FFD: I wish I could love you

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It’s not feasible, as far as money and time go, to love and play all games. There are also games and genres that, try as you might, you’re just unable to fathom, or become proficient at. I understand that. I, for example, just don’t get MOBAs. I try, but I just don’t see the appeal. I really wish I did though; looking through my steam lists, I see friends pouring hundreds of hours in to things like DOTA, and I really wish I could be part of that.

I just don’t get it though. When I’ve tried the genre, it just grates; I don’t enjoy the mechanics, I don’t enjoy the competitiveness of it all and I’d rather then run off and play something else. Or cry. It’s much the same with games like Total War. I love history, and I love the idea of controlling massive armies – but I just can’t bring myself to actually enjoying the games. Same goes for Monster Hunter. When it sells a bajillion copies in Japan, it has to be doing something right. Why can’t I find what that right is and enjoy the games myself?

I’m sure you all must have that genre or game that you sit watching from the other side of the window, wishing you could appreciate or enjoy as its fan base goes mental. Tell us: Which games or genres do you just wish you could love?

Last Updated: January 16, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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