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Submitted by TheSuperior 953d ago | opinion piece

Best Game Genre to Buy to get Maximum Benefit For Your Money

Every player has a genre of preference. Some players only play first-person shooters while others only play RPG’s. There are also gamers out there that will play any game in any genre and those who will only play sports games. Although each gamer has a specific that they usually prefer there is still the question of which genre gives the player the most for their money? Putting personal inclination aside and assuming the player is buying a new game on the day of release, which genre will end up giving players the most for what they pay? (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   953d ago
I am going to have to say any open-world game is going to have a hell of a lot more game than a shooter.
PixL  +   953d ago
800+ hours in Battlefield disagree with that. It all depends what you expect from a game. I would be bored to death playing Skyrim.
ziggurcat  +   953d ago
MP, quite frankly, doesn't *really* count for anything.
cpayne93  +   952d ago
Wow I would be bored to death playing any game that long, especially a shooter. Most time i put in any shooters mp is 80 hours in bc2.
zeal0us  +   953d ago
Well truthfully it depends on the player.

I prefer RPGs and MMOs. RPG can last a long time and has a high replay-ability rate. MMO never ends.

My cousin on the other hand prefers sport games and fps. He plays online a lot

I got him to TES4 once. Let just say he didn't get pass the beginning before get bored and frustrated with the game.

He tried to get me to play Madden with him. I played and hated it.

To each his/her own.
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Canary  +   952d ago
That depends entirely on how you define open-world. And genre. By the traditional gaming genres, open-world, well, doesn't exist. But the traditional rules for genres in gaming are moronic, so maybe that's a good thing.

Typically, games that fall under the nebuluous "roleplaying" moniker offer, by far, vastly more content than any other type of game. Whether a game like Skyrim where you can spend hundreds of hours walking around, Dialbo where you can spend hundreds of hours killing monsters, grabbing loot and grinding XP, or Baldur's Gate where there are hundreds and hundreds of hours of well-written narrative content to explore. Or something like Disgaea, where there's a virtually infinite number of tactical battles to be fought in an incredibly in-depth game system.

There's a reason, a very good reason, gamers once rated the quality of an RPG with the word "hours." These games can take hundreds of hours simply for a cursory playthrough; thousands of hours for thorough completion. No other 'genre' comes even remotely close.

Quote marks because "roleplaying" is not a real genre, but I'm not going to try and point out why again because I've noticed some gamers get really pissed off when someone tells them they're being illogical and irrational.
KidBroSweets2  +   952d ago
Never played an RPG as much as I have a shooter before. But everyone's entitled to their own opinion.
SheaHoff  +   953d ago
Skyrim ftw
THESHAUNZY  +   953d ago
Batman all day!
HiddenMission  +   953d ago
You get the most content with open world but I still need quality over quantity which is why I love Darksiders 2 so much since it has both in spades.
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Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   953d ago
I am team RPG all the way. I pretty always feel like I get my money's with them.
Rock_On_PS4  +   953d ago
Open world and RPG games for single player experience, shooters and sports (if you are into online).
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   953d ago
I'd say the people who get the most bang for their buck are Minecraft players...

...or pirates.

Probably pirates.
RockmanII7  +   953d ago
As a fan of 2D platformers, I can't understand why even only being two dimension the games themselves are usually the shortest out of any genre(If you don't count games that focus primarily on multiplayer).
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MysticStrummer  +   953d ago
I'd say an RPG or open world sandbox game gives the most fun for the buck, but it depends on the gamer. There are people who play nothing but Call of Duty and are perfectly happy. To each his own.
Jovahkiin  +   953d ago
Farcry 3 has alot of replay potential.

Open world campaign with plenty to do
Co-op campaign
Adverserial Multiplayer
Map editor
Download other players maps.
kneon  +   952d ago
A racing game like gt5 can easily absorb thousands of hours of your time. I've probably put around a thousand hours into it and I've barely even touched the online multiplayer.
amaguli  +   952d ago
RPGs and Fighting and the two genres that offer the most bang for my buck. However, it depends on how you play your games. I can only play a few hours of a Madden, but my friends will play it for the whole year.
nik666uk  +   952d ago
Sports and open world games imo
ShinnosukeRFD  +   952d ago
RPGs and Fighters by far.

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