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Why Do I Like What I Like?

The Punished Backlog's Sam Martinelli writes: "I love The Witcher 3, but don’t like Dragon Age: Inquisition. I can’t get into most JRPGs, but I kind of like Paper Mario: Sticker Star. I’m a huge Legend of Zelda fan, but I’ve never loved the original. The Super Nintendo is my favorite console ever, yet I don’t think I’ll ever finish Super Mario RPG or Super Metroid. ... Why am I like this?"

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Hardiman127d ago

Interesting read. I used to love platformers but now I hardly play any. I'm not partial to any particular genre, I just like what I call quality games. But that doesn't mean every quality title I enjoy will have a bloated budget. Games like Gone Home, Firewatch, Dear Ester, Edith Finch, Hyperlight Drifter, Remothered, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Adrift, Soma, Amnesia etc all vary in how the look and play but they all have a quality that pleases me and I enjoy them.

I also love games that do have considerable productions like GOW, Witcher 3, HZD, Spider-Man, TLOU, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, Detroit, Days Gone, Nier, Persona 5, Shadow of the Colossus, Last Guardian and so on and so forth.

I especially enjoy games with well crafted narratives, that have interesting characters. That's my bread and butter now. At 38 I need s little more than I used to so I'm very happy companies like Sony put so much resources towards games like that. It's why I'm such a fan of theirs.

I too love Wild Hunt. I've sank about 170 hours in it and still haven't completed Blood and Wine but I will. I played Dragon Age Inquisition for maybe 30 in comparison.

I like everything from Hob to God of War and everything between. I just like escaping and having a good time.

Chaos_Order126d ago

I think everyone has that "exception to the rule" when it comes to games, or opinions that feel somewhat hypocritical but are absolutely genuine.

As for my own personal example, I'll start by saying that I LOVE JRPGs. Some of my absolute favourite games of all time fall into this genre. That said, there are 3 very highly regarded JRPGs that I just didn't care for, and spent around 15 hours on each, only to give up on them. And those JRPGs are: Dragon Quest VIII, Rogue Galaxy and Final Fantasy XII. Weird, I know, since I feel like I *should* love those games, but each of them bored me rather quickly.

Stanjara126d ago

This guy has pretty much the same taste in games as me. Great read. Now I understand myself better.

zodiac909126d ago

Because....everyone has their own likes and dislikes...???

execution17126d ago

That plus people grow out of things or like something they previously didn't like, I used to love turn based RPGs but now not so much, same thing with action RPGs, I didn't really like those but now I love them

locomorales126d ago

We tend to create our tastes during adolescence and youth. This is translated into all aspects of life, such as food, music, movies, books, games, etc.

Spotify even showed in an article that our musical taste develops rapidly from 14 to 25 years, then more slowly until age 35 and stagnates. I imagine this applies to any entertainment.

https://insights.spotify.co...

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