Action Games: Action games especially 3rd person , beat em ups and top down is where the dual analog touchpad shines the most. The controls are perfect especially on 3D enviroments where the D-Pad is too cut and dry when you want precision. Casual: None. I dont do much casual gaming. Fighting: Again the xperia play shines the most here with its d-pad control and shoulder buttons. If your a fighter fan you know how important those shoulder pads are. Music: Havent tried none yet. Puzzle: Havent tried none yet. Role playing: Another genre where the xperia play shines the most. If you played RPG games with a touchscreen, the different commands and swipes feels confusing when a button solves it all. Shooter: Although better than the psp, ds, ipod touch. Developers cant seem o get the touchpads right . Either the touchpads repond to slow or it just stops reponding. Simulation: Sims..ok. Sports: Not a big fan. Stragety: Havent tried none yet.