You know, back in December, I wrote that my New Years resolution was to lose all domestication and go completely feral as a joke, but I stood by it for the hilarity. Let me tell you something, this is the first time in my entire life I've committed to a resolution and it happened. I deep cleaned my entire apartment this morning and laid on the floor with a bag of fruit snacks I was supposed to be rationing. I also had all the windows open and did literally nothing for about... 5 hours.
These are crazy times. And they shouldn't be taken lightly. This virus has effectively cut me off from my family, even if I want to go home, I could expose my parents to something lethal, and that is not a reality I want to wrestle with.
So. What are we going to talk about today to lighten the mood?
Well, first off, remember that list I wrote of Anticipated Games for 2020? Yeah, throw it out, burn it. Any game coming out now might actually be incredibly detrimental. Like, Animal Crossing and Doom came out at the perfect moment, right before the quarantine was in full effect, but now, it might be a really awful idea.
I am working on some reviews, but they'll take time, as I'm in between a few games and I'm not exactly pulled into them to the point where I feel a review is necessary.
Anyway, here's a questionnaire that was forwarded to me, with the goddamn link this time. I'm super awful for linking s**t on Gaia. Also, if you saw my reflections on Pokémon X and Y, you might have noticed the YouTube links at the end were ******** busted, the videos were taken down. I fixed them!
This is 70 questions long. It's going to occupy me for the next half hour. Yeh. Also, this is going to go quick. Please forgive any spelling errors and the like. I’m going to blast through this.
1. First game you played obsessively?
Oh, that was definitely Pokémon Silver. There was definitely something addicting in the formula for me and all the different upgrades from the original really stuck out to me. On top of that I finally had my own Gameboy Color, so playing endlessly was real easy and I was ******** 10. Do you know what I was doing at 10 years old? Not my homework, for damn sure.
Anyway, this began a terrible and endless cycle of attempting to trying to beat games in a single sitting when they absolutely should not have been. I was not a smart child.
2. A game that has influenced you creatively? Writing, drawing, etc.
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time perhaps had the most influence when it came to world building. Now, I was seven when this sucker came out, not being aware of previous games (that was territory for my older siblings) I ended up thinking this entry was the first, and it blew my goddamn mind!
It actually introduced me to the different aspects of fandom, so all the fanfiction and art and painting pretty much stems from this game brainwashing me to be a better storyteller.
3. Who did you play with as a kid?
I had two older siblings and plenty of cousins. Party Games were a ******** blast. And we have great memories playing games together, and even figuring out puzzles and strategies and s**t before the advent of GameFaqs and online guides. One time, we even got my mom to play Donkey Kong 64, and even battle in DDR. It was wild growing up in the 90's and early millennia. The accessories and paraphernalia were innumerable.
4. Who do you play with now?
Still my older siblings! We're pretty tight, and we use a lot of online connectivity. It's great. Sometimes, if I can get some friends online and we're playing the same game, we'll get together, but it's been a few months since we did that last. You also wouldn't believe my mom plays mobile games with me, but she does!
5. Ever use cheat codes?
Oh, definitely. I used to hunt for cheat codes when I was a kid, it was like my kryptonite, I hunted high and low for the best codes, I had a notebook full of them! Even for games I never even heard about. I still remember that L1, L1, L1, and R2 input at the starting screen in MegaMan X6 gives a special armor for Zero. It's completely irrelevant information, but my mind refuses to forget it!
I really miss the debug codes and the special unlocks. That was fun, and it added a dimension to older games that we just don’t see anymore. Like using infinite lives or getting some crazy weapon. I’m sad we don’t have that anymore.
6. Ever buy strategy guides?
I used to LOVE strategy guides. The pictures, the tips, the ART. I ate that s**t up. I rarely used them for their intended purpose, as I treated them like art books, since, like... I live in Canada and in the 90's not a single store ever carried any type of material like that. My favorite is my Final Fantasy X players guide that I bought for 2$ and was ruined a week later in a horrific coke accident.
7. Any games you have multiple copies of?
MegaMan X: Command Mission. Pokémon X. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Soul Calibur II. Pokémon Blue. I know I'm missing a few but for the life of me I can't remember what they are. I’m almost positive I own multiple copies of Phoenix Wright, but I don’t remember which one.
