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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

I decided to put this in debate instead of gaming because I figured it'd fit here more. So there's many genres of games and everyone has their preferences and dislikes. My personal worst would be MOBA titles simply because I find them repetitive and sometimes overly strict in how you can play. This is of course ignoring the ungodly fanbases this genre can have. I also think MMOs fail to be proper RPGs most of the time these days.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

I agree that MOBAs are awful. I've just never found them fun. They lack any kind of depth or originality.
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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

I like the character designs and ideas to some MOBA characters in games like LoL. If those characters were in something not-MOBA I'd possibly like it.

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Post by Juneberry » 3 months ago

For me, the worst genre of games are bullet hells. I used to like space invader, which I think inspired the bullet hell genre, but bullet hells just take it too over the edge of insanity for me. Sure, they occasionally have good stories, but otherwise it's overly lacking in inspiration in regards to the gameplay.

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Post by Kaunisto » 3 months ago

Don't actually have any experience, but MOBAs don't appeal to me either.

Sports manager games would be among the last things for me to play.

Also everything from Sim City to latest Sims is certainly not for me.

And looking through gaming history, games like Dragon's Lair that are nothing but QTE are the really worst type of games.

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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

Juneberry wrote:
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For me, the worst genre of games are bullet hells.
Occasionally I'll crave a bullet hell but I don't like the genre enough to play it a lot.
Kaunisto wrote:
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Sports manager games would be among the last things for me to play.
I've never actually played a sports manager game now that I think about it.
Kaunisto wrote:
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Also everything from Sim City to latest Sims is certainly not for me.
I've never played The Sims. I've played Sim City. It was alright.
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QTE
QTE can be done okay in some games but it's a heavily overused mechanic that takes any challenge out of games.

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Post by Juneberry » 3 months ago

Dumb question time, what's QTE? I can't figure it out still.

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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

Juneberry wrote:
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Dumb question time, what's QTE? I can't figure it out still.
Quick Time Event. Sorta like this very memey one.


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Post by Ravenfreak » 2 months ago

I don't mind QTE, if they're done like in Tomb Raider Anniversary. As for me I'd say the worse genre is real time strategy and point and click games. I find them to be quite boring, especially point and click games. I also don't like MOBAs either.
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Post by Kaunisto » 2 months ago

Back in 90's Dune 2 was one of... 30-40 first games I ever had and I really played tons of it. But ever since, I never bothered to learn another RTS, aside the 90% identical remake Dune 2000. I feel that RTS is really a "played one, played all" genre.

I'm not too happy about QTE in any context, but OK, it can be a small break/change of pace.
But what I was talking about were old LaserDisc games that had literally no other gameplay than QTE. That gets my vote for worst genre ever.

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