|Max's Game Corner||
Condition and Genre Guide
Please keep in mind that anything that I have not listed here is assumed self-explanatory. Also, although a game may have a specific condition rating, it does not necessarily have all or even most of the flaws listed under that rating. The rating system is only to be used as a guideline, as each item is different. Please ask about the specifics of an item before purchase if you have any questions. I will also supply photos of the item upon request (serious buyers ONLY).
Mint (M) = Like new game, looks like it came new from a retail store, minimal handling, great shape.
Near Mint (NM) = Game is in excellent shape, may have slight crinkles or very minor wear from manual being looked at once or twice. Disc is in excellent shape, no major flaws.
Very Fine (VF) = Game is in great shape, and has been played, though well cared for. Manual may have a fold or two, but nothing major, and disc is in nice shape, with possible very small minor scratches (that are not deep).
Fine (F) = Game has been played and used. Manual may look somewhat worn, and possible crinkled slightly. Disc works fine, but may contain a few visible scratches or one ot two longer scratches. Game still plays fine, and looks presentable.
Good (G) = Game is well-used. Manual may have some small tears, be crinkled, have slight water damage, or be well-worn. Disc may have some scratching, possibly fairly noticeable. Case or box may have some damage.
Poor (P) = Game is damaged heavily. Manual may be
torn or missing pages, water damaged, or crushed
and then reflattened. Disc may have major
scratches or other damage. Case or box may be
broken.(Don't worry, I don't carry much that's in
Action = Often side scrolling and linear, heavy button mashing!
Action/Adv. or Adventure = Slightly more involved than action games. Usually have more plot and thought.
Fighting = Well....you fight...other people, robots, cows, whatever. If you beat on it while it beats on you, it's a fighting game. Got it?
Flight Sim = Again...VERY VERY obvious. Pretend to fly something and there you have it, but with graphics and sound too.
First Person Shooter (FPS) = Any game where it's from the perspective of being your eyes. All FPS games are in 3D.
Gun = Any game that uses a gun to play it. can easily span to other genres, but if it uses a gun, it's a gun game. Period. And don't sit too close to the screen, cheater!
Puzzle = Puzzle games usually involve thought and skill. They generally have a field of play where you have to solve * insert gasp* puzzles! I also classify quiz games (like You Don't Know Jack) and board games as puzzle games.
Role-Playing Games (RPG) = RPGs are heavily story oriented and usually menu driven games, where you control characters as they go through the story. Often very linear, RPGs take much longer to play and are usually single player games. Some Adventure games incorporate RPG elements and vica versa.
Shooter = Shooters are usually planar scrolling games. You shoot at anything that moves. Often, shooters take place in space. Most shooters are VERY VERY difficult. Shooters are NOT gun games.
Sports = Any game where you play sports. If you don't understand that, you never will.
Strategy = Strategy games involve tactical skill. You control an army or units of some sort and move them across a battlefield in order to obliterate other units. Often, strategy games use grid maps to control charaters, but not always. Often, strategy games include resource management. Occasionally, Strategy games will incorporate RPG elements.
If I left any genres out, please tell me, as that's all I can think of. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.