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Shooters, RPG's, sports games, racing games, fighting games, online games, open world games, cinematic games, games with too much story and dialogue...

Unless they're made by Nintendo.

Last edited by Flilix - on 30 September 2018

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Hardcore sports sims, most fighting games, cinema and dialogue heavy, very linear games, most turn based JRPGs (at least the more modern ones), point and click adventures/visual novel type stuff.



 

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Most online games. I'm more of a singleplayer and couch multiplayer person.



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Role playing games. They're boring.



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John2290 said:
It's like saying what type of woman do you not like. Nonsense.

You like Caitlyn Jenner? Whatever floats your boat bro. 



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- Platformer "games". The single most boring type of game to me. It's a dated mechanic that I've played so much of on the early systems that I never want to see it again. There is zero immersion for me when the main thing your character is doing is jumping--again, and again, and again. It's so static, like an obstacle course. Related to that, I think one of the worst game designs in the industry is the "fall to the bottom and have to do all the jumping over again." That's usually the point where I say, "nah, I think I'll go watch paint dry instead."

- Games that are based around the concept of levels or zones. This is another immersion crusher for me. When I play a game, I want to have the ultimate goal in mind. Games that are all about reaching the end of a "level" so you can start another "level" feel so meaningless and lack cohesion.

- Games where you're playing as some kind of soulless caricature or shallow mascot. If I don't care about the character then I probably won't care about the game. I'd rather play a game with no main character where I can make up my own rather than play a goofy character I can't identify with.

- "Action" RPGs where you have a party you don't control. If I'm going to play a solo game then I want it to be solo. If I'm going to play a party game then I want to play all my characters.



Barkley said:
Fighting games...

*Hadouken's you* :P

Flilix said:

Shooters, RPG's, sports games, racing games, fighting games, online games, open world games, cinematic games, games with too much story and dialogue...

Is there anything you DO like?



Genres I don't like:  

Bethesda RPGs - somehow they messed up my favorite genre.  That takes talent.
FPS - I just don't like the first person perspective.  Games like Mirror's Edge fall under this too.
Realistic Sports - Madden, FIFA, etc....
Puzzle Platformer - This is a good way to mess up a platformer game.



Genres I really, really like:

RPGs - my favorite genre overall except the Bethesda ones
Turn Based Strategy
Tactical Games - RPG or not
Open World Action
2D Beatem Up
2D platformers
Arcade Racers
Light Gun
Rhythm - especially if they have instruments
Tower Defense
Arcade puzzle - e.g. Tetris, Katamari, etc...



Genres I sometimes like:

3rd Person Shooter
3D platformer
Arcade sports
Adventure
Fighting
3D Beatem Up
RTS
Horror
Simulation
Realistic Racer
Party 
Shmup


I think the only genre I haven't tried is MOBA.  Most of those are on mobile platforms which I usually don't fool with.



John2290 said:
It's like saying what type of woman do you not like. Nonsense.

Blondes, not a fan



Nothing to see here, move along

Less so genres, more so design choices for me, to name a few.

Games that feel the need to dictate at which speed should I be moving for the sake of being cinematic, in general taking away the control from me is a good way to make me not care about a game anymore. During a cutscene, make my character crawl, jump around, whatever, but during gameplay let me be.

Also the speed of game flow, menus and gameplay, I like that being fast, for example RPGs, turn based, I love when the turns are fast and to the point, like mainline SMT and not a crawl of boredom like a Xenosaga.