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Poll: Which member of the bombsquad's play style is most like yours? (310 votes)

Jeff 20%
Ryan 3%
Vinny 48%
Brad 17%
Patrick 5%
Drew 7%
#1 Posted by Zauzazu (71 posts) -

Personally, I'm closest to Vinny, a game-breaking completionist.

#2 Posted by ikilledthedj (311 posts) -

A mix of jeff & Vinbro, i like to sabotage things

#3 Edited by Zeik (2538 posts) -

Vinny probably, although maybe not quite as much of a completionist. (Then again, I'm pretty sure he doesn't truly 100% most games, just wants to, which sounds about right.)

He also doesn't seem to give up on games as easily as the others do sometimes.

#4 Edited by Kaiserreich (710 posts) -

Jeff, I hate it when games waste my time.

Brad, I die in the silliest ways sometimes. :(

#5 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (620 posts) -

I consider myself pretty close to Patrick, honestly. He likes reading into narrative subtext and concentrates on the way stories are delivered and games, as well as wastes his time playing a bunch of dumb indie art games.

That's kind of me.

#6 Edited by kaos_cracker (630 posts) -

Vinny, I enjoy doing everything in game man.

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#7 Posted by Nightriff (5152 posts) -

Patrick, I play a game to completion. I care more about beating the game than achievements/trophies (but I do care more than he does, just a little bit). Single player is all I really care about. I'm willing to put up with sub par gameplay if the story is worth it.

I wish I was more like Vinny and looked for the good in everything, or at least the fun in fucking around.

#8 Edited by believer258 (11991 posts) -

Jeff, no question, though I don't always like the games he likes.

#9 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (620 posts) -

What exactly are the playstyles of Ryan and Jeff? I don't find them as easily defined as the rest of the crew.

#10 Posted by MEATBALL (3330 posts) -

It's probably closest to Vinny? Generally want to explore every nook and cranny of an environment and when I like an open-world game I love to basically do everything - usually before completing the game. I don't tend to get up to the same level of mischief Vinny does, though.

#11 Edited by Itwongo (1217 posts) -

Jeff. I find that I think "I would have done it a different way" least when he plays games compared to the others. Plus, he tends to be more observant than the others, at least, it seems that way.

#12 Posted by Quarters (1749 posts) -

Somewhere between Jeff and Vinny? I like quick, to the point games, but I also have a tad bit of OCD when it comes to collecting stuff/lore.

#13 Posted by Abendlaender (2837 posts) -

Let's see. I die a lot of needless deaths and I'm a collector who likes achievments. Brad it is

#14 Posted by THRICE_604 (210 posts) -

I'd say my tastes skew more Jeff's and Vinny and my abilities skew more Brad. I like what I like but I'm usually pretty terrible at most of it. And Patrick's tastes are way to esoteric for me most times.

#16 Edited by insane_shadowblade85 (1471 posts) -

I picked Vinny because he and I are similar in that we want to collect everything. Skill wise, Jeff I guess.

@secondpersonshooter said:

What exactly are the playstyles of Ryan and Jeff? I don't find them as easily defined as the rest of the crew.

All I remember about Ryan's play style is that he was really good at not noticing the UI. Mainly his character's health bar.

As far as Jeff, no clue. Maybe that he prefers first person shooters or shooters in general and plays them on consoles. Or that he plays first person shooters on the PC with a controller. So, a monster.

#17 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11301 posts) -

Vinny.

Gotta get those collectibles.

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#18 Edited by ripelivejam (4295 posts) -

brad. i suck and get ridiculed for it. so i find him a kindred spirit. :)

e: also i'm kinda bad at committing myself to playing/finishing games. ;)

#19 Edited by JohnTunoku (134 posts) -

Probably Vinny, his dark soul's playstyle is really similar to mine. Big fan of the fat roll.

I suppose I like collecting things as well, but only when I think said things are neat and the game is built for marathon sessions.

#20 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3882 posts) -

@secondpersonshooter said:

What exactly are the playstyles of Ryan and Jeff? I don't find them as easily defined as the rest of the crew.

All I remember about Ryan's play style is that he was really good at not noticing the UI. Mainly his character's health bar.

