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 love the competitive nature of video games. When you come home after a long day, nothing hits the spot quite like a death match. You'll still dabble in the campaign, but your eye is always drawn to that multiplayer option on the main menu.
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 prefer flying solo in games, but you have nothing against some good multiplayer action. If your friends want to pull you away from wandering in Breath of the Wild, you may hesitate for a second, but you'll happily jump on with them. Ganon can wait a little longer.
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.
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're a person of action. A gunslinger. Unafraid to jump into the fray. You'd rather rely on quick instincts and quicker hands than a half–baked plan. You think Luke would have blown up the Death Star by planning harder? Nope. Sometimes you gotta trust your gut and hope physics makes your proton torpedoes turn 90 degrees into the main exhaust shaft.
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 live for the emotional connection that games create. A well–developed story arc, complex characters, and a vast, beautiful world enlivens your experience so much more than pushing buttons. Sure, gameplay can be satisfying, but you find story and meaning by playing with your friends (and enemies), through incredible triumph and bitter defeat, or even by wandering for wandering's sake.
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 appreciate games that have a nice wintry mix of slow and fast paced moments. Both styles of gameplay have their merits. But when it comes down to it there's nothing better than firing up a game that forces you to act and move, not stop and think.