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Why do you play Sci-fi games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by James Coote, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. I like all sci-fi; games, books and films

    46.2%
  2. I prefer games with a sci-fi setting, but it's not vital

    7.7%
  3. If the game is good, I play it. I don't care if it is sci-fi or not

    46.2%
  4. I don't play games

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. James Coote

    James Coote Scout

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    I'm interested in why people play sci-fi games (or don't).

    For me, a sci-fi setting is a bonus, or often the thing that first grabs my interest in a game. I'll naturally gravitate towards screenshots of nebula-infused starfields and laserbeams streaking through the void, but more important as to whether I end up playing it is the quality of the game (the strength & execution of the storytelling and/or the game mechanics).
     
  2. James Coote

    James Coote Scout

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    Well, you guys suck for not voting in my poll :P

    I ran the poll on a number of other forums, and here are the results:

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  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Voted. :p

    I tend to play simpler games (eg: move & shoot something) as those are the types of arcade games that I grew up. I was born in 1970 so I grew up with Atari, Colecovision, Nintendo, Commodore, etc. where the games were pretty basic in premise & design. Those kinds of games were able to played for hours with instant gratification as opposed to a lot of current games where you can play for hours just searching for something you need to take you to the next level.
     
  4. actionavenue

    actionavenue Artist, Cartoonist and Dude

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    I'm right there with you, Kevin. The majority of my childhood years were in the 1970s and the first game system my parents bought was the Colecovision. I thought that was so hi-tech! And through the years, owned a few Nintendo consoles as the technology improved. Now my wife and I have a Wii system and an Xbox. I love the old school video games and arcade type games. Video games in this day and age are cool, but I just don't have near the time to play that I did when I was a kid.....funny how adulthood does that to a person. LOL
     
  5. sorbit

    sorbit Scout

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    I hate anything in this history, but I like guns. So, that only leaves Sci-Fi.
     
  6. katie450

    katie450 Cadet

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    Same like me.. I don't like it...
    Even It is not seems to be interested for me....
     

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