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Tanatos
12-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Just like music, games are divided in a lot of styles. From the most inocent and colored game to the most gore and violent one.

So, what is your favorite style of game? Action, RPG, FPS, strategy?

Personaly Real time strategy is my favorite type. Control of the economy, armies, friends and foes makes this kind of game awesome.

Rio
12-01-2010, 02:39 PM
I pretty much play anything that's interesting but to be more specific, I like RPGs, sims, time management, action, arcade, strategy RPGs, point and click adventure games like Hotel Dusk, and anything that's fun and quirky like Katamari Damacy and Chulip.

Son44
12-01-2010, 03:24 PM
I love different types of games, but one thing they all have in common; they are interesting, atleast for me XD.
I have to say though that im a strategy gamer at heart. Civ, company of heroes, cossakcs, the list goes on xD

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 03:28 PM
I like racing games. some FPS as well and some RPGs. This is a question that's actually pretty hard to answer.

angel_dreamer13
12-01-2010, 03:30 PM
RPGs all the way.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 03:31 PM
I don't play a lot of RPG's cuz they can get really repetitive.
Oh, I'd like to add puzzle games to the list of game types that I enjoy.
Shadow of the Colossus was like an RPG puzzle game in a way, so it was double good. Wicked awesome game.

jubeh
12-01-2010, 03:46 PM
I like games with innate narrative qualities that create stories that personable and memorable.

I also like street fighter.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Jubeh have you played the new Professor Layton game?

jubeh
12-01-2010, 03:52 PM
No. ): There is a demo at work but I can't play on the clock.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 03:53 PM
That sucks, because the game is totally awesome.

Bacon_Barbarian
12-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Pokemon. I swear that's almost the only game I play anymore. That and every once and a while I break out my Mario Kart Wii. I also have an XBOX 360, but I hardly ever play it. It's a shame really. I should sell it or give it to charity or something.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 04:06 PM
Give it to me, man

Bacon_Barbarian
12-01-2010, 04:11 PM
Give it to me, man



How much you pary for it? You aren't a charity afterall.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 04:12 PM
What's pary.

Bacon_Barbarian
12-01-2010, 04:13 PM
Typo of pay.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 04:20 PM
But you just said you'd give it away.

Also, we're totally spamming so we should stop.

Outcast
12-01-2010, 04:55 PM
Like my taste in most things as longs as it entertains me in the end.

ClockHand
12-01-2010, 04:57 PM
I play everything.

Tanatos
12-01-2010, 04:59 PM
I don't play a lot of RPG's cuz they can get really repetitive.
Oh, I'd like to add puzzle games to the list of game types that I enjoy.
Shadow of the Colossus was like an RPG puzzle game in a way, so it was double good. Wicked awesome game.



For me the western RPG games are repetitive, the japanese rpgs always have an original (somethines freak) history. The problem are the battles, they really look the same.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 05:01 PM
I can't think of a western rpg atm. What's one?

Outcast
12-01-2010, 05:02 PM
Fallout, Dragon Age, Borderlands?

Bacon_Barbarian
12-01-2010, 05:03 PM
WoW?

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 05:05 PM
Aren't fallout and borderlands more like fps? In all honesty though, for the most part all RPGs are really similar, and it's unfair to say that all western ones are bad in contrast to the Japanese ones, which are good, because that's completely untrue.

jubeh
12-01-2010, 05:11 PM
No fallout is more rpg than fps, and borderlands is an fps with hack and slash elements.

Also japanese and western rpgs are so different most people are split on them. Like I can't even stomach japanese rpgs anymore.

Outcast
12-01-2010, 05:11 PM
More like rpg with fps elements (well at least for fallout I haven't played borderlands)

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 05:14 PM
No fallout is more rpg than fps, and borderlands is an fps with hack and slash elements.

Also japanese and western rpgs are so different most people are split on them. Like I can't even stomach japanese rpgs anymore.

Hmm, I only played fallout 3 for about half an hour, so I guess that would explain why I thought it was a fps. Isn't the basic idea of RPGs the same though? Like, you get a character, level them up, get good equipment, defeat bosses, etc?
From what I've seen my friend play, all Japanese RPGs at least are the exact same thing pretty much.

jubeh
12-01-2010, 05:21 PM
What I'm about to say obviously doesn't apply to all games.

Japanese rpgs are typically designed with a very static story in mind, which you have no say in whatsoever. This can be good if you want to tell a moving tale without the player fucking it all up, but it can be limiting for actual "role-play" like if you want to get into your character and stuff.

