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