What’s good, everyone? Who likes milestones?! It’s Day 20 of our 30 day challenge, and we’re almost there. Again, I want to thank everyone who’s been following, sharing and commenting on each of our entries for this event and we respectfully ask that you please continue to do so. Now with that said, let’s get to the challenge for Day 20, our favorite gaming genres. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’ve got something of an affinity for fighting games. The complex strategies, moves and information that go into properly learning how to play a fighting game is something that I have always found interesting, but sometimes, it can be a little overwhelming for someone who has had a long day and just wants to put the smack down on something.
As much as I love them, fighting games are a sort of situational passion for me. I kind of have to be in the mood and mindset to play one. Hack-and-slash games however, do not have as high a barrier to entry or difficulty level and can literally be played any time someone feels like it. Which is what makes them my preferred genre of video game.
In our Guilty Pleasure Games article, I referred to the Dynasty Warriors games as “mashy and repetitive” but still “addicting and satisfying”, and for me that holds true for all hack-and-slash games. Metal Gear Rising, Bayonetta and Devil May Cry rank among some of my favorite games ever put out by their respective companies, and while they do have increasingly harder difficulty levels and hidden collectibles and secrets, none of these are anything I would consider a prerequisite to play them. Gamers can still have fun beating stuff up, shooting things to bits or cutting them into pieces while going from Point A to Point B even without an advanced knowledge or skill level of the game, making them accessible to new, casual or stressed out players, but offering a layer of depth in the way of difficulty settings, collectibles or more intricate ways to kill things for those who want some exploration or extra challenge. All in all, I’d say the hack-and-slash genre has a little something for everyone.
— Evo out.
PEW PEW MADRAFOCKAS!
Hannah here for my favorite genre entry! As you can probably guess due to all of the Halo, I am an obnoxious FPS fanatic. Weirdly enough, I really don’t care for the Call of Duty series, although I do appreciate the strides they’ve made to improve story line (maybe a bit much in the last release, but that’s a different article altogether). The community is much less terribad than it used to be as well. So good for them.
I love FPS games because I started playing multi-player with the first game of its kind: Goldeneye 007. I never lost my love for the genre because I have a wicked competitive thirst that cannot be slaked by failure. Really, ask Joshua Evo. We can’t play Scrabble any more.
Whether it be competing against others or killing countless ranks of enemies and plowing ever forward, FPS games give me the most satisfaction. They may not be the most “fun” for me when I lose, but I feel damn good racking up kills and rankings at the end of the day.
– HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…
Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here for Day 20! My favorite genre probably will come as a surprise to literally no one. While I enjoy playing many different types of games, my favorite type of game is definitely RPGs. There is something so appealing to me about being able to delve into a world with an intriguing cast of characters, a compelling story line, and beautiful graphics. My first RPG was the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and I have been hooked ever since!
I feel like the above image is a great reflection of RPGs in general. There are normally many different choices to make and characters you can choose from to play with, but the story line and the things that happen to the characters in that story are what is really important in this genre. There is something so ridiculously satisfying to me about finishing a RPG. I think part of that comes from the attachment I build to the characters as we find out more about them in the course of the game. The rest is because of the graphics and the music that normally accompany the best games in the genre. No matter which way you swing it, RPGs will always be the genre that calls to me most!
-Megan_Highwind has left the party.
Hello everyone, James B Boss here with my entry for today’s challenge. Ok so today’s challenge is quite difficult for me. Since I expose myself to many different genres it is hard for me to pick just one, but if I had to pick one it would be Role-Playing Games, or RPGs. This might come as a shocker to most people who know me, simply because I like to talk about first-person shooters and display my skills like a work of art, but as I said in our Guilty Pleasures articles that as more of a guilty pleasure.
Huh, I think I’m gonna need to grind some more.
— Boss? What happened? BOSS?!