As far as Jeff, no clue. Maybe that he prefers first person shooters or shooters in general and plays them on consoles. Or that he plays first person shooters on the PC with a controller. So, a monster.

Yeah don't really see how to define a few of these really. For Jeff all I can think of is that he plays games in very long stretches it seems.

#21 Posted by Mento (2688 posts) -

Vinny in play style (dang collectibles and checking every corner), Brad in general selection of games (though he's dropped off the JRPG train somewhat in recent years), Ryan in mastery curve (start very strong but never really stick with a game long enough to get amazing) and I'm finding I agree with Jeff on a lot on things as I get older (though we shall forever be at odds over Yoshi's Island). I also admire Patrick's occasional detours into unfamiliar video game territory, and have tried to incorporate that philosophy more often when choosing new games to play (bundles and Steam sales make that easier, because you usually get a mix of everything).

The one person I really do not identify with whatsoever game-wise is Drew. But then I appreciate that man's mystique.

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#22 Posted by Slag (4615 posts) -

A mix of Brad and Vinny. I generally like what Brad (and Vinny but he seems to not like multiplayer like I do) likes, but I play single player games the way Vinny does.

#23 Edited by LackingSaint (1833 posts) -

I picked Vinny at first because my tastes are most similar to his and I enjoy being a completionist and breaking games. However, i'm probably more like Brad; i'm terrible at most games, obsessive about collectables and get easily frustrated.

#24 Posted by MentalDisruption (1642 posts) -

I want to say Vinny, but I'm not as big on collectables. I'm big on min/maxing things though and if I remember right Jeff tends to do that a lot? So I guess a mixture. I really don't know how to define a lot of these guys though other than Vinny likes his collectables and Brad tends to die in funny ways.

#25 Posted by Gruebacca (525 posts) -

I'm more of a Vinny with a side of Patrick. I'm the kind of guy who wants to see everything a game has to offer, and while it's extremely difficult for me to start playing a new game, I often find myself unable to put it off until completion. I was more of a Brad when I was younger, though.

#26 Edited by PimblyCharles (1572 posts) -

I'm OCD and a completionist in games, so naturally had to choose Brad. Wish I played more like Vinny though.

#27 Edited by pyrodactyl (2183 posts) -

No one in the crew seems good at figuring out gameplay systems and that's what I'm good at. I used to be like Vinny but I've moved away (I'm pretty sure he did too) from that pointless completionist nonsense.

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#29 Edited by Pr1mus (3951 posts) -

Vinny. Those collectibles aren't going to collect themselves!

#30 Edited by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

I'm gonna say brad. No, i'm not "bad at games" neither do i think brad is.

He likes nuance and appreciates details. He goes after collectables until they become too bothersome, and really likes to explore.

Granted i don't think any of them quite fit my playstyle. I'll purposely handicap myself if i feel a game is too easy. Assassin Creed games i avoid upgrading anything at all costs. In Skyrim / Fallout i will only carry what is realistic. (a rifle, a handgun and a knife for weapons in fallout for example).

In RPG's i like to roleplay a character, so what i'd do isn't necessarily what my character would do. I'll make my choices on what my character would do instead even when i know the outcome won't be as good for me.

I play most games on hard, and will often replay games i like multiple times.

So yeah, i'm really nothing like any of them to be honest.

#31 Posted by jiggajoe14 (746 posts) -

About a 1/2 lb of Jeff

8 tbsp of Patrick

12 cups of Brad

4 oz of Vinny

Put in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes

#32 Posted by impartialgecko (1629 posts) -

Jeff all the way. My tastes more or less map to his as well. I'm very critical-pathy and I don't stop for nothin

#33 Edited by TowerSixteen (544 posts) -

Where is the Dave option? RPG's, fool, and wizards/ flashier gameplay, and wanting to see most of the lore and content. I guess Vinny if I cant pick Dave.

#34 Posted by TheHT (11521 posts) -

Vinny was a vanguard in Mass Effect right? So Vinny.

How could you not be a vanguard. Madness.

#35 Posted by csl316 (8963 posts) -

I honestly can't relate to the playstyles here, but Game Informer's Tim Turi is my gaming soulmate. We even like game music too much!

