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

The first-person genre is the first on this list. 8 games played through the eyes of the character you’re playing as made my top 10 lists.

#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 eight spot! Japanese-style, like JRPG’s, 3D games, usually associated with platforming, 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, making your way from left to right (usually). 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.

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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.

Why Do Sequels Always Have To Be Better?

If a sequel to anything…book, movie, album, video game…is not better than the previous entry, then it is completely hated by most of the world.

I can understand that people want something to be better, for why make a new product that is inferior to the last? But to expect something to always constantly be better, especially in long running series’ or bands that have been together for decades, it’s just not realistic and not possible.

Say something like the first video game in a series is very good. The sequel is just “good.” This really means, it’s garbage and a stain upon the earth! This sequel should be “extremely good,” then the third needs to be “exceptionally good,” fourth “positively great,” and then the fifth “flawless.” Any made after that is doomed to fail, assuming the series succeeded in the impossible task of making each game better than the last up until that point.

This is a challenging task in itself, but you’ve also have to compete against nostalgia and expectation, two things that doom every product to fail…in one way or another.

If people really like something in a title, then their expectations run wild within their imagination for the next entry. The internet does little to help, by releasing rumors and getting a dozen “hype trains” in motion, so that by the time the product actually releases, fans have these insane delusions of what the product should be, so that it will never be good enough, despite how good it is or not. They never even consider things the creators face, such as time, and budget, and such resources like that.

And nostalgia, that’s it. If someone is nostalgic over something, then it’s over. Every single product is doomed to fail in that series. Nostalgia asks the entertainment business to recreate a feeling or memory that consumer experienced during the the first thing they played, read, listened to, or watched in that series.

This is simply not possible, mostly because that feeling is caused because it is the first time becoming part of that series. These feelings may have nothing to do with the product itself, even, but from something happening in their life at that time that makes them very happy. These feelings can’t be replicated, they just can’t. Especially if they were first experienced as a small child, versus now being an adult.

I made a post going a bit deeper with nostalgia, so I won’t say too much now.

The point is, people need to stop comparing sequels to the other entries in their series’ and simply look at them as they are. Sure it can be fun to compare them, but just because an older one is better, doesn’t mean the new one isn’t good.

I have long learned that going into anything with any personal wishes, hopes, or expectations of any kind, will destroy your experience and you will be sorely disappointed. The likelihood of something meeting someone’s exact expectations, or even some of them, is the equivalent of winning the lottery.

But going in with an open mind, with only entertainment as your goal, then you’ll experience the product with an unbiased vision, and therefore judging it as it is, not by what it should be or what it was, or what you wished it was.

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reaction (No Spoilers)

It’s pretty good.

The only Star Wars movie I never really liked was Last Jedi, but I even grew to like that one, as described here. I say this to let people know I’m a huge fan, and don’t get bothered at all by some of the things pretty much everyone else in the world does, mind you.

The Rise of Skywalker is by far the best film in the sequel trilogy, but I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s better than the other six movies of the same saga. Given the circumstances (Carrie Fischer dying and Last Jedi derailing everything in a way), the movie does a nice job, and completes the nine-movie saga in a mostly satisfying way.

There is just the right amount of nostalgia mixed in with new and exciting ideas, where as Episode 7 slammed nostalgia down your throat until you vomited, and Episode 8 gave the other 7 films the finger.

The first 5-10 minutes are possibly the best moments in Star Wars history. The last 20-30 minutes are pretty incredible, and the middle is a bit on the boring side, but still easily watchable.

I can’t honestly say there’s really anything bad about the movie at all. For the first time, the sequel trilogy has a film that feels like it fits within the Star Wars legacy.

When Did Getting Off School Buses Become Such a Project?

Anyone forced to sit behind a school bus on a regular basis knows what I’m talking about.

First off, buses stop like every other house now. What happened to bus stops? It really adds a lot to your commute when a bus stops 9 times on the same street.

But once that bus does stop, you are in for a long wait. This isn’t really an issue for the high school buses, but more the elementary kids.

In my community particularly, the bus will stop, like 10 seconds go by, some kids get off, finally. Then there’s a long pause, a few more get off, a 20 second pause, a few more get off, so on and so forth. (Note that this is an actual bus stop).

The longest I have sat at a bus stop is four minutes, that I’ve timed anyway.

