I think my favorite style is the open-world, exploration, puzzle, and collectathons. I enjoy taking my time to explore the world at my leisure and find secrets strewn about the map. Which is probably why I like 3D platformers and Metroidvania styled games. Kirby and the Amazing Mirror is still my most favorite Kirby game to date for this reason. I do also enjoy the RPG skill tree mechanics some games provide, since my MMO was Runescape, not WoW. (X’D)
However I do have a list of fav games (besides Kirby Mirror and Runescape): Age of Mythology (RTS), Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2 (pre-EA, Match Shooter), Marble 3D Blast (Momentum Platformer?), Super Mario Sunshine (FLUDD! :D), Deadcells (Rogue-Lite), Pokémon franchise (Though the recent ones are kinda annoying me…; Turn Based), LoZ: Breath of the Wild (Open World Zelda), Minecraft (Building Sim), Smash Bros. Ultimate (Fighter), Red Dead Redemption (Open World Shooter), Mario Kart Tour (Gacha Racer), LEGO Dimensions (Collectathon with too much DLC, RIP wallet), Sunset Overdrive (Zombie Shooter), State of Decay (Zombie Survival), Rampage (Arcade), Gain Ground (Top Down Shooter), Professor Layton series (Puzzle).
There’s probably other games, since I play on any console, and can be a sucker for gimmicks. Sunset Overdrive sold me on it’s “RADICAL” and “TUBULAR” themes that the commercial was selling. Some for nostalgia like Super Mario Sunshine since that was like the coolest game when it came out. Age of Mythology I had since late Elementary since the Mythos selling point was so cool (Also rebought it on Steam XD). And sometimes for ease of access for a quick game, like Mario Kart Tour (I’ve been playing since it launched over a year ago X’D).
If we want, I can also discuss some fav table top games (since they just need to be ported into a video game). Settlers of Catan series is my favorite resource managing turn based strategy, so much that I have all the base expansions and other expansion sets for it X3. Boss Monster is a fun turn based card dungeon builder, again I nearly have all the expansions. LEGO Heroica maybe a simple TTRPG, but it’s simplicity and possibility to expand upon it is why I like it so much! It’s defunct, but still trying to get all the sets. TBH, it’s one of the games I want to make a video game version of… But preoccupied with my current projects (XP). Blockus is a fun competitive puzzle game, but I guess I’m pretty good at it because I’m pretty boss at Tetris (>ω<). Risk being a strategy conquest is fun with a group and hoping the tide of battle changes to your favor by a roll of the dice before you get overrun.
I guess I’m gravitated towards table top games that can either be modular and/or simple setup. Even though I do enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon card, MLP:CCG, and MtG games, I like games that are “complete” in the sense that I would prefer no Meta setup. Deck builders are fun, but can make it hard to invite someone who has never played to come and enjoy a game without meta-randomness adding to the frustration.
Sorry, what was the question again? I was just writing what games I enjoyed and lost track of what I the topic was mainly about (Xp) Hope I didn’t get too off topic in my ramblings.
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