#1 Edited by sungahymn (1084 posts) -

As the title states, what is your least favorite game genre(s)?

#2 Posted by _Zombie_ (1473 posts) -

Strict puzzle games. They just never interested me much.

#3 Posted by Chop (2010 posts) -

RTS

#4 Posted by Philantrophy (356 posts) -

JRPG, MMO and adventure games.

#5 Posted by Rebel_Scum (911 posts) -

Puzzle games a la Tetris, Columns.

God games

#6 Posted by hoossy (1044 posts) -

@Philantrophy said:

JRPG, MMO and adventure games.

this

#7 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3858 posts) -

MMO, JRPG (and pretty much anything with anime, which is generally pretty ugly), and RTS games.

#8 Posted by Toxin066 (3382 posts) -

Annualized sports games.

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (13135 posts) -
  • Rhythm
  • Sport/Racing
  • MMO
  • Competitive multiplayer anything
#10 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2356 posts) -

MMO games. It always depresses me when I hear a franchise I like become an MMO (Elder's Scrolls Online, Project Copernicus) or a developer I like making an MMO (Ragnar Tornquist and his The Secret World instead of making the next The Longest Journey).

#11 Posted by JaredA (842 posts) -

Pretty much any sports game

#12 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (1018 posts) -

Console FPS. Console strategy. Console "tactical shooters". JRPG's.,

In general I prefer the PC for most genres barring fighting games and maybe a one or two other genres.

#13 Posted by L44 (628 posts) -

just dancing games

#14 Posted by UnrealDP (1256 posts) -

I don't mean to say I outright hate or dislike any genres, but my least favorite would have to be annualized sports games. They're just bland and the gameplay generally doesn't hook me quite like any other annualized franchises.

#15 Posted by Svenzon (806 posts) -

Sports, racing and MMOs. There are exceptions like Forza 3/4 and so far The Secret World though. RTSs with base-building are not my cup of tea either.

#16 Posted by Soapy86 (2674 posts) -

Sports games. I like pretty much everything else to one degree or another.

#17 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Probably pure puzzle games, never liked them. Also dancing games. Every other genre I can think of right now has games I really like in them.

#18 Posted by egg (1619 posts) -

fighting, adventure, and JRPG, and platformers (since they are are basically adventure now)

#19 Posted by thekingoftoilets (212 posts) -
  • Annual Sports
  • Console FPS
  • MMO
  • Video Game Board Games.
#20 Posted by UitDeToekomst (781 posts) -

Dancing games, rhythm games, casual party games. I don't think I've found a JRPG I've truly enjoyed yet.

#21 Posted by Morrow (1870 posts) -

Shooters.

#22 Edited by wariomona (67 posts) -

Cover-based First-person shooters - I never really liked hide and seek

MMORPGs - Remind me too much of real life

Flight sims - Watching ground roll by is fun?

sim-style racing - Another case of realism taking over fun

fighting - More patience required than I have. Not single-player focused.

Western RPGs - either WAY too lacking in direction (Bethesda) or WAY too many numbers (D&D)

puzzle games - especially turn-based

But worst of all is... sports games! Just go join a club and play it in real life!

#23 Posted by Sanryd (1441 posts) -

Sports and fighting games.

#24 Posted by Akeldama (4334 posts) -

MMO's do nothing for me.

#25 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (342 posts) -

JRPG and fighting games. I do enjoy watching people who do now to play fighting games however.

#26 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7595 posts) -

@Cold_Wolven said:

MMO games. It always depresses me when I hear a franchise I like become an MMO (Elder's Scrolls Online, Project Copernicus) or a developer I like making an MMO (Ragnar Tornquist and his The Secret World instead of making the next The Longest Journey).

Copernicus existed before Amalur.. and there was nothing interesting about that games lore/world. With all the financial trouble, I'd be very surprised if it gets released, especially as it'll be going up against the Elder Scrolls Online - even if that's not very good, it's going to pull big numbers.

I really dislike cover based first/third person shooters (and FPS' in general). Seems they're everywhere these days, and I can't remember the last time I played one that I actually liked. It's such a tired and generic genre at this point.

#27 Posted by Agrammon (95 posts) -

Educational games

#28 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

JRPGs...or Japanese anything really, with a few notable exceptions.

MMOs

Photo hunt games

#29 Posted by Vexxan (4624 posts) -

Sports games and FPS games.

