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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

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    I don't think my tastes have changed but I'm really picky about what games I give time to now, I'm 38 now and for me the best gaming memories are from 95 to 2006 and I still play more games from that period than modern titles.

    I still love FPS and Racing games, also enjoy exploring games but Always go back to the original Tom Raiders 1,2,3.

    Recently I've started Death Trap Dungeon on the PS1. The game gets a bad rap but I'm enjoying it so far.
    That's based on the Fighting fantasy game books, I loved reading through those it also used the Tomb raider game engine.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    Most definitely. For me my reaction times have worsened as I have become older, so I prefer less and less fast paced, twitchy shooter type games and more relaxed, strategy type games where I have time to think. Stellaris and Oxygen Not Included are great examples of this, where as when I was younger I would play lots of games like Counter Strike and Call of Duty (1 and 2, the only CoD games that exist in my mind).

    I also have less interest in PvP games with the exception of Rocket League. Due to my lack of reactions, I am no longer any good at PvP shooters and losing all the time to 12 year old kids who scream down their mic's causes me to get irate due to years of severe depression I have yet to overcome. I can still get like that sometimes in Rocket League, but I have learned to control it in that game because it's just so much fun, and I now mostly play with a good friend who gets the best out of me and we play around Diamond 2 level (still trying to push for Champion, but I doubt I will get there).

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    NO.
    And the even stopped making games i like ( simple FPS games ), so really i should have flipped and be playing the garbage they make now.
    But as it turn out i have integrity, so i am not playing and waiting for something to change.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    My taste in single-player games haven't really changed much, but the multiplayer games I prefer now are kinda the opposite of what they were about twenty years ago.

    I used to play a lot of fighting games, deathmatch/objective shooters, and generally competitive PvP stuff. Now I'm a lot more interested in co-op PvE type games and just screwing off.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    Weekends no longer disappear in a blur of Champ Manager.
    Shooting enemies on D-Day beaches (COD) is a distant memory.
    Conquering Europe in medieval times has long gone (TW)
    In fact i rarely ever game on my PC anymore and if i do its typically a single player flash game.
    Most of my gaming is now on my phone, with Empires and Puzzles occupying most of my gaming at present.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    To some extent my tastes have had to change as games have evolved since my first Spectrum 48K, and new genres have gradually appeared. But I’ve always leant towards the more simulation/realism type games. I spent a fortune playing Hard Drivin and Race Drivin in the arcades in the early 90’s, as I loved the realistic handling and polygon graphics which were way ahead of anything else at that time. I even ending up buying a working Hard Drivin cockpit about 8 years ago, but sold it on after a few years as it needed regular maintenance to keep it working well.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    Definitely, there was once a time when all I would play would be fast-paced games and or fps games. they tended to be games such as CS and older CS-GO and such. But as time moved on I moved to slower-paced games such as BF franchise. and then later ARMA 2 and 3. Although there is one game that I have been back to every two or so expansions, World of warcraft. So I am due to play the shadowlands as it has been since late warlords and early legion that I have played.

    Also, I am much more into the graphics of the game and the immersion and feel it gives you, I loved kingdom come. But I have to admit that the new COD, that I got for free, the single-player was ace. But not so much the multiplayer.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I used to love fornite but now call of duty warzone is my go to game

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I don't think my taste has changed but I now favour shorter games because I have less time. I used to scoff at <10 hours games thinking it was a waste of money but now welcome them as I might actually finish it

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I have less time now to play grindy games that I used to sink 1000s of hours into, biggest example is probably RuneScape. I still log in every now and then to speak to my clan but don't really play the game properly anymore. Similarly I don't really play RPG games as they're usually all grindy to a certain extent. I play more e-sport titles that have short, quick rounds e.g. rainbow six siege, valorant etc.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I've been in phases. FPS games I definitely spent/wasted most of my time on in the past.

    Championship manager / FM from 2009 onwards

    Never played any MOBA in the past, but about 2 years ago started playing random ones on mobile. Can be fun and not too time-consuming. Now as a father of 3, don't have time for much gaming.

    Did manage to play a bit of CS:GO but main on deathmatches.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    Definitely changed, Reactions are certainly not what they were (but I put a lot of that down to not having as much time to play vs when I was a teen/early twenties when I could play as much as I wanted - which was A LOT, either that or I am in denial).

    Preference now is FPS, preferably story driven, RPG all that being said, games like x-com, civ 6, racing etc I am finding it harder to get into any games really. Definitely not a fan of anything that involves getting my backside handed to me in on-line multiplayer against a 12yr old. MP is strictly reserved for friends.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I wouldn't say changed, more adapted & evolved with the times & devices that I had owned and grew up with. So starting on the Amstrad FPS didn't exist but you had many platform, side scrollers, puzzle & adventure games. After the Amstrad it gets chaotic because all my friends owned different devices so I was opened up to a lot of game styles. I'd then primarily moved to Nintendo with the NES/SNES from '89, which i guess for me saw the introduction of shoot em ups & beat em ups along with genres I'd already been familiar with. As a secondary to the Nintendo days I'd play on PC at a friends house which saw the introduction of Sim style games such as Theme Park & Sim City and importantly FPS with Wolfenstein 3D. Eventually I'd get my first PC (a hand me down) circa '92 but wasn't 'til between DOOM/DOOM II that it became my primary gaming device.

    The main genres I'm not that interested in are sports, racing sims (i like destruction derby style) or JRPG otherwise I'd be happy to give many styles a go.

    Today - while I'm on a 2 yearish break from basically hitting the wall with it all, I'm still interested in all of what I grew up with. With FPS dominating most of my gaming for the better part of the past 15 years

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I'm 59 and started off PC gaming with grand Prix and then when Black Hawk Down came out I have stuck with those type of games. Only that has really changed for me is no longer league games. Think the last time I did that was COD4

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    I feel like as I have grown older (teen to 20s) I have started to appreciate single player games a little more.

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    Re: Has your gaming taste changed as you've got older?

    Yes and No. Yes, PC wise i tend to play games that require a little more brainpower than i used to when i was a FPS whippersnapper. No, 'cos i still enjoy my arcade gaming as much now as when i was Gorf teenager!

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