I was commenting on another thread when I realized how drastically my gaming taste has changed over time and from circumstances. So, I was curious about what a lot of the gamers out there look for in a game. Is it graphics? Gameplay? Innovation? Anything really. I know that over the years (being 28 now, and playing since I was a toddler), I don't really like the same things I like even 4 years ago. I no longer enjoy fighting games, I no longer really play RPG's unless they are REALLY well done. Graphics are nice but honestly they become unnoticable after playing a game a few hours. Gameplay and balance of difficulty is always important but I have come to realize that there are so many different types of games that gameplay requirements change drastically for evey game. I also lack the time I had before, having to work a lot. So, I have to make sure I am playing the best I can be for the time I get to play. Anyways, I would say that I find myself looking for more atmosophere- a game that takes me out of this world and puts me somewhere more fantastic. I really look into single play story modes, since multiplayer just gets me frustrated, even when I do well. I really like having great characters, and most RPG's should require that but so many archtypes are used it's difficult to make appealing characters anymore. I also like outlandish visceral fun, like Katamri Damaci. So, I guess now that's what I look for in games- a great experience and a compelling world. Even great gameplay alone just doesn't cut it. Ok, that was a long rant, but I guess to sum it all up there are few things that pull me into games anymore. I wanted to see what other people liked, and maybe spark some interests in games that pass by my radar.