My Top 10 Video Game Genres

Over the years I have been making a bunch of Top 10 lists for games on most of the consoles I own, as well as my out of the norm subjects, such as developers, and ESRB ratings.

Now I will be taking a look at all the games that have made my top 10 lists and finding out what genres occur the most often, for I am curious which genre’s I seem to favor, and this seems like a pretty good way to find out.

I’m gonna go nuts, and even break them all up into sub-genres.

So of all the many, many genres that have appeared on my top 10 lists, here are the most common ones!

#10 First-Person

Games in the view of the player character have made my lists 8 times!

#9- Action RPG

Action games with RPG elements made my lists 11 times.

#8- Japanese-Style, 3D and Shooter

There’s a three-way tie for the number nine spot! Japanese-style, like JRPG’s, 3D games, usually platformers and the like, and types of shooters made my lists 12 times!

#7- Arcade

Anyone over-the-top, crazy fun time games made my lists 14 times.

#6- Open-World

20 games that allow you to wander over a vast world made the lists.

#5- Role-Playing

26 RPG’s made the lists.

#4- Action Adventure

Going on an adventure while killing a bunch of stuff? 33 games did this very well.

#3- 2D

Games played in the realm of two dimensions made my lists a whopping 56 times!

#2- Platformer

Good ol’ jumping around on stuff. This classic genre made my lists 58 times.

#1- Action

Simple, yet effective. If there’s any type of excitement in the game you’re playing, chances are it’s considered an action game, which is why it popped up a massive 83 times among my lists.

And there you have it! Looking at these 10, I am not surprised by the results, and I am certainly pleased with them!

I will update this lists as needed in the future.

Rubbernecking Should Be Considered A Capital Offense

I am so sick of sitting in traffic. It’s bad enough from commuter traffic, but it gets multiplied when an accident or road work happens. Okay. I get it, it’s annoying as all Hell, but what am I going to do?

But when the accident is on the other side of a highway, and we still sit in traffic for 30 minutes, that’s where the line must be drawn.

Every so often I sit in this “rubbernecking” traffic, and I seriously can’t wrap my head around that this is a thing.

For instance, the other day I was on the most major highway in my part of the state, and was in traffic forever, during regular rush-hour traffic to begin with, only to find it was because there was some sort of accident on the other side of the highway.

As I finally got to this traffic point of origin, I was completely baffled to see cars slowing down to a coasting 10-20 mph and just trying to see what was going on. When they had their fill, they sped off, and then the cars behind them would do the same. And this was happening in all 5 lanes! Just f*ing drive you stinking idiots!!! And the best part was, it was dark out and you couldn’t see anything to begin with!

Why do I and other decent people have to be late for work because you’re plain dumb?

I’ve seen people actually stop at accidents or car fires…that’s right, stop, in the left two lanes, get out of their cars and start taking pictures. Is your life that pathetic that mangled cars and injured persons is the most exciting thing in your life?

When I was a volunteer firefighter, I always made sure to yell at and move along any stupid people who would stop to gaze like a bunch of dreamy-eyed assholes at scenes we were working on. That’s right, it bothers me even when I’m not driving.

They need to have police go on the opposite side of a highway where an accident is and apprehend any driver who rubbernecks. Arrest every single one of them, and then give them the ultimate punishment.

If they want to rubberneck, then their necks should be twisted until broken, then their bodies should be placed in their cars and melted down so that their good-for-nothing lives and their cars that they failed to drive correctly can actually contribute to something positive in this world.

This might seem a little harsh, but rubbernecking is about as stupid and offensive as most crimes out there, if not more so, and you give up any and all value to your life when doing it.

 

The Sad Case of Emma Watson

This is the tragic tale of someone who had the potential to be one of the most beautiful women in the world…but it just didn’t happen.

Okay, allow me to explain. Emma Watson was introduced to most of the world when the first Harry Potter movie came out. The world watched her, along with all the other child actors, grow up through this series of movies.

If her Wikipedia page is correct, then I am 10 months older than Ms. Watson, so in a way, I was growing up right beside her, and by this I mean, she was my peer from another continent, and a girl I would be interested in, seeing as we were the same age.

In the first two movies, she was nothing to look at, being so young. But I remember when the third movie came out, I was like “dang, Hermione is beautiful. If she’s this hot now, I can’t imagine how good looking she’ll be as an adult.”

emma watson poa

Sure, now it looks like she’s a little kid, but remember, at the time so was I, and she was better looking than most girls in my school…by far. (Professional make-up tends to do that…) It was at this time she began to mature into a woman, and it was really exciting to see.

I mean, look how much older she looks compared to the previous movie.

emma watson cos

As the years went by, I watched her in each movie, hating the movies generally, but admiring Emma Watson’s good looks.

But by the fifth or sixth movie, I began to notice something, and it was confirmed by the final movies…The woman I expected her to grow up to never came to pass.

Her body never fully developed. She never grew boobs, a butt, any type of womanly growth she was supposed to get in her teen years didn’t really happen. In fact, she just looks a little older and taller by the seventh movie, the rest of her body looks exactly the same as in the third movie.

Seriously! This is her when she’s 13 and when she’s 20. The only differences when she’s 20 is she looks older and a bit taller and broader. It’s tragic, but her body just never reached it’s full potential. Maybe she was huffing too many potion fumes?

