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Redshirt Roundtable: August



We asked on Twitter earlier this week what some of your favorite genres in gaming are, and you all answered! From Action-Adventures, Roguelites, Sandbox, Simulation, and more, you all let us know what you love. Go to the tweet below to read some of the answers we got:



For our August Redshirt Roundtable, we asked a little more in-depth about our community's favorite game genres. We asked why their favorite genres are their favorites and what they think the best games in those genres are. The questions we asked are below:

  • What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

  • Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

  • Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

  • What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?


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Cheshire Jack - Twitch | Youtube | Tiktok


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

Action-Adventure, puzzle, Roguelite, RPG, Platformer


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Platformer, it is one of the genres that kickstarted me playing games long ago on the NES.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Puzzle (Point and Click Adventures specifically), I remember playing these types of games with my dad growing up, and aside from the benefit of helping keep my mind sharp, the nostalgia kick is always enjoyable.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

King's Quest games always hold a very special place in my heart, but I'm always discovering so many new types. Probably my favorite game ever, though, is Persona 5 The Royal. A good mixture of a game with an excellent story. Although easier than previous versions, it still made you feel deeply about all the characters.


Tattooed_freak - Twitch


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

Horror, Sandbox/Factory Building, Fantasy/RPG


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Sandbox/Factory Building - There is something incredibly relaxing in focusing on a build, or a design, or trying to create something within the confines of the program, be it Minecraft, space engineers, or satisfactory.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Horror - Dead by Daylight easily!


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

Satisfactory. There is something about the aesthetics of the game, as well as the occasional frustration of making a factory or a particular set of machines operate in the way you are trying to make it. The fact it is also multiplayer and supports modding allows it to be different from other games.


Bearded_Bandido - Twitch | Tiktok


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

Horror, Survival, Strategy, Shooters, Action


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Horror, we all need to be frightened at times to give our lives a little excitement. lol


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Shooters, there is something about playing R6 that gets the blood pumping.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

For horror, "Don't Be Afraid" is one of my top 3.


BaldEagleTalon | Landon | Linktree


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

  1. 1. Battle royale

  2. 2. FPS

  3. 3. Sports

  4. 4. Racing

  5. 5. Puzzle


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Battle royale. The fact that only one person or team comes out on top is just a rush. It feels good to be king of the lobby when you get that W.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Puzzle. I like challenging my smol brain from time to time. I love the ah-ha moment when you solve a part you've been stuck on.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

As the glorified battle royale buff on the channel, it is not a shock to see me on Fortnite and Warzone. I tried out Apex, but I just couldn't get into it. It didn't immediately sink me in like Fort and Warzone did.


Muscled_Karma - Twitch


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

RPGs, adventure, shooter, MMOs


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

RPGs: I enjoy exploring, getting lost in adventures and discovering more of the story, solving clues....those side quests!


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

MMOs so I can play and connect with others.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Death Stranding.



Onika Maraj - Twitch


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

MMO


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

FFXIV, great community, They have a lot of adventures to explore, bosses to fight, and the creators really work to please the people who play.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Simulation city builders


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

Sim cities because I can build and recreate cities and not have to interact with anyone.


Jesse (DullJoker) - Twitch


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

FPS, Action, RPG, Turn-based, MMO


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

FPS, A good FPS game, feels really realistic and immersive, which is one of the reasons I like them so much.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Turn-based, Figuring out tactics to approach encounters and missions and keep figuring out new ones is a lot of fun, in my opinion.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

I really like FPS games. My favorite fps game at the moment is Rainbow Six Siege. I love the tactical aspects of the game.



eSkilliam - Twitch | Twitter


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

  1. 1) Hack-N-Slash Style Action Adventure (i.e., Dante's Inferno)

  2. 2) Metroidvania

  3. 3) Story-Driven First Person Shooter Action-Adventure (i.e., Bioshock)

  4. 4) Puzzle Adventure (i.e., Layton)

  5. 5) JRPG


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Hack-N-Slash Style Action-Adventure games hold a special place in my heart. I never cared for the older side-scrolling beat-em-ups, but when the 3D revolution took place, and we started seeing games like Soul Reaver, I fell in love. Since then a few of my favorites have been Dante's Inferno, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Darksiders series. I love seeing my characters pick up new moves as they level their weapons with minor RPG elements and become hulking badasses that are equally as effective whether you spam combos or just mash buttons.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

The Story-Driven First Person Shooter. I'm a sucker for a great story, and the narrative in so many FPSes draw me in. I'll point out a few below.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

Story-Driven FPS. I love the Halo series because the story is just fun. The atmospheric story-telling in Bioshock simply blew me away. I had several great experiences on the Xbox 360 with games like The Darkness, Prey(the original), and Condemned: Criminal Origins. More recently, games like the Metro Series and Wolfenstein have kept me enthralled for hours. There are so many more I could bring up, including games like Fallout 4 and Portal 2, which just have elements of this genre, but there's not enough room on the internet.


SchroderCat - Twitch


What are your top 1-5 favorite video game genres?

Sims, Arena Shooters, Action RPG's, Roguelites


Pick a genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Sims, particularly flight sims, let me live out the dreams I had as a child and help me cope with my setbacks from achieving those dreams today.


Pick another genre, why is it one of your favorites?

Roguelites are unique challenges, especially when they're done well. They're punishing, but when you overcome them, they're very rewarding.


What are the best games in one of your favorite genres?

Best game in the Roguelite genre has to be Hades. A great story, mixed with fantastic art and sublime gameplay.

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