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Vote: Favorite Genre

View Poll Results: Which is your favorite game genre?
Shooter - (Quake, Gears, Unreal, Rainbow 6, Halo, CoD) 15 36.59%
RTS - (Command and Conquer, Age of Empires, Starcraft) 3 7.32%
Strategy / TBS - (Civlization, Empire Earth) 0 0%
Sim - (Microsoft Flight Simulator, LOMAC, Silent Hunter) 0 0%
ARPG - (Diablo, Oblivion, Fable) 2 4.88%
CRPG - (Baldurs Gate, Ultima, KOTOR, Fallout 1) 9 21.95%
JRPG - (Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger) 2 4.88%
Racing - (NFS, Blur, FlatOut) 0 0%
Sim Racing - (Gran Turismo, F1 2010, NASCAR SIM) 0 0%
Action Adventure - (Zelda, Tomb Raider, GTA 3) 5 12.20%
Sports - (NHL, MLB, Madden) 3 7.32%
Fighting - (Mortal Kombat, SSB, Killer Instinct) 0 0%
Platformer - (Mario, Sonic) 0 0%
Adventure - (Longest Journey, Fahrenheit, Grim Fandango) 1 2.44%
Other (beat'em ups, Suvival Horror, Rythm, Defense, Tactical, etc) 1 2.44%
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03-07-2011, 04:05 AM
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Vote: Favorite Genre

Which is your favorite game genre?

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Toughie..

1a. Shooter (both FPS/3PS)
1b. RPG

Easily could be switched depending on my mood.

Edit: Voted Shooter in poll due to multiplayer's replay value.


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Fighters right now, since they've been resurrected.

I wish the same thing would happen to FPS.


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Poll posted now , Took a while. I realize most games don't really fit any one genre anymore but try and pick the one it most resembles. GTA3+ is the hardest example to place. There is tons of shooting and driving yet I think really at the core it is an action-adventure with shooting and driving mechanics. Or clear Hybrids like the total war series.

also, for fun try and come up with as many sub genres as you can. I already listed a lot but there's more.
Real time tactics
Top Down shooters
Casual games
Rail Shooters
City Builders/management
and on and on and on.


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mmo ftw

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mmo ftw
I thought about listing it but decided not to since they really are just other genres thrown into an online community.

I assume you mean MMORPG ? Or MMOFPS? Or MMOR?

See how that becomes a problem.

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Western RPG.

For the record, Empire Earth is RTS.

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Pretty much impossible to make one of these polls in a meaningful way. It's hard to describe things as disparate as Gears, CoD4, Uncharted, Borderlands and Bulletstorm as belonging to one genre.

I like good games.

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FPs followed closely by driving, both arcade and sim.

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Probably action RPGs of the Fallout / Mass Effect ilk. I like playing through as a good and bad guy, leveling up in different ways, etc. I particularly like Mass Effect's blend of action and RPG elements.

Also a big fan of Battlefield - huge coop games that really reward you for strategizing are a blast.

Past that, I like the little arcade-ish games. Limbo was fun, Defense Grid was worth three times more than I paid for it, many hours were spent playing Peggle, etc.

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Voted action/adventure (Zelda).

HMs to sims (love SimCity), strategy (Civilization), and platformers (Mario is always pure fun).

I know I'm in the minority here, but I tend to find shooters to be boring.

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Toughie..

1a. Shooter (both FPS/3PS)
1b. RPG

Easily could be switched depending on my mood.

Edit: Voted Shooter in poll due to multiplayer's replay value.
I'm very similar...

1a. FPS
1b. JRPG

I log a lot of hours in both, but I also give FPS the edge also due to the online replay value

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1.RTS
2. RPG

MMO's are terrible now. I'm not sure how anyone who played a challenging game like EverQuest could ever seriously play WoW. It's so watered down in comparison.

But I guess a lot of people feel the same way with SC2.

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Tie between Action Adventure and FPS

That said, an epic Action Adventure game > any FPS I've played

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I don't want to say shooters just because that broad range covers probably more great games than any other genre.

So I'll just say 10-way tie between everything but Sims and 2D/3D Fighters.

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I miss space sims a la Tie Fighter / X-Wing / Wing Commander.

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Way too difficult to answer so I won't.

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I was going back on forth between shooter and JRPG, but I ultimately decided to go with JRPG. It seems like I tend to enjoy almost all of those kind of games, even if they're rated as mediocre by reviewers or other gamers. I can't exactly say the same about the other genres.

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I pretty much only play sports games, with the occasional co-op adventure game.

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Tie between RTS and CRPG.

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shooters by far.

been hooked on them ever since playing Doom over 14.4 modem back in the early/mid 90s.

blew my mind with its awesomeness.

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Only really play three;
Action adventure, shooter games & sports.

Assassin's Creed, Uncharted, CoD are my favorite titles. And of course NHL games.

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Quote:
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1.RTS
2. RPG

MMO's are terrible now. I'm not sure how anyone who played a challenging game like EverQuest could ever seriously play WoW. It's so watered down in comparison.

But I guess a lot of people feel the same way with SC2.
Am I the only one that notices that Blizzards games, while of course good games and highly polished, are more or less simplified casual versions of their respective genres? I don't mind the RTS', and WC3 bucked the trend and was fairly complex, but as a lifelong RPG fan I've never liked their RPG's. Seems like the main focus is simplifying the process to be open to as large an audience as possible and perfect implementation of the Skinner's Box to keep them playing.

For my favourite Genre though it's:

1a. JRPG
1b. CRPG (I'm having a hard time seeing TES grouped with Diablo)
2. TBS

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RPG fpr me since Diablo and Diablo 2 are my all time favorite games. I do still play StarCraft and Warcraft 3 so love RTS and shooters are also fun at times.

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So, would Uncharted be a shooter (very similar to Gears) or an action adventure (very similar to Tomb Raider)?

Eh, shooter and action adventure would be my top two favorite. Used to like JRPGs, but, you know.

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