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Which game genre do you most enjoy playing?

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#1 Takagi

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 04:41 PM

Vote which genre game is your favorite. Unless you have chosen "Other" or "Online", do not post in this thread. Offenders will be warned. I'm sick and tired of deleting posts, so yes, you can post what you voted. But please, keep it sane. If I did warn you for doing so, PM me May 8th or after, and I will remove it. If you feel that another genre should be added, PM me, and it may be added. Please note that I may not add your genre.

This is replacing the old (spammy) topic, which is still open as it still is a valuable resource.

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#2 Radnom

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:22 AM

OTHER:
- Third person shooter, eg. Metal Arms.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:29 AM

OTHER: 3D Platformer (Banjo-Kazooie, Donkeey Kong 64, Super Mario 64, etc.)

P.S. I do enjoy a good RPG, though.
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 04:05 PM

other: 2D shooter.
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#5 Takagi

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:46 PM

It's become far too much work to delete posts by people who state what they voted, so you guys can now post, but please do keep up some sane discussion.
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#6 cbdman25

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:06 PM

I don't know aobut you Takagi but I don't consider Online a game genre. You can have any of the above types but with an online mode.

When people vote online they basically mean they preffer to play with other people rather than NPCs, AI or bots. If they like to play Counter Strike, don't vote Online but vote First Person Shooter. If you like WoW then vote RPG.

Just my thought. Go ahead and discuss.
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#7 Takagi

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:21 PM

I don't know aobut you Takagi but I don't consider Online a game genre. You can have any of the above types but with an online mode.

When people vote online they basically mean they preffer to play with other people rather than NPCs, AI or bots. If they like to play Counter Strike, don't vote Online but vote First Person Shooter. If you like WoW then vote RPG.

Just my thought. Go ahead and discuss.

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So I sort of noticed recently, and I just finished altering the votes again, counting MMORPG as RPG.
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#8 cbdman25

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:51 PM

Now we can see that RPG are by far the favourite game. I for one voted Adventure games.
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#9 Takagi

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:33 AM

Why are RPGs the most popular genre? I think its because of the depth that they involve. Is that it, or am I missing something?
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 04:08 AM

I like RTS the best. I have come to notice almost 90% of my games are RTS's. I have it all, from Empire Earth 2, to Command and Conquer, to Warcraft III. Even classics such as CnC '95, Starcraft, and Warcraft 2 BNE. I love the RTS genre and so should you!

RPG's are most popular because of three dreaded words: Final Fantasy Seven

I do not like the game but to everyone it holds a special place in their heart. Although I have to admit i did buy a 5 and 8 inch (68 inch) replica of Masamune, which has a 50" blade.

I do like quite a few RPG's (Morrowind, Oblivion, Fable) but to many they are addicting and I still do not see why. Maybe because they get to be magical elves are brutish orcs (Future RPG's are never famous) or even badass humans, but it mainly appeals to what most people call a "geek" which most of this forum consists of.
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#11 cbdman25

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:31 AM

Why are RPGs the most popular genre? I think its because of the depth that they involve. Is that it, or am I missing something?

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Obviously there is no solid answer but I will attempt to explain as deeply as I can also knowing that there is a chance no-one will read this long post.

- World: When playing an RPG it places the player in a world which they've never been to before. It lets run free in a place they know can't physically harm you. RPGs create this freedom by giving us an intire new world. Plus for those who don't leave the house this is a strange simulation for them. Maybe it's simply because the world they are in is fantastic, imaginative and doesn't have to apply to the laws of geography, physics or mathmatics. Exploring wonderful places and fantastic worlds that simply amaze the player.

- Character: Being another person can be fun, but being someone else who has magic, swords and other RPG elements is another thing all together. For once you don't have to be the normal kid in a normal town. You can be a tall, six-pack man with a sword killing, slicing or summoning evil beings. People look up to these fictional characters (mostly in animated shows though) and they create a sense of awe (Spelt wrong)

- Powers and Weapons: Most kids can't have guns and swords which is way an RPG can simulate the experience of having such items. Obviously there is no such thing as magic but in an RPG world anything goes and you have the power to do...weird...RPG kinda thingies.

- Upgrading: Sometimes it's fun to work and battle your way up to higher levels. That might be one aspect which is fun I'm not quite sure.
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#12 go1053

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 04:02 PM

I 100% agree with cbdman25! and one other thing about that is that RPG's is that they last a long time, some dont even end, like my most favorite
"The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion" for the xbox 360. so of course i voted for RPG =), i even got 122 prerelease screenshots on my computer and 76 trailer pictures. i waited for The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion for an entire year, i even preordered it and 1 day shipping. i played that game 24/7 and i got pretty good, but then there is always a time where you get board of a game.
i also have the previous one "The Elderscrolls 3: Morrowind "for the computer which was fun.