I don't like most japanese rpgs because in terms of story a lot of them are stuck in an anime ghetto, and the truly good ones are hardly recognized. The "Tales" games literally offended me by insulting my intelligence at every step, yet they are infinitely more popular than the MegaTen games which are straight up cyberpunk badassery.

Western rpgs usually offer more choices. For instance, you'll design your character and make choices that affect things throughout the game. This is rad for role-play, but bad if you fuck up any of the customization things or choose the wrong dialog options and get screwed over.

I don't like most western rpgs because they tend to take themselves incredibly seriously, but that comes with the roleplaying territory.

Fallout is rad though you should play it.

Hayashida
12-01-2010, 05:23 PM
I might get New Vegas for the PS3 if I get some money sometime.

Tanatos
12-01-2010, 06:24 PM
@Jubeh

You are right, talking on general terms. Western RPG are based on creating your character, get a good gear, earn some muscle and them kill the big boss (ie.: Diablo 2). Japanese RPG, general terms again, are closer to a book, tons and tons of dialogues, misteries and a lot of npcs (ie.: Persona4). In Diablo you almost don't see any conversation (the few ones can be skipped), but on persona 4 you have to wait almost 1h before the first fight.

jubeh
12-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Leandro is diablo the only western rpg you have played because it is not even really an rpg. It's a rogue-like inspired hack and slash about getting gear.

A better example of a western rpg is baldur's gate, planescape torment, or dragon age. Those games have tons more dialog then a typical japanese rpg but you won't see most of it because the choices you make will dictate what you hear and don't hear. For instance you could be fallout new vegas in maybe 10 hours but I spent 40 just going around doing everything. I heard war stories from old men, and made people shoot themselves. I dragged a man's dead body to an outpost so that his wife could give him a proper burial. I didn't have to do that, but it felt good.

I just don&#039;t think you&#039;ve played the good ones if you think having "lots of npcs" and lots of dialog is a trait exclusive to japanese rpgs. Especially when all those npcs are just saying "Welcome to <Town Name>!"

Also how is waiting an hour to fight a good thing. That seems like an odd thing to praise. Every game should develop its own pacing.

Tanatos
12-01-2010, 07:05 PM
I&#039;m based on the games I&#039;ve played on my short life. Another example is Fable, you can do awesome changes on your character, but the story is too "basic". There is no deep story, just one vilain that you have to kill. And this is the point were I say that almost all Western RPG seem repetitive. You have a reason to kill someone and the whole game is a chase to that someone.

Japanese RPG have more mistery. Friends that become enemies, enemies that help you and become your best ally (Final fantasy X). And an ending that you were not expecting.

On most western RPG you kill the last boss and it&#039;s ok, you&#039;ve finished the story.

jubeh
12-01-2010, 07:09 PM
No you are objectively wrong. You will probably have to play more games before you can really develop an opinion. Basing your entire argument on two okay games is p bad form.

Planescape torment is famous for having the best written story in an rpg and its decidedly western. I don&#039;t expect you to have played that one, but cmon now. Don&#039;t let your ignorance let you develop poor opinions.

Tanatos
12-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Planescape is from 1999 (yeah, san google gave me a hand xD) I was too young at that time. Well I guess I don&#039;t have enought knowledge to discuss about RPG. I just played the most recent ones (Except FFX that is a bit old too).

Anyway, Planescape run on win7?

jubeh
12-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Yeah but you would probably not like it. I&#039;m not insulting you I&#039;m just saying the game is old and its hard to work with. But yeah if you get it on GoG.com it&#039;ll run on windows 7.

If you do play remember that it&#039;s not like a typical rpg. Putting points into intelligence and charisma is more important than putting points into strength. That way you can talk your way out of most situations and recover more of your memories. That will make sense if you play the game.

jaidurn
12-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Games where I can kill things. This means p. much every game.

Max
12-01-2010, 10:13 PM
I play some FPS, some RPG. I&#039;ve been playing this real time strategy lately called Sins of a Solar Empire. It&#039;s amazing. It&#039;s epic. It&#039;s unnecessarily large. I&#039;ve spent well over 20 hours on a single game against ONE computer opponent.

Tanatos
12-02-2010, 08:24 AM
I&#039;ll look for it Jubeh, I saw good critics about it. And that&#039;s kind weird, on most RPG charisma just help you to buy things at low prices. xD

DemonKaiser93
12-03-2010, 02:35 PM
Some J-RPGs (The Shin Megami Tensei Series ...all of them), Strategy RPG (like ...well ...the Super Robot Wars series), 2D Platformers (RockMan series), Hack n&#039; Slash games (Devil May Cry games), Fighting games (mainly Street Fighter and KOF),
and Beat&#039;em Ups (especially the ones made in the 90&#039;s)

Oh and theres the horror ones anything that can maintain me in suspense works due to the lack of good horror movies lately...

violin
12-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Adventure/Quest games like Syberia are the best :)

Ozzaharwood
12-03-2010, 04:33 PM
I say sandbox type games, FPS&#039;s and 3PS&#039;s.

