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    • I’m definitely a single player campaign gamer. I’m one of those people who needs alone time to recharge and games are a way for me to do that. I tend not to enjoy social gaming as much for that reason, although I enjoy it every now and then.

      But to me, there’s nothing more exciting than getting lost in a universe all on my own. I don’t want to feel rushed or pressured by other gamers to complete tasks and like exploring at my own pace. That’s what really excites me about the games I get into.

    • I'm a...

      Loyal Gamer - my Steam library consists of:

      > Civilization III
      > Civilization IV
      > Civilization IV: Warlords
      > Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
      > Civilization IV: Colonization (last four bought in a bundle, but displayed separately for some reason)
      > Civilization V (Complete edition)
      > Civilization VI (with all expansions and DLC so far)

      and then about a handful of other games. I've actually started playing Civilization and Colonization on my AMIGA about a quarter century ago, and then never really stopped. I still have boxes of the "Alpha Centauri" offshoot somewhere in the basement, some day I need to find out if they still run on modern hardware.

      Non-competitive gamer - This is similar but not quite the same as a "casual" gamer, I think. I play for the story, whether that's a story built into the game (in RPGs etc.) or one that just naturally evolves from playing. I don't need the game to be overly challenging or difficult, so I mostly play on lower difficulties.

      Completionist gamer - if there's stuff to collect, I want to have it all! It took me a while to collect all 120 stars in Super Mario 64. It probably took me even longer to get all the secret items in Final Fantasy VII. I don't even want to admit the amount of time I spent crafting carzy stuff in Terraria... :D

    • Non-competitive gamer - This is similar but not quite the same as a "casual" gamer, I think. I play for the story, whether that's a story built into the game (in RPGs etc.) or one that just naturally evolves from playing. I don't need the game to be overly challenging or difficult, so I mostly play on lower difficulties.

      I thought it was interesting how in Horizon Zero Dawn they actually have a "story mode" difficulty, which places less emphasis on the "game" aspect of the game, and allows players to easily just progress through the story with minimal challenge.

      I myself actually like a challenge. When I reach a part that's difficult and it takes me a few tries to accomplish it, that satisfaction of being able to progress with the story is a great feeling.

    • I thought it was interesting how in Horizon Zero Dawn they actually have a "story mode" difficulty, which places less emphasis on the "game" aspect of the game, and allows players to easily just progress through the story with minimal challenge.

      Stuff like that is a great idea. I've actually watched playthroughs of games instead of playing them myself in the past, because I suck at first-person games but sometimes am still interested in their story.

    • That's something a lot of people don't get. They ridicule people who watch other people play games, and ask "why don't you play them yourself?". There's so much wrong with that mentality. Jimmy Kimmel made that mistake a while ago and paid the price.