[whatever] Simulator (they're amusing, but the novelty wears off fast)
7 Days to Die
Agarest: Generations of War (a.k.a. Record of Agarest War) (or the rest of the series)
Age of Wonders III (or the rest of the series)
Amnesia: the Dark Descent (or the rest of the series)
Arma III (or the rest of the series)
Assassin's Creed III (or the rest of the series)
Batman: Arkham Origins (or the rest of the series)
Battlefield 2 (or the rest of the series)
The Binding of Isaac (or the rest of the...is there a series?)
Bioshock Infinite (or the rest of the series)
BIT.TRIP RUNNER 2 (or the rest of the series)
Tales from the Borderlands (or the rest of the series)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (or the rest of the series, including the Modern Warfare subseries)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (or the rest of the subseries)
Command and Conquer 3 (or the rest of the series)
Company of Heroes 2 (or the rest of the series)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (or the rest of the series)
Crysis II (or the rest of the series)
Dark Souls (or the rest of the series)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
DmC: Devil May Cry (or the rest of the series)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Far Cry 4 (or the rest of the series)
Football Manager 2015 (or the rest of the series)
Grand Theft Auto V (or the rest of the series)
Grid Autosport (or the rest of the series?)
Guilty Gear X2 (or the rest of the series)
Halo (or the rest of the series)
Hitman: Absolution (or the rest of the series)
Infestation: Survivor Stories
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
The King of Fighters XIII (or the rest of the series)
Mass Effect (or the rest of the series)
Max Payne 3 (or the rest of the series)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (or the rest of the series)
NBA 2K15 (or the rest of the series)
Payday 2 (or the rest of the series)
Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (or the rest of the series)
Plants vs. Zombies
Quake III Arena (or the rest of the series)
the Rance series (or whatever it's called)
Red Orchestra 2 (or the rest of the series)
Resident Evil 6 (or the rest of the series)
Saints Row IV (or the rest of the series)
Shadow of Mordor
Sleeping Dogs (or the rest of the series)
Sniper Elite III (or the rest of the series)
South Park: the Stick of Truth
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (or the rest of the Star Wars games)
State of Decay
and this one game whose name was or is kinda memetic but which i've
forgotten right now but it's like an FPS where you're shooting red
things or something SuperHOT
Supreme Commander 2 (or the rest of the series)
System Shock 2
the Touhou series
Total War: Shogun 2 (or the rest of the series)
Unreal Tournament 2004
The Walking Dead (or the rest of the series)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution (or the rest of the series)
Wolfenstein: the New Order
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (or the rest of the series)
Just because a game is on this list doesn't mean I object to its existence. I'm fine with them existing (in most cases). In some cases (such as Touhou), I'm even quite fine with the fandom. I just don't feel like playing them.
This list should not be construed as being comprehensive. I reserve the right to change this list at any time, without notice.
Attack on Titan
Date a Live
Diebuster (Gunbuster's not here since I've actually seen that already)
Rebuild of Evangelion
Fullmetal Alchemist (including Brotherhood)
Hajime no Ippo
Heaven's Lost Property
High School of the Dead
Higurashi no naku koro ni (and its sequel)
Hunter x Hunter
Hyperdimension Neptunia anything
Is This A Zombie? (no, it's a halloween costume, get out of here)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Kara no Kyoukai
Kill La Kill
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Love Live School Idol Project
Ouran High School Host Club
Puchim@s Petit Idolm@ster
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion (or any of the movies, really)
Shakugan no Shana
Sword Art Online
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (it seems nice but I don't feel like it)
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Vision of Escaflowne
Again, I don't have anything against these shows. I acknowledge that some of them are probably pretty great. I'm just not interested in them right now.
And again, this list is not comprehensive, and is subject to change without notice, because as you may know, I don't know what I'll watch next, nor when.
...oh cripes, I don't even know that many of these. Been out-of-touch with console (and handheld but I call that "console" too) gaming for years. Uh...let's see,...
