Each profile type consists of 7 different criteria, each with 2 opposite traits. Everyone is unique and will possess tendencies towards all traits, but will often be more inclined towards one over the other.
In some instances, a player will enjoy both traits equally and be considered balanced on that criterion.
This criterion reflects the level of importance that winning is to our enjoyment. Those who simply love the experience of playing are For Fun and those who seek the thrill of winning are For Glory.
You tend to have more fun engaging with the low–pressure, low–stakes aspect of the game. You prefer to explore, dive into the story, or just mess around, but, every so often, you'll test your skills in the arena, just to prove that you've got the chops to win.
This criterion demonstrates our preferences for playing with others. Those who enjoy taking in all a game has to offer by themselves are Solo and those who love the experience of interacting with others are Multiplayer.
You enjoy the best of both worlds. Whether it's an epic solo journey through a zombie–infested wasteland or an online party game with a few friends, you feel right as rain. Your game collection is a healthy mix of both experiences.
This criterion underpins our desire for difficulty, or lack thereof. Those who play for the experience, not the frustration, are on the Easy spectrum and those who always take the road least traveled will be on the Hard side.
You enjoy the lighter, more relaxing aspects of a game, but you want them to push you a little bit. It’s not worth throwing your controller over, but when faced with a challenge, you crack the smallest of smiles and get to work.
This criterion illustrates how we progress. Those who forge ahead with purpose and direction are Practical while those who wander and find their own objective are Experimental.
While you love being led down a path set by the creative minds of the developers, your mouth still waters when a game offers a breadth of experiences or mechanics that send you off the beaten path. Different game modes? Deep skill tree? Eyebrow customization?! Tell me more!
This criterion determines how we approach a situation. Those who carefully gauge the situation before acting are more Planning oriented while those who react and adjust on the fly are more Spontaneous.
You are a silky smooth blend of strategic planning and quick thinking. You take time to plan an attack, but you can react in the heat of the moment if things go wrong. You tend to excel in small groups and co–operative games making you a valuable asset to the team.
This criterion depicts what aspects of a game we are absorbed by most. Those who sink into the feel and flow of the gameplay are Mechanic–focused and those who are swept away by the world and its characters are Story–focused.
You're mechanically driven with a strong attachment to the emotional side of games. But as much as a good story warms your heart, it's functionality that really hits that sweet spot. You get swept away by the feeling of hitting that perfect combo, a mesmerizing simulation experience, and the way Master Chief whacks someone with the butt of his gun in CE. Pure bliss.
This criterion shows how we prefer engaging with our games. Those who savor the moment and take their time are on the Slow side and those who want to progress and make decisions are Fast.
For games to provide the ultimate escapism, you want to be engaged at all times. The stakes should be high and the action unrelenting. Long cutscenes can bore you to tears when you're champing at the bit to take on the next boss. Listening to extensive dialogue? Skip. Just point me in the right direction and have my reward ready, sir.