#30 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (1018 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@Cold_Wolven said:

MMO games. It always depresses me when I hear a franchise I like become an MMO (Elder's Scrolls Online, Project Copernicus) or a developer I like making an MMO (Ragnar Tornquist and his The Secret World instead of making the next The Longest Journey).

Copernicus existed before Amalur.. and there was nothing interesting about that games lore/world. With all the financial trouble, I'd be very surprised if it gets released, especially as it'll be going up against the Elder Scrolls Online - even if that's not very good, it's going to pull big numbers.

I really dislike cover based first/third person shooters (and FPS' in general). Seems they're everywhere these days, and I can't remember the last time I played one that I actually liked. It's such a tired and generic genre at this point.

Yes, I forgot about that. I also hate cover based third person shooters. They are boring. MDK running around circle strafing is very more fun than Gears Of War.

#31 Posted by moywar700 (198 posts) -

I dislike mmorpg because they are too time consuming. that's pretty much it.

#32 Posted by PhilipDuck (629 posts) -

JRPG/MMO

#33 Posted by GhosthH (41 posts) -

JRPG- they were ok in 16Bit 2D days but that's it for me. Glad the genre is borderline irrelevant.

Cinematic Games (ie. game which values cinematic production values over gameplay)- Really weirds me out how accepted this is amongst avid gamers. It's a horrible trend which eschews any gameplay innovation for periphery elements such as exposition. I wish cut-scenes would just die.

Modern Shooters (fps and tps)- hate cover-based mechanics, it was cool for about ten seconds six years ago. I like some shooters but most are just horrible to me.

Like: WRPG, Action adventure, Action hack n' slash, shooting platformers, arcade racers.

#34 Posted by EnduranceFun (1116 posts) -

MMOs and sports games.

#35 Posted by kogasu (150 posts) -

Sports, racing, educational and I somewhat hate competitive multiplayer. It really only depends on the people playing. As long as everyone can just have fun and not be a mega douche or gets way over competitive, I'm fine.

#36 Posted by BBQBram (2383 posts) -

MMOs (played WoW for a few years, totally burned out on that)

RTS (though I do enjoy Warcraft III's campaign)

Annual sport sims (baseball, football, soccer; it's of no interest to me)

Completely abstracted puzzle games

#37 Posted by sungahymn (1084 posts) -

@wariomona said:

Cover-based First-person shooters - I never really liked hide and seek

MMORPGs - Remind me too much of real life

Flight sims - Watching ground roll by is fun?

sim-style racing - Another case of realism taking over fun

fighting - More patience required than I have. Not single-player focused.

Western RPGs - either WAY too lacking in direction (Bethesda) or WAY too many numbers (D&D)

puzzle games - especially turn-based

But worst of all is... sports games! Just go join a club and play it in real life!

Longest list so far. Good job?

#38 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (527 posts) -

Sports games (except NHL), MMO's and anything that involves motion controls.

#39 Posted by JTB123 (1167 posts) -

RTS and sports games.

#40 Edited by mm665 (427 posts) -

MMO's and casual/social games.

#41 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5148 posts) -

Sports games.

#42 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -
  • Western RPG - I'm definitely in the minority here, but I just don't care for the level progression and skill trees.....and the combat is poor compared to most action-adventure games (which is my favorite genre)
  • MMORPG - pretty much for the same reasons as above
  • RTS - Mainly because I'm terrible at these type of games.....I did enjoy Warcraft II and Red Alert when I was younger though. (had to play on the easiest difficulty though)
#43 Posted by Venatio (4654 posts) -

Sports games (Skateboard and Snowboard are exceptions)

RTS games

Puzzle games

#44 Posted by Deranged (1931 posts) -

MMO, RTS, Most RPG's.

#45 Posted by aquamarin (656 posts) -

Sci-fi themed RTS. I just can't wrap my brain around sci-fi tech trees the way I used to with Warcraft's medieval/fantasy units. I dunno why cause I love a lot of other sci-fi game types, fiction, movies etc.

#46 Posted by Captain_Insano (1715 posts) -

MMO

#47 Posted by PenguinDust (12791 posts) -

Puzzle games and rhythm games. I have no interest in either. The latter because I have no sense of rhythm, the former because thinking is hard!

#48 Posted by Quarters (2104 posts) -

Puzzle, Strategy, and hardcore, competitive only multiplayer games(ala Counter Strike and such).

#49 Posted by Moreau_MD (426 posts) -

muffin.

#50 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (846 posts) -

Fighting, because I suck at them.