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Gears of War (and the rest of the series, if it exists)
God of War (and the rest of the series, if it exists)
Grand Theft Auto V (and the rest of the series)
Halo (and the rest of the series)
Hyperdimension Neptunia anything
Killer Instinct (and the rest of the series)
Monster Hunter Tri (and the rest of the series)
Mortal Kombat (and the rest of the series)
Pokémon (I love the series but I've been out of touch with it for years now and they're also a huge timesink so I haven't decided how to get back into it yet)
Street Fighter (and the rest of the series)
Super Smash Bros.
The Legend of Zelda (the 3D games aside from Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess)
Something like that. I don't feel like making more of these lists right now.
Again, pretty sure some of them are awesome, but I just don't feel like it. List isn't comprehensive, and I don't give a crap about changing it without notice anytime I want.
I have no favorite studios, directors, actors, voice actors, etc.. I just don't particularly care enough to have seen enough stuff to have formed these sorts of tastes. Maybe videogame developers, in a few cases. And composers.
Hype is a word I do not understand.
(Okay, yeah, I do, but you know what I mean.)
That applies to a lot of things.
As Pokemon, you could try to slowly get back into via Gen 5 or HeartGold/SoulSilver. It's just a suggestion.
Not sure how meaningful an opposite snowclone would be. Maybe I could type one up later, just for fun.
As for Pokémon, the main problems now are (1) I don't have the system to run them and (2) I am afraid of losing myself in them and wasting too much time on them. I am probably going to just wait a little longer before jumping back in -- though I'm not really sure what becomes of the Pokémon games' online features after Nintendo shuts down their servers in like a decade or two in the future. I dunno if it uses such features but I presume it does -- and I'd like to be able to continue enjoying my game well into the far future.
Come to think of it, I have no idea when Valve will shut down its item servers for TF2...but I haven't invested $100+ in it, which I would have to do with a Pokémon game and system.
1) There's also *LEGITIMATE MEANS* to play them. But I'm not sure you'd want to do that or not.
2) In that case, sounds like it's doing its job perfectly then if that happens. But in all seriousness, some willpower will help with that. As for online, I think you can still do local wireless stuff with another DS/3DS, so there's that. (I haven't used online too often myself.)
i should have just combined those lists anyway
I discover a lot of less-famous stuff mostly by recommendations saying that something is similar to something else I've watched, or has a curious premise, or I saw some of it in some Youtube video or something and thought it looked nice.
And then I just hope that the story is interesting. It usually is. But it's sort of like an adventure, when you don't know what to expect out of it at all.
Things on this list I've since interacted with:
* Amnesia: the Dark Descent - I've gotten both it and its sequel for free, and at some point I might play time.
* Batman: Arkham Origins - I don't actually object to playing this game, but I simply have no way to do so, nor a particular desire to go and get it.
* Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - I've dropped my objection to this subseries, but again I'm not really in a hurry to get it either.
* Dino D-Day - I have this game now, though I never actually learned to play it.
* Grand Theft Auto - technically I always had Vice City, and that's still the only one I might play, since I haven't played it yet.
* Sniper Elite - I ended up playing a bit of Sniper Elite II and liking it. But it runs poorly on my machine.
* System Shock 2 - I forgot whether I just picked this up for myself or a friend gifted it to me. It's also on the list of things I don't mind trying out but it's not very high on my priority list.
* XCOM - at some point I wanted to play XCOM 2, I think.
* Aldnoah Zero - I forgot whether I might watch this. Maybe.
* Cowboy Bebop - technically I had already watched the movie before I posted the list.
* Cross Ange - actually watched this. Loved it.
* Date a Live - actually tried watching this. Hated it.
* Rebuild of Evangelion - not on my won't-watch list, but it's certainly very low priority.
* Hyperdimension Neptunia - I've had the game for free for a while now, and I've ignored it, but I did end up watching (and kinda enjoying) the anime series.
* JJBA - friend introduced this to me and we watched the first ep and it seems nice. Unlikely to continue on my own though.
* Madoka Magica: Rebellion - I've occasionally thought about watching this just to see how much more of a trainwreck it makes the plot.
* Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei - technically I had already watched a bit of this before it was on the list. And I did kinda like it.