Oh, does digital copies count? Because… that would mean lots of NES and SNES games. Enough that I wouldn’t even know where to start.
8. Rarest/Most expensive game in your collection?
Before they re-released in its original format, it was Xenoblade Chronicles. I pre-ordered that s**t with a bonus and everything. I have Suikoden II for the PlayStation. Black Label Legend of Mana for the PlayStation. I know I have some obscure Wii games and DS games that can fetch a pretty price, but lord knows if I could recall the names. And he knows. I can’t.
9. Most regrettable purchase?
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of a New World. Is that what it's called? Yes. Its been, what, eleven years? This game still PISSES me off. I hate the fact that I spent so much time playing it. This is very closely followed by Mass Effect Andromeda. Still have it, still don’t want to replay it because my saves are all corrupted… this doesn’t happen often, as you can see. I do a lot of research when I buy games, I just don’t want to be hoodwinked.
10. Ever go to a midnight game release or stand in line for hours?
It wasn't for a video game per say, but I did stand in line for the release of the Greninja Amiibo. That was actually a lot of fun.
11. Have you ever made new friends from playing video games?
All kinds, irl and online. I made a lot of friends through reddit subs, and I even made friends through Twitch. Finding equal footing is always fun.
12. Ever get picked on for liking games?
You'd think I was, but I was actually considered, like, not cool, but super chill because of it? I remember guys coming up to me in class asking if I played the new releases and stuff, and I gave my opinions. I was never berated or mocked. And some girls who I invited to my house used to watch me play, because for them, that was something they'd never done. I felt cool, but I ******** wasn't.
13. A game you’ve never played that everyone else has?
Grand Theft Auto V.
14. Favorite game music?
There's so goddamn MANY. UGH. You know. Nintendo. Just, the whole library in the entire company. Stop me.
15. If it was a requirement to get a game related tattoo, what would you pick?
Holy hell, what would I pick? There's so many things to choose from but if I wanted a super sick tattoo, I'd probably choose a drawing from Yoshitaka Amano. I've loved his style since I was nine and I think it would be such a flex to have his art just… like a sleeve or something. If you don’t know him, he was the visual artist and lead art director for all the Final Fantasy games until six, and then stepped down but still created the logos and promotional artwork. I love his style! I love his work!
16. Favorite game to play with your friends IRL?
Mario Kart 8. The screaming. The drama. The blueshells. The upsets. The thinly veiled threats. It's my ******** lifeblood at this point.
17. Ever lose a friend over a game?
I'm trying to think about what this means. Like, you like a game and your friend hates it? Or... You play a game together, like Mario Party and they lose? Or maybe, you just play too many video games? Eh, it's still a no from me.
18. Would you date someone that hates gaming?
If they were obnoxious about it? Definitely No. But like, if they hated it but let me be? I have no problems with that.
19. Favorite handheld console?
The Nintendo 3DS. I love it so much. It had so much support, such a library. It was honestly the GameCube era in handheld, all these off base and unique games that I just fell in love with. I want that again so bad. The Switch could be that, but the games are more expensive, that's just a given.
20. Game that you know like the back of your hand?
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Resident Evil 2 Remake. Pokémon Silver. Pokémon Snap. Fire Emblem Awakening. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning.
21. Game that you didn’t like or understand as a kid but love now?
Oh god. Any game that was released before my dumbass figured out object permanency at the age of five. This is a joke, I was a very cloud cuckoo lander type of kid. Either way, Yoshi Cookie. Tetris. NES Open. Dig Dug. Excite Bike. There's something about NES games that are so therapeutic for me now.
22. Do you wear game related clothing/accessories?
Sometimes, I have shirts and hats and stuff but the one thing I ALWAYS carry with me is my NES controller wallet. Not only because it's my ******** wallet, it's ******** dope.
23. The game that you’ve logged the most hours into?
If... If we go by hours... Uhhh. Let's do top 5.
1. Sims 3. 1639 hours. PC.
2. Pokémon Y. 1052 hours. 3DS
3. Diablo II. 700> hours. PC.
4. Stardew Valley. 447 hours. Steam.
5. Fallout New Vegas. 331 hours. PS3.
24. First Pokémon game?
25. Were you ever an arcade game player?
YES. Oh my god, I miss arcades so goddamn BADLY. I love arcades. I loved playing Street Fighter II. Do you know how incredible that cabinet was? Every time I saw it, I felt like I was hitting Nirvana. That was my jam. Bubble Bobble. Cruisin' USA. Time Splitters. House of the Dead! DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION. All of it! I love it! There is honestly no greater tragedy that led to the death of the arcade scene in North America.
