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When I started playing games, I couldn't understand why in the world people liked RPGs, and turn-based combat in particular. That just seemed so dull to me. Many years later, Advance Wars turned me onto turn-based combat in a big way, and I've since really enjoyed the original Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior.

I also used to be a sports games nut when I was in middle school: NBA Jam and NBA Live '95 at friends houses, and Football and Baseball on my Game Boy. I now can't bear to play most sports games unless they are really arcade-oriented like NBA Jam.



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Mine taste have definitely changed as I've gotten older and I have less time to play games. I used to love Halo more than any other video game series, but I've fallen out of love with it and other shooters in general except for Bioshock. Playing less games has actually helped me, because I just play the games I enjoy and I don't force myself to push through games that I burn out on.



nah, I'm still your typical JRPG fanboy, though i've grown more fond of shooters



Not really. I still enjoy the same basic types of games I do today as I did 15/20/25 years ago. I mostly play shooters and platformers, with the occasional fighting, racing, turn-based JRPG, and action-adventure title thrown into the mix.



My tastes changed with the times. In the 80's as a kid, I was a huge Nintendo fan. As a pre-teen and teenager in the early to mid 90's, I was a huge Sega fan. Then, as a young adult it was Sony... then got into the first Xbox. So I really changed along with the times. But after last generation, when the whole industry started to get too populated with me-too games, I felt myself slowly losing interest. There's some awesome indie games, but as creative as they are, they're just digital files. It seems like the most creative games aren't physical anymore and that's taking a huge chunk of my interest away.

Unless VR starts to take off, I'll probably only be a retro/Nintendo gamer going forward. The industry is just getting too same-ish for me.



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I have added a few different genre likes here and there but it was around my teens that I reached my maximum appreciation for certain games.

Open world games came a little after and I liked them well enough, but nothing really awe inducing. As time goes on the more I realize more of the stuff coming out remains the same and I crave for that lost time when Squaresoft reigned supreme as RPG king of the ring. I like rhyming, and I didn't want to throw off my timing.

I'll bite what SE is dishing out now, but that's only because they have by far the most unique and urgent games that need to be good coming out, and I think they know it this time. Also the most hyped and wanted games coming out for a decade plus in the making.



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Yes.

From 1991-2002 I was a Nintendo only gamer that played mainly 90% Nintendo games only. I did get into third parties starting with the Gamecube but not that much.

Though my interest in getting into third parties increased and I bought a PS2 in 2003. Eventually I got into third party titles I never tried/played before such as Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy, Tekken, etc. Eventually buying God of War which was a first party title from another company.

Over the years my tastes did not change that much other than adding a few new IPs from the companies I usually get games for : Nintendo, Sony, Squareenix, Namco, Capcom and Rockstar.

In 2007 I got into MMO gaming on PC and stopped focusing on console gaming (though I did play a few games here and there). In 2011 - I got back into console gaming and out of the clutches of MMO madness thanks to Super Mario Galaxy and the following months bought myself a PS3 which started a trend of buying new equipment/consoles in every November since ;p.

In 2012 - I got into PC gaming and thanks to PC gaming I was able to get a lot of games from different publishers and developers I never thought I would get a chance to try out. I was introduced to series like Ys series, Batman Arkham series, Saints Row, Dead Rising, Borderlands, Bioshock, Mass Effect, BlazBlue, Assassin's Creed and more - and I enjoyed all of it.

Since then its been a fantastic time being a gamer who has access to the Nintendo, Sony and PC ecosystems. Hopefully in the future with enough funds I'll probably be able to get a Xbox console.



    

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danielrdp said:
Well, I probably don't play PES/FIFA as much though.

I loved FIFA on snes and Genesis. After that, it got boring. To me, it's like the equivalent of going to an Opera. 

SpaceLegends said: 

I play a lot less Madden and combat sports (boxing. MMA) games

I got addicted to the NBA 2K and NFL 2K during the Dreamcast years. I loved every game that came out for that thing. It was the best years of gaming for me. Now I can't stand playing sports games.

armodillo17 said:

I also used to be a sports games nut when I was in middle school: NBA Jam and NBA Live '95 at friends houses, and Football and Baseball on my Game Boy. I now can't bear to play most sports games unless they are really arcade-oriented like NBA Jam.

I feel your pain

AlfredoTurkey said:

The industry is just getting too same-ish for me.

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