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This profile is for giving readers a way to know of my personal preferences in video games, which then translates to how I review them. It is important to understand where the reviewer comes from and how it relates to the readers’ own preferences and experiences.

Preferences can vary over time, so this profile is subject to change in the future. It is one of the unavoidable elements in the process of objectifying subjective experiences.

Preferences

I love

Western RPGs (mostly isometric)
Tactical RPGs
FPS (especially old school)
RTS (mainly StarCraft II)
4X Strategy
City Building Simulators
Management Simulators
Fighting Games
Puzzle Games
Racing Games
Pro Wrestling Games
Shmups
Beat-em-ups

I’m okay with:

Platformers
Sandbox
Sports Games

I hate:

MMORPGs
Freemium / Pay2Win
Mediocre JRPGs
Non-hentai Visual Novels (for obvious reasons)

I’m undecided with:

MOBAs
Super Smash Bros.
Grand Strategy
Flight Simulators

Skill

I’m proficient at:

RTS (StarCraft II)
Old School FPS (especially deathmatch)
Western RPGs (min-maxing)
Fighting Games (especially Guilty Gear)
Puzzle Games
City Building Simulators
Management Simulators

I suck at:

MOBAs
Most co-op games
Super Smash Bros.

I’m getting better at:

Platformers
Shmups

Genre Favorites

(As of January 2015)

WRPG
Arcanum, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale II

RTS
StarCraft II, Company of Heroes, Age of Empires

FPS
Quake II, CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Serious Sam

Fighting
Ultra Street Fighter IV, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

Platformer
Super Metroid, Shovel Knight, Trine

City Building Simulators
SimCity 4, Tropico 4, Banished

Management Simulators
Theme Hospital, Game Dev Story

Tactical RPG
The Banner Saga, Transistor, Front Mission 3, Fire Emblem

JRPG
Suikoden II, Xenogears, Bravely Default

Shmup
Astebreed, Sine Mora, Ikaruga

Puzzle
Spell Tower, Puzzlejuice, SpaceChem

Adventure
Gone Home

Top 10 All-Time Favorites

(As of January 2015)

  1. Arcanum
  2. StarCraft II
  3. Half-Life
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Max Payne
  1. Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
  2. Theme Hospital
  3. Quake II
  4. Neverwinter Nights
  5. Deus Ex

Some Games I Don’t Like

(Technically broken games not included)

  • Saints Row (The Third & 4)
  • Indigo Prophecy
  • Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  • Dead Space 3
  • SimCity (2013)
  • Thief (2014)
  • Prototype