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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
Visual Novels (if story is good)

I hate:

MMORPGs
Freemium / Pay2Win
Mediocre JRPGs
Hidden Object Games (I once had a job writing “reviews” for them)

I’m undecided with:

MOBAs
Super Smash Bros.
Grand Strategy
Flight Simulators

Skills

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:

MOBAs
Most co-op games
Super Smash Bros.

I’m getting better at:

Team-based FPS
Platformers
Shmups

Genre Favorites

(As of November 2019)

Isometric CRPG
Arcanum, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale IIFirst/Third-Person CRPG
Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds

RTS
StarCraft II, StarCraft: Brood War

Old School FPS
DOOM Eternal, Quake II, Half-Life, Serious Sam

Team-based Multiplayer FPS
Rainbow Six Siege

Fighting
Ultra Street Fighter IV, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear XX

Platformer
Super Metroid, Shinobi III

City Building Simulators
SimCity 4, Tropico 4, BanishedManagement Simulators
Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital, Game Dev Story

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

JRPG
Suikoden II, Xenogears, Bravely Default

Shoot-em-up
Astebreed, Sine Mora, Ikaruga

Puzzle
Spell Tower, Puzzlejuice, SpaceChem

Adventure
Journey, Gone Home

Top 10 All-Time Favorites

(As of December 2020)

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