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What games or genres do you guys appreciate, and maybe even enjoy, but don't throw into your regular game-playing time? I love the Street Fighter characters and franchise, I love the Starcraft franchise, and I can understand why something like World of Warcraft can be fun. However, I don't play these games regularly or even own them. So, what games do you guys: A) wish you could get good at
B) understand why they can be fun but just can't get into the mindset for it
C) enjoy the fiction or characters but not the game
And etc. 
 
I've already talked about the games that I "appreciate from afar" in the above paragraph, here are some genres that I "appreciate from afar".
 
Sports games
Most JRPGs
Racing
Simulations 
 
So have at it.

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#2  Edited By AuthenticM

I like Fighting games; I want to be good at them. But I can't, so I don't play them.

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#3  Edited By TheSeductiveMoose
@AuthenticM said:
" I like Fighting games; I want to be good at them. But I can't, so I don't play them. "
                                                                            /\ That.
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#4  Edited By JJWeatherman

I appreciate the story behind Tekken from afar. 
 
Fighting games in general I guess. I play them occasionally but I've never had the patience to actually get good at any of them.

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#5  Edited By TaliciaDragonsong

Fighting games like MK/SF/SC always look good and are fun to play, but I can't get into it, so I spectate most of the times, also love all the lore surrounding it.
 
And RTS games, I love the concept of it all, but I can't play one at all.
I tend to build and make stuff pretty, not rush out units and zerg :P

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#6  Edited By voodooterror

RTS's, im just awful at them, but i really like them

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#7  Edited By alistercat

Fighting games. I enjoy watching them being played but I am terrible at them.

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#8  Edited By penguindust
Music games.  I have no rhythm and no coordination in such games, but I can appreciate people who are good at these games.    
 
SHUMPS.  I usually have trouble getting through the first level in these games, but when I see some players "in the zone" I am flabbergasted by their skill level. 
 
Fighting games. 
I like them, but I suck at them.  I do play them, but rarely for long periods of time due to frustration.
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#9  Edited By BraveToaster

Shooters... simply because I like shooting shit to death.

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#10  Edited By shadows_kill

fighting games...... blaz blue is just amazing but i just cant be good at them..... at all. 
also sports games but that usually ends up you need to get used to the timing.

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#11  Edited By DeathByWaffle

Fighting games. I always really like the idea of them, but I suck at them.

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#13  Edited By Dauragon

Real Time Strategy games.

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Adventure games. 

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#15  Edited By Somadude

Mostly RTS games. it used to be both RTS and adventure games, but I recently picked up The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and I'm really enjoying it.
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#16  Edited By ATrevelan

Tactical shooters like Operation Flashpoint, ARMA, and to a lesser extent the GRAW games (I do ok with them.) 
 
Sure, getting killed in 2 bullets by a guy you can't see who's a mile and a half away may be "realistic," but I don't think it's particularly fun.

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#17  Edited By Daveyo520

Fighting games.
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#18  Edited By bacongames

Turn-based strategy and simulation games whether it be a shooter, racing, flight, trains, space combat whatever.  Far too technical for my brain to understand or tolerate.  Any 4X strategy game or Civilzation for example hurt my brainz.  JRPG's because I know there are plenty of good ones out there but I cannot get past the anime influence.   I can't get into MMO's because of the time, grinding tendencies, obligation to be within the game for other people, and well their jank. Besides paying for a subscription to play a game is not my thing either.
 
Most of what other people have said are within my wheelhouse with a few exceptions that are out of my league like Street Fighter and Starcraft.

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#19  Edited By kishan6
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
" @AuthenticM said:
" I like Fighting games; I want to be good at them. But I can't, so I don't play them. "
                                                                            /\ That. "
That
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#20  Edited By peepeepoopoo696

Fighting games and RTS's.

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#21  Edited By Supermarius

Definitely RTS's. I like the starcraft lore and gameplay. I looooove the command and conquer (maybe not 4) and red alert games, but I am pretty much crap at them all.

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#22  Edited By Video_Game_King

RTSes. Grrr, we both know that there's something there, but we've never gotten off on the right foot. Also, adventure/survival horror games.

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#23  Edited By xMP44x

Halo. It's a franchise I can see why people enjoy, but I'm just not one of those people. In my eyes, it's average online shooter with a poor ranking system. But I know a lot of people disagree with that view. I enjoy watching people play Halo, but I'm just not someone who'd enjoy it.

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#24  Edited By phrosnite

RTS and Fighting games...

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#25  Edited By Raakill

RTS, Adventure, and Sports games. They just don't hold my attention.

