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Submitted by MetalArcade 1245d ago | opinion piece

Casual Games: A Hardcore Gamer's Perspective

I’ve spent a rather alarming amount of time lately with a couple games that scratch the same itch for me. I’ve talked briefly about Recettear, the RPG where you run an item store. I ended up taking the smart phone plunge a couple weeks ago (much to my chagrin) and wasted no time buying Game Dev Story, a type of sim/RPG where you run a development studio. I’ve had a ton of fun with these games, and that’s been surprising to me. But first, a little backstory. (Casual games, Dragon Age Legends, Game Dev Story, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Recettear, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, The Sims)

ninjahunter  +   1245d ago
I was eating peanuts, saw Reccetear Listed as casual, now im cleaning peanuts off my keyboard. Reccetear is the most hardcore game you can find these days, mark my words.
ninjabake  +   1245d ago
We really need to stop with this whole hardcore vs. Casual thing, its getting old.
If your a gamer your a gamer. I don't care if you play temple run,halo, angry birds, Tetris, gears of war, mario, wiifit, killzone or farmville your a gamer.

We need to accept EVERYONE into gaming so we can expand as medium. I don't think we need "labels" anymore if your gonna have a "label" it should be that your a gamer and that's it.

How silly is it that a nerdy Guy is shunning others for playing a "casual game"? You think that 'casual gamer' is gonna care? They'll probably laugh at you. Just because they don't play as many videogames as you, or the same kinds, or take it as serious as you do, doesn't mean they are any less worthy of playing a game of their choosing.

So in closing I just wanted to get that off my chest. We should unite rather than divide "casual vs hardcore" its just silly. And before you dislike, just try to read this with an open mind.

Just my 2 cents.
ninjahunter  +   1245d ago
The hunt is on...
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3-4-5  +   1245d ago
A lot of "hardcore " gamers play some of the worst most generic ugly games ever.

Saying you are "hardcore" is like giving yourself a nickname.

It's just douche.

Their are Gamers & people who don't play games.
ShaunCameron  +   1244d ago
The funny thing is if it wasn't for the "casual" crowd the industry wouldn't have been able to get back on its feet after the crash. Besides they often account for the (vast) majority of any company's total console sales which disproves the notion that gaming is (or once was) a niche industry.

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