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Post by MattS on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:00 am

Title is fairly self explanatory - when you're in a game shop and there's a wide range of games available, what genres do you find yourself gravitating to?

For me, it's the RPG (Japanese or Western, don't really care), Strategy (preferably Grand Strategy to Tactics or RTS), and Simulation (especially trading games). Yeah, I like painfully time-consuming games Razz But they've got to be rewarding - I'm not a fan of simplified versions of any of those genres.
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by CanisWolfred on Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:15 pm

RPG and Fighting. No contest.
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Post by Astor M on Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:48 pm

Gotta be RPG's and fighting games too. I know what you mean with time-consuming games, is hard to be an RPG fan. I'm a completionist so that makes things worst for me. I hardly have time for anything else so I just concentrate in what I feel comfortable with.
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Post by Chalgyr on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:13 pm

RPG, RPG/strategy, sports games with RPG elements. There could be a theme here... hmm....
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Post by MattS on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:42 am

It's weird, when a fighting game lands on my doorstep, I'll inevitably play it and love it (unless it's a Street Fighter or Tekken game...). But I don't go out of my way and buy these things. Even Dead or Alive 5, which I've spent something like 200 hours playing across Vita and PS3, I would never have bought if TK didn't send me a review copy.

... Actually, no, I lie. I bought a fighting game once. Persona 4 Arena was paid for with my own cash, and I regret that purchase none whatsoever. Whattagame.
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Post by cheetahman91 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:22 am

Platformers.
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by MattS on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:47 am

cheetahman91 wrote:Platformers.
Did ya nab SteamWorld Dig yet? Very Happy
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Post by cheetahman91 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:05 am

MattS wrote:
cheetahman91 wrote:Platformers.
Did ya nab SteamWorld Dig yet? Very Happy
Don't know much about that one. I have a 3DS though so I'll have to find out more about it.
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Post by MattS on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:08 am

cheetahman91 wrote:
MattS wrote:
cheetahman91 wrote:Platformers.
Did ya nab SteamWorld Dig yet? Very Happy
Don't know much about that one. I have a 3DS though so I'll have to find out more about it.
One of my favourite platformers in years! I've yet to run into someone who didn't love it Very Happy
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Post by Shaan Joshi on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Platformers, Shooters (both third person and first person), Puzzle Games, Action-Adventure (Splinter Cell, Arkham Asylum/City, Assassin's Creed)
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Post by SamM on Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:36 pm

The genre that Capcom releases it's games as.
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by MattS on Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:58 am

SamM wrote:The genre that Capcom releases it's games as.
Except for JRPGs, right?

Because Dragon's Dogma was terrible.
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Post by Shaan Joshi on Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:32 pm

MattS wrote:
SamM wrote:The genre that Capcom releases it's games as.
Except for JRPGs, right?

Because Dragon's Dogma was terrible.
I've heard nothing but good things about Dragon's Dogma, save for Joystiq's review. What didn't you like about it?
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Post by CanisWolfred on Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:08 pm

I've actually heard a lot of mixed things about Dragon's Dogma, there seemed to be a lot of complaints at the time.
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Post by Shaan Joshi on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:12 pm

CanisWolfred wrote:I've actually heard a lot of mixed things about Dragon's Dogma, there seemed to be a lot of complaints at the time.
Hmm. Granted my definition of mixed is a bit different, if a game scores lower than 70-75 on Metacritic, I don't think of it as bad, but I usually do a bit more research before picking it up. Dragon's Dogma did alright with critics for the most part.
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by Chalgyr on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:02 pm

Matt and I definitely had different takes on Dragon's Dogma. I enjoyed it quite a bit - I thought the combat was a lot of fun and the Pawn system was cool too. The lack of fast travel just killed me early on (though I hear to a lesser degree that's now rectified in the latest version). The visuals sometimes impressed (loved the shadow on the ground when a griffon soared past - it reminded me of the dragons from Skyrim), but the shadows - especially at night - were really bad.

