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Old March 22nd, 2013, 10:08 AM
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As the title suggests, are there genres of games (ie. racing, first person shooter, fighting, puzzle, etc.) are you especially good at? As a result, what sorts of video games are you good at that fits in those genres?

For example, I find myself more best at turn-based RPG games like Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy, etc. I'm also pretty good at games that incorporate a bit of puzzle solving like the Legend of Zelda series games.

By the way, if you're wondering about all of the genres, you can take a look at the list of the genres of video games here.

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Simple, shooters and rpgs of most if not all kinds are what define me nowadays but I'm no stranger to the occasional rts every now and then.

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Fighting games, rhythm games, puzzles and especially platformers (and puzzle platformers! like Wario Land and Donkey Kong 94) are what I'm best at. Hence, they're my favorite genres. I have no problem playing the likes of Super Mario Bros, Rhythm Heaven, Street Fighter, etc. I'm also pretty good at adventure games, kart racers and arcade racers. Everything else I'm at least decent with.

I do hate RPGs and the likes of it though, especially JRPGs and MMORPGs. It's not that I suck at them, not at all, but I really don't like them. I'm OK with SRPGs though like Fire Emblem.

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 10:58 AM
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My favorite genre is "bullet hell/curtain" Danmaku games.

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Fighting Games. (2D and 3D)
oh god the list here is long... But mainly Guilty Gear, Soul Calibur and Tekken. These are the ones I play the most. (also M.U.G.E.N. Is worth mentioning)
Puzzle games. (at times)
cant realy name one. They are not that memorable but Im pretty good at them.
2D action
Castlevania, metroid, megaman, Contra series.
3D action (also hack and slash)
DMC, MGS, Devil Kings (Sengoku Basara)
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:21 AM
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I would have to say that I'm best at FPS games, although I do enjoy playing RPG and RTS games as well.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:38 AM
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most of the time it is Anventure games or RPGs. Sometimes it is Puzzle games.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:34 PM
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RPGs and the 'unique' FPSes. Basically, not something like CoD (which I hate), more things like TF2.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Rhythm games. I'm slowly getting better and better at them and I enjoy them a lot.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Whatever, specifically, Monster Hunter is; 'action adventure' could mean anything.
Also good at FPSs, whatever their style. I only really enjoy Tribes Ascend these days though.
I could be good at RTS games (including MOBAs) and probably was at a point, but their communities are too competitive.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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I think being somewhat decent in Monster Hunter is worth mentioning. I'm generally okay with most action games(Dark Souls, Chaos Legion, DMC3/4, Bayo etc.), but I'm not a super twitcher that can keep up an SSS streak in Dante Must Die mode and not die.

I really don't see getting good in a turn base RPG as something worth boasting about.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:47 AM
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I'm not very good at many video games, as I often require a strategy guide (or a quick ol' look at GameFAQs) in order to complete even the simplest games. But I have quite a good knack for platformers - both the old school 8-bit varities and the more modern ones. I don't play an awful lot of them, but I normally tend to come unstuck a lot less than if I were to play an RPG or puzzle game or the like.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Old March 29th, 2013, 08:10 PM
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I'm pretty much good at anything except racing, fighting, and most FPS games. Like I'm pretty bad at Smash Bros, and the only FPS I was decent at was Modern Warfare 2, and I've sucked at every racing game post-Mario Kart 64. Though I'm freaking awesome at Star Fox/SF 64, that's probably the only shooting related game I'm great at.

I normally excel at RPGs, puzzle games, strategy games, and platformers. Probably because they're the only ones I'm typically ever interested in playing.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:31 PM
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I really like RPG games, but I also enjoy open world games from time to time as well. I'm not too bad at puzzle games either.

Oh and toss platformers on that list too.

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Old March 29th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Easily topping the list for me is sports games. Even if it's one that I haven't played before, I can generally pick it up, and within an hour of practice, I can easily hang with other players online.

Much further down the line would be fighting games, but those that are more simulation style like boxing/wrestling/MMA games, and less so those like Tekken and Street Fighter. I also seem to have a knack for racing games, even if I don't play them all that often.


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Old March 29th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Given most of my childhood involved me playing games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Ratchet & Clank you can say I'm an ace at platforming games!

It's one of the easiest genres out there, but I think I'm good at fighting games as well since I did play a few of the Tekken games in my early gaming days, and also a few racing games.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 12:03 AM
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I'm good with RPGs of Pokemon-related, and also quite good at some racing games.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 05:27 AM
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RPGs,MMORPGs, simulation games and action adventure games are my specialty

im average at shooters which isnt good enough these days with alot of the mid-core gamers being hardcore on de shooterz. i dont really play any other genres but the ones i mentioned im good at and the only reason im not that great at the other genres is i dont play them much or at all.( i used to be godly at socom though)
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Old March 30th, 2013, 08:14 AM
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Shooter, RPG, MMORPGs and adventure. Not to forget puzzle, I'm well good at these.

Well, when it comes to shooting, I play hardcore even though I'm a girl.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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I'm generally good at Puzzle games, and also Platformers. I'm only good at the old FPS genre, anything from 1990-2005 era. I'm also very good at the driving genre, and my favorite game from that is Crash Team Racing.

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Old March 30th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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I'm generally better at shooters and rpg games than other genres. Even though I prefer playing RPGs, I find myself playing lots of shooters occasionally.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:52 AM
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I enjoy playing strategic RTS kinda games the most
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Puzzle/Adventure games are where my game's at. Zelda's been a big part of my gaming life, and throughout my childhood, together with Mario, it's been pretty much exclusive to my gaming life as well. I've always loved games that have followed the same formula as Zelda. Games where you're on some kinda of quest, and have to make your way through dungeons/temples/etc., beating bosses and solving puzzles through it all, with a bit of platforming and rpg elements thrown into it.

I'm not bad at platformng games, and I do enjoy Mario games and such, but I just don't really find them as entertaining, and when it comes to RPG's, I'm horrible at micro-managing my characters and such, and I am just not good at spending my money well enough. And all the grinding hfskhfsdkhfsdf. Pokemon is one of the few games that I don't get that feeling from, mostly because it doesn't follow the typical RPG formula, and the games aren't really that challenging, though still remains fun. But yeah, that's why I enjoy both being genres being pretty minimal in most Zelda games. And that's why I enjoy games like them.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:04 PM
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I love the RPG stuff,and Puzzle games as well.I also like MMO's and some FPS,such as TF2
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