The genre you feel least fun playing

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#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69172 posts) -

Is there a genre you just don't get? Or not have any fun playing?

#2 Posted by SoNin360 (5222 posts) -

Racing sims. I've tried a few and just find them terribly boring. That said, I'm good with a decent dose of arcade racers. I've been a long time fan of Mario Kart, but I've also really enjoyed games such as Burnout Paradise and Blur.

#3 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

Role Playing Games, altought its not really a genre

#4 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

actually I like the idea of RPGs, its their current execution that bothers me

#5 Posted by gpuFX16 (1296 posts) -

JRPG's. We don't mix. Just can't get into them or enjoy them.

#6 Edited by Flubbbs (2840 posts) -

sports games.. i love sports irl but i hate playing the games

#7 Posted by cyborg100000 (2839 posts) -

Pure puzzle games. I couldn't finish Portal because it just bored me to tears. Puzzles are best left as a side element of a game if you ask me.

#8 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4320 posts) -

Just can't get into RTS games.

#9 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (6261 posts) -

Stealth games. Hate them.

#10 Posted by Randolph (10407 posts) -

Pure puzzle games. I couldn't finish Portal because it just bored me to tears. Puzzles are best left as a side element of a game if you ask me.

True for me, but Portal and Portal 2 stood as exceptions to the norm for me, love them. Now stuff like Lumines, yeah, no thank you. Puzzles left as a side element can still be a pain in the ass if not implemented well. (Ni No Kuni)

#11 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16452 posts) -

Sports games in general. Aside from the Mario ones, I don't think I've enjoyed any sports game I've ever played.

#12 Edited by s0ldier69 (2068 posts) -

JRPG's. Acting, dressing and talking like a chick, when your a dude just doesn't work for me.

#13 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16452 posts) -

@s0ldier69: You really have not played many JRPGs have you?

#14 Posted by loafofgame (385 posts) -

JRPG's and pure management games (like football manager). The whole Japanese visual style and music do not appeal to me at all. But I have to admit I never played a JRPG, so...

#15 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16452 posts) -

@loafofgame: How can you say you don't like the genre when you've never played one? There are a good amount of JRPGs that don't have a "Japanese" art style. Also, to say you don't like Japanese music clearly tells me you haven't ever heard any good stuff of it. JRPGs have some of the best music in gaming, generally speaking.

#16 Posted by marcheegsr (2434 posts) -

Fighting games.

#17 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

Oh and Survival games ! Who the hell want to just barely complete just by the skin in their teeth. Ofcourse I'm taking about pre RE4 President Evil games.

#18 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

@ turtlethetaffer

Atleast he said he doesn't like it instead just saying they suck. I say we celebrate !

#19 Posted by Patty-Jack (19 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride:

As the first guy said, racing. I just can't get in to it because I'm not naturally competitive. I also don't enjoy overly hand-holdy action games.

#20 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

I'm not quite sure how to define the genre but I can never really get into those pure sandbox games. Like what micecraft used to be or Second Life was for example. Those games where there are no goals or objectives, just a world and a whole bunch of things/experimentation to do

@turtlethetaffer said:

@loafofgame: How can you say you don't like the genre when you've never played one? There are a good amount of JRPGs that don't have a "Japanese" art style. Also, to say you don't like Japanese music clearly tells me you haven't ever heard any good stuff of it. JRPGs have some of the best music in gaming, generally speaking.

The problem with the category "JRPG" is defining what people mean. RPG is a genre and, by Japanese style, I assume they mean either anime styled or turn based. For example; Dragon's Dogma is a JRPG but you wouldn't find many people calling it that.

#21 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69172 posts) -

For me personally it's platform only games, puzzle, horror and simulations like Farming simulator or Flight simulator

#22 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16452 posts) -

@Chickan_117: Very true. I'm assuming they mean games such as Final fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tales, and others of that type.

#23 Edited by Bigboi500 (28814 posts) -

Racing sims and stealth games. I don't have the patience required for either genre.

