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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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.
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.
Castlevania, metroid, megaman, Contra series.
3D action (also hack and slash)
DMC, MGS, Devil Kings (Sengoku Basara)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.