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 mainly play for the joy and escapism that game–time brings to your daily life. Leaderboard standings and achievements aren't high on your list of priorities. Maybe you'll spend a few hours in a friendly couch co–op or even the occassional arena match, but you're more than content to just enjoy what the game has to offer.
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 usually engage in a one–player experience because you enjoy taking in everything a game has to offer at your own pace. If your friend wants to play with you, you'll sigh, say yes, and maybe even have a good time, but secretly you prefer the solo journey.
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 get the most enjoyment out of a game when it asks you to think outside the box. Hard work comes with the territory, but it’s always worth it in the end when you take everything a game has to offer and don't bend an inch.
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.
For you, a game is at its best when you have the power to make your own decisions and craft your own solutions. Your perfect game blends a well–designed campaign with a vast array of customization tools, side quests, and modes that really let you spread your wings.
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 careful and fastidious in every game you play. Think first, act second, win third. Maybe some of your plans come together on the fly, but you prefer to pick your battles cautiously and plan from afar before acting.
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 still like to sink your teeth into all the features a game has to offer, but it’s solid plot and compelling characters that really scratch that itch. You live and breathe the story and the world you're tossed into and sometimes you’ll even catch yourself creating your own backstories for characters who don’t have one. Video games are a storytelling medium after all, and that's what you connect with.
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.
You're familar with the pulse–pounding aspects of games (heck, you even enjoy them to a degree), but your comfort zone is firmly in a slower, more deliberately paced experience. Sometimes you just like to watch your protagonists sitting around a fire, reflecting on their adventures. It's soothing, ya know?