Mr_Liebe
12-03-2010, 05:12 PM
really depends on my mood, sometimes I feel like playing racing game, sometimes some rpg feels good, or a fighting game.

Lord_Windy
12-04-2010, 08:00 AM
Grognards are something I&#039;m really trying to get into atm, they look like so much fun but I can&#039;t really get my head around the awful interfaces. When you spend an hour trying to organize your forces so you can have 5~6 thousand soldiers to attack a city and can&#039;t work out their assault score until all of them are dead against a 200 man squad it isn&#039;t much fun.

But otherwise I do love a game that really tries to tell a story. Particularly if it explores aspects of the human condition and themes. I&#039;m straight for anything that tries to do that.

Ozzaharwood
12-05-2010, 12:31 AM
Final Fantasy usually does that. Actually almost all Square Enix games do that. ^

jubeh
12-05-2010, 12:48 AM
Well they try anyway.

Ozzaharwood
12-05-2010, 12:57 AM
Most of them are decent, I especially liked the very much hated on FFXIII. It&#039;s an awesome game, I don&#039;t know how people don&#039;t like it.

(&#039;Cept for the fact it&#039;s 45+ hours)

Blue_Dragon
12-05-2010, 11:58 AM
I mostly play J-RPGs, though I&#039;m open for others (I&#039;m not really familiar with W-RPGs, any good suggestions?)

I like some strategy, and I&#039;m all into old school (Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Game Cube, and so on.) I try just about anything, but I only buy certain ones. I guess I like action games, too, cause I like Castlevania (is that action? Cause you kill as you go.)

I suck at first person shooters. The only one I could play was Dirge of Cerberus, and that gives you the option of being third person. I&#039;m envious of those who can play first-person shooters, cause I just become a decoy if I play Call of Duty.

francois_1988
12-06-2010, 05:47 AM
Pokemon. I swear that&#039;s almost the only game I play anymore. That and every once and a while I break out my Mario Kart Wii. I also have an XBOX 360, but I hardly ever play it. It&#039;s a shame really. I should sell it or give it to charity or something.



Better if you just give to someone here in MT.... :P

francois_1988
12-06-2010, 05:49 AM
Any kind.... except, girly kind of video games... :D

Ozzaharwood
12-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Try not to double post XD

What do you mean by "girly" games?

jubeh
12-06-2010, 03:51 PM
I only play the girliest games.

narutofox180
12-06-2010, 09:27 PM
i like first person shooter and games like assasins creed

Red
12-06-2010, 09:43 PM
I&#039;m more of an RPG, fighting/action gamer.

francois_1988
12-07-2010, 12:59 AM
Try not to double post XD

What do you mean by "girly" games?



You&#039;ll figure it out..
:D

Max
12-07-2010, 11:44 PM
You&#039;ll figure it out..
:D


So like....HALO: Reach?

Cloudy
12-08-2010, 12:56 AM
RPG and MMORPG all the way baybay!

Ozzaharwood
12-08-2010, 08:26 AM
So like....HALO: Reach?


Hey man, don&#039;t hate.

underdemon12
12-10-2010, 06:00 PM
i would say sport games i play the most but if there is a good shooting or rpg game i would play it

drevinSEP
12-11-2010, 03:20 PM
Action RPGs like kingdom hearts[not including CoM] and stealth games like splinter cell and metal gear solid.

francois_1988
12-11-2010, 10:17 PM
lately.. I found soccer very interesting.. especially when our country&#039;s doing well..

Devillan
12-27-2010, 03:48 PM
I like a lot of game genres (I&#039;m a gamer) but my favorite style is RTS RPG...If you played SpellForce you&#039;ll know what I&#039;m talking about ^_^

Silent_Sovereign
12-28-2010, 03:05 PM
I play all types of games except for First Person Shooters. The interface is way to &#039;awkward&#039; for me. Pretty annoying. I don&#039;t like RPG styles games because they are too repetitive and gets boring after a while. My favorite games are that which are survival horror like Silent Hill. Of course games like Bayonetta and Assassin&#039;s Creed are good as well.

