I am not your typical gamer which ultimately is why I started this blog. After spending countless hours on video game forums and talking to other gamers I began to realize that I have some pretty unpopular (bordering on sacrilegious) views. But what if there were other people out there who felt the same? Maybe, through the power of the internet, I could find them? Which leads me to today’s question of the week: what are your unpopular gaming opinions?
Here. I’ll start:
*I do not like Mario. The only Mario games I enjoy are MarioKart and Super Smash Bros. If you’ve read my bio then you know I grew up on Mario games, so it might sound a bit off for me to express my dislike for them. It’s quite simple though: at the time there were not many other options available to me. So if I wanted to play a game, I played Mario.
*I do not like dungeons. This includes pretty much all dungeons in all games. I don’t like them in Zelda and I don’t like them in World of Warcraft. I suppose in the case of the latter if I had a good group of people to run them with they wouldn’t be so bad, but as of now I find both dungeons and raids to be boring. In the Zelda universe the only thing that kept me going was the storyline, otherwise I’m not sure I would have bothered continuing. I suffered through each dungeon in the hopes that there would be a fascinating cutscene afterward.
*I don’t care for combat. The simpler the better because, to be honest, I find combat to be quite boring. There’s only so many times I can kill something before I feel my brain start to dribble out of my ears. Mechanics and puzzles are definitely more my thing.
*I believe some element of role-play should be included in role-playing games. Basically, I want to be able to live and breathe my character and truly make them my own.
*I like the Sims.
*I hate Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, etc. Sooooo dulllllll…
*Also, sports games. What is even the point?
*I don’t consider my character “bad ass” because of the way in which he or she takes down an enemy. There are few things I can think of that make you less bad ass than resorting to violence in every freaking scenario.
*I value story and character development over every other aspect of a game.
*That said, I believe a game is only truly amazing based on the sum of its parts. Sure, Bioshock Infinite may have had a mind-blowing story. But the gameplay and world building? Fairly pathetic really.
*In line with that, I do not believe that a game is good simply because it sells millions of copies. Oftentimes you will find the opposite is true.
*I expect people to populate game worlds, and considering half of all human beings are women, that means a wide spectrum of female characters. Good characters, bad characters, weak characters, and strong characters. And you know what? I expect the same of male characters as well.
I’m sure there are more thoughts I have that just aren’t “right” in the eyes of some gamers, but these are all I can think of off the top of my head. That doesn’t mean I’m done. I’ve already proven myself to be a fake gamer, why not continue? Now we can look at why I’m a fake geek as well!
*I don’t like Star Wars. I mean c’mon! The writing? The acting? Ugh…
*I don’t like comics or movies based on comics.
*I haven’t even seen either of the Avengers films.
*Amelia Pond is my favorite companion.
*I’m pretty indifferent when it comes to bacon.
*I hate technology. HATE. IT. I’ve read science fiction…
*I don’t like cats. Really, really do not like cats. Edit: Except for Albus. But he’s a cat and is therefore the exception. 😉
How about you? Do you have any opinions that would make others demand you turn in your “gamer card” or “geek card”? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! Believe us when we say it’s liberating to get all of that out there!
As usual we want to wish all of you a fabtillious* weekend! Be safe, be happy, and we’ll see ya Monday!
*My brother, in an attempt to say either “fantastic” or “fabulous” when he was three, coined the term “fabtillious” which my family has been using ever since. Expect to see it fairly regularly–it’s not always something I catch!