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What are your Top Five game types?

Post by GarryG » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:52 am

I think it would be interesting to see what everybody on this forum ranks as there top five game types.
I don’t mean specific games or ‘games that are like another game’.
Apart from that you can be as general or specific as you like.
List your top five in preference order with your most favoured game style or genre first:
This might make an interesting article ;)


I’ll list mine to kick off... :)

1) ‘Old style’ top-down RPG games, must have a good involving story.
2) Adventure games with an involving story. This can be anything from text adventures through to modern 3rd and 1st person titles; as long as there is a good story that drives the game!
3) Top-down ‘God Sim’ Games with a strategic element.
4) Side scrolling beat-em-ups (8bit to modern variations on this theme)
5) Shoot-em-up’s, can be ‘old school’ or newer pesudo-3D vertical or horizontal

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Post by Kaede » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:09 am

Best:

1)Vertical Shoot 'em ups
2)Horizontal Shoot 'em ups
3)Rail shooters (Panzer, Starfox, Space Harrier, Sin & Punishment)
4)Run n' guns (Metal Slug, Contra)
5=)Beat 'em ups
5=)Arcade driving games :?

Just anything that's arcade style.

Worst:

1)Pet games (Nintendogs/Pokemon and all that bollocks)
2)Simulation games (Flight sims, trains sims, paint drying sims)
3)The Sims
4)Most Puzzle games except Tetris and Puzzle Fighter.
5)EA games

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Post by golgo13 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:16 am

1) Japanese RPGS (FF, Xenogears), but I am gaining a liking for western style RPG's to (Oblivian, Neverwinter, BB).
2) Japanese Action RPGS (Zelda, Secret of Mana)
3) FPS games
4) Beat-em-ups (scrolling)
5) Shoot-em-ups.
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Post by C4 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:33 am

I have no particular favourite genres.

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Post by revgiblet » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:38 am

GGGnnnnhhhhh! So...hard...to...write...serious...answer...

I'll try...

1) Sand-box style RPGs with emphasis on character development.
2) Other types of RPGs and 3rd person action-adventures with a very strong story.
3) Strategy games (I prefer turn-based, but some real-time have rocked my world recently)
4) I've got a real soft spot for decent survival horror titles
5) Scrolling beat 'em ups are usually great fun (I like Growl!)

There. That wasn't so hard.
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Post by GarryG » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:05 am

hand_solo wrote:Worst:

1)Pet games (Nintendogs/Pokemon and all that bollocks)
2)Simulation games (Flight sims, trains sims, paint drying sims)
3)The Sims
4)Most Puzzle games except Tetris and Puzzle Fighter.
5)EA games
I had'nt really thought about a Worst list. Probably because I don't personally have any games of my 'worst types'.
Although there are individual products in my best types list that I think are really bad!

If I had to pick a worst list it would have to be:
1) Sports games. I can only think of two that I've ever really played. I especialy don't like football games, only American football games are worse!
2) The current 'run of the mill' batch of FPS games that seem to have saturated the market

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Post by M.A.G » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:45 pm

RPGs
Scrolling beat'em ups
Shoot'em ups
Platformers
Survival Horrors

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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:52 pm

Turn based RPGS. Dull, dull,, dull.
World War 1/2/ Vietnam FPS. I wanna kill Demons and aliens dammit!!
Flight Sims. Why?
Dance/Rhythm games. Just either go to a club or censored off!
Pokemon. Any type. Any format.

Bubbling under;
GTA SA Clones (True Crime, The Godfather etc)
Mario Kart clones (Sonic Drift, Crash Tag Racing etc)
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Post by HalcyonDaze » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:11 pm

Football games
Football management games
Beat em ups
Strategy ( mainly turn based )
Arcade adventures

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:30 pm

RPGs (mainly jap)
Party games (mario party, buzz, bishi bashi)
Platformers
Strategy
Racing

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Post by Sureshot » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:34 pm

FPS
Puzzle
Platform
Sport
RTS

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Re: What are your Top Five game types?

Post by Robbo » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:14 pm

GarryG wrote:I think it would be interesting to see what everybody on this forum ranks as there top five game types.
Here's my list with personal favourite game from each genre included.

1. GTA (3D) type games (Vice City)
2. Survival Horror (Resident Evil series)
3. Football (SWOS)
4. Run 'n' Gun shooters/platformers (The Terminator)
5. 2D scrolling Beat 'em ups (Captain Commando)

There ya go.

Worst type games?

1. God sims (Populous for example... tedioso)
2. RPGs of any kind
3. Shoot 'em ups (games like Thunderforce, Axelay etc.)
4. FPS (with the exception of AvP)
5. One on One Beat 'em ups (2D or 3D)

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Post by KW » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:13 pm

Point and click adventures
Console RPGs
Rhytmn Action games
Puzzle
Platformers

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Post by GarryG » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:08 am

The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Turn based RPGS. Dull, dull,, dull.
World War 1/2/ Vietnam FPS. I wanna kill Demons and aliens dammit!!
Flight Sims. Why?
Dance/Rhythm games. Just either go to a club or censored off!
Pokemon. Any type. Any format.

Bubbling under;
GTA SA Clones (True Crime, The Godfather etc)
Mario Kart clones (Sonic Drift, Crash Tag Racing etc)
So that's what you don't like :!:
So what do you like :D

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Post by RS200 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:49 am

1) Horizontal Shooters
2) Puzzle
3) Arcade / Adventure (Like Starquake)
4) Driving Games
5) Golf (!!) Games

tbh though I enjoy any game which has that "one more go" addictivness. No matter which genre it belongs to.

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