View Poll Results: Are RPGs (or some variant of RPGs) your favorite genre?

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    Dancing Chocobo Are RPGs (or some variant of RPGs) your favorite genre of game?

    Yes yes, I know there are millions of subgenres, but for the sake of simplicity...

    Anyways, what say you?

    As for myself I'd probably place Action RPGs (my definition of that term, anyway) third behind 4X TBS and Grand Strategy.

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    Yes, I adore RPGs, but not all types. I mostly enjoy JRPGs of different types - be it the vanilla FF-like fair, the old-school first-person dungeon crawler that's super challenging (like SMT: Strange Journey), tactical RPGs or action RPGs. From the Western front, they're pretty cool as well, though I tend to enjoy the Baldur's Gate kind far more than others.

    Anyway, yes. If it's an RPG, especially a Japanese one, and ESPECIALLY if it's on a handheld, I will play the trout out of that.

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    I chose other. Because while Guild Wars 1&2 and FF VII VIII and Tactics are some of my favorite games I'd have to say the Survival Horror DayZ genre is my favorite.

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    You bet your sweet bippy. I'd say my top 3 genres are RPG, Action/adventure, and Beat 'em up.

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    I've always thought that, due to the immersion, video games were the perfect medium for the horror genre. Survival horror has the most potential of all genres, and because of that I've always had a soft spot for it (despite that potential rarely being truly realized or taken advantage of). RPGs are a very​ close second, though.

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    >>> Yes, a good RPG is all I need..
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    Nope, visual novels dethroned them about a year ago.

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    Yep, RPG's are my favourite, no contest

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    Once upon a time, I might have said so. But that was probably a false belief. I think I can safely say that there is no underlying game mechanic in RPGs that appeals to me whatsoever. Turn-based battles are kinda boring, collecting stuff annoys me. I have had the realisation that it was the tone and mood of Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX that made me like them. Chatting to the characters and enjoying the humorous personalities, within differing environments is probably what I enjoyed the most. This is less RPG, and more Adventure Game focused.

    Sadly, I can't seem to stomach an RPG for more than a day. Hence lack of Type-0 progress and more 'finish Life is Strange, already!'

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    Hell yeah. Whether they be WRPG's, JRPG's, ARPG's, SRPG's, Roguelikes, MUD's, Dungeon Crawlers, or even some MMO's, RPG's have always been my favorite and it's frustrating because role-playing games, at least in the traditional sense with a lot of mechanical transparency and having a trout ton of delicious and specific numbers, skills, and abilities are on a bit of the downswing at least as far as the mainstream market goes. Skill trees and twitch-based combat seemed like the new norm.

    Then again, Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin, Lords of Xulima, and all that trout were pretty faithful to the genre and did well commercially and critically, so I suppose I'm just being a fogey.



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    Yes. I haven't played many video games in recent years, but my main preferences all come back to RPGs. I ended up having a surprise bit of extra time this past month, and I thought I'd dust off the ol' PS3 and actually play some of the games I've been meaning to get around to for years. But what do I end up doing?

    Playing through Suikoden II again.

    ... and then III.

    ... and now IV.

    It's basically a way to relax for a couple of hours in the evening after work, like some others may do with a book.

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    They're among my favorites, but I'm not sure what I would place at #1.

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    Action RPGs probably are, yeah. Not the diablo type. Regular turn based ones, probably not.
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    It tends to fluctuate quite a lot. Maybe action adventures like Zelda are more constant in being my main focus.
    I'd say JRPGs have had the biggest effect on me in total though. Which certainly counts for something.

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    Side-Scrolling platformers are easily my favorite video game genre, likely followed by fighting games, then RPGs, though I tend to spend the most time with RPGs.

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