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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.


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

I’m okay with:

Sports Games

I hate:

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

I’m undecided with:

Super Smash Bros.
Grand Strategy
Flight Simulators


I’m proficient at:

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

I suck at:

Most co-op games
Super Smash Bros.

I’m getting better at:

Team-based FPS

Genre Favorites

(As of November 2019)

Isometric CRPG
Arcanum, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale IIFirst/Third-Person CRPG
Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds, The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimRTS
StarCraft II, Company of Heroes, Age of EmpiresOld School FPS
Quake II, Half-Life, Serious Sam

Team-based Multiplayer FPS
Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege

Ultra Street Fighter IV, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear XX

Super Metroid, Shovel Knight, Trine

City Building Simulators
SimCity 4, Tropico 4, BanishedManagement Simulators
Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital, Game Dev StoryTactical RPG
The Banner Saga, Transistor, Front Mission 3, Fire EmblemJRPG
Suikoden II, Xenogears, Bravely Default

Astebreed, Sine Mora, Ikaruga

Spell Tower, Puzzlejuice, SpaceChem

Journey, Gone Home

Top 10 All-Time Favorites

(As of April 2020)

  1. Arcanum
  2. Fallout: New Vegas
  3. Deus Ex
  4. Half-Life
  5. Quake II
  1. DOOM Eternal
  2. DOOM (2016)
  3. Max Payne
  4. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  5. Theme Hospital

(Removed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim due to repeated instances of ludonarrative dissonance.)

(Removed The Outer Worlds because it quickly lost its luster on subsequent playthroughs.)

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