DS Daily: Gaming habits
What type of habits do you have? Also, what games are best suited for your habits?
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6-21-2008 @ 11:46AM
Well , I only ever get one home console , and one handheld each gen . This gen it's the DS and PS3 . And I only ever buy games that get good ratings and have plenty of hype , like COD4 , GT5:P and TWEWY.
6-21-2008 @ 12:00PM
I think I would fall into the "item hoarder" category, I just can't seem to get rid of some games, now matter how long I've had them and haven't touched them, they just seem to hold to much of a special place for me (plus I think I'll eventually play them someday when I'm bored and starving for nostolgia).
Now completing games, that depends, I like to think of myself as the ADD equivalent of a gamer, I start working on a game, then when another comes out, I go after that and typically forget about what I was working on....very sad, I'll have to fix that
6-21-2008 @ 1:48PM
I only rarely sell or trade games, even ones i didn't like, because i may wind up liking them later. When it comes to getting games, I'm extremely picky, selecting only things I've read about months in advance and am certain I'll enjoy, rarely getting more than four or five games a year.
in terms of actual playing, I suppose you could call my style the Disoriented Tourist - wandering around the game-world prettymuch aimlessly and poking at everything in pursuit of a good time, occasionally pausing to consult some kind of guidebook if I'm not sure what or how to poke next.
6-21-2008 @ 1:52PM
Paul Govan said...
I've just been realising how my gaming is changing the patterns of my day. Like the hours of the church did in olden times. If you are interested I wrote it up here. http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/familygamer0204.htm
6-21-2008 @ 8:29PM
I like exploring the games. Especially in 3d platformers, I'll spend way too much time trying to get to places they didn't intend you to go just for the sake of it. It's fun to see how the game handles it as well. I did this constantly in the first Halo. "Dude, check it out, I got on top of these rocks!" "Uh..congratulations?"
6-21-2008 @ 10:19PM
Bill McCai said...
I have a short attention span with games. Which is odd because it goes against my everyday personality, I'm far from ADD. But I play games in short bursts (10-30minutes, usually) and get frustrated when i feel lost in a game. Like metroid prime: hunters or castlevania... just can't get into them. I don't want vast areas where I don't know where to go or what to do next. And I always give up on advance wars games when i get to a level i keep losing and repeating. Just bring myself to enjoy repeating time consuming levels only to fail again. So I tend to enjoy things like geometry wars, puzzlers, pokemon, lego games, worms, the sonic rushes, etc.
And i'm a complete non-completist. I played animal crossing for months without getting into the collection aspect seriously. I'd just rather do my own thing in it. And I played pokemon more than any game i have, but filling the pokedex just never interested me.
6-21-2008 @ 10:58PM
Well i know someone who while playing his nintendo ds drops his jaw wide open and stares blankly at the screen and does not respond to you when you talk to him. Also when he plays his wii, if he lost he would cry or start yelling, swaring, and throwing his controller..... PRETTY INSANE!!!!
6-22-2008 @ 3:38AM
I have a bad habit of not playing a game for an indefinite amount of time if I die. This is especially true for games I don't really like.
6-22-2008 @ 4:34AM
I'm a completionist (and an item hoarder too)...I like to be the most powerful person in a game...more so than just the hero of the game ....so rpg's and rts are best suited for me...and example is like in morrowind I went through collected all the magical items ..then killed anyone with the least amount of power (fighting ability, political, wealth)..or my pokemon games...(2 boxes of legendaries)...(27 masterballs)(all of which are legit(played through a game ,didn't use them))
6-22-2008 @ 5:10AM
Yesterday I played Team Fortress 2 for 8 hours to get the brand new pyro unlocks. Also, I recently down... *cough* BOUGHT Lego Star Wars - the complete saga for the DS, and I always collect all the studs I can find, use force on every single item to get those little extra-studs... Anyway, i'm definetly a collector-type in games. Wheter it's stud collecting in lego star wars or looting everything worth of few coins in fallout or oblivion - I like to HAVE stuff in games. Weird.
6-22-2008 @ 8:19AM
Pauly G said...
I chew my ds pen, (Damn you Hershel Layton), i sometimes forget my headphones are plugged in when i get up off the couch and launch the system across room (ouch!)
i have also have young children (!!) so i sometimes play through the night!,
finally No One is allowed to touch my game saves (drives me crazy when time has advanced, money has gone or dungeon has been beaten)
6-22-2008 @ 12:47PM
i've spent hours pacing back and forth in the forest to fight dinos to level up my characters in ffVI, but i can't play mass effect for more than ten minutes without getting bored with its plodding gameplay. so it just depends on the game. there are lots of games i've spent lifetimes on and stopped playing right at the end, like ffXII. i hate cheapness (like the endless wraiths in ffXII if you can't find your way through the final maze area...or the grudges who kill all of your characters instantly in the last area of ffVII).
i'm a collector in games, but i have to do it before i finish the game or i won't collect everything after i fight the final boss.
i'm not as bad about holding on to every game and system anymore. too much stuff.