MMORPGs...then I played LotRO.
"Serious" racing games (by that I mean basically any without Mario Kart-style power-ups). I'm already a tough sell on games without narrative, but I also have a crap memory so the whole notion of memorizing a course is also very unappealing. The closest I ever got was Burnout, and even that was a very passing fancy.
Fighting games, and MOBA's.
Fighting games especially, I have absolutely no clue how to play them properly, they never do anything to even remotely try to teach you, and the communities are always filled with assholes.
Basically the same reasons why I dislike MOBA's.
EDIT: Oh and stealth games too.
there definitely are but that doesn't mean I am not open minded. I had to have played games for a long time to in order to conclude what genres I like or dont like so I kind of resent such an accusation. I actually consider myself open minded. Ok maybe not 100 percent open minded but still open minded.
- action adventure, adventure (basically anything with what we call puzzles) and most platformers because they are not really platformers at all, but action adventures
- fighting games
- Devil May Cry and games like it
- anything with randomly triggered encounters
- turn based strategy is not bad, but I am less interested in them because of all the turns needed simply to walk each party member up to the enemy.
- stealth is something I fail to see working well. (in a single player game, that is) But I'm still willing to try them.
- sports games but that is obvious
i'm pretty bored of modern military shooters. i played cod4 and mw2, but no others since then. i'm sure the new ones are fine, i personally just don't find anything inherently compelling about the cods and the battlefields, etc. i'm sure i'll check em out again once the new gen rolls out.
edit: oh and MOBAS, but not for lack of trying. i think they're interesting, but i'm no good and they haven't hooked me.
Sports. It's the only type of game I don't play. I don't have any interest in real sports so sports based video games don't interest me. I haven't played them since the mid 90's.
However I do think it is important to dip into genres/games that you don't think you'll enjoy to see if you'll actually find something you do enjoy about it. BUT I haven't done this with sports games, because I don't like sports. *shrugs* maybe I should give one a try.
None that I can think of...I'm on the verge of giving up MMOs for good though. Been burned too many times. Not by unreasonable expectations, but by flatout lies and shit like that. "We just don't want players to grind [...]" hahahaha, fuck you, you-know-who. Fuck you.
Also, I feel like a very large (or just very vocal) part of the MMO community in general is just fucking toxic sometimes. For instance, "hot new game X" is released and you really enjoy it, but something really bugs you then you try to start a genuine, meaningful discussion about it and you're meant with the most angry, bullshitiest responses ever.
"You're playing it wrong."
"I have 6000 people in my guild and none of them are having that problem so it's clearly just you."
"Stop crying about it."
"They're fixing it so just be patient and stop bitching for christ's sake."
"Gamers these days want everything too easy."
"No one cares about your epeen." (<---fuck anyone who uses that btw)
...and so on and so on. It feels like there's very little to no middle ground when trying to discuss an MMO with a lot of people. Either you love it or you hate it. You're not allowed to sit in the middle. Shit like that.
Honestly I can't think of any genre I outright dislike. The games I'm currently playing are Person 4 Golden, Port Royale 3, and Borderlands 2. I got burnt out on first and third person shooters for a while but I recently picked up and am enjoying Borderlands 2. Despite not giving a shit about real sports I occasionally enjoy playing sports games. For example late last year and early this year I was into playing NBA 2K12 for a while.
Platformers without Mario in them.
Sports games are too complicated to play and too shallow to learn. Older, simple, sports games like Super bases loaded, Super RBI or NBA Jam were really fun, but now they seem as complicated as RPGs but without the character.
RTS. Memorizing build orders and micro managing units is just stress.
Never played a MOBA, don't really want to try.
fighting games, just can't figure out how the timing or combos work so it's just a bewildering mess of button mashing to the end of the single player mode. While totally avoiding the multiplayer because I would get completely owned in ways I can't even understand.
Generally, I don't enjoy puzzle games. I don't get much thrill out of solving a puzzle; more frustration than anything. Whenever I complete a puzzle in some other type of game, my first thought is "I hope I never have to do that again."
Also, rhythm games because I have no sense of rhythm myself. Anything where I have to tap or keep a beat will immediately fall apart soon after I start to play.
Is Tower Defense a genre? There are so many, it should be by now. I
hate dislike tower defense and MOBA games. I'm also not fond of Visual Novels with no interaction apart from clicking through dialog. Gimme some puzzles (ie the Zero Escape series)
fighting games. i just find them really repetitive and not satisfying. i am surprised at the amount of people saying RTS. i've played a ton of sc2 and WoW and i can totally get people not liking MMOs. but rts didn't really expect to see that many people say it.
Sports games. Puzzle games. Adventure games. Visual novels.
I also am starting to think the platformer - in any form - might be dead to me. Didn't like Super Meat Boy all that much, didn't care for Portal 1 or 2, and just haven't been interested enough to try any Mario title after Galaxy.