We all have likes and dislikes. And many of us have a genre of gaming that we just loathe .
There are three genres I've never particularly enjoyed but of those three, there is one I absolutely despise in every way, shape and form. And the strange part is that by all rights, I should adore it.
I don't particularly like fighting games, although I have gotten into a few Mortal Kombat , Soul Calibur , and Dead or Alive installments in the past. I really don't do flight-based games, either. But if there's one genre I absolutely cannot abide, it's Real-Time Strategy (RTS). It doesn't make too much sense, especially considering that my favorite game of all time is Final Fantasy Tactics , which is also strategy. However, the difference between turn-based and real-time when it comes to strategy is just so massively gigantic in my eyes…
To me, strategy is about taking as much time as I need to plan the next move; to execute a perfectly devised plan in my own time. I hate clocks in games, anyway, but to be constantly urged forward by an incessantly ticking unseen clock drives me absolutely bonkers . Command & Conquer made me want to throw stuff. It really did. And I'm the most patient human alive; I love all sorts of games that put a premium on thought and patience. But for some reason, having time continuously moving while I'm trying to plan stuff pisses me off . Admittedly, it is weird. I really should love those games. At first glance, they should be right up my alley.
But I hate 'em. So what about you?