• shinkeiDEI - July 4, 2014 9:39 a.m.

    The counter-argument you used for MOBAs still does not make me feel better about the genre, in fact it did not address the issue you depicted above at all :P. I personally think those games are stupid and the community is mainly a bunch of grievers and douchebags.
  • mbavalo - July 3, 2014 4:22 p.m.

    I feel that it would do more justice to separate the RPG slide into "Western RPGs" and "JRPGs" because I love my Western RPGs yet loathe JRPGs (very few of which I have even managed to play), but that is nothing compared to what I feel towards sports games (FIFA I am looking at you!) Other than that, quite an interesting article (still not changing my stand on some game genres)
  • morgartjr - July 3, 2014 4:18 p.m.

    Bulletstorm is never a good example of an FPS. It's a boring shooter, missing basic mechanics, and full of bad textures and bugs (like invisible walls and poor floors that stop you from a sprint, etc).
  • Evanesco - July 3, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    I hate racing games because I hate racing people. It's pretty simple.
  • G3R - July 3, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    I don't hate any of that!
  • alllifeinfate - May 24, 2014 4:32 a.m.

    Give every genre a go and its due then you will know how they are meant to be played and praise them for it.
  • vetxtreme - May 16, 2014 3:39 a.m.

    I don't really hate any genre. There are just genres that I enjoy more then others and some that I don't click with often enough. You can't force someone to like something they don't like. That will just make them hate it more. My least played genre of gaming is probably sports. Not because I find the games stupid or boring. On the contrary, I loved NBA Jam, NFL Blitz and the old Madden games for the Sega Genesis. I'm just not really a big sports fan anymore. The last time I played a sports game I got my kicks from simulating games. I didn't even want to play the actual game and I don't think there's anything wrong with people that like sports games. They just don't click with me well. Same goes for FPS gaming. When I live-streamed, I got a lot of criticism from other gamer's because I didn't play enough FPS games. People would straight up ask me how I considered myself a gamer if I didn't like a good FPS now and then. I have nothing against the FPS genre. It's not the blood and violence that loses my interest, the elitist multi-player atmosphere or even "running around shooting the same thing's repeatedly". Again, there were games I loved in the genre. Half Life, Team Fortress 2, Fallout 3. But for the most part FPS games don't click well with me. Maybe it's because I have no interest in guns in real life. I couldn't tell you the difference between a .308 and a .47 bullet in real life other then the fact that it's a type of ammunition in Fallout New Vegas. When I was younger I spent a year with my father and he was determined to teach me how to hunt while I was there. I remember the disinterest I had then too. I was more interested in the camping aspect of our wilderness trip. The point here is that this article seems like it's trying to change peoples mind about games they have no interest in and you can't really force someone to like something. If I don't like guns I'm not going to spend a lot of time playing FPS. If I don't like soccer then why would I want to play a game about soccer? I have never once enjoyed watching NASCAR so why should I spend my money on racing games? There's no particular reason I dislike these games, they just don't interest me. Do I need reasons to dislike something? I play games that I think are fun. Half the time I don't have a reason for thinking their fun. Sometimes I'm even embarrassed to admit that I find a game fun despite the fact that if I did a serious review of the game I'd point out more con's then pro's. It's all about what clicks with the person. I don't go around telling you that you're not a real gamer because you think RPG's are stupid so why should my disinterest in FPS games come into question?
  • Eightboll812 - May 9, 2014 11:10 a.m.