FOUR MINUTES! For something that should take 30 seconds on a slow day!

What the heck are these kids doing!?!?!

When I was a kid, I remember all the kids got up and moved to the front of the bus before it even stopped.

Nowadays, it’s like the kids are completely clueless, and they have to spend a few minutes confirming that they are actually where they are supposed to get off.

And to make matters worse, almost every single parent comes to get their kids, and almost every one of those parents has to talk to the bus driver when their kid gets on, and when they get off. What could they possibly have to say to the bus driver? And some of them talk for a really long time while the cars pile up behind the school bus.

Seriously, I can’t see much more than a conversation of “hi, was he behaved?” Yes.” “Okay, bye.”

And that’s for more problematic children. But then again, if I had a kid who was too stupid to get off the bus in a timely manner, then maybe I’d be a little worried too!

Another thing I noticed, which has kind of always been a thing, is the parents always take their kids to the bus stops, whether it be an actual one, or just at the end of their driveway. This I can understand, but come on, I see teenagers being escorted by their parents, and they wait with them, probably so they can talk to the bus driver for 10 minutes.

I find this hard to cope with, because my mother only waited with me and got me off the bus my first few months of preschool. But all the bus stops I had, thinking back on it, most of the kids had parent escorts up until high school. WTF!!!

The point I’m trying to make is, KIDS GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER AND GET OFF THE GOD DAMNED BUS!!!

And also, parents, stop coddling your precious little ones so much. You’re not doing them any favors. Or the country for that matter, but I don’t feel like going into detail about that…

 

The Most Popular ESRB Ratings

You know those good old ratings stuck in the bottom corner of your video games, right? They are intended for parents to look at and decide if a game is appropriate for their precious child’s age.

In case you were unaware, these are our current ratings:

eC- early Childhood

E- Everyone

E10+- Everyone 10 & up

T- Teen

M- Mature 17+

Ao- Adults only 18+…you know, for when that game is so intense, that 17 year old needs one more year of life experience to handle.

Anyway, there are a lot of people who only play mature games, because then they won’t be men if they played something less.

Likewise, there are only people who play not mature games, if they have squeamish stomachs or whatever the reason.

Personally, the only rating I look out for is eC. For unless you are 5 and under, this isn’t going to be any fun at all, for these are mind-numbing educational games for toddlers, essentially. But really, your eyes are going to pass over any game like this anyway, so no worries!

But anyway, I have been writing Top 10 lists for most of my consoles, and have more recently been doing spin-off lists, if you will, such as the most popular years, and developers appearing on those lists.

Now, I would like to look into the ratings, and see which occurs most often on my lists. Perhaps then I can get a better idea of which rating produces the best games.

And who knows, this could help a parent out with purchasing games or consoles for their kids?

So here are the consoles and the ratings from my top 10 games!

Nintendo 3DS

E- 5 games

E10+- 4 games

T- 1 game

 

Nintendo DS

E- 6

E10+- 3

T- 1

 

Nintendo Game Boy

E- 9

E10+- 1

 

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

E- 10

 

Nintendo GameCube

E- 4

T- 6

 

Sega Genesis

E- 6

T- 1

(Not all titles rated for this one)

 

Nintendo Entertainment System

E- 10

 

Nintendo 64

E- 10

 

PC

T- 6

M- 5

 

Sony PlayStation

E- 6

T- 4

 

Sony PlayStation 2

E- 2

E10+- 2

T- 4

M- 2

 

Sony PlayStation 3

T- 5

M- 5

 

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

E- 9

(Not all titles were rated)

 

Nintendo Wii

E- 4

E10+- 2

T- 3

M- 1

 

Nintendo Wii U

E- 5

E10+- 3

T- 1

M- 1

 

Well that’s it…now for the grand totals!

comes in last with 14 games making the top ten lists.

E10+ with a count of 15 games.

Next is T with 31 games

And finally E with a crushing 85 games.

This is not surprising at all, especially since pretty much every game before 2002 is rated E.

As with all my other lists, I shall update this one as necessary.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi- Third Time’s the Charm

For some reason I feel the need to post about this every time I watch the Last Jedi.

If you’re curious, this is what I had to say the first time, and here’s what I said the second.

Basically, I didn’t like it the first time, and then claimed it was bad, but not as bad the second time.