I also like "Guild Wars" and "Guild Wars: Factions"(the expansion)
and if any of you have played tons of playstation 1 games, you might know "Legend of Dragoon" (its not dragon, its dragoon)
On my GBA, i like playing "Shining Soul 2"
I think that the Need for Speed games are slightly RPGish, Like the car is your charector, you can upgrade him and get new ones, But dont ask i forgot why i thought of that,
i have watched a friend play "Knights of the Old Republic", and it looked really fun.
On my PS2 i loved" Kingdom Hearts"

cbdman25 said:
- Upgrading: Sometimes it's fun to work and battle your way up to higher levels. That might be one aspect which is fun I'm not quite sure

I think thats one of the best parts thats one of the best parts :)

Just this year i have been able to play some shooter games, but ive been able to play lots of RPG's for a long time,

so bacicly all im saying is RPG'S RULE!!! :GM6:
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 06:28 PM

RPG - and why? Because it's OBLIVION!!!!!! :)
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 10:49 PM

RPGs rule the most populur genre in game maker! :)
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#15 Takagi

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 03:58 AM

Please, I said keep it sane, and the last two posts are straying from sane...
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:15 AM

I didn't personnally vote for RPGs but I do enjoy them.

I think there is one big reason for them being so poular-

They Offer a huge amount of freedom to the player- unlike most other games where you have to follow strict paths.
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#17 cbdman25

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:03 AM

I also like RPGs but I find that anyone can complete them, it takes someone with brains to complete an Adventure Game.
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#18 Takagi

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 04:13 PM

I chose Adventure because it's open, like an RPG and often allow for more action than RPG's.
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#19 cbdman25

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:05 PM

Yay! You chose Adventure too!

I preffer Adventure simpley because I feel if you've played one RPG you've played them all. They tend to stick to sterotypes* and never differ story wise.

It's hard to find two Adventure games that are the same in graphics, story and gameplay.
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#20 King Bobby

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:39 AM

Real Time Strategy.
They're fun, they make you think.
Plus they're online so they have alot of new stuff everyday.
Plus they mapmakers, which make the game fun.
Plus they can get really cool mods, to add dinosaurs and that stuff...
Warcraft III The Frozen Throne I reccomend to all RTS lovers, it's awesome.
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#21 don_tomaso

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:12 PM

Well its kind of hard choosing which genre is your favorite, Ive played many great games and different games over the years.. But I chose RPG, because of my eternal fallout-love.. Loved the setting and the mood in that game.. Also, Jagged alliance you could almost call an rpg, because of the personalities and the stats, and thats one of my favorite games too.. So, yeah, defenitly RPG
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:41 PM

Where's the smarts these days.... Everyone knows FPS's are the best genre. :)
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#23 Born 2 Kil

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:45 PM

RPG for sure.
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#24 LollyN00b

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 02:49 AM

Adventure; by the title of this genre, you'd think something along the lines of Banjo Kazooie, but really, an adventure game can be anything that involves a good story, some good action, and an expansive landscape on which these things take place.
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#25 cbdman25

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:42 AM

Adventure; by the title of this genre, you'd think something along the lines of Banjo Kazooie, but really, an adventure game can be anything that involves a good story, some good action, and an expansive landscape on which these things take place.

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No I think along the lines of Monkey Island, Dark Fall, Myst, Grim Fandango etc.
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:35 AM

Another reason I think RPGs are so popular is because they have a high replay value.

Unlike a FPS shooter, you can play it again without following the same path.
I really like RPGs that let you choose to be evil or nice, after beating it as evil, you have to play again to so what happens when you get a nice rating. (eg. Fable)

Edited by minimidge, 05 June 2006 - 01:36 AM.

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#27 cbdman25

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 05:01 AM

How many RPGs allow you to play as evil and nice? One?
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#28 Soul_Rage

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 08:44 AM

and when fable 2 comes out... 2 ^_^

RPGs are definitly my fabourtie RPGs, you can play them for hours and hours and there will always be something more to do, the amount of secrets in all teh final fantasy games gets you playing for hours, when really most of the ff games can be finished in about 25 hours, i played ff7 for over 100 hours and still wasnt bored, then i lost my game and never played it again :D

and whoever said teh story hardly changes... i agree partly but mainly disagree: i agree because you get the main character that goes off to beat the bad person who plans to destroy/take over the world (a bit dramaic yes) and in all final fantasy games they have chocobos, moogles and an engineerer named cid. but apart from that they are all
alot different, i mean they made over 15 final fantasy games, they are all the best games ever in my oppinion, and alot of people share the oppinion because the shops usualy run out of stock on teh first day they are released ::lmao::
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#29 Nailog

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 01:51 AM

How many RPGs allow you to play as evil and nice? One?
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and when fable 2 comes out... 2

What, too young to have played Fallout 1 and 2? Baldur's Gate 1 and 2? Or even Knights of the Old Republic? Plenty of RPGs have given you choice. You just have to find them amidst the other "game-a-minute" crap.
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#30 cbdman25

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 02:43 PM

You just named 5 RPGs, that's not the majority.

