Is There A Genre You Just Don't "Get?"
Yesterday, we asked what game JRPG lovers would recommend to those who have never tried a game from that very niche sub-genre.
Now the question is- What genre just continually fails to arouse your interest? Is there one particular category of interactive entertainment that you just find completely dull? A genre that you stare at in perplexity, confused as to why anyone enjoys such games? Do you just not "get" it?
These days, there's quite a wide variety of available games, despite the fact that blockbuster mainstream productions are often action-based or shooters. There are many gamers, for instance, who have never understood people's love of puzzlers. They don't get why anyone would want to have a chore when playing, while of course, those who love puzzle titles say that "chore" is actually incredibly rewarding. Then there are those who don't get flight sims (or any simulator, for that matter), or those who just have zero interest in sports games. Everyone has personal preferences, after all.
Me, I've never understood the allure of real-time strategy. I get turn-based strategy because I can take all the time I want to plan my next move(s). But being rushed and constantly having to think quickly for fear of being overrun isn't fun for me. That and flight sims...no interest in learning how to fly a plane. None whatsoever. Fighting games aren't my favorite thing in the world, either, but at least I can easily comprehend their far-reaching appeal. Besides, I've been able to get into a few in my time.
How about you?
8/26/2013 9:54:11 PM Ben Dutka