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 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.
If you aren't being tested to the limit at every turn, then you aren't truly enjoying yourself. You thrive on tackling the most difficult challenges and proving to yourself and others that there is literally nothing about a game that can take you down.
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.
You hunt down games that put creative control squarely in your hands, and you're always ready to get your hands dirty. Creating your own objectives and finding your own adventures is nonnegotiable. If a game has a main storyline, that’s merely background music while you march along to your own beat.
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 the on–field battle commander, the quarterback of your team. You have excellent strategic insights and usually know your next move, but you're also adaptable. You’re good at thinking on your feet when the situation calls for it. This makes you an effective and dangerous opponent.
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.
Inventive gameplay mechanics can bring your experience to the next level, but you play games almost exclusively for their story. Regardless of whether that story is given to you or created by you, you find a well–crafted narrative to be a deeply enriching and rewarding journey.
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 enjoy a balance between games that allow you to relish the moment and those that push your quick decision–making skills to the limit. Some days are for lazy rivers and a piña colada, and others are for white water rapids and a rocket launcher on each shoulder. It's all good to you and you wouldn't have it any other way.