VGC Day 18: Genre, Genre Everywhere

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As you know, there are only three types of games that you’ll ever play. But that’s a secret to everyone except you guys, because you’re fabulous and follow this site!

We’ll put that aside for today, though because we’re asked…

Day 18: What is your favorite genre?

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Fantasy. Definitely fantasy.

I mean, I like other stuff, too, but when you have a type, you have a type. And this gamer knows her type (haha).

What about you? What’s your favorite genre? Let me know in the comments!

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~ Athena

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  1. Is fantasy a genre? A would describe it as a theme, as both Gauntlet and Battle for Middle Earth are both fantasy but very different genres.
    For me, it depends on what I’ve been playing recently. I don’t tend to follow one genre with a game of the same genre, although last summer I found myself playing a lot of narrative driven “walking simulators”. Right now I’m enjoying RTS games, but I’ve got a hankering for some look driven hack n slash/shooter so we’ll see where I end up!

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    1. That’s an interesting question. I know in literature “fantasy” is considered a genre, so I assumed it’s the same for games…?There are a lot of ways to portray “fantasy” in a game, like through adventure, hack-n-slash, and the like, so I can understand your point about it being a theme, too.Who knows?

      Walking simulators are surprisingly fun, aren’t they? That’s great that your hankerings change based on what you’re playing – keeps the games fresh and different!

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  2. I do love fantasy/action/adventure/RPG type stuff 🙂 I try to judge a game on its content, not what genre it belongs to. Honestly, anything with a good story and fun gameplay works for me.

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  3. Is “Zombies” a genre?

    Because I’ll play pretty much anything depending on my mood, but I always seem to get an inordinate amount of pleasure from killing stuff that’s trying to munch on my face!!

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  4. Fantasy here, too! I mean, my favorite franchise has it in the title :p For specific game genres, RPGs, more specifically JRPGs, but Western RPGs are starting to grow on me, too (thanks Mass Effect!). I do also like science fantasy, which is arguably the genre of FFVII my favorite game. I used to call that sci-fi/fantasy fusion until I discovered that shorter, easier name.

    Puzzle games are my second favorite genre. They both help me relax AND hone my problem solving skills 🙂

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  5. Role playing games are my fave at the moment. In the past I had spells were I loved soccer, point n click adventures and platformers.

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  6. I’d guess sci-fi, although I do love horror, action-adventure, and fantasy as well. But sci-fi covers so many of my favorite sub-genres like space opera (Mass Effect), post-apocalypse (Fallout), and good sci-fi can mix in some great horror (Dead Space), action-adventure (Dino-Crisis), and fantasy (Star Wars) as well.

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    1. Yeah, sci-fi covers a lot of different types of games. I’ve notice that with fantasy, as well. But it’s nice to switch it up, too! I always say I need to get more into horror, but…. I’m a big scaredy-cat sometimes, and I probably couldn’t afford sleeping with my lights on for a week after playing a game haha

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  7. When I thought genre, I totally thought RPG, but I guess you meant like what kind of setting and story? In which case, most RPGs are in a fantasy setting, so I’d pick that. Either way, I think I answered the question, and I’m glad we have similar tastes for that! 🙂

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    1. Yeah I think I confused some people with my choice of fantasy, as there was some question as to whether that’s a real genre (literature genres aside!). But yes otherwise I’d go with RPGs, as well! You most definitely answered the question!

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