Does your significant other enjoy "hardcore" video games like Borderlands 2?
IF YOU'RE CURRENTLY SINGLE, JUST VOTE ACCORDING TO YOUR LAST RELATIONSHIP.
I thought I'd make a poll and see how the numbers actually stack up. It should be interesting.
Please use this thread to discuss any relevant stories or experiences you've had with this topic in general.
Just don't use this thread to specifically discuss Borderlands 2's "girlfriend mode," which was the inspiration for this poll. Use the original thread instead: http://www.giantbomb.com/borderlands-2/61-36055/borderlands-2s-girlfriend-mode/35-557014
My situation is a little too nuanced for the broad strokes that this poll presents. I'm a guy and generally speaking my wife does not enjoy playing hardcore games. But every once and a while a game comes along that she falls in love with and when she does play, she plays pretty hardcore.
I'm gonna vote B though, because these games are very far and few between.
Yeah, I guess I'd say so. She's played through Gears 2 & 3 with me recently, and we played a good deal of the first Borderlands before that. She'll play most anything that's released, regardless of how, *sigh* "hardcore" it is, if the story and/or mechanics are of interest to her
I hate the whole "this game is hardcore, this isn't" bit, though.
For the record, so do I. It's why I put it in quotation marks in the thread title. But roughly half of all people who play some type of video game are female, and I'm looking more for stats on people who play games like Borderlands, Uncharted, or Skyrim. And also for the record, I play and enjoy plenty of "casual" games myself.
Either way, it's all quite subjective anyhow.
My girlfriend can't shoot a guy on an FPS, but kicks my ass in Tekken, so...?
I'd go with does play. I'm sure there are plenty of male gamers who aren't FPS fans either.
My girlfriend only plays fitness and Iphone games. So she's pretty casual. I would like to introduce her to Minecraft, but I feel it would overwhelm her.
I also suggest Portal. It's a great introduction to gaming, and she doesn't need to hold the controller unless she wants to. You can do that, and just have her tell you what she wants you to do.
She plays most things, particularly shooters and RPGs, but doesn't enjoy playing online generally, just split screen.
I'm hoping to get her to play TF2 with me when I finally get my second PC back up and running (I want a permanent pocket medic when I go soldier or demoman, sue me!)
Fiance had a DS and a NES. And kind of likes retro gaming. But not really. She played MK9 because she recognized it. Overall I'm happy she understands how important it is to me and generally doesn't give me shit about it. Unless I ignore her when she walks thru the door.
My fiance would fall into category A, though she is much more casual about it than I am (it will take her months to finish a title). She enjoys Telltales Walking Dead game the most, but she did enjoy Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, and Lego Batman 2. Even though I wouldn't call Bejeweled a hardcore game at the level she plays at - it is an insanely hardcore game.
No, and I am glad. She has a Wii which she only plays when others are over and likes playing Genesis for like 20 minutes a year. For this I am happy. I don't really want my gf playing games. I don't really even play as much as I did anymore with life getting busy. I only play games like 2-4 hours a week anyways total so its not really as huge of a part of my life as it was.
I have no clue what hardcore even entails, but my ex (that I currently live with, long story) raided and did Arena with me the majority of her WoW time, until we both quit. She enjoyed Old Republic more than I did, but it was on my account, and I stopped that after the free month. She likes her RPGs, currently likes Borderlands and LoL, and she mentioned wanting to play Fallout 3 and/or New Vegas. Oh, she also introduced me to Bioshock and Mass Effect.
No idea if any of these would be considered Hardcore, but in any case, she played them all, but usually at a slower pace than I would, or in the case of LoL, only plays bot games.
Single at the moment, but three of my exs played video games with me. One like soul caliber and rayman on the ps1, the other played diablo 2, (will be playing diablo 3 with me soon). and the last one had a HL2 sticker on her mustang. None of them were into it as much as me though.
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