    I don't quite get the point of this article. I really don't. There are game genre's I've given plenty of chance and I either burned out on them, they got boring, or I just realized I don't really like them. Hate is a strong word. I don't want to nitpick each item, but a couple of things stand out to me. The MOBA defense is weak. Basically, those type of games you have to be hyper competitive yourself, or you WILL get sick of it very quickly. That's essentially the problem with life these days, not just games. If you have kids, you will probably know what I'm saying. There's no such thing as casual involvement anymore, and the quantity of people who feel like they have to be the best or don't bother trying, makes it impossible for the rest to have a casual involvement. It's like that with FPS multiplayer too. It's no fun being fodder over and over and over. So you realize from the beginning, I either have to log some time on this game just to be average and not feel like I'm just here for someone else to get their rocks off on boosting their KDR at my expense, or I should just quit now. Sure, if you are on a team that has a good time, the game can be fun regardless...but if you suck, no one wants you on their team, so you don't get that community aspect either unless you invest in the game. Point here is, that a MOBA can only become fun if you are willing to slog it through the rough times in order to see the other side of things. The reason for liking it was poor, because it doesn't factor what I just said. Second sports.... There's definitely some appeal there in general. But what I found to be really enjoyable in the old days seems to have disappeared over time. I recall playing in "leagues" in college and had a lot of fun there. It was a mix of pen and paper records and so forth, but we had a lot of good times. I also recall a day when sports games had no real players, and I recall fondly playing versions of Hardball because they were just good games. Games back then stood for some time because they were more timeless. Now with annualization, some of the big reasons to upgrade are 1) the old servers shut down.... 2) Who wants to play with last years roster.... 3) Last version didn't have the "Michael Jordan career feature" or whatever... I'm not saying I hate current sports games. But I do find it hard to like them too. And I can honestly say, I've given them a chance. I've played a full NHL season, and it was fun to a degree. But I doubt I will ever again, because toward the end, it became about just getting through it, rather than pushing through because I was having so much fun. That brings me to a generalization. The "grind" that sometimes happens in certain genres, like racing sims, turns me off. You can talk all you want about redeeming values, but I know what is worth my time and what is not. I could also point out that maybe I don't like chess, therefore I won't like chess at 60 fps ;-). Saying I should love it when I don't love chess is pointless. Maybe the article should have been more about why you shouldn't write it off without giving it a chance first.
  • MeanwhileGuy - May 9, 2014 1:28 a.m.

    I don't see the point of hating a genre for the sake of hating it (if you're not playing it and it's not bothering you, why complain?), but I do have genres I simply don't enjoy because of personal preference. I enjoy story based games with fleshed out worlds and characters, so naturally I'm not going to enjoy something like FIFA 14 all that much. I've owned a few sports, beat em ups etc in the past, but I've usually just played them for a bit and then dropped them for something I find more interesting. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't sandbox just a general open world game with lots of stuff to do, for example Just Cause? I thought games like Minecraft and whatnot were "build em ups". And those I can't get into because I don't have the patience or vision to spend hours gathering resources and building something. To each their own I suppose, though telling someone why they shouldn't hate something is nigh on pointless, people are always going to have dislikes.
  • occasionalgoldfish - May 8, 2014 1:57 p.m.

    The picture for RPGs makes it look like the crew from Fire Emblem has to stop a enormous Teddie from destroying the world. And that is awesome.
  • KidKatana - May 8, 2014 1:51 a.m.

    Oh I a bad gamer? I agree word for word with the haters for every single one of these except FPS and stealth games! Sadly a few impassioned arguments aren't gonna change the fact that I have no time for realistic racing, sports or high fantasy...
  • n00b - May 7, 2014 11:27 p.m.

    In stealth games whenever something goes wrong i just reload and try again then i never get anywhere because i want to beat the level with out getting caught.
  • g1rldraco7 - May 7, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    I hate MMO's and MOBAS with every fiber in my body, soooo stupid and mobile games!! HISSSSSS!!!!!!
  • watevermanimlost - May 7, 2014 10:09 p.m.

    The only game that I rather dislike is The RTS due mostly in part top the fact that I'm not good at multitasking and seeing a scope of my actions. but for not being able to see the scope I spend a lot of my time playing Civ games. I also have trouble with MMO's since I don't like fetch quests and reading ridiculous text boxes which is why my only exception to this genre is The Old republic because it has interesting stories.
  • Evanesco - July 3, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    Which is funny because TOR was a terrible game.
  • ZeroZmm - May 7, 2014 5:28 p.m.

    The MOBA defense was weak as hell..'he likes it just like you, hence it's a good genre'.. There is no defending MOBAs..
  • homestar99 - May 7, 2014 4:48 p.m.

    I agree with this list. I still hate JRPG's though. Cultural insignificance and all that.
  • shawksta - May 7, 2014 4:20 p.m.

    To each their own, there's a genre for everybody, whether its to escape from reality, or to play something you know you wont in real life or anything really, thats how gaming in general has become. It also tends to curve on where the direction of said game is, whether its meant to be more like reality and make you feel your living the life like Driveclub or EA sports, or if its supposed to be a more crazy take on reality stuff like Mario/Sonic/Obscure sports games. Im passive for this and try to extend my genre preferences as far as i can tolerate or wont be bored with.
  • Kijib - May 7, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    I'm afraid to invest in any one RPG in fear that it will make me sick of playing any other RPG ever again, like I wanna play the Tales of series and Persona 3 and 4 but it's so much investment!!
  • winner2 - May 7, 2014 3:44 p.m.

    Play Persona 4. By the time you're done with it you won't care that you spent so much to get it.

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