#24 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69172 posts) -

Role Playing Games, altought its not really a genre

Yeah it is

#25 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

Its more like a formula. Like Open World

#26 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8624 posts) -

most sports games, FPS's, racing sims, and any game that is more concerned with story than what the player is actually doing.

#27 Edited by FieldOfView (17 posts) -

Just sport-themed games, although I can appreciate a mini-game within the actual game which is really the way sports should be dished out in today's games (GTA V style execution). Other than that, I don't really have a problem with genres, just with the final products of games that sell themselves as a part of a particular genre. In other words, it's not the genre that makes it unplayable for me, it's just the poor and unimaginative execution on the part of the developers.

#28 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69172 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

Its more like a formula. Like Open World

No it's not. There are games that have rpg-elements. That comes from RPG games. Open world games isn't a genre. They are perhaps action/adventure/third-person-shooter/etc. RPG games have a mechanic where it's either turn based or has more strategy than just regular action games. FF 13 isn't an open world game, yet it is still an RPG

#29 Edited by Bigboi500 (28814 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

Its more like a formula. Like Open World

RPG is one of the oldest genres in gaming.

#30 Posted by Sushiglutton (5173 posts) -

Several genres I never play like MMOs, RTS and games like Diablo. In general I try to stay away from games with too much grinding. I also stay away from MP only games for the most part.

#31 Edited by thetravman (3510 posts) -

Modern FPSs. All of them lack innovation and inspiration in favour for multiplayer. 3rd person shooters are not far behind.

#32 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

its a strategy game with RPG rules. in some way, shape or form every RPG has an underlying genre/platform that serves its foundation. It doesn't really survive on its own, not really, thats the downside of its extreme flexability.

#33 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

@Bigboi500

Indeed it is. Its actually a spinoff from the wargame's genre.

#34 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69172 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

its a strategy game with RPG rules. in some way, shape or form every RPG has an underlying genre/platform that serves its foundation. It doesn't really survive on its own, not really, thats the downside of its extreme flexability.

Yes it does because what other genre's have the exact same elements as an RPG game? Games this gen have stolen ideas from the genre and put it into the their games and genre. It is an own genre, not a sub-genre. It's one of the biggest and oldest aswell

#35 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

I don't care for sports games, and that's about it.

#36 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

Nope, too undefined, too vague. Its a formula. Its age only proves its adaptabilty. Its the game equivalent of communaction, languages come and go but speech is the method through which language is executed much in the same way Role Playing is the formula through which other genres are executed. Ofcourse your welcome to use the text book defintion, but in practice its more formula than it is genre

#37 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

hell even The Sims has better Role Playing Defining Features than Final Fantasy does and its still classified as a life simulator with Role Playing Elements, I don't do text book definitions anymore, I call'em like I see'em.

#38 Edited by TF626 (592 posts) -

RPG's, just never took the time to understand them because I found them boring. The only RPG I enjoyed was KOTOR.

#39 Posted by immortality20 (7955 posts) -

I hate RTS, JRPGs, any turn based combat games really and pretty much every Sim type game.

#40 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

@ immortality20

You ever notice how simulators are less about accurately recreating the the thing they're trying to simulate and more about adding as many complicated settings, sliders, fake physics and pretty numbers as possible ? Say what you want about Grand Turismo but cars don't actually move/feel like that. Am I Right ? ;)

#41 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

lol they should make a new genre called "actuators": where they really do try emulate stuff as realistically as possible.

#42 Posted by PyratRum (557 posts) -

lol they should make a new genre called "actuators": where they really do try emulate stuff as realistically as possible.

They're called simulators and they've been around for a long ass time.

Flight sims, combat flight sims, racing sims; the list is quite extensive as is the realism that some of these games portray.

#43 Posted by Ish_basic (3901 posts) -

Stealth games. Hate them.

seconded. Games with a stealth option are fine, but games that are stealth focused are usually terrible. Horrendous AI that is as blind as it is omniscient - They can't see more than 10 feet in front of themselves, but if they do see you, they can telepathically communicate with their buddies so they all instantly know where you are. And then "look a dead body" 5 seconds later "I guess it was the wind." The genre is just asinine.

