As an adult gamer, I just no longer have the time (nor patience) to wade through all the tons of games out there that are clones of one another - so I have developed a routine to get the maximum results at minimum effort. Make no mistake, there is a method to this that can save you time and help you to avoid some major headaches.
If you aren't interested in learning 3 of the many Tips For Chasing The Dragon, then this post might not be for you!
If you're interested find what you seek, and finding it fast, then read on.
Now, for those of you still here, here's an easy 3 step process to finding almost any information you seek on any game, in any genre, on any medium!
Step 1) Join a Reddit community - This one is pretty straight forward. Hop on reddit, hit that search button, type in your game (Rust, WoW, Anthem) or genre/idea (games, mmorpgs, guns) and voila. Tons of information at your fingertips. You can even sign up and join the community, which will provide you with increasingly more valuable information as you build a respectable reputation. Use the search function to find specific answers to your questions.
Step 2) Use your Google-Fu - Type in: (Your Game Here) Gameplay, Walkthrough, LetsPlay, etc. Watch someone else play the game! Do they look like they are having fun? Does the game look fun? Does it look like garbage? Think of the time you'll save NOT downloading that game, because you watched a 20 minute video and saw what a train-wreck it was!
Step 3) Download and UTILIZE DISCORD! Discord is THE MOST POWERFUL communication app on the planet right now. There are focused chat rooms that act like real-time forums for almost any game you could imagine. Utilizing the search function (Control + F) can find you answers to ANY question on ANY topic about ANY game 99% of the time.
Now, if you're still with me, I'd like to congratulation you for taking the time to make yourself a more efficient gamer. I hope my tips & tricks help you find that game you've been looking for! Also, if you hadn't heard the term Google-Fu before, you're welcome ;)
One last thing before I go-- it's shameless plug time. I recently posted on article on GamersDecide.com showcasing 10 of The Best Games With Guns. Some are MMO, some are Action Combat, some are survival. The write-up includes LetsPlays and game play videos by popular gaming Youtubers like TheLazyPeon, Kage848, and Fort Mark Gaming.
I've given my honest review of these games from a researching standpoint. By that, I mean I performed steps including the three listed above in order to absorb as much knowledge as I could about each game and make an informed decision about each. Is game play good? I watched LetsPlays, Youtube, created characters and messed about, etc. Are servers stable, and populated? I checked steam reviews and read opinions, both good and bad. I asked google, "Is (This Game) dead?" You'd be surprised at the answers.. I even checked steamcharts if they were available. It's easy to tell a gem from a turd if you've followed the steps above.
So, check out the article if you want. Let me know what you liked and disliked about it. Let me know if any of my tips helped you in your search for gaming supremacy!
Stay safe gamers!