Themes you will avoid no matter how good the game.

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I am curious if y'all have any themes that you will never get, no matter how good the underlying theme.

There are of course a number of themes that I would theoritically avoid, I would, for example, not buy a game that put me in the shoes of a S.S. officer in Auschwitz competing in how may spirits he can break. But I don't know of any games themed like that. The closest I can think of is, train which is a fascinating excersise in the psychology of humankind.

For me super dark or super explicit themes I will stay away from. #Kingdom Death: Monster is an example of both of these. And, that is a pity. I think that I would love the gameplay.

Zombies, I don't have anything against them, I just lose all interest when I hear that it has zombies.

I am sure there are others, but, I these are the first ones I think of. Do you have themes that you will actively avoid?  

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2 months ago

Lovecraftian stuff, zombies, manga & japanese anime

Owner3 months ago

Themes I avoid:

  • Horror/featuring demons
  • Crude humor

Themes I don't particularly gravitate toward

  • Zombies - Depends on how it's done
  • Asian - I'm Asian! And that could be the reason why, but most games' shallow Asian themes give me zero interest

3 months ago

yea zombies are low on my list.  Along with that are historical games...I just don't wanna play as the Nazis or something like that it gives me the heeby-jeebies.  I also am usually not down for games with over sexualized art.

3 months ago

Haha, I was going to say zombies as well.

Generic fantasy also does nothing for me, but I won't actively avoid it. I don't mind the theme, just an not drawn to it.

I'd say that so far I've been pretty resistant to Lovecraft-iverse games, considering how many there are and how popular some of them are. I don't know what about the theme is unappealing to me, but I am just not interested once it's on a game.

Supporter2 months ago

Yes, I think I am that way with lovecraft as well.

Supporter3 months ago

Not avoid, but I am not very much interested at all in Samurai/Japanese themed games. Not that I wouldn't play one but they just don't grab my attention and make me want to run out and buy them. 

Supporter3 months ago

With the exception of #Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and #Rising Sun I am right with you.

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