View Full Version : What kind of gamer are you?
Are you the type who barrels through, anxious to kick as much ass and get to the bosses ASAP, or the one who pokes into every corner, Tracking down every last hidden item and unlocking every side quest?
Or somewhere in the middle?
Somewhere in the middle, and at either extreme. I just finished SMG with the minimum number of stars, and I'm trying for 100-percent completion in FF12RW. It really depends on whether there are other games I want to play, whether there's an advantage to playing all of it instead of flying through the required bits, that kind of thing. So I'm every kind of gamer in that regard.
12-03-2007, 12:02 AM
If I finish a game, I am satisfied. I normally don't like to go after everything. The only game that I obsessed with collecting everything is Super Mario World, but that was mainly because I was young and had little money for other games. :/ I rather not relive those younger years and just play a game through and move onto the next one...
...unless it's rhythm game based. Then I can play those obsessively till the end of of time! That and fighting games but I haven't really played them much as of late.
12-03-2007, 01:04 AM
It depends on the game, how much I like it, how difficult it is to do everything (there is a point where I say "Fuck no, that takes too much effort or is just too ridiculously hard" like for a number of Star Ocean: TTEOT's Battle Trophies), and how badly I want to play something else.
12-03-2007, 01:25 AM
more casual now than I've been in the past. Though I did scour for everything/maxed in Bioshock.
12-03-2007, 09:07 AM
Somewhat in the middle, with completionist tendencies ^_^ The first time I play a game, I generally concentrate on the main story and move through pretty quickly. If I happen to find a sidequest, I'll probably do it, but I don't go looking for them. If I like a game enough to do a second playthrough, that's when I go for 100% completion. A lot of my games do get that extended second play, though - probably around 50%.
12-03-2007, 09:26 AM
I lean towards completing everything (or as close as I can, in the event I fuck something up early on), but it sort of depends on the game and/or how much I like it. If it's an RPG, I definitely try to do it all, but I will skip if it gets too annoying or boring (like the hunt club in FFXII - that got old pretty quick to me). If it's some other kind of game, I am less likely to care about doing every last thing, but I will if I absolutely love the game. I can say I almost never rush thru to the bosses though, because these days I have no time for replay (even though I keep my games for that purpose), so I like to take my time to enjoy a game or else I feel like the investment wasn't worth it. :sd:
12-03-2007, 10:25 AM
It highly depends on the game and what kind of mood I'm in at the time. For instance, if playing Super Mario Bros 3 I might use the whistles to warp to the last world to beat the game quick. But another play through I might go through every single level and beat every single boss and sub-boss.
For the most part I play RPGs without strategy guides so I do end up missing a lot. If I like the RPG enough to play it through again I'll use a strategy guide to get everything.
12-03-2007, 12:28 PM
Finish story mode seeing as much as posible without getting bored/over-familiar in the quickest possible time. Then it's onto the next game (or 10, depending on time of year).
12-03-2007, 02:17 PM
The stronger my desire to play the game the more likely I will try to side things and such. Likewise there will be times my desire becomes so weak that I won't even want to complete the main game. There is also the matter of risk vs reward factor. Plus sometimes my mood can fluctuate. In the same play through I can at times want to press forward and at the times want to look around a bit.
12-03-2007, 07:05 PM
I guess I am somewhere in the middle. If it is a game that I am really enjoying and get into, I will do almost everything that can be done in the game. Most games, I will just do a small number of sidequests though.
12-03-2007, 08:19 PM
Generally I am some what in the middle but I tend to sway to each extreme depending on the game and what I have to play next.
I will either play it everyday till Ive finished then move onto the next game or
if I dont have anything else to play I take my time with a game and get every little treasure I can find.
12-03-2007, 09:00 PM
Count me in "depends on the game". If the game is really fun and exciting, I'll spend time looking for every nook and cranny because it feels rewarding. But if it's a game say an RPG for example where it's so hard that it forces you to rely on rare enemy drops to make your team stronger, it's like "the hell with this" and move on to something else. The same goes for the get 100% in everything for the "ultimate ending" and there's just too much go for.
12-03-2007, 11:30 PM
For the most part, I tend to love searching every little nook and cranny. Then again, most of the games I play anymore are adventure and RPG, so there tends to be the occasional reward for doing so. I'm going back through Path of Radiance making sure I get (but not necessarily use) everybody since Nintendo finally announced a fix for Radiant Dawn. (That, and playing it on hard makes it that much harder to get Sothe that needed experience...) But if a game really drags on, I'll be more apt to rush through it...or just drop it and go on to something else. (Then again, I have been playing Etrian Odyssey for a long time now... damn my completionist nature!)
I'd go with middle. I was a big gamer in the PS2/Cube days since I could actually buy new games when they came out. Now I'm less and less into gaming because I don't have any of the next gen consoles. I also blame it on getting older even if I'm only 21. I'm sure if I was able to go pick up a PS3 or 360 I'd get back into some games, but I'd say over all my outlook and tastes have changed when it comes to gaming and the money it would take to be dedicated to it.
I'll always be a gamer sure, but now you have to plop down almost 200 dollars for a couple games if you're going by
dollars a pop. Still I'm sure I'll get back into hardcore gaming somehow. Right now I'd consider myself more of a jaded gamer.
12-04-2007, 05:51 AM
I don't exactly rush my games. I usually look around a lot and explore. Currently replaying PS3 Oblivion GOTY and I do whatever quest or ruin I fancy, now and then returning to the main quest. However, I don't like minmaxing, or doing literally everything. For instance, for roleplay purposes, I limit myself purposefully: I don't intend to do any quests that would give me infamy, including thieves guild or assassin quests. Maybe I'll explore that side later with a different character, maybe not. Playing bad guys just doesn't feel as rewarding as doing the right things. I feel bad stabbing innocents in the back, even if it's only a game...
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