This is honestly why I want to go to Japan so badly. They have Arcade’s. They have incredible and massive arcades and I WANT THAT. The closest thing in Canada is probably… I think the Great Canadian Midway at Niagara Falls. It’s incredible, and I haven’t been in ten years, but I’d like to go back someday.
26. Ever form any gaming rivalries?
When I was but a wee lass, my older siblings were my rivals. They kicked my a** every single goddamn time we played any game, and I hated it. These days, I've opened up my third eye and I'm much more competitive. I still lose to them, my brother in particular, but I’m a better contender now.
27. Game that makes you rage?
Any game can make me rage if they’re shitty enough.
28. Ever play in a tournament?
I played in a Smash Melee tournament in New York in 2003. That was the one time I had the guts. I placed sixth, which is… something.
29. What is your gaming set up?
Nonexistent. My apartment is only my laptop, and my Switch is connected to a 24 inch Samsung TV. My room at my parent’s house is superior only because I haven't fully moved out yet.
30. How many consoles do you own?
I own 13 systems on a good day. 15 when they all feel like working.
31. Does the 3DS and/or Virtual Boy hurt your eyes or give you headaches?
Virtual Boy? Yes! 3DS? No.
I’ve never owned the Virtual Boy, but Zellers had a display unit, and if my mom had some purchases to make that would take time, like clothes, she left me at the electronics. They had the display for maybe five months, and every ******** time I would play and get viciously nauseous and go to the shoe department to lay down on the benches. Because, you know, I’m a glutton for punishment.
The 3DS on the other hand never made me motion sick. In fact, I preferred playing some games in 3D because the effects were lovely, and it looked great.
32. Did you ever play a game based on your favorite show/cartoon/movie/comic?
As long as it's not ******** shovelware. Like, there is some merit to games made with love and respect to the original source material. (i.e Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.) And not... lots of other games! Particularly any game made from a movie. I tended to stay away from movie tie in games and series tie in stuff. Unless it was based on a Japanese property. Like, I’ve played plenty of One Piece games, and Dragonball games, but that’s it.
33. Did you ever have any bootleg games or plug-n-play games?
Believe it or not, I do. I have one bootleg NES cart of Sonic the Hedgehog. I got it at a con like seven years ago. I also remember the one Plug and Play I bought had Rally-X on it. I don't remember what other Namco games were on it, though. I don't even know where it is.
34. Do either of your parents play video games?
As I mentioned earlier, my mom has played video games before, but lately she's been playing mobile games. My dad finally has a cellphone, I'm thinking to install some apps for him. Neither of them played when we were kids, but they’ve caved and joined us on occasion. My dad liked Wii Sports for the golf. He played it sometimes.
35. Ever work in a game store? Or do you have a favorite game shop?
I've never worked in one, but a block away from my apartment is a variety game shop and they have old games and systems and the like. They have the Clear Red/White and the Ice Blue N64’s for a good price and oh boy, I am tempted. They also have a crazy massive amount of games. Some are super rare, too. They also have some damaged GameBoy Colors that are cheap, and I wan to restore them so badly, I just want to try. The guys who own it are great and wonderful people. I love their store with all my heart, and I hope this pandemic doesn't shutter them, I will actually cry.
36. Have you ever shed actual blood, sweat or tears over a game?
Haha, yes! All three. Bloodshed was when we were playing the Wii, and I don't remember what game but I was swinging the Wii mote around, like, swinging something hard and ******** brained myself with the controller, and put a small gash just above my temple. We still laugh about it. When I get nervous during horror games or when I'm playing something competitive for a prolonged amount of time, I tend to get a little clammy, not so much sweaty. But, when I played DDR, that was another story. And tears? Well, tears of sadness plenty of times. But you guys know that minigame in Final Fantasy X with the Chocobo Race, and you need to get 0.0.0 seconds for Tidus’ special weapon? Yeah. I cried tears of frustration that time.
