Hey ya'all, what kinds of games do you favor? (Outside of Pokémon of course). Do you have a favorite genre or archetype? What kinds of games are incompatible with your tastes? I like games that give you options but also a clear purpose. Doom gives weapons and says murder things; Mario is a platformer to rescue a princess from a giant turtle. Star Dew Valley lets you do what you want in strict time and space confines with clear progression. I also really like building games like Sim City or Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. Civ 5, Mount and Blade, and Metroid Fusion are some other titles I often come back to. I like clear mechanics and being allowed the creativity to play with those as I like. In terms of games I don't like, I think most shooters are carbon copies of each other, and I don't really touch them besides CSGO. Games that are overly quirky like Borderlands turn me off, while most giant open world exploration games feel hollow to me. That's not to say all of them are bad, but I think most open world games I've played haven't been worth the investment, and it turns more into a slog of completing it. I think too many games build giant worlds that just kinda repeat themselves.