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TCPE - Action RPGer

6 Twitch-Fluid, 2 Simple-Complex, 9 Planning-Acting and 8 Entertainment-Difficulty!

Action RPG's have gained popularity over the years. They combine quick action-based gameplay with classic RPG strategy and storytelling. TCPE's prefer a larger palette of options provided by complex button combos or large menus. The Action Role-Player likes to use their mind as a weapon and then turn that brainpower into brute force. Preparing for battle is almost as important as the battle itself for a TCPE, but they still feel the need to convey the action through their twitchy fingers. They also expect their games to entertain them. TCPE's will usually overlook a game's fairly easy difficulty if it satisfies their hunger for strategy and a good story.

 

Games TCPE's like: Kingdom Hearts, The Elder Scrolls, Chrono Trigger, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

 

 

TWITCH

You have a strong twitch reflex, which means that your muscles tend to move in very quick jerky movements. This makes you especially adept to action games, since they rely on that very same jerky motion and quick button pressing. You probably beat the pants off of others in minigames using the "tap A to run" mechanism, and you hold your own even in fighting games that you've never played because you can execute the moves very quickly. Unfortunately, you also have trouble with games that require precision movements like shooting games. Your thumbs are just too fast and that little analog stick is so sensitive! And games that require precise timings like the Mario Bros 3 extra life slider give you trouble as well.

 

COMPLEX

The more the better is your motto. You want your games to be a nuanced and varied as you are. You don't mind shuffling through an extra menu or two or learning a couple more combos. If it will add depth to the game and give you more freedom, bring it on! You've probably debated on more than one occasion why can't Pokemon have more than four moves at a time. Or you've committed yourself to learning Zangeif's entire moveset, just to be that much better for the next match. You enjoy managing money, stats and equipment, making your team or army or city bigger, better, and badder. And you're always looking for a new way to complete a task. You also tend to lose interest or generally have trouble with simpler games, as you become frustrated or confused by the lack of things in your control.

 

PLANNING

When it comes to the actual act of playing, you're a no-frills flawless machine. It's a good thing that video game characters don't actually carry all the stuff in your inventory, because they'd probably suffocate underneath it all! You've got your armies all highly trained and equipped with rocket launchers and jeeps with gatling guns. You didn't even have to be in the same room as your PS2 to finish the final boss of Final Fantasy XII. You're prepared for anything because you've got it all figured out ahead of time. But even the best plans backfire sometimes and that's where your weakness shines through. You're so used to having enough healing potions that when you actually run out you're a sitting duck.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

You play mostly for the fun of the game. Whether its the story, the gameplay, or just the overall feel of the game, something about it draws you in. You'll find yourself popping a game in years after you completed it to revisit the characters, locales, and gameplay. You probably own at least a few game soundtracks and maybe a few posters. You appreciate games as art and a way to pass the time. You may also play competitively (either professionally or amateur) but that's not the reason you'll be playing them 40 years from now.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Twitch-Fluid Distribution

    They scored 6% on Twitch-Fluid, higher than 63% of your peers.

  • Simple-Complex Distribution

    They scored 2% on Simple-Complex, higher than 5% of your peers.

  • Planning-Acting Distribution

    They scored 9% on Planning-Acting, higher than 55% of your peers.

  • Entertainment-Difficulty Distribution

    They scored 8% on Entertainment-Difficulty, higher than 56% of your peers.

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