I ask this question, because I’m not that divers in my liking of games that I thought I was entering in my game design degree. I went in the program thinking that I knew it all; But in realization, I did not know as much as I thought.
Now, before some old person points a finger at me and say, “See youngin, you think you know everything, but you don’t” lets get something straight. I didn’t necessary go in the class like I’m trying to one up the professor. Certainly not. I was hoping that I knew some more than the rest of the students…That wasn’t the case. They discuss variety of games, from Zelda, Mario(Who hasn’t played that game?), League of Legends; Final Fantasy, a lot of computer games that I haven’t even heard of. I tried to have a conversation with them, but I didn’t have the same knowledge as them. I have to admit something, I was a little nervous at the beginning of the semester. But, I hanged in there and did a excellent job in the class. What I realize at that moment, was on how different my taste was in games. Not to say either my friends or I was better, just different.
Looking at my life now, and looking at the past, my taste of games has changed dramatically. In my elementary years, the only games I played were sports games and platform type of games. Not some first person shooting games. I wasn’t really interested in them. I can probably even name them: Perfect Dark Zero(Never completed it), and Medal of Honor(Never completed it). It wasn’t until I was in eight grade, that I got into FPS style of gaming. My dad introduce me to Halo. Ever since then, that’s all I’ve been into.
I’ve done a blog of why I like FPS, but it wasn’t quite like this. I always wanted to know, what makes people choose the genre that they play? Why play it?
Probably for me, it was because majority of my friends only played sports games. Also, I played a lot of Grand Theft Auto games. GTA and Madden has been the two games that has stuck with me since childhood. Do people play Zelda because everyone else around them plays it? I NEVER went to a friend house and seen people play that, so that didn’t spark my interest. Heck, I play Pokemon games when I was little, but never really cared to dig deep in that genre.
I learned a lot from my classmates. I’m not like some who think it’s nerdy to hear people talk about different genre of games. I;m wanting to make them! And of course, it will be mostly first person shooters and third person shooters. I also would like to have a team that is divers. You never can know, I can have created the next big Zelda type of game!
What do you guys thing? Does your environment effect your tastes of games?
- Video Game Confessions (classicbutnew.wordpress.com)