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Genres That You Don't "Get"

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Voltigeur, May 21, 2019.

  1. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    Unlike you I'm not 13, so the origin of dota is not a revelation to me. Baldur's Gate was born from an RTS game engine called Battleground Infinity and was simply repurposed to control just 6 units, and then went on to become the staple of isometric RPGs, which is a downgraded version of RTS games if you're a retard.
     
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  2. Syme Savant

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    Battle Royale. I mean kinda get the craze behind Fortnite, they innovated enough to make something of their own, but how any of the other Battle Royale took off is simply beyond me. Last Man Standing was like the least played major game mode of old-school Arena Shooters, and then BR games took that and made everything about it worse. The maps are huge piles of random outskirts shit, everyone is a camping faggot, matches take forever, and half of that forever is spent inventory shuffling.
     
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  3. Dawkinsfan69 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    I like dota every now and then mostly because it's fun to troll teammates
    I like the possibilities within MMOs but I hate every mmo currently besides maybe eve
    BR games suck

    This. Fighting games make souls and souls likes obsolete, assassin's creed is just straight up bad.
     
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  4. Catacombs Arcane Patron

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    Too many kids playing Fortnite, can't stand dealing with shitty 14-year-olds.

    Also, I hated playing with my friends. I insisted playing on PC while they play on Switches because I'm better with a M&KB. I eventually had to hop on my Switch because I "brought all the good PC players and they're killing us." Haven't touched the game since.
     
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  5. Dodo1610 Magister

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    I enjoy almost every game genre except Beat 'em Ups. I have absolutely no idea how I am supposed to remember all those combos.
     
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  6. Swigen Arbiter

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    Those shitty motion controlled shooters that replaced “light gun” games after CRT televisions were phased out. I’m lookin’ at you House of the Dead Wii edition. Jesus FUCK, do those ever suck some serious dick! Been what, 15 years and the best light gun replacement we can come up with is VR? :argh:
     
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  7. Felix Arcane

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    We need an anime rating.
     
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  8. what am i doing Arcane Patron

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    The appeal is community, for most people, and an MMO usually will live or die on how effectively it can grab a player base at launch and hold onto it. A small initial loss of player base can quickly turn into a dead and failed MMO.
     
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  9. Gerrard Arcane

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    He said "game genres".
     
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  10. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    You're thinking of the old codex.

    On the nu-codex, turn based "is an attention hog" and RTwP "is more visceral and provides a better feeling of confrontation."
     
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  11. Lady_Retard █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron

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    Everything - except TB or RTwP RPG's and TB strategy games.
     
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  12. DemonKing Arcane

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    Most Open World games seem to substitute quantity for quality and have crappy gameplay to boot. For example, for all the praise Red Dead 2 seems to get the basic gameplay is mind-numbingly ordinary to me.
     
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  13. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Sports -- more fun IRL with frenz and trash talking.
    Diablo-style ARPGs -- 100% clickfest, 0% brain usage.
    MMOs -- most of them grow boring very quick, the only one that managed to grab my interest is dead and gone.
    Grandpa Shooters (read: popamole shooters) -- not interested in 'crouch behind cover, pop out to whack a few moles, rinse and repeat: the game'.
    Visual Novels -- 'nuff said, although there are a few exceptions that work due to the addition of minor adventure/RPG elements.
     
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  14. Beastro Arcane

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    Those Japanese rape/harem games.

    Good for "this exists" laugh, then you realize they're real as in not just one or two games, then you realize how many are around.

    I think they're the definition of "don't get".
     
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  15. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Dead State Divinity: Original Sin
    what's a moba?
     
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  16. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Walkin' simulators
     
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  17. Sjukob Arcane

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    Hey mate, 95% of beat'em'ups don't feature combos that are more advanced than "deliver a few hits and move in for a grab/use special move" the hardest thing about beat'em'ups is positioning, which if done badly results in player's death.
    I guess you might be confusing them with fighting games that feature long and hard to do combos.

    Visual novel seems to be popular in this topic, but I think it's the best way for somebody to present their writing and art without raping the player with horrible gameplay.

    And as for me:
    RTS - Personally, I think that this a bad design idea, it's too much for one player to control everything on the field in real time: armies, buildings, workers etc. I've never understood how are you supposed to play them.
    Platformers - I just don't like them and can't explain why. They shouldn't be a pure genre or provided in large doses, platformimg is ok for 5-10 minutes to spice up the main gameplay, but that's about it.
    MMOs - gameplay ideas suffer from having to keep players paying, hence why there is grind, cosmetics instead of gameplay and content updates, pay to win or pay to skip the grind in f2p mmos and other similar stuff.
    There are also various simulators of jobs, vehicles and what else, that I've never tried and don't want to do it.
     
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  18. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Dead State Divinity: Original Sin
    Oh... it's multiplayer online battle arena.
    What a weird way to call UMS maps
     
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  19. Monk Arcane

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    RT with pause may make sense for war games rather than turn-based.
     
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  20. Norfleet Moderator

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    Gambling games. What makes these "games" even interesting, given that you have no real control over the outcome and nothing you do thus matters?
     
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  21. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Most open world games that aren't RPGs focus way too much on busy-work, in my experience. They want to fill that world up with content but don't have the story, quest or loot systems of an RPG, so they just pack the world with tons of mundane tasks. I'm a big fan of open world RPGs, but mostly not a fan of open world action games, for this reason.
     
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  22. Agame Arcane Patron

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    RTS game for people who cannot handle more than a single unit.
     
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  23. Astral Rag Arcane

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    :lol:
     
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  24. mindfields Learned

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    Racing games
    Sport games
    Fighting games
    MOBAs
    Battle Royale
    SHMUPs
    Hidden Object Games
    Idle games
    Mobile Puzzle games (Match 3 etc)
     
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  25. Catacombs Arcane Patron

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    I never understood the fun of button smashing.
     
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