37. Have you played E.T. for the Atari 2600? Do you think that’s the worst game ever, or do you have another nomination?
I have never played E.T. Never had the chance. I don’t doubt it’s the worst game ever, but you know, it’s one thing when we play a game we have no attachment to, like E.T, or Silver Surfer, or even any shovelware game. But I find the worst offenders are when games are released from a trusted source, a beloved franchise from a developer that has been known to release top tier products and then they just ******** betray you with ******** garbage. I’m talking the likes of Sonic Boom, Umbrella Corps, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 76.
E.T was made in months by one guy who wanted to make a completely different game, but Spielberg rejected his initial idea. One guy made this game all by himself under crunch. It’s ******** awful, but considering the circumstances, the industry was still a baby. And Atari’s false sense of security led to this downfall. So many more games have been released with much more stakes, more funding, more staff and still turned out to be pathetic excuses of games.
38. A game you’re ashamed to admit that you like?
I mean… None I can think of? I don't think I've ever had to deal with that. Most games I have are pretty standard. Maybe there are games I should be ashamed I like but I just don't have the hindsight to notice. That’s always a possibility.
39. A sequel that you would die for them to make?
My heart... I just had a dream last night that they released the Legend of Dragoon II and it looked so ******** good! That’s perhaps at the top of my list, along with a direct sequel, in style and true to heart for Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars. In the same vein I would probably kill for an actual sequel to Tales of Symphonia instead of what we got. And you know what? The 2008 Prince of Persia really deserved better. I would love to see where they were going with that story. I would also have loved to have a sequel to the PS3 game Folklore.
I’m still hoping one day Nintendo will cave and make Pokémon Snap II. They had a chance with the Wii U, and they blew it. I still have hope…
40. What to you think of virtual reality headsets or motion controls?
I get violently ill when I use them. They're honestly incredible, but a no-no for me unless I’d like to feel the cold embrace of death on the kitchen floor with a bottle of advil and a wet towel on my head.
41. A genre that you just can’t get into?
42. Maybe it wasn’t your first game, but what was the game that started you on your path to nerdiness?
Ah. Mario Bros. I loved it. I died on the first level a quadrillion times. Do you think that ever stopped me? Well, sometimes it did, but like, we had the NES. And I loved that system so much. I’m still thinking of all those tutorial videos that make customs systems and I want to try my hand at them so badly.
43. Ever play games when you really should have been concentrating on something else?
HAHAHA. All my ******** life, dude! I can go categorically, too! I absolutely bailed on my social studies in high school for the Sims 2. In College, it was Xenoblade Chronicles and Twilight Princess when I should have been working on a presentation. (Still got 98%). And in University it was Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, and during my evaluation in 2016, it was Stardew Valley. All my life it's been one game to the next.
44. Arcade machine that has consumed the most of your quarters?
Oh, good one... It's a tie between House of the Dead and Bubble Bobble. I don't know which it could be since I played so much of both for like three years at the local arcade. God, I want my own Arcade so badly! I would actually love to get arcade cabinets but they’re impossible to get! Like, yeah, 5-10 grand a unit is one thing, BUT the import! The taxes! THE SHIPPING!? It’s impossible, and I admire people who restore and preserve cabinets for a living.
45. How are you at Mario Kart?
I'm the best player in my family for the last game. Otherwise, I’m actually the worst! I, for some reason, clicked hardcore with Mario Kart 8 and was able to consistently beat online races and time trials like it was nobody’s business. I was also baller at 200cc. And the only other Mario Kart I was decent at was Mario Kart 64. All the other ones I sucked at, especially at Mario Kart Wii! I don’t know why I was so bad and then so good.
46. Do you like relaxing games like Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon?
YES. YES, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I could be playing Animal Crossing right now but uuuugh quarantineeeeeeee. As you know, I’m quite in love with Harvest Moon, but since Natsume lost the rights in 2013, the actual Harvest Moon games are Story of Seasons, and the games with the name Harvest Moon are awful garbage. Play Story of Seasons, they’re not bad, and they certainly have waaaay more depth than HM now.
47. Do you like competitive games?
I don't mind them, but I don’t play them often. I like to play Rainbow Six Siege online a lot. And I have played both PUBG and Fortnite but battle royale games stress me out too much. I've won in both Fortnite and PUBG but I can't keep doing it. It's too much for my poor nerves.
