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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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I switch between games as I please. Sometimes I play one game constantly if I feel I can progress heavily. That achievement makes the game more addictive. However, I've accumulated so many games without actually beating them that it shows that I like variety in my gaming. I'll do one game for awhile and then swtich to another. I'm actually amazed at how so many people have beaten all the games I have yet to even get halfway into. However, with a little focus I can progress greatly on any game.

I particularly like adventure games. I've beaten all Space Quest games more than once. I've also beaten King's Quest I and V-VII. Concerning console games, I've only beaten Pokemon Red (not 100%, tho) and Super Paper Mario. Otherwise, I've had trouble getting thru many games. However, with a little help from Gamefaqs I can probably get thru so many action and adventure games. I've already gotten halfway thru OOT.

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I'm constantly switching between games i play almost every day. However, I've noticed that I play mostly problem-solving, strategy, and puzzle/action games. But, I also enjoy 1st person shooters, and multiplayer games...I'm unique!

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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I forgot to mention that SPM I haven't completed 100%. I'd love to beat the Pit of 100 Trials so I can get Dashell. I also don't have the coins to get Tiptron. I love extended play, tho.

I forgot strategy games. I'm addicted to Civilization games, particularly the amazing Civ IV. A friend introduced me to realtime strategy games in high school, and I've been addicted ever since.

Games are meant to be enjoyed, beaten or not. That's why I have so many, but take my time on them.

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Chrono_Cross

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I'm not a very picky gamer to say the least. I know a good game when I see one whether it's "casual" or "hardcore". I don't really hate any specific genre other than sports even though i enjoy every other year of Madden, Mario sports titles, and Wii Sports.
Collecting games have been my primary hobby lately. Along with playing and enjoying them as well :)

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Corbs

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Depends on the game. As a reviewer, many times you're just flying through the game trying to soak up as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. But for RPGs, I won't pick up and play another RPG until I've finished the one I'm playing. And as for shmups, I get obsessively crazy about them until I can either 1cc them or get so frustrated I have to play something else until I get over it. I also do not play games online at all. And the only person I'll play a game with is my wife. No one else.

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Chrono_Cross

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Corbie call me a noob but whats a Shmup?
Is it a shoot 'em up?

I have no idea.

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Corbs

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Yes, it's a shoot 'em up. Like R-Type, Deathsmiles, and Gate of Thunder.

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Tails

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Corbie wrote:

Depends on the game. As a reviewer, many times you're just flying through the game trying to soak up as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. But for RPGs, I won't pick up and play another RPG until I've finished the one I'm playing. And as for shmups, I get obsessively crazy about them until I can either 1cc them or get so frustrated I have to play something else until I get over it. I also do not play games online at all. And the only person I'll play a game with is my wife. No one else.

No One? .......:'(

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malpon

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As a gamer I'm an engine of destruction :P

I'm the type of game who will be buried with my games.

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MetalMario

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I am a hardcore gamer. I buy a game. I beat it.

Then I replay it. Maybe more than once if I love the game like Super Mario Galaxy.

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Tails

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I'm A Hardcore Player Mario Zelda Klonoa Okami Conduit You Name It. I don't get Rid of my Games unless there extremely crappy. :)

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MetalMario

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Tails86 wrote:

I'm A Hardcore Player Mario Zelda Klonoa Okami Conduit You Name It. I don't get Rid of my Games unless there extremely crappy. :)

Me neither. I don't get how you can trade in great games. I know a guy who plays a game for a week, doesn't matter what it is, and trades it in, and then he RE-BUYS it when he wants to play it again.

He says it "saves money." Yeah, pay $50 for a game, trade it in and get like $20 back, then buy it again for $40 after a while. Let's see...you've now lost a total of $70 dollars for a $50 game.

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Tails

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MetalMario wrote:

Tails86 wrote:

I'm A Hardcore Player Mario Zelda Klonoa Okami Conduit You Name It. I don't get Rid of my Games unless there extremely crappy. :)

Me neither. I don't get how you can trade in great games. I know a guy who plays a game for a week, doesn't matter what it is, and trades it in, and then he RE-BUYS it when he wants to play it again.

