competitive level shooters become the same thing. You have to predict where they will be, and you know that they are predicting you as well.

I think RTS do make you feel smarter, but I feel smart and satisfied when I out think someone in Virtua Fighter 5 online you know?

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 7:15:30 PM

while I think it's a good idea to have a plan laid out to start with, I think it's imperative a player learns to modify and adapt to any situation given the proper intel. Too many players I've faced cling to one trick plans that ultimately mean their own demise because they didn't respond to indicators that signaled that they should alter their strategy, or else face defeat. In WC3 I would constantly keep tabs on my enemy with scouts, knowing what they were planning to do was always more valuable than the cost of that unit.

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 7:17:10 PM

oh, I definitely agree about the difference between battling AI and battling a person. Whole different world there.

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rjmacready
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 8:47:40 PM
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I cant believe how many people on here dislike sports games. Sports games are one of my favorite types. Different things for different people I guess. MLB The Show is such an incredible game, even on the Vita, and is one of my favorites. I like other types of games too like horror, RPG, strategy, etc., but to answer the question, I don't get into Anime at all, so does that mean I don't do JRPG?

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Shepherd Book
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 10:25:02 PM
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I hate First Person Shooters.

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dork02840
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:31:54 PM
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for me its a toss up between RPG and pokemon games/card battle games. as a digimon fan as a teen i feel totally left out. had briefly considered eye of judgement but it wasnt for me.

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olicapone
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 5:18:06 PM
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First person shooters. It's way too overhyped and honestly I have no interest in those games. I've played some and to tell the truth the video game feel doesn't emanate from it rather it's just a really good sim for enlisting people in the army, marines, air force, navy, etc. I love RPGs, action adventure, some sports, music, platformers, puzzle, etc but shooters are just not my taste and hence my lack of purchasing games because here in the states that's the main focus. I miss living in Europe where the focus was more on RPGs and action adventure games.

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Jackeria
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 1:56:26 PM
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Genre? Mostly those Japanese Role Playing Games. And anything revolving 1980's nintendo characters. Next question.

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Ather
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 5:16:02 PM
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Firts person shooter. I don't like the viewpoint, I don't like shooting at other poeple (monsters are fine), and I don't like the limited weapons (variations on the gun theme is still a gun).

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MasterGT
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 11:05:53 AM
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It took a while before someone checked racing games off in either column. My favourite genre is the racing simulator, a favourite for men my age. I tried flight sims, but couldn't get off the ground with them, so to speak. Within a year, the DS2's X button had permanently injured the radial nerve in my thumb, so that relegated me to using a different type of controller, so playing other types of genres that require pressing buttons a lot is literally a painful experience. For obvious reasons, I am not fond of button mashing and button combination games.

Next year, GT is finally going to have some serious competition for the first time ever, with Project CARS. It is really coming along and I expect to have lots of hours logged into it.

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