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#26  Edited By Kedi

RTS's and Fighting games. Don't have a computer that can run anything that came out after 2001, so my RTS choices are extremely limited. Other people are too good at Fighting games for me >:(

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@VoodooTerror said:
" RTS's, im just awful at them, but i really like them "
Amen to this. Its the "smart" mans game imo. I wish I could be good at them but im garbage. ah well
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#28  Edited By calidan777

Sports Sims
RTS
MMORPG's
 
I actually play everything, these are just the ones that I play the least.

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#29  Edited By ATrevelan

I was totally crap at RTS games until I played Supreme Commander. The game's campaign does a really good job at teaching you how to set up a base, build an army, and defend yourself in the early missions. 

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#30  Edited By DanielJW

I play SFIV, but I will never get good at it. As such I consider myself someone who admires fighting games from afar. 

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#31  Edited By plop1920

Adventure games, many of them have great characters / stories.. I just cant get down with the point and click gameplay
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#32  Edited By matpaget

Fighting games
Whenever I'm hanging out with certain friends we play a Street Fighter, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Tekken or some other fighting game
I can't like it unless I'm somewhat good at it
 
Soul Calibur 2 was fun, and I actually got decent at it... then Soul Calibur 3 and 4 came out and now I cant play them worth shit
I still say we should play Soul Calibur 2 whenever they pull out fighting games though
 
I'm the kid who gets a PS2 the Christmas the PS3 came out

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#33  Edited By ez123

Blizzard RTS games and WoW. So...stuff they make that isn't Diablo.

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#34  Edited By Jeust

Mostly action games with intrincate fighting systems, like Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, Ninja Gaiden and God of War.

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RTS, i love the them in theory but are way too stressful for me to enjoy

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#36  Edited By nywt

I appreciate RTS games from afar. I love the depth and strategy that is inherent to the genre but I can't play them to save my life. The thing that kills me is the multitasking, my mind just can't wrap itself around all of the things that need to be done all at the same time.

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#37  Edited By Spence_5060

I really want to get into fighting games (especially Street Fighter series) and also MMO's with even maybe WoW to see how it's so good, but I just do not have anytime to put in that kind of commitment.

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#38  Edited By Spoonman671

RTS/4X games I always get interested when I hear about a new one, but I know I'll never be able to compete online and many of them have all but abandoned a single-player campaign.  When I do play them, I usually play on easy or with cheats.  I'm probably picking up Starcraft 2 though.
 
Then there are genres that I only need to own one game for, just in case I get that particular itch.  Right now ModNation Racers is my racing game, Sins of a Solar Empire is my strategy game, and I think the new Mortal Combat might be my fighting game when it comes out.

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I guess I'll say RTS as well. I play and enjoy them quite a bit, just not usually online as I frequently get my ass kicked.  
 
I've learned that people just want to get the match over as quickly as possible. I'm all about building up my base/city, researching technologies, strategy, etc. but everyone else is all about RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH.

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#40  Edited By Blueman

Fighting games and RTS's. I might try Starcraft 2 though.

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#41  Edited By Meowayne

FPS games.

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#42  Edited By raccoonusdoodus

I'm decent at most of the Mortal Kombat games, but besides MK, fighting games aren't really my thing. I don't have the patience to learn all the combos and whatnot for fighting games. I'm already familiar with a lot of the special moves, combos, and fatalities for MK, and that's why I like it. But I don't see myself ever doing the same for another fighting game. Too much work.
 
Besides fighting games, I enjoy games. Besides RTS's. I just hate them.

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#43  Edited By AhmadMetallic

RPGs and RTSs 
 
two genres i long to play and enjoy, but cant seem to pull it off..  it saddens me deeply.

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@Ahmad_Metallic: What is it about RPGs that turns you off?
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#45  Edited By Jimbo

Definitely fighting games.  I like hearing people discussing them in a super-serious manner, but have no interest in putting in the time required to understand what they're actually talking about, or to become good at them myself.
 
Also flight sims.

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#46  Edited By FacelessVixen

Fighting games. All I do is button mash and hope for the best.

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I love  RTS games, love building up, making, and ordering the units around. I am terrible when up against the bots though,  so i don't play them that often. 
Homeworld in particular is one i enjoy greatly however the Strategy part is nonexistent when i play any games of that genre  :( 

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#48  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

RTS games for sure. I love star craft and have thoroughly enjoyed it, but most of the other RTS options out there just kind of freak me out. I'm just not fast enough to play competitively, and the single player campaign gets way too hard since I just turtle my way through it all. 
 
I am still looking forward to giving SC2 a go however! 

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#49  Edited By Absurd

Point-and-Click games. I love them so much, but I often lose patience while playing.

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#50  Edited By Frostler

RTS, Fighting games, JRPG's. I really want to be good at fighting games and RTS games but I never am even though I buy all the ones that look interesting.