What's your favourite genre?

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Post by markopoloman » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:35 pm

Hmmmm tough one!

With SO many years of playing SO many games.......

Joint 1st would have to be - Classic platformers (JSW/Monty on the run) and Driving games (Sims and arcade).

2nd RTS

3rd FPS

4th everything else! :)

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Post by Kubrick » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:18 am

Absolute favourite would have to be shooting games (all types) - Horis, Verts, Run 'n Guns, Platform-shooters...

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Post by Vlad The Nailer » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:24 pm

RPGs.
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Post by mr.zzapback » Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:20 pm

Aardvarks* (like Zzap! used to call them, the first couple of issues)

unbeatable stuff on the C64:

dan dare
maniac mansion
head over heels
the great escape

*arcade adventures

and pick up and play sport games:

EA Hockey (on the megadrive)
Sensible Soccer (almost any format)
MSR/Project Gotham series (dreamcast/xbox)

umm, and I have a weakness for first class cartoonlike SNES RPG's

Chrono Trigger
Secret of Mana
Zelda III
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Post by Adamski » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:52 pm

Im a massive fan of RPG,Strategy/tacticsRPGs and turn based strategy.These are my preferred genres but I have been partial to few differing genres aswell.

These games do make up the majority of my collection.Games such as Ogre battle,Tactics ogre,Fire Emblem,FFT and Disgaea.

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Post by Gilderoy Lockheart » Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:42 pm

8) Driving games all the way for me, heck it's the only way I can keep my points down to a reasonable level on my licience. 8)

For the misses tho its RPG's, I just don't have the patience for them in my old age.

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Post by Turrican » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:54 pm

Shoot 'em ups, both serious and comic (big, BIG Fantasy Zone fan) and racing were my staple diet (Mario Kart ruling all), but RPG's started to creep in and I blame Zelda on the SNES for it all :D
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Post by PoloPlayr » Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:34 am

Platformers and Shmups

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Post by merman » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:37 am

Sport, sport, sport, sport, sport... especially extreme sports games. I'm addicted to Tony Hawk, Dave Mirra, Mat Hoffman...

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:57 am

My favourite "genre" is the one that's not a genre. Pigeon-holing always leads to a lack of innovation. It increasingly happens in the music, where bands have to "fit" into some pre-defined space, no matter how tenuous the connection, and the same is largely true of video games. These days, people have so many pre-conceived ideas about what they like and don't like genre-wise that they avoid anything else at all costs, regardless of quality. And because of that, publishers are considerably less willing to release games that fit into the "grey area"—that strange space where you simply don't know how to classify a game—largely because they really can't be easily classified.
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Post by TheShend » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:12 am

I dig the beat em ups mainly.

Great fun ^_^

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Post by Kaede » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:44 pm

Vlad The Nailer wrote:Be attitude for gains:

1) Be praying...
2) Be praying...
3) Be praying...
I like your sig. :oops: 8)

I am not regret.

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Post by muse hunter » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:49 pm

hard to say really, most probably 2D fighters, but i always love a good game no matter what genre it is (most of the time anyways)

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Post by Del Boy » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:12 pm

Arcade Adventures
Platform Games
Shoot em ups - when i'm in the mood :lol:

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