#44 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8665 posts) -

Played Them. They always botch the execution. Like I said before, their focus is to add a bunch of theoretical nonesense that makes it technically realist but virtually inaccurate. Played flight simulator 2000, they had all the complicated settings and pseudo physics but there was nothing realist about the planes actual behavior.

A simulator is DiRT 1 atuators are DiRT 2 and DiRT 3.

A simulator is The Sims 3, an Actuator is Facebook, lol

#45 Posted by EnderX (42 posts) -

Any kind of Strategy game. Oh, and most sports games.

#46 Edited by Planeforger (15411 posts) -

I've never particularly liked Real-Time Strategy games. I love turn-based, squad-based, or roleplaying strategy games, but...I can only think of a handful of RTS games that I've truly enjoyed.

I think it's something to do with the pacing - I enjoy building up empires and researching every technology and so on...but RTSes seem to be much more focused on rushing, and I'm less of a fan of that. Still, I loved Battle Realms and Age of Mythology, so they aren't all bad.

#47 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

Several in fact.

I don't care for JRPGs in their current state. I was a fan back in the SNES days however. So I can't say I don't like them, I just don't feel they'll ever do better than Chrono Trigger so I can't be bothered. The last JRPG I played was Blue Dragon for the 360. It wasn't awful, but I just can't get excited for them. When the characters all looked like heavily armored marshmallows and the enemies looked like cardboard cutouts, I actually enjoyed it more. It triggered my imagination and I felt more invested. But current state of the sub-genre leaves me flat. I feel like I'm witnessing a story that I have little direct influence over. Which is all good and fine for those who like them, but they are not my thing.

I could say sports titles, but that is not strictly true either. I just don't like most sporting events at all anyway, so a simulation of said sport isn't exciting to me. But I do like baseball a bit and used to like playing baseball video games back when the Genesis and SNES were around. Even had a baseball game or two for my PS1. And if we expand the definition to cover non-traditional sport entertainment video games, I do enjoy some wrestling games and "X-games" style games. Tony Hawk and Skate and the like.

And as I've said before, I'm not much into any game or genre that focuses primarily on multiplayer. I like shooters a lot, but not CoD or Battlefield or really any of them that don't have a single player story mode or a solid co-op option that I can play with my friend. Halo is my go-to, but after 4 it's premise may have worn thin even for me. We'll see how 5 turns out and then I'll decide if I still want to support it.

And I just don't get MOBAs at all. League, DOTA, even DC Infinite Crisis with it's strong comic book focus couldn't hold my attention. Not much of an MMO player either now that I think about it. Nothing really wrong with them, just never can stay invested. I'd rather play a single player RPG. It's hard to buy the concept of being "The Chosen One" when there are 80,000 other "Chosen Ones" on my same server. The illusion is broken before I even start the game in most cases. Even with my love of Star Wars, I couldn't get behind either of the Star Wars MMOs. And I did try, believe me.

#48 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2159 posts) -

Sports games,racing,MMOs and simulations.

I find them boring as shit.

#49 Posted by Repeal_It (9 posts) -

Racing sims, more specifically racing sims where the cars don't damage. I don't get it

#50 Edited by The_Last_Ride (69172 posts) -

@ The_Last_Ride

Nope, too undefined, too vague. Its a formula. Its age only proves its adaptabilty. Its the game equivalent of communaction, languages come and go but speech is the method through which language is executed much in the same way Role Playing is the formula through which other genres are executed. Ofcourse your welcome to use the text book defintion, but in practice its more formula than it is genre

http://www.techopedia.com/definition/27052/role-playing-game-rpg

RPG games have a deep story, a progression system, good characters and a simple but tactical gameplay. How is it so hard to understand? Other genre's have borrowed this from that genre and it's not a formula