#36 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Dave's. Yeah I went there

#37 Posted by Yummylee (22056 posts) -
@theht said:

Vinny was a vanguard in Mass Effect right? So Vinny.

How could you not be a vanguard. Madness.

Adept's pretty great, too! Hell, they all have something to offer... except Soldier. Fuck soldier, buncha generic boring bleh.

#38 Edited by Aegon (5703 posts) -

None of them since they have a tough time paying attention to a story if there's text involved.

My play style is:

  • Not as hesitant as Brad
  • Not as bent on destruction of the game as Vinny
  • Not as confident as Jeff
  • Not as carefree as Patrick
  • Haven't seen Drew play a real game (kidding)

Maybe Dave.

I like to stop and smell the roses in video games.

#39 Posted by TheHT (11521 posts) -
#40 Posted by TheBluthCompany (397 posts) -

@yummylee: Infiltrator for Life. Got me through Insanity in 2 and 3.

#41 Posted by Soapy86 (2634 posts) -

I love exploring environments. I greatly appreciate rock-solid gameplay and level design. I like a good story, until it gets in the way of the game. I enjoy collecting things, unless it's a pain in the ass. (pain in the ass =/= challenging) I FUCKING HATE tutorials, hand-holding, and drawn out intros that get in the way of me playing the game.

Who am I closest to?

#42 Edited by Soapy86 (2634 posts) -

@theht said:

Vinny was a vanguard in Mass Effect right? So Vinny.

How could you not be a vanguard. Madness.

Vanguard master race reporting in.

#43 Posted by Yummylee (22056 posts) -

Also, I voted Vinny, though I feel like none of 'em really emulate my tastes and my playstyles all that much, tbh. But Vinny is undoubtedly the closest.

#44 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11914 posts) -
@yummylee said:
@theht said:

Vinny was a vanguard in Mass Effect right? So Vinny.

How could you not be a vanguard. Madness.

Adept's pretty great, too! Hell, they all have something to offer... except Soldier. Fuck soldier, buncha generic boring bleh.

Jeff and Brad played through the entirety of the Mass Effect trilogy as a Soldier. Think about that.

I honestly don't say they match up to any of my playstyles, because I actually have time to enjoy video games instead of having to play every single one that comes out.

#45 Edited by Yummylee (22056 posts) -

@arbitrarywater: Oh, I have... amidst long stormy nights, as I rock side to side while sucking my thumb.

#46 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11914 posts) -

@yummylee: FORUM EATIN MAH POST

EDIT: I'm sort of done playing as the generic human warrior, the Ryu, the all-around in my video games (unless the All around is the D&D 2nd ed. Fighter/Mage/Thief). Specialists are far more fun.

#47 Posted by WillieMcBride (61 posts) -

Definitely a mix of Brad and Patrick, in that I love getting all the extra narrative stuff out of a game that I can and I love to examine the narrative of a game, but also I am absolutely terrible at games unless I put a lot of work into a specific one.

#48 Posted by PandaBear (1377 posts) -

Probably Vinny. He plays games, even ones he'd borrowed or got from work, like he owns them. He plays for fun but also has a mad completionist streak.

Definitely not Jeff or Brad. They go nuts on certain games and don't like or play a lot of the games I do. I've never had a game addiction like Brad with DOTA and I'm far more willing to let a game be what it is rather than get made at it for not being what I want it to be like Jeff. And Jeff just seems so, so down on games in general and has for years.

I respect Patrick's willingness to try new things and really try at it. I can see a little bit of myself in his tastes.

Ryan ability to commit to a game but still see it's fault is like me too.

I totally get Drew's love of simulations, even if I don't play them.

And where is the Alex option? I think he's a bit like Ryan... he can criticise a game but still show a lot of love for it.

But really, as the years roll on I'm struggling to find ANYONE to identify with that's part of the Giant Bomb crew.

#49 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

They all suck too much for me to have a similar playstyle to any of them. Also, I can read, so that's all of them out of the window again.

#50 Posted by DarthOrange (3867 posts) -

@canteu said:

They all suck too much for me to have a similar playstyle to any of them. Also, I can read, so that's all of them out of the window again.

lol pretty much this.