My biggest complaint about Dragon's Dogma was that it felt like it had a bit of an identity crisis. At times it seemed to want to tell a really good story, and at others the story was paper thin. Combat was a lot of fun, but it was easy to grind and become massively overpowered (I've heard from friends who used my pawns that my pawn pretty much took them through the whole game like easy mode). The world itself felt a bit 'bland' - very few stories or characters of substantial note.

All of that said, I sunk a bunch of time into the game, beat it, and would definitely play a sequel myself. Smile
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by CanisWolfred on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Shaan Joshi wrote:
CanisWolfred wrote:I've actually heard a lot of mixed things about Dragon's Dogma, there seemed to be a lot of complaints at the time.
Hmm. Granted my definition of mixed is a bit different, if a game scores lower than 70-75 on Metacritic, I don't think of it as bad, but I usually do a bit more research before picking it up. Dragon's Dogma did alright with critics for the most part.
I meant "Mixed from sources I trust". I do not trust random reviewers on Metacritic.
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by MattS on Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:05 am

My review of Dragon's Dogma: http://www.otakugaming.com/2012/05/review-dragons-dogma-ps3.html
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Post by Chalgyr on Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:45 pm

MattS wrote:My review of Dragon's Dogma: http://www.otakugaming.com/2012/05/review-dragons-dogma-ps3.html
And since I'm feeling playfully competitive with Matt today (I blame it on him winning 2 out of 3 on Saturday against me in Might & Magic Duel of Champions) - here's my review:

http://chalgyrsgameroom.blogspot.com/2012/11/dragons-dogma-xbox-360-review.html

Now to a degree, these are both semi-dated reviews. I don't believe any of us at Digitally Downloaded reviewed the updated Dark Arisen title. Now I do have a co-worker who has - and he says they made a lot of very nice improvements over the original, and really likes Dark Arisen - but he was also more of a fan of the original Dragon's Dogma than either Matt or myself, having said he felt the game was an 8 or 9 out of 10 (he's the one who loaned me the Xbox 360 copy I used for my review).
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by SamM on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:28 pm

MattS wrote:
SamM wrote:The genre that Capcom releases it's games as.
Except for JRPGs, right?

Because Dragon's Dogma was terrible.
Eh. It's wasn't the best but I did enjoy it.

One genre I can't handle at all though are racers. Kart racers fine, but when it becomes realistic I'm crashing into walls even when it's a straight line.
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Post by Joseph on Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:57 am

My go to genres? Platformers, shooters (first, third, and side scrolling i.e. Contra), Action adventure, Adventure, puzzle platformer, sandbox games (they've been growing on me for the last few years), survival horror (lol), and certain RPGs.

Puzzle games, educational games, sports games, and rhythm games annoy me but are definitely enjoyable once or twice a year.
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Post by turtleリンク on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:44 am

Fighting games, action games (Metal Gear Rising, Viewtiful Joe, etc), and rhythm games.. Really hope DDR makes a comeback with the next generation...
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by MattS on Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:39 am

turtleリンク wrote:Fighting games, action games (Metal Gear Rising, Viewtiful Joe, etc), and rhythm games.. Really hope DDR makes a comeback with the next generation...
Who needs DDR when you can have SEGA localising Hatsune Miku games bounce 

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Post by Shaan Joshi on Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:24 pm

MattS wrote:
turtleリンク wrote:Fighting games, action games (Metal Gear Rising, Viewtiful Joe, etc), and rhythm games.. Really hope DDR makes a comeback with the next generation...
Who needs DDR when you can have SEGA localising Hatsune Miku games bounce 

Different types of music, and DDR is fun when you have the actual dance pad and are moving around. I still boot up my Xbox/Xbox 360 versions of DDR when I want to bust a move.
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Re: Your 'go to' genres?

Post by MattS on Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:01 am

Yeah but... vocaloid. Nothing beats that, dude.

Incidently and completely off topic, if you like rhythm games, check out Groove Coaster on iOS. It's amazing - Taito at its very finest.
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