Actually, I'm not a fan of the cartoonish style but sometimes it works as in TWD. What I like a good single player story and a world to explore that unlocks the story and side missions/extras etc. Some worlds I can't get into; particularly the repetitive ones. As I said, I like FPSers so long as they don't require too much time to progress the story. For example, I thought the most recent Max Payne game; immersive story with a dreamlike atmosphere where your character almost becomes an unreliable narrator.
When I was really young, like 8 or 9, our school computers were Apricots and I had a Commodore 64. That's when I got into text adventures; games with no graphics - only text. And you're required to navigate through the world with programming-like commands: go North, look at fountain, take coin etc. And then use objects, information and observation to solve problems to progress the story. They were designed for abstract problem solving skills. This is how I got a bit interested in gaming. And then later when graphics developed enjoyed a lot of different types of game so long as they had a story to progress; an element of being immersed in another world with places to explore and problems to be solved by lateral thinking. HALO games were okay for a while but they quickly became "arcadish" and repetitive and I lost interest in progressing the story(a story that turned out to be a little convoluted and not very intriguing). Great games though still.
Yeah, I guess so. It's just they've lost their magic a bit as I've gotten older; not as immersed in the stories and atmosphere as much; don't have as much time to invest in progressing the story.
Edited to fix quotes...hopefully
PS - I doubt anyone is interested but all the best text adventures from the golden era of text adventures are online for free to download or just play online. Just google. One if my favourites was the Zork games and also "Wishbringer". To be honest, I don't play text adventures anymore.
And lastly, there is an absolutely brilliant arcade game series - Ninja Gaiden. It's been around for years and the latest one in the series is absolutely crap. But Ninja Gaiden II which I played on Xbox 360, is an absolutely phenomenal arcade game. Seriously, if it's available on your platform you've got to get this game!