He says it "saves money." Yeah, pay $50 for a game, trade it in and get like $20 back, then buy it again for $40 after a while. Let's see...you've now lost a total of $70 dollars for a $50 game.

The Only Crappy Games I had is Sonic Story Book Series Will never play again >.< Otherwise I only Have Good Epic Or "Totally Off The Hook Games" xD!

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Stuffgamer1

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I buy lots of games, not getting around to playing some at all, playing some for a bit then backing off, and actually finishing a few of them. My follow-through with gaming just isn't what it used to be, back when I didn't have much money or any current consoles to buy games for. :P

I also refuse to sell the great games in my collection, though I've been getting better at weeding out the "pretty good" ones. Which means first-party Nintendo ain't goin' NOWHERE! :D

Just watch my Backloggery and you can get an idea of what a gaming freak I am. My "now playing" list is WAY too long, yet I'm planning to start more games soon without finishing what I've got. But like StarFox says, games are to be enjoyed, beaten or not. Backloggery is helping me with the follow-through to beat them, though. I love watching the percents rise! :D

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Terra

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I'm very similar as a Gamer to stuffgamer1. I've got quite a back catalogue of games I've yet to finish, I often find myself buying a load of games, playing bits of them and not going back to them for awhile. I wouldn't say I'm a (as some people would put it) "Ultra Hardcore" gamer, I'm not one to go into long-winded debates and arguments about particular issues in gaming to prove a point and look superior, Life's too short. I just play games because they're fun, not to debate them, although I admit I may be a little obsessed with games (Some people have said to me that, having Aspergers, it's one of my "special interest").

That reminds me, need to start on Devil may Cry 4.

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Sean_Aaron

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Like Corbie I only have one RPG (or action-adventure game) on the go at one time; I fill in with pick-up and play titles.

I was going to take the piss and say I'm the best kind of gamer as I buy lots of downloads and disc releases, but I thought better of it.

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Adam

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I mostly play multi-player games, so I just play whatever others want to. I only play single-player games extensively when I have a lot of free time because I don't like to leave a game unfinished for long. I like to finish within a couple weeks if possible. This summer has been good for that, actually. I actually have three unfinished games open right now, which is annoying the heck out of me, but I don't think it'll be long. I'll probably beat DQIV soon, and I might just quit FF7 to focus on Disgaea 3.

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J_Bitties

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I play just about everything. I mean, a day ago I beat Bioshock again and immediately ran to the livingroom to turn on the classic NES and play a little Ducktales followed by Maniac Mansion...nothing gets past me. Would I call myself a 'hardcore' gamer? Absolutely not, because it's a stupid label that I wish more than anything would go away. I'm a gamer, plain and simple...

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Machu

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H-core through and through. I get a game, and then complete it, if I enjoyed the game I'll then see if I can 100% it. I'm the kind of person who LOVES scanning in Metroid, who LOVES 100 Skulltulas, who LOVES Brawl trophies, who LOVES playing Trackmania for 6hrs at a time, and LOVES playing Tetris on the toilet! Too much info, oh well.

If I like a game, I won't just play it, I'll try to perfect it.

Oh and I'm a bit of a fanboy. I think it's lame that the current HD consoles use dual analogue, when I was using a very similar controller setup (c-buttons to walk, stick to look) since the launch of Turok. That was over ten years ago, and Nintendo and I have moved on, unlike the rest of the industry.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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To add, I typically play RPGs until I'm stuck. I alternate between them until I make notable progress (I've made significant progress in OOT lately, and a few days ago upgraded another partner in Paper Mario). However, I'm not one to sit for hours to try to beat the game 100%. I enjoy my games and feel great when I've beaten a boss or reached a major point in the game.

Sidescrollers are games that I play for fun. While I will try the temporary save feature in SMB, I typically play sidescrollers as far as possible until I get a game over and then I try again.

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