Blue_Dragon
12-28-2010, 10:59 PM
^Assassin&#039;s Creed looks really fun. I think there might be a new one coming out, or recently out.

http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/brotherhood/#/videos/Video/8256

*Do you need premium membership to post a video...I can&#039;t figure it out.

Looks pretty interesting.

Silent_Sovereign
12-28-2010, 11:21 PM
^IT IS! LOL! The new one "Brotherhood" recently came out. Unfortunately, I wasn&#039;t able to play it "completely" because of school and stuff. Argh...College destroyed by gaming career. I say &#039;completely&#039; because I tend to be a perfectionist in games. I always want to unlock everything. Horrible Habit. LOL

I don&#039;t think you have to have a premium account to post videos in the forums. I think you did one to upload your own videos? Hmmm. I don&#039;t know. It may just be a BB Code thingy to add videos from youtube or other video sites similar to it.

Is ceruleandreams.org your blog? Oh and is Dark Horse your comic? I think you just gave me something to do for the break! :-)

Blue_Dragon
12-29-2010, 04:15 AM
Yep. Thanks for checking it out :)



Lately I&#039;ve been trying to get into strategy games (I think I may have mentioned that earlier,) like "Dungeon of Druaga," but I don&#039;t think it&#039;s doing it for me. Has anyone out there played the FF Tactics games? And is one better than the other? I kinda want to try those out, but when I&#039;d gotten that "unlimited saga" I hated it, so I don&#039;t want to waste my money on something I won&#039;t play.

Silent_Sovereign
12-29-2010, 05:49 AM
Yeah. RPGs....I don&#039;t know why I dislike them. Something about them. Hmmm.

Final Fantasy! Oh don&#039;t get me started. LOL! I will keep my mouth shut. I don&#039;t want to be attack by Final Fantasy fans. That will result in cyber pain. >;->

LVUER
01-08-2011, 04:40 AM
I play all kind of games and love so many of them, it's really hard to decide which is my most favorite genre... perhaps it's JRPG? Though nowadays I don't have enough time to play (or rather finish) them.

But I also like survival game, action game, horror game, visual novels, etc... perhaps it's easier to say, which type I'm not into. I play puzzle as long as it's easy and have cute graphics, I don't mind with racing game too.

One game that I definitely won't touch is ... sport games (FIFA, Madden, NFL, NBA, etc).

Lucifer
01-08-2011, 11:21 AM
Puzzle games, fighting games, but I'm a FPS gamer at heart.

alxsmpgmr
01-08-2011, 02:02 PM
RPG, FPS, Action, 3PS, most games.

Bacon_Barbarian
01-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Pokemon. And that's nearly it. Everyonce in a while I get out Halo and SSBB, and when friends are over we play Rockband. I did just get Naruto Ultmiate Ninja Storm 2 so I've been playing that recently.

Sawyer
01-08-2011, 08:21 PM
I like games that do something new. I hate carbon copies, and sequels that come out too early.

I like Heavy Rain. I dislike Fable II and III.

ScarletHue
01-09-2011, 04:54 AM
I will play pretty much any RPG that has a good story element to it.
I love the megami tensie series such as the persona games. I also like other styles of rpg like Dark cloud and Dark Chronicle
Pokemon is great if only i had the pacience to ' catch em all ' and similar lol .
And Il defend the Final fantasy series infinitly. I think 1 through 9 were the best of the series but the rest are by no means bad.
The early final fantasies are what actually got me into RPG in the first place so ..ya

Otherwise il play simulation like harvest moon orrr classic platformers ( new super mario brothers any one :) ) i like assasins creed and other stealth games like metal gear. Strategy games are good though i get addicted , same with building games like the tycoon series. Anything with a good story is worth a play in my opinion though. Oh and Heavy rain

Matt
01-09-2011, 02:17 PM
The only kinds of games I really don't like are platformers (boring), and puzzles (even worse). I also don't like games that require a walkthrough to beat, i.e. Myst. I like games that have high-level action (i.e. Uncharted 2, Halo Reach) and action RPGs of any type (i.e. Oblivion, Tales series). Also, if a game has girls in it, they MUST be beautiful. I modded Oblivion heavily just so that the villagers would look a little better.

I'm not sure I like static, turn-based fighting. That means most of the FF games. It's just too slow-paced for me. If a game's turn-based, it must have other options during battle, like the newer Mario & Luigi games on the DS.

Japxican
01-10-2011, 12:33 PM
I like action/adventure games. Helps if it has a good story, too. RPG's are fun, as long as the story's half decent.

Handy333
01-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Platforming, fighting, RPG, and shooting. Then I would try to fit a mountain bike somewhere in between there.