Now the third time, I have to admit I enjoyed it.

It has great action, the characters are cool, there’s some decent humor. Heck, I didn’t even mind Rose this time around.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not thrilled about a lot of the decisions made in the movie, and the casino scene is still horrendous, but overall, it’s a solid movie that leaves a lot open for the ninth episode.

So basically, I’m saying I have hope Rise of Skywalker will smooth out everything, in which afterwards, The Last Jedi won’t seem so terrible, but a necessary component that sets some plots in motion, and simply puts others on hold, and ties the whole trilogy together.

I can see why the second movie may be the toughest to make, since it’s basically filler while the first episode starts up everything and the third concludes it. So the middle movie, as it stands alone without a complete trilogy may seem off and terrible.

Episodes 2 and 5 are my least favorite from the other trilogies (usually), so it’s no surprise this one will definitely be my least favorite in this trilogy too. Unless of course they really mess up Episode 9.

But anyway, I never go into any movie with any kind of expectations, except for Last Jedi, for it was something I wanted to see for literally as long as I can remember, and that is why it fell flat for me, and many other people too. But now that I know what happens and the shock has worn off, and I’ve accepted that this is what it is, I have found enjoyment in it.

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Tournament of Hotties: Cosplayers- Finals

Here we are, the final bout of the hottest tournament to date.

16 of the hottest women I have ever seen competed with all their looks, so that only two remain. Let’s find out who the hottest cosplayer of all time is!

See the rest of the tournament listed here, and let’s get this going!

 

Kristen Hughey

Vs

Jessica Nigri

 

Two busty blond bombshells with big butts are competing here. It should get steamy.

Kristen has defeated Yaya Han, Joanie Brosas, and Jennifer Van Damsel, her large assets helping her win over some truly beautiful and sexy women.

 

Woo, very sexy.

She’s got a perfect body, which makes it tough for Jessica.

But she’s been against flawless before, such as Amy Thunderbolt, Ana Cheri, and Danielle Beaulieu, which is no easy feat!

Wow…just incredible.

Ironically, this is one of the easiest bouts in the whole tournament. One of these women dominates over the other.

Kristen has a great body and nice big boobs and a butt to match. Her greatest flaw is her face, which isn’t all that great at times.

Jessica has no flaw. She’s is completely beautiful. Her face is gorgeous. She is hot, sexy, and cute all at once. Her boobs are full and sexy, better than Kristen’s, as well as her butt.

On top of this, she is one of the most gifted cosplayers I have ever seen, if not the best.

She is one of the hottest people on the planet.

 

Victor

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Jessica Nigri

 

And there you have it! We have our hottest cosplayer of all time!

 

And as always, the bonus of ranking them from least hottest to most hot (in my opinion). I will list what round they made it to in parentheses.

I hate ranking them, for I always feel guilty, since they are all so very, very hot.

But oh well, here goes.

 

#16 Leanna Vamp (Round 1)leeanna vamp wet wire

 

#15 Jordan Carver (Round 1)

jordan carver pink bikini top 4

 

#14 Stella Chu (Round 1)

stella chuu pool table

 

#13 Kate Sarkissian (Round 2)

kate sarkissian purple horn

 

#12 Joanie Brosas (Round 2)

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#11 Yaya Han (Round 1)

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#10 Jennifer Van Damsel (Semi-Finalist)

jennifer van damsel white undies

 

#9 Kristen Hughey (Finalist)

kristen hughey pink beach

 

#8 Jannet Vinogradova (Round 1)

jannet vinogradova triss censor hand

 

#7 Kayla Erin (Round 1)

kayla erin lola bunny sensor

 

#6 Kay Victoria (Round 2)

kay victoria no jutso

 

#5 Beke Jacoba (Round 1)

Beke Jacoba undies.jpg

 

#4 Ana Cheri (Round 2)

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#3 Amy Thunderbolt (Round 1)

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#2 Danielle Beaulieu (Semi-Finalist)

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#1 Jessica Nigri (Victor)

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Wow, this tournament could have gone a whole lot differently. All the hottest women were knocked out early, thanks to Jessica and Danielle.

It’s amazing that Jessica was up against the three hottest women next to her in the whole tournament. Her final bout was an easy win, ironically. That is a testament to her hotness!