Welcome, one and all, to Day 20 of the 30 Day Gaming Challenge. Today’s topic is … favourite genre. Now, this one is pretty easy. You see, I enjoy most genres of gaming, but there are two that I come back to time and time again: 2D Platformers and Beat ‘em Ups.
Sonic, Mario, Sparkster the Rocket Night et al have dominated my playing for a long time. While I do enjoy modern 3D platformers, not to mention the earlier efforts of series like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, the old style 2D ones are my usual go to. I don’t know how much of that is nostalgia driven, how much is my ineptitude in 3D plains, and how much is how the games feel, but the old style ones just really sit well with me.
Meanwhile, beat ‘em ups have always provided me with plenty of entertainment. As a kid, the big titles were Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat. There were plenty of others to, like Pit Fighter, Ballz and Clay Fighter, but SFII and MK were the ones that everyone wanted. As time went on, my catalogue expanded and my current favourites are Street Fighter Alpha 2, BlazBlue Central Fiction and Mortal Kombat XL.
How about yourselves? Any favourite genres?