Are You Picky About The Video Games You Play?

@elmiko (6637)
United States
January 24, 2009 3:01pm CST
I'm picky about video games I play and want to at least be playing a really good or great game. Other people just seem to be happy playing all kinds of video games. I've become more of a critic since i've been playing video games for so long.
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13 responses
• United States
28 Jan 09
That depends upon what your definition of a great video game is. What a great video game is to one may not be so great to someone else. I do not play any game that has war or war themes I do like Mario games where you shoot plants and made up creatures. I also like mahjong and solitaire card games.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
i respect that
1 person likes this
• United States
2 Feb 09
Thank you
@Meegs23 (21)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I'm pretty picky about my games too. I tend to only buy the best of the best. If the quality isn't there I can't waste my time playing it. I def agree 5 great games 30 random generic games any day. I feel ya on becoming a critic too.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
no ET games here either. i wonder who ever liked the et atari game. i've never played it but the only reason i would to actually see how bad it really was. the original was so bad that they never even tried to remake it with the same name.
• United States
27 Jan 09
i cant get into a lot of games now a days so i guess i would be a picky one.. i like only a few rpg's and i like puzzle ones and shooter ones etc but i dont know some times they are too much plot/video type and not enough playing to where i get bored easy
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
oh yeah its too much like a movie sometimes
• Canada
27 Jan 09
Well, I'm pretty picky when it comes to quality. I wouldn't touch a third-rate game with a 10 foot pole. But I'm not picky about the type of game...I'll play anything as long as it catches my interest.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
thats pretty picky lol
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I am pretty picky about the video games that I play also. I do not play them a whole lot but they really have to interest me before I will spend time playing them.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
no et games here huh such as the atari game ET where they buried over 500,000 copies out in the desert because of trying to make a cheap buck.
@Cannonball (3634)
• France
24 Jan 09
Yup, The same here. I would be kinda disappointed to buy a game randomly at a store, go back home, start play it and see it's not my cup of tea. I mean a new game is averagely 50 bucks so i will take the time to check online about it and see how it is first.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
i use to be more easily intrested. i use to judge games by their cover or the back of them and usually i was happy.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
24 Jan 09
The only ones I play are brain teasers, I am not interested in just gambling. But it good to know that you enjoy them.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
thanks for the response
@Toony182 (256)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I would rather have a few great games than a bunch of crappy ones. They're just more fun, and you will actually feel like you're doing something enjoyable, instead of just playing a bad game so you don't feel like you wasted your money on it. I have a few not-so-good games, and I very rarely play them. Maybe once or twice, but if I don't like a game, I don't play it - I've got others.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 Jan 09
there have been some good games out there that i've played that didn't get much attention
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Yeah I am a little bit picky about the video games that I play. I hate video games that is poor in graphics and game play. I like RPG most of all.
@youless (99059)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
In fact I am not so picky to it. As I like playing video games. It's very easy for me to be addicted to it:) The video games like Sims, Sim City etc. are the type of games I like. I also like CS, Red Alert etc. I love China
• United States
11 Feb 09
I find that I am very picky about the games that i play.Lately I seem to only prefer a good RPG or a good RTS Game. Now there are some FPS that I do like, but i need something that ha a story line, that gets me involved with the Characters. Take for example Final Fantasy VII, I have played and beat the game at least 3 times. I have easily logged over 99.99 hours playing the game. Not to long ago my wife bought me Bioshock, which is a first person shooter which throws a different spin on it. For those with the 360, P/c or PS3 should deniftly check it out.
@joniebee (182)
10 Feb 09
Hi elmiko,I have noticed that i too am very picky regarding my video gaming habit's.There is absolutely no way that i could just pick up a fun game and just mess about with it,I take the whole thing very seriously,I like to play sport simulation and management games,War games,Racing simulation's,Strategy games,I very much look for realism,For me that is what the whole experience is about,The more realistic the game the better the sense of escapism.Also in advance of buying a game i would have to read numerous review's to see if it cut's the mustard,I would never just pick up a game and buy it if i didn't have some idea of how good it is.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Well, I've been playing games for a long time as well and I think I have a higher tolerance for what most people would consider bad games. For instance, there's a lot of less than amazing games for the NES, but they're still pretty cheap, so it's not a huge loss. I've played and own Urban Champion, Tecmo's Tag Team Wrestling and Hydlide for the NES. All three of those games receive a fair amount of criticism. I bought Shaq Fu for the SNES last year to see how bad it was and I didn't get too much enjoyment out of that game. Now, if it's a crappy Wii game that runs $30 or more, I won't get it.