48. How long does it take you to customize your player character?
It can take anywhere from 2 minutes to ******** hours. I'm awful. Like some cuter games like Story of Seasons and Fantasy Life and stuff it's like oh, let's make her cute but then I get to games like Mass Effect and Fallout and three hours later I'm still there!
49. In games where you can pick your class, do you always tend to go for the same type of character?
It depends on the game, really. Like, in a Diablo or MMoRPG, I'll be support, but if I'm playing by myself, I usually go for the Tank or a similar heavy class. Though, my favorite classes are ones that merge from two separate classes. Like the Red Mage, Vanguard, or the Alchemist or something similar.
50. If you were a game designer, what masterpiece would you create?
A big 'ol rpg. I would love to set time resources aside to make a pixel style RPG with branching stories, a class system and some crazy battle system. And even a character customize screen and a dating sim. That would be fun.
51. Have you ever played a game for so long that you forgot to eat or sleep?
My record for playing a game with no breaks is eighteen hours. So, yes definitely. I only got away with it because my parents had to go visit a relative and no one was home for an entire day. Que me just lambasting through Final Fantasy IX at sixteen to get to the end of the game.
52. A game that you begged your parents for as a kid?
OH MY GOOOOD. This brought back such a specific memory. When I was in Greece in the summer of '99. We walked into this toy shop in a nearby city and I saw they had Kirby's Dream Land on GameBoy for like... 5 thousand drachma? I have no IDEA how much that translates to, but I looked at my Dad and just put on the saddest eyes I could. He got it for me. And I still have it! Problem? We didn’t bring our Gameboy on our trip!
53. What’s your opinion on DLC these days?
The way it's done now is so goddamn infuriating. For so many games, I just end up waiting for the definitive edition to come out so I can get the complete package but christ almighty. Look at the Tales games. Remember when completing arbitrary tasks netted a cool alternative costume to wear? ******** you, a costume is 4 ******** dollars now. Mass Effect 3 had Javik, arguably an integral part to the ENTIRE plot of the series.10 more dollars you crusty shits. Like, I don't mind if it's 20 dollars for entirely new content that wasn't developed with the game and then shoved behind a wall. Mario Kart 8 is a great example. The content on the Wii U was great, and then it was incredible. Even the Ballad of Champions was incredible. What I hate is releasing a game unfinished and paying to ******** finish it. NO. YOU PAY. THAT’S YOUR JOB.
But there's a lot of DLC that's just... scummy and gross and some games will forever be on my s**t list because of it. Actually, no, just EA. They can burn with the rest their ******** garbage. They just SUCK.
54. Do you give in to Steam sales?
ALL THE TIME. I have a massive wish list that I track all the sales and items available to buy during the Winter and Summer sales. My entire Steam Library is filled with games I got through Humble Bundle and Steam Sales, the only games I bought price were probably Stardew Valley and Undertale, because I couldn’t wait.
55. Did you ever make someone you hated in the Sims and did mean stuff to them?
Okay, yes, once. This b***h in high school pretended to be my friend and I found out she was talking mad s**t about me, and even catfished me in College. There are some things you never forgive, and that's definitely one thing, but man, making her in the Sims and watching as she randomly got crushed by a meteor was euphoric. And I didn’t do that. I was actually making her run with scissors because I had never seen the death animation and as she was running outside, she got brained. Divine retribution in games is ******** instant.
56. Did you ever play Roller Coaster Tycoon and kill off your guests?
I never played Roller Coaster Tycoon, it looks mad fun though.
57. Did you ever play a game to 100% or get all of the achievements?
I don't think I've ever 100% a PS3 or Xbox game. I have on the 3DS, like, tons of them, but I can exactly show that off. These days, they add online achievements and I don't want to touch that. Oh, I also forgot. I have completed Steam Games. Still working on Stardew Valley, though.
58. If you can only play 3 games for the rest of your life, which ones do you pick?
Definitely The Sims 3. All Expansions. Pokemon SoulSilver. and... I dunno, some other super long game that I can play for the rest of my life.
59. Do you play any cell phone games?
I do! I play Pokémon GO. Dr. Mario World. Pocket Camp and Pokémon Masters. These are just the games that I play for about half an hour in the morning and then I actually get up to start my day.
60. Do you know the Konami Code?
Up, up, down, down left, right, left, right, b,a ,start. I still ******** it up sometimes and put up down up down.