By the sixth movie, I lost all interest in her looks. By this time, most of the girls in my high school, and then college, were far better looking than her, and actually had things to look at on them.

Don’t get me wrong though, she’s still a good looking girl, at least when it comes to her face and hair, but as a whole package, she’s not much.

And then when the movies were all done, she made the worst mistake she possibly could. You know what I’m talking about.

emma watson haircut

Yuck! She took away her best and only feminine feature. I can’t even look at this picture for more than a second without getting disgusted!

I haven’t really seen anything on her in some time, but I think her hair grew back, but her body remains the same.

But hey, she can still be hot…here’s proof.

emma watson-smile

Emma Watson shows off her tiny stomach in revealing costume during the filming of "The Bling Ring" in Los Angeles

emma watson black dress

emma watson bikini

She looks gorgeous and sexy in these pictures, but then again, what woman with a decent figure wouldn’t, dressed liked that?

Really, picture any other woman you’re attracted to in these clothes, and that’s when it hits that maybe she doesn’t look that great after all. I personally would much rather see an infinite number of woman in her place here.

In fact, these pictures may not even be real! I know there’s a lot of fake photos of her face on other women with better bodies, because clearly other people had the same wishes as I did.

I am in no way bashing or insulting Emma Watson for her unfortunate physique. It’s not her fault. And her body is nice and slender, so that’s a plus. It appears she takes care of what little she has anyway.

All I’m saying is what a disappointment it was to see each movie after the third and not see her develop into one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Poor Emma, I had such high hopes for you!

The Most Disappointing Movie Sequels Of All Time

Going hand in hand with my last post about why sequels don’t have to be better, and how expectations ruin any chance of enjoying sequels, I am going to keep a running list of sequels as I can think of them that were disappointing to me, whether I had expectations or not.

spiderman 3 Spider-Man 3

2007

 

 

 

I absolutely loved the first two in this trilogy, and when I heard Venom, one of my favorite villains of all time was at last going to be in a movie, I couldn’t rest easy until I saw it. This is probably the most excited I had ever been to see a movie in my life. In other words, my expectations were through the roof, and they weren’t even close to met.

Too many villains, Venom being terrible, and a heavier focus on MJ’s and Peter’s relationship were not up to my standards, and I hated the movie, all my hopes and dreams shattered.

After the third or fourth time I saw it, it grew on me though, and now I actually like it quite a bit.

 

amazing spider man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2

2014

 

 

 

Sticking with Spider-Man, here’s one that I didn’t have any expectations for. And it was still disappointing. Again, too many villains, and all of them pointless. This was almost entirely about Peter and Gwen, Spider-Man being in like four scenes the whole movie.

The first one in the series, I wasn’t crazy about, but it was still enjoyable, but not as much as the original trilogy. I guess I was a little bit hoping this one would be better since all the origin stuff was out of the way, but no, not even close.

But again, after three viewings, I can now say I really like this movie.

star wars last jediStar Wars: The Last Jedi

2017

 

 

 

This is the only movie in recent years that I actually did go into with some expectations, for it was finally going to give me something I have been wanting to see for literally my entire life… what Luke Skywalker was doing after episode 6.

And it was beyond disappointing. I can’t even describe how much so. Especially since the entire plot to 7 & 8 was to find and enlist Luke to help save the galaxy like he did before. The furthest possible thing from this happens, and it is a huge kick in the nads to every person wanting to see what Luke was all about.

The second he tosses his old lightsaber off the cliff, my hopes and dreams and childhood fell with it.

Oddly enough, after the third time seeing it, I like it now. Third time seems to be the charm for all these movies!

nullAvengers: Endgame

 

2019

 

 

 

I call this the best disappointment of all time, for it is a good movie, but nothing worthy of the Avengers name. They spend most of the movie focusing on the past, and paying tribute to the whole 11-year story line. None of the intense action was there, and the climatic fight at the end is a ridiculous mess of cameos.

iron man 2 Iron Man 2

2010

 

 

 

I don’t really like the Iron Man trilogy at all, but this movie is straight up bad. I didn’t have any expectations for this, but again, now that the origin stuff was out of the way, you’d think they’d have a good action movie with Iron Man in more than three scenes, and a final fight that didn’t put you to sleep.

dark knight rises

The Dark Knight Rises

 

2012

 

 

 

After the masterpiece that was The Dark Knight, this one had a lot to live up to, especially since the ending left it open for some awesome possibilities. Instead, it’s way in the future and Bat Man’s crippled and I don’t know what the heck was going on. It was filled with bad choices and ultimately a bit on the boring side.

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. I’m sure I will add more later. But it sure seems like Marvel is really good at making disappointing movies.

toy story 4Toy Story 4

2019

 

 

 

I held off seeing this for over a year, despite the fact that I absolutely love this series. I had no interest in seeing it because the third one closed the series out beautifully. There was no need to go any further.

My fears were realized when I did see it. The happy ending in three was completely shattered. All Woody’s ideals were thrown away. Hardly any of the classic characters had any lines, Buzz suddenly became a clueless idiot. It’s a mess and it ruined my childhood completely.

It’s a good movie though as a whole, but I prefer to pretend it doesn’t exist.