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PostPosted: 2006-10-10 18:22    Post subject: Video Gaming Survey Pt 2 - Genre Reply to topic Reply with quote

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FPS - First Person Shooter - Doom, Quake, Half-Life, Unreal, HALO

Platform - Super Mario Bros., Prince of Persia, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, Spyro, Legend of Zelda

RTS - Command & Conquer, Warcraft, Starcraft, Age of Empires

4X - Civilization, Master of Orion, Galactic Empires, Star Wars Rebellion, Heroes of Might and Magic

Wargame - Close Combat, Generals Series (Panzer General, People's general), Sid Meier's Gettysberg

Action - Grand Theft Auto, Mechassault, Mechwarrior 2, Splinter Cell, Diablo

Simulation - Gran Turismo, Flight Simulator, Silent Hunter

Sports - Football, Golf

Adventure - King's Quest, Monkey island, MYST

Console RPG - Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Valkyrie Profile

PC Rpg - Neverwinter Nights, Septerra Core

Online RPG - World of Warcraft, Everquest

Arcade - Beat games, Dance Games, Riding games

Fighting - Street Fighter, Tekken
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PostPosted: 2006-10-11 18:34    Post subject: RE: Video Gaming Survey Pt 2 - Genre Reply to topic Reply with quote

I voted Console RPG because they comprise the largest part of my collection, but again you need to use catch-all categories.

Such as perhaps:

Any/All RPGs
Any Combat (Wargames, FPS, RTS, Action)

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PostPosted: 2006-10-12 17:50    Post subject: RE: Video Gaming Survey Pt 2 - Genre Reply to topic Reply with quote

PC and Console RPGs are such different beasts, though. Traditionally console RPGs are about putting more emphasis on gameplay and story telling while PC RPGs are about immersion, interactivity and open-endedness.

Several current/next generation games began to blur the distinction, but none of them were even remotely considered console RPGS. Games like Star Wars KOTOR, Jade Empire, Morrowind, Oblivion and Fable were all on consoles, but were distinctively PC RPGs. The Xbox had all these RPGs, but lacked console RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc. Huge difference. I don't play much in the way of traditional console RPGs anymore, but all those I listed I own or played for Xbox/360.

As for wargames, yeah. Again, a catch-all could work...A lot of people will play a FPS because its WWII, but would never go near System Shock or Doom, the sci-fi based FPS. I will work that into the next round of surveys.

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PostPosted: 2006-10-14 20:46    Post subject: RE: Video Gaming Survey Pt 2 - Genre Reply to topic Reply with quote

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On 2006-10-12 18:50, Talen wrote:
PC and Console RPGs are such different beasts, though. Traditionally console RPGs are about putting more emphasis on gameplay and story telling while PC RPGs are about immersion, interactivity and open-endedness.

Several current/next generation games began to blur the distinction, but none of them were even remotely considered console RPGS. Games like Star Wars KOTOR, Jade Empire, Morrowind, Oblivion and Fable were all on consoles, but were distinctively PC RPGs. The Xbox had all these RPGs, but lacked console RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc. Huge difference. I don't play much in the way of traditional console RPGs anymore, but all those I listed I own or played for Xbox/360.



They may be different beasts, but I still play them all. As do many other hard core RPG players I pal around with. I own every Final Fantasy game ever made except 11. Period. Even JP only ones. However, I prefer Secret of Mana, Evermore, and Gaia better just cause they are wacked. Still, the best RPG of all time is Chrono Trigger. I of course liked the sequel, Chrono Cross, almost as much... but dayum a time travel RPG just kicks tail.

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As for wargames, yeah. Again, a catch-all could work...A lot of people will play a FPS because its WWII, but would never go near System Shock or Doom, the sci-fi based FPS. I will work that into the next round of surveys.



Case in point. Me. I normally don't play FPS shooters.... but I play all the Medal of Honor games, and SOCOM I & II, and Ghost Recon.

Because they are wargames

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PostPosted: 2006-10-16 09:27    Post subject: RE: Video Gaming Survey Pt 2 - Genre Reply to topic Reply with quote

Aww... I wanted to like those RPGs to the fact that they exist only on microsoft consoles, but you beat me to it.

Again, my vote is for online RPGs, but I do have my fair share of other genres that I play.
FPS (Halflife 2 and Halo)
Console RPG ( Grandia 3, Kingdom Hearts)
Action (Saint's Row, couldn't be bothered with GTA)
Plus Lego Star Wars. Not sure where it fits in...

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PostPosted: 2006-11-04 11:55    Post subject: RE: Video Gaming Survey Pt 2 - Genre Reply to topic Reply with quote

Witht he exception of Jade Empire all those XBox RPGs were on the PC actually. And Jade Empire is coming soon to PC with better graphics, gameplay, etc (it had better, its 3 years old now...)

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