Anyway I don't care.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:56 PM

I think one of the things that make an RPG so attractive is the storylines. Many people who love to read (like myself) find themselves amidst in wonder as they play for hours on end to find out whats going to happen next. Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross are two very good games in that manner. Chrono cross has had me gaping in awe at the suprise of some connection of some sort that was just made.

RPG definitally. Adventures just dont have the Story down well enough.

BTW: Another game where you can be evil or good is called Jade Empire, where you can follow the way of the open palm or the way of the closed fist.
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#32 cbdman25

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:04 PM

What are you on about? Adventure games have the best storylines, RPG storylines are basically the same thing (with exceptions).

But when it comes to story lines for adventure games it has to be clever, interesting and it has to fit together with the game and has to make sense.

No RPG could possibly have the intellectual qualities of an Adventure game.

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#33 Charruss

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 06:33 PM

SPORT!!!! football/soccer rules world cup starts on friday! best games evr are footy/soccer

Edited by Charruss, 07 June 2006 - 06:34 PM.

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#34 fasteddy_jones

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:07 PM

Wow, I thought stealth would have a little more. I love the Splinter Cell series. And the Metal Gear games are stealth.....Who doesn't like Metal Gear?

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:03 PM

I choose other because I enjoy the sci-fi action shooters such as Wing Commander, Freelancer and the old game Protostar (does anyone remember that one?). I guess some of the latter, especially Protostar, fall under the Adventure category because it's more of a thinking persons game rather than an all out action game such as Wing Commander. It's so hard to fit a game in one genre these days...

As for the RPG thing, they are so popular because of the large worlds, ability to play and grow as a different person, and open ended option to do what ever you basically want (well, some rpgs allow this). And there are a lot of games that allow you to choose good or evil. I can not name them all nor could anybody here, but it's not really a new idea. (I believe) all the Elder Scrolls games allowed this. The only problem with RPGs these days are they all seem the same: the same races, weapons, lands, so on and so forth. I just go tired of them and left the ground completely for space.

Anywho, I thought I'd chime in with this. Peace.
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#36 Zsprites

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:49 AM

FPS, I have been playing them since marathon and dark forces, well as close to playing as I could at that age and they have alwais been the best. Both because much more raw skill is involved than any role playing game, aswell as the fact that it is much more of a personal feeling as opposed to basecly every game type where you not only spend the entire game looking at someone else (who you are controlling) but are thrown into their situations and their plots, and although fps doesn't entirely eliminate this, it helps. Also any fps offers more exciting situations and expriences in comparison to tbs or puzzle games, where what you expirience is litteraly cut out for you already. So yeah, FPS, but that doesn't necisseraly(sp) mean Halo, I'll settle for Halo, but I wont root for it...
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#37 sparks_crackers

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:54 AM

ooh, platforms easy, they're classic
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#38 Kidwarrior66

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 04:02 AM

I picked platforms because the first game I ever played was Super Mario Brothers for the NES, which had already been out for five years by the time I was born. It's certainly not the only kind of game I like: RPGs (More specifically, Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, FF games), RTSs (Warcraft) and... I can't really say FPSs except for HL1+2, only because they're two of the few FPSs that have involved, deep backstories.
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#39 fajerkaos

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 11:01 AM

im happy to see that soo many have chosed adventure, the most varyating (is this a word in english??) games made. :skull:
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#40 sonicx7

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:20 PM

Platforms!Sonic rulz! :D
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:15 PM

OTHER:
tycoon games.

sorry if that falls under the geners on the poll
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#42 twiggy06

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:57 PM

i voted for platform cause some of the greatest games are platform games like mario and other nintendo games conkers bad fir day
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 01:52 AM

OTHER:
Rhythm

Why? Because there is a limitless replay value and you can be extremely original with its controls (ie: DDR, Guitar hero, Gitaroo Man). And in my opinion the genre includes some of the hardest games ever made, I've been working on level 2 of Gitaroo Man for 3 years now! :GM6:

Edited by waiter2, 13 July 2006 - 07:19 AM.

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#44 Pie Person!

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:38 AM

Turn Based Strategy (Advance Wars; Fire Emblem; etc)

Thats the best, to bad i dident see it. i voted for adventure
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#45 Takagi

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 06:55 PM

There, I fixed your vote.
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 08:36 PM

That is annoying! You can't choose more than one choice! :(

Favourite games - MMORPGs(RPG), Myst, Simon the Sorcerer, Might and Magic VII - IX
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#47 cbdman25

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 12:30 PM

That is annoying! You can't choose more than one choice! :)

Favourite games - MMORPGs(RPG), Myst, Simon the Sorcerer, Might and Magic VII - IX

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The question is what you favourite game genre is. You can't have two favourites.

That's why you can only choose one. If you chose more than one, then you're just naming the genres you like, not your favourite.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:53 PM

Absolutely Stealth with MGS!
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Posted 23 July 2006 - 09:56 PM

OTHER:
tycoon games.

sorry if that falls under the geners on the poll

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It falls under RTS :)
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#50 Takagi

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 10:29 PM

No, tycoon games count as "Simulation".
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