Genres that you're not really in to

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  • Syrette 7 Oct 2012 15:12:33 43,242 posts
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    Think I've had a realisation over the last week or so that beat 'em ups are just not for me.

    I don't have the time to learn all the moves, I find them too restrictive, playing online isn't always a pleasant experience and I just don't find them as fun as I think I should.

    I'm not terrible at them and I do try and play them properly, but yeah, not for me really. Thankfully I've only rented them as of late.

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  • Carlo 7 Oct 2012 15:14:06 17,990 posts
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    Football games. They've just evolved (especially controll wise) since the last football game I was into (SWoS) that I can't get into them.

    Edited by Carlo at 15:52:10 07-10-2012

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  • jonsaan 7 Oct 2012 15:18:23 25,341 posts
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    RPGs. Specifically borefests like KOTOR and FF. Sorry all :(

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  • waggy79 7 Oct 2012 15:19:23 933 posts
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    Rts games bore the hell outta me.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Oct 2012 15:21:08 14,543 posts
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    RTS , would love to but just can't
    Fighting/beat em ups...no interest
    Run + Gun (Wet,Bayonetta,stranglehold etal...again want to love, just can't

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Sir_Brightington_III 7 Oct 2012 15:29:38 4 posts
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    There is literally no genre I avoid more than sports, both real sports and the videogame variety. I just cannot find anything even remotely enjoyable about them.

    Anything revolving around the military tends to put me to sleep as well; it's just too dull, dreary and formulaic. Fallout New Vegas was much less fun than Fallout 3 simply for the inclusion of a huge military presence.

    Edited by Sir_Brightington_III at 19:00:13 07-10-2012
  • Fatiguez 7 Oct 2012 15:48:26 8,712 posts
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    Console
  • Raiko101 7 Oct 2012 16:22:26 6,183 posts
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    The only beat'em up I can play is Street Fighter 2 or 2: Turbo. There's not a ridiculous amount of characters and the moves are easy enough to remember that you can practice with most characters without having to 'study' them.

    As for RTS games, i'm not the biggest fan, but I like 'lite' titles such as Anno on the Wii.

    I never used to get on with those top down, scrolling shoot'em ups either, but the 3DS has taught me to love Xevious and Twinbee like I did Xenon 2. :)

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  • WrongShui 7 Oct 2012 16:23:40 6,609 posts
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    Sports games of all kinds, racing games without weapons and certain types of indie games where there's no game just story, Dear Esther for example.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 7 Oct 2012 16:45:36 6,654 posts
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    jrg I think.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 7 Oct 2012 16:46:43 6,654 posts
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    And side scrolling shootemups
  • PazJohnMitch 7 Oct 2012 16:48:57 7,965 posts
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    I generally dabble with most genres but a few leave me cold.

    Like the OP I simply do not enjoy 1 on 1 fighters anymore. They are just overly complicated and I sit in a position where I am better than my mates but get destroyed online.

    I like arcade racers but I rarely play simulation racers. They just seem pointless to me.

    Also never seen the point of sports games. I generally enjoy them when I try them but I have only bought 2 in the last 10 years.

    Never tried a dating sim. No idea what the appeal is. Same applies to The Sims.
  • Arrr9 7 Oct 2012 16:52:14 415 posts
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    Another one for not getting on with beat 'em ups. I still buy the occasional one thinking I'll enjoy it as I did when I was younger but the complexity and depth just puts me off nowadays, just too much for my ageing mind to cope with.
  • Zizoo 7 Oct 2012 16:53:29 8,259 posts
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    RTS and driving games.
  • Vortex808 7 Oct 2012 16:54:54 7,052 posts
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    RTS
    Beat-em ups
    Schmups (reflexes gone)
    Driving games



    I tend to avoid sports games these days, but used to love swos, the US Gold(?) games series etc

    Call me a heretic by all means, but I also tend to avoid platformers for the most part. Some are ok, but I have no patience for precision-jumping etc these days. Hence my not finishing 'splosion man yet.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 16:55:08 07-10-2012
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 7 Oct 2012 16:55:00 6,654 posts
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    I really respect top of the line 1 on 1 fighting game players. I 'm wank at playing them like but I'm quite good at theory fighter and frame counting.
  • Deleted user 7 October 2012 17:07:52
    Jrpg and beat em ups.
  • Kostabi 7 Oct 2012 17:12:42 4,903 posts
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    RTS and anything involving combos that require 3 milliseconds to input.
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    Rock Band-esque rhythm games. They just baffle me senseless.

    And twitch online shooters (CoD, Halo, Battlefield etc). No interest whatsoever.
  • senso-ji 7 Oct 2012 17:22:27 5,840 posts
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    MMO's. Never played one and never saw the appeal.
  • jonsaan 7 Oct 2012 17:32:04 25,341 posts
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    Fighting games can be good. The problem is that the very vocal fans hop up and down any time single player stuff is added and say nobody plays these games for single player. It's a self fulfilling prophecy and they have all gradually turned dull as a consequence.

    FCUTA!

  • jabberwoky 7 Oct 2012 17:32:56 500 posts
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    Platform games, which is funny as I love tomb raider.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 7 Oct 2012 17:35:19 6,654 posts
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    Tomb Raider was epic when it was first released
  • jabberwoky 7 Oct 2012 17:41:28 500 posts
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    @bitch_tits_zero_nine Well, it blew my socks off. Been looking at some lets plays of TR1, 2 and 3 and the level design was amazing
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 7 Oct 2012 17:47:18 6,654 posts
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    too right the sense of scale in the world was awe inspiring
  • Trowel 7 Oct 2012 17:48:04 17,537 posts
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    Stealth. I'd rather go to bed early.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Oct 2012 17:57:08 14,543 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Stealth. I'd rather go to bed early.
    If it is done correctly in game, it is awesome, (first 3 SC, Theif 3, Hitman)shame of it is, is that so many games put it in, when it has no place in their game, so it has lazy design and does not work.

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  • neilka 7 Oct 2012 17:57:09 15,831 posts
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    Anything without Peppa Pig in it
  • SolidSCB 7 Oct 2012 18:02:39 6,514 posts
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    Hack 'n' Slash games. Bayonetta, DMC, Ninja Gaiden and all the rest of that crap can die in a fire as far as I'm concerned. No amount of 'style' can make up for the fact that they are really boring, endlessly repetitive shite fests in my eyes.
  • kinky_mong 7 Oct 2012 18:29:25 10,107 posts
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    Strategy (Real time or turn based), JRPGs, Sport sims, or Tower Defense games all bore me to tears.

    I'll never get my Orc looking the same again.

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