Contrarian Gamers

What kinds of games do contrarians enjoy? I'm trying to improve my tastes

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What happened to nasally-voiced nignog?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      has severe depression over his sisters death, I think

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He made a recent video basically saying that he was grateful for what he's got but he wants to focus on his real life stuff so he's retiring. Kind of dumb IMO but it's his life

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      literally who

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone actually hate games BECAUSE they're popular?
    I hate some popular games' fanbases for being cancerous, and I hate some popular games because I don't like the things that make them popular, but those are all incidental.

    To answer your question though, Thief.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Look at any undertale thread on Ganker and you'll see very plainly that people straight hate it because it's popular and they dislike the fanbase

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well I can understand not wanting to play a game that's superpopular because that popularity might make it feel 'cheap' or uninteresting for some people. I don't think I agree, but I feel that.
      I also understand wanting to keep affection for a popular thing on the down-low to not seem like you're just some trendy guy. That's mostly just not wanting to misrepresent yourself, or insecurity. Depending on who you are.
      And I get disliking something which is absolutely everywhere. It does get annoying to see people talking about the same thing all the time when you don't understand it.

      But outright hating something, that I do not understand. It seems like the person 'hating' a popular thing is either trolling or just trying to get attention and seem different.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People definitely do, I admittedly went through a period myself when I was young where I would pretty much take common opinion on Ganker as my own, and that often meant shitting on games I had never even played and them being popular was part of the reason why. I'm glad to have grown out of it, but I imagine a lot of people were like that and stayed like that. It can just be fun to shit on something and it can make you feel smarter than the wider audience who all are won over by whatever's popular. I don't think the people like that would actually love whatever they're shitting onif they gave it an honest shot, but I think the vitriol towards popular things is motivated mainly by wanting to be in on the want to see a trainwreck or some drama with each new popular relase, when if they weren't attracted to the excitement of laying into something like that they probably just wouldn't care about the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Contrarianism is important because it provides an alternative viewpoint and forces people to think about how/why they enjoy something.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Does anyone actually hate games BECAUSE they're popular?
    No but normalfags can’t understand that. They can understand disliking one or two popular games, but disliking more than that labels you as a contrarian who dislikes them because they are popular

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meant for

      Does anyone actually hate games BECAUSE they're popular?
      I hate some popular games' fanbases for being cancerous, and I hate some popular games because I don't like the things that make them popular, but those are all incidental.

      To answer your question though, Thief.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They can understand disliking one or two popular games, but disliking more than that labels you as a contrarian who dislikes them because they are popular
      You pretty much hit the nail on the head. I will add that the more a game is hyped up, the higher my expectations for greatness will be, for lack of a better way to put it.

      I unironically play games that have a score of 55-65 in metacritic on the off chance I'll actually find an underappreciated gem.

      I respect that.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Islands by Rosden Shadow
    Digimon World
    Rain World
    Neo Scavenger
    Devil Daggers
    Space Giraffe (acid remix)
    Her Story
    Passpartout: The Starving Artist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Her Story
      Didn't that game win a bunch of awards? How is it contrarian

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's contrarian on this site because everyone dismisses it as woke.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do people forget that some really bad games are popular due to time-sunk fallacies and "it's fun with friends" mentality?

    I'm sure BF2042 was popular for a moment in time, but it still doesn't make me like it. What a bunch of bullshit.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically play games that have a score of 55-65 in metacritic on the off chance I'll actually find an underappreciated gem.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well anon, have you found one of those gems yet?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. I won't tell tho, I don't want them to become popular.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No fear of that, I've been trying to make people play Islands for years but no one has.
          So please share your secret masterpieces.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its ok anon, you dont need to lie, I wont make fun of you for not being able to find one of those hidden gems

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So your just coping then?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Tomorrow Children (rip)
        Poison Control
        Natural Doctrine
        Akiba's Trip
        Dark Rose Valkyrie
        Elex
        Rain World
        FIST Forged In Shadow Torch
        Blue Reflection
        Crystar

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Tomorrow children just got a rerelease