* Sword Art Online - while I still haven't bothered with the first season, I ended up watching the second season. I'm in the midst of it.
* Vividred Operation - I eventually dropped my objection and watched this. It turns out to be an actually good story...but just one that's inexplicably peppered with an inordinate number of buttshots.
* Final Fantasy XIII - this ended up coming to PC, and I ended up wishlisting it.
* Pokémon - I decided to pick back up Crystal and play it, specifically in a hacked version that lets me catch everything.
* The Legend of Zelda - I've ended up playing Zelda 1 and then replaying Zelda 3 (ALTTP). The latter has featured prominently in my randomizer activities. Still haven't touched the 3D games, though I do now have access to Twilight Princess.
I'm not sure if this helps any, but coincidentially earlier today I wrote up the four main reasons for my passing up any given anime series -- a dislike of the character art, a show involving crazy wacky anime humor, an edgy or overly stylized premise and/or jerkwad characters, and fanservice. None of these are necessarily always dealbreakers but they tend to be major reasons for my lack of interest when I do drop or ignore something.
As for what I'm looking for, it's often some combination of drama (often character-focused) that can be taken seriously (though I can be pretty generous at what I'll take seriously as long as it feels earnest), fantasy (particularly D&D/JRPG-style fantasy) and sci-fi settings, characters whose appearance appeals to me (which usually ends up meaning attractive female characters), music or other sense of atmosphere that I like, and distinctive premises that explore something I find interesting. Doesn't have to be all of these at the same time, of course.
* I've PTW'd a show about mountain climbing, a show about journeying to Antarctica, a show involving a dragon-girl who plays the piano, a show with a fantasy/steampunk (I think?) setting whose theme song I think is absolutely smashing, a show by the same studio and with a similar aesthetic as another show I've watched and liked (Nanoha), a show with a fantasy-like sci-fi setting that seems to have a poetically tragic plot premise, a show about car racing that I know to have excellent music, a show about Roman baths, and multiple shows that just look really heartwarming in a gentle way.
* I got interested in a show because I randomly checked out its OST and loved it. I then stayed for the robot waifu, and was rewarded with extremely intriguing contemplations on the potential roles of AI in human society. It is now among my favorites.
* I originally largely ignored a much-hailed multigenre comedy show that inspired a number of fandom memes, but years later, after the hype died down, I checked it out and enjoyed the lead character's deadpan observations of the bizarre happenings around him. Given that I was not enamored with any of the other characters, nor was it in a setting I particularly like, and it was comedy (not something I typically like much in anime), I think that's a testament to its comedic quality.
* On a friend's recommendation, I picked up a sports series with a large number of female characters. Their appearance wasn't something that really drew me in, but the beautiful ending theme certainly was. I later became rather fond of the cast, as the story was frequently about their personal journeys and emotions.
* I enjoyed a dark fantasy series where the protagonists almost acted like villain protags with heroic antagonists pursuing them, and both those groups facing yet other third-party antagonists. It has refreshingly (albeit darkly) humorous takes on some fantasy tropes, as well as an aura of mystery making for some moral ambiguity.
* I dropped the first season of one very popular show, but for reasons different from the usual criticisms directed against it. I later wanted to find out more about the frequent hating on it and arguments over it, so I'm now watching the second season. Oh, also there's a rather attractive character who shows up then.
* I picked up a show because it was one of three magical battle school harem shows I wanted to compare and contrast. Two episodes in, I almost dropped it because the fanservice was just too much. But I stayed, especially since I enjoyed the theme songs and soundtrack a lot, and ended up getting what I feel is a pretty enjoyable ending, as well as a cast of at least somewhat entertaining characters.
Dunno if this helps anyway.
But FWIW in the years since I made this thread I've just filled up my PTW with a ton of series, so I no longer do general searches for stuff to watch but instead just pick from my lists.
in summary, my anime tastes are:
1. Jump into a show because of:
* attractive characters
* nice music
* interesting premise
* miscellaneous other reasons, sometimes tangential (e.g. "my friend keeps complaining about this series")
* everything else aside, I tend to prefer fantasy and sci-fi
2. Watch whatever happens
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