Games that take you out of your comfort zone:

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1 theLibrarian23rd Jan 2011 07:01:30 PM from his own little world
That all you got?
Some of us are only comfortable playing a few game genres and are more affected by other kinds of games. Anyone else ever gotten a game that's aout of the ordinary from what they normally play?

I'm not much of a survival horror person, yet I've played Alan Wake and have Metro2033. Metro is kind of scary for me (it's the atmosphere, when it's straight up shooting I can handle it but the atmosphere on some of the levels is pretty creepy), but Alan Wake didn't really do much.
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2 OriDoodle23rd Jan 2011 07:17:12 PM from East of West , Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Starcraft has been this for me. I'm usually the action adventure type, so playing a game that involves so much strategy is weird.
3 Tzetze23rd Jan 2011 07:18:54 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
Harvest Moon for painfully cutesy Japanese games in general and Bioshock for FP Ses.

Oh My
Warcraft 3. I had never played an RTS before then though I had seen them. It was...a thing.

Bioshock. I dislike FPS gameplay. A lot. Bioshock looked interesting though...
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I usually stay around JRP Gs and Nintendo's first-party titles, but I enjoyed KOTOR and the first 2 Halo titles.
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7 Clarste23rd Jan 2011 07:30:44 PM , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Touhou: Shmups aren't really my thing.
The House of Void/Hiphop
I'm not a strategy guy, but I really did like the look of Risk: Factions.
9 Customer23rd Jan 2011 07:40:38 PM from Georgia , Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Touhou: Shmups aren't really my thing.

Same  *. Oddly, I have played (and enjoyed) the Parodius games.
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STALKER. No other game makes me shit myself.
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edited 23rd Jan '11 9:45:57 PM by SpellBlade

[up]Actually, that's a good point. I played Sengoku Rance at the urging of a friend. I found out that it was an excellent strategy game, but...well...

Still pretty humorous, though. Even during the sex scenes.

And Ancient Domains of Mystery jarred me with how complex it was.
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13 RocketDude23rd Jan 2011 09:54:46 PM from AZ, United States
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Never played RTS games until Command & Conquer.
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Fragile Dreams is the only Casual Game that I won't completely blow off.

This is saying something, because Signed HATES Casual Game s!!

edited 23rd Jan '11 10:01:32 PM by Signed

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To Object or Not Object?
Not much of an strategy man myself, but I'm willing to make exceptions towards Disgaea and Warhammer 40k as long as I play as the Orks.
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Normally I hate driving, but Mario Kart manages to make it fun.
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Halo. I'm not into FPS, but I make an exception when it comes to Halo.
18 SgtRicko24th Jan 2011 08:27:37 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
JRP Gs. Haven't touched one since Final Fantasy 8. Dunno why, but I just couldn't get the hang of it.
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Peggle. I don't care for casual games, but this one is quite addicting, enough that I bought it a second time for my iPod and play it a lot.
20 OmegaKross24th Jan 2011 01:04:43 PM from Nameless Dark Oblivion , Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
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Any 2D fighting game does this to me because I'm not used to the speed and intricate combo imputs. I guess BlazBlue is the most recent for me.
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The Metroid Prime trilogy and Water Warfare for FPS's. I normally don't care for them at all, but MP has Samus Freakin' Aran, and awesome puzzles. And Water Warfare is, pardon the pun, good clean fun.

I really do like BioShock too, but because of the aesthetic (which wows me to pieces), not the gameplay.
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I normally don't like RT Ss. Can't stand the interface in most of them.

But Dungeon Keeper is the odd exception. Maybe it's because I can possess units for direct FPS-style control so that they're actually competent in combat. Same for Activision's Battlezone titles.
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Any horror survival game. I play rpgs and tactics games.
24 Fluid24th May 2011 04:03:49 AM from The Netherlands
I barely play first person shooters at all, but Painkiller had me hooked for quite a while because it's just so much damn fun to play. Awesome weapons, interesting level design, and a whole array of unlockable special powers.
25 DrFurball24th May 2011 08:13:35 AM from The House of the Rising Sun , Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
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I hate sports games. But NBA Jam came with my Super NES, so I decided to give it a shot. Turns out it's friggin' awesome. Fast-forward four years and I even plunk down $50 for the Wii version.

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