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've owned Crystar for a while now and still haven't gotten around to it. I saw someone passionately speaking about how it won them over and I barely even read what they said in case it spoiled something, but I went and got the game anyway because their enthusiasm for the game interested me, but I just have a bunch of other stuff to play and something else keeps getting in the way.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Objectively it's pretty bad, the combat is too simple and repetitive so I ended up playing on easy and rushing the shit out of it. Enjoyed it a lot mostly for the story, which is some kind of Madoka written by Yoko Taro (but not as good as that would really be). Aesthetics are great too.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm still interested in giving it a go, I'm not the most charitable to games that are bad to play but make up for it with story or aesthetic or whatever, but I also often find myself thinking they're not as bad as they're made out to be anyway.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I wasn't trying to dissuade you, I think it's the kind of game very specific people (me included) will think it's fantastic.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I actually like popular games now because I know Ganker Dislikes popular games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The contrarians' contrarian

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls 2, peak contrarioncore

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >from the guy who does nothing but make negative biased videos
    Fuck these youtube gays

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol, that dude doesn't make videos at all. He officially retired months ago, hadn't made a real video in two years, and even that was after a year absence.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm into games that are/could be considered popular.
    I'm into games that are/could be considered unpopular.
    There are games out there that I'm not into currently that are/could be considered popular.
    There are games out there that I'm not into currently that are/could be considered unpopular.

    Using the level of popularity a game has, to determine whether you want to play it or not, is petty as hell.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PLEASE POST MORE CONTRARIAN HIDDEN GEMS

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://store.steampowered.com/app/1451080/DUNGEON_ENCOUNTERS/

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Stars Die
        The friends of Ringo Ishikawa
        Xanadu Next

        Thanks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stars Die
      The friends of Ringo Ishikawa
      Xanadu Next

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fidel Dungeon Rescue
        Magical Diary: Horse Hall
        Eagle Island
        The Legend of Bear-Truck Trucker
        RoboSkate
        Primordia
        TItan Souls
        Clockwork Calamity in a Mushroom World: What would you do if the time stopped ticking?

        Based, I will play every single one of these games.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like your taste, can you post more? Doesn't necessarily have to be the most hidden gem ever.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Brandish: The Dark Revenant
          Tales of the Forsaken Land
          Shot in the Dark
          The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante
          No one lives under the lighthouse
          A Space For The Unbound

          These are similar off the top of my head. I like sharing games that are underappreciated

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Forgot to mention the last one is just a demo but the little bit there was very good

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Stars Die
        This looks like prime schizokino, surprised I've never heard of it before.
        >Xanadu Next
        This one I really liked, I think I blew through it in 2 days and completed it, which is pretty rare for me.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LCD games. Literally the most contrarian gaming. The more poverty tier, the better.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >youtube thumbnail
    does anyone actually have an opinion of their own or play games themselves or am i just on a board of zoomers who get everything second hand

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just googled contrarian and found the photo, but yea most people get shit second hand

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Minecraft Steve.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Breath of the wild

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fidel Dungeon Rescue
    Magical Diary: Horse Hall
    Eagle Island
    The Legend of Bear-Truck Trucker
    RoboSkate
    Primordia
    TItan Souls
    Clockwork Calamity in a Mushroom World: What would you do if the time stopped ticking?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What would you do if the time stopped ticking?
      i would get a road roller and slam it into the ground LOL jojos reference if you didnt know

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What kinds of games do contrarians enjoy?
    They play the same popular games they shit on all the time, but never admit to liking it because that would be conforming to the popular opinion.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's called being true to your taste and that implies disliking popular games sometimes and liking less popular games. And sonetimes it's the other way around.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Follow these simple steps to become a contrarian:
    >play games
    >if you enjoy a game say you enjoy it
    >if you don't enjoy a game say you don't enjoy it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Listen to this trailer, then buy this game (spinoff which is better than the original) https://store.steampowered.com/app/301460/Electronic_Super_Joy_Groove_City/

      If I like a game I automatically assume it's unpopular.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've played every mainline call of duty game since 2003

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOO STOP HAVING OPINIONS THAT CONTRADICT MY OWN

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1697700/Whos_Lila/

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Contrarians don't enjoy video games because the medium is too popular. You should stop playing them as well

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