61. Do you trade in your games or keep them forever?
Some games I have said bye-bye to just because they were taking up space. I traded in like... 14 games to get my PS3 for 70$ and I don't regret it. I mean, I’ve sold back copies and completed games I have no attachment to at all and just buy something else. All the games I hold near and dear stay with me at all times.
62. Ever buy a console specifically to play one game?
Call me out why don't you? Yes. I bought a PSP to play Dissidia. That's it. I picked up a few games, and then I was so sad to realize what a great system PSP’s were, and they just… didn’t take off. It’s kind of sad, they were good systems, with… decent support, I suppose, but it just wasn’t enough.
63. Ever go to a gaming convention or tournament?
I've been a few tournaments and small conventions. Not much else.
64. Ever make a TV or monitor purchase based on what would be best for gaming?
All the time. It's pretty much all I'm going to be doing, so, the gaming aspect is super important. I spent four hundred dollars on a screen in 2010, and they still work so beautifully. I’m actually terrified that my screen is going to die this year and I really don’t want to think about it.
65. Ever have a Game Genie, Game Shark or Action Replay? Did it ever mess up your game’s save file?
I wanted Action Replay for Pokémon Diamond so I could get a ******** FEEBAS, but I always chickened out. Thirty dollars was too much. We always talked on the school playground about Game Genie and Game Shark, but the tales of ruined cartridges were too frightening. We never took the chance.
66. Did you ever have an old Nokia with Snake on it?
It wasn't mine, but my dads. And Yes. I played it a lot. Also, I remember my dad left his Nokia on the top of his car once when I was a child, and he got in the car, and it was manual, so the car jerked a little bit, and the Nokia fell behind the car, my dad ended up reversing over his phone with both ******** wheels. He stops in the parking, sees the cellphone on the ground, gets out of the car to pick it up, comes back and goes, “I ran it over.” I ******** lost it. I was like, nine or ten. And that Nokia still worked like a dream.
67. Do you have a happy gaming-related childhood memory you want to share?
...Too many, honestly. Like, from when my sister needed a memory card to save the Legend of Dragoon on PlayStation and waited for my dad and brother to come from New York with one. Or when my sister was playing FFVII and was at the Golden Saucer snowboard game. She hit a slope and my mom ******** lost it, she thought it was the funniest thing she'd ever seen. There's the time my mom played Guitar Hero with us on Drums, and that one time my time Dad was vocals. And honestly, with my brother, there are even more. Every time I play a horror game with him, and I end up laughing so hard I cry.
As recently as the summer, when he was playing RE2, he was setting up for an achievement in the B scenario for Leon and my sister and I kept quipping in with dumb s**t and he told us to shut up, rightfully so, we were being assholes. At this point, we were very familiar with games layout and the different scenarios. We knew there was Licker ahead, but he forgot. So he proceeds to run into the second floor hallway were the Licker is hiding, and as he aggro’d it, he just ran back screaming, “I FORGOT, I FORGOT, I FORGOT.” And I still burst out laughing over it sometimes.
I have so many memories from Mario Party, to Until Dawn. Some where I couldn't even breath because I was laughing so hard and other times, I was being a piece of s**t and still laughed until I cried.
68. Ever save up a ton of tickets in an arcade to get something cool?
More memories. Hell yeah. We racked up like 10,000 tickets once and got this super sick hockey memorabilia flag. It was huuuuge. One time, I also hit the jackpot on an arcade game and picked up a disco lightbulb. I still have it! I'll have to ask my brother about other things we’ve won when we have time, we always got a sick amount of tickets, he'd know pretty much everything we won.
I’d also like to add, though my parents don’t play video games, they will absolutely play the s**t out of an arcade machine. My mom loves skee ball, and my dad will always play the Coin Pushers. They’ve even played other games and won jackpots. One time, in Boston, were in an arcade and it was pretty big, we immediately lost my dad. Half an hour later, the man comes back with a ******** bouquet of tickets, we’re like holy s**t, dad! And he just goes, I won. And handed us the tickets. I LOVE ARCADES.
69. In your opinion, best game ever made?
I don't know. This is such a loaded question. Should I say Mario Bros. for how it saved the gaming industry? Legend of Zelda for adding that mystic and story in a time where it was never seen? How about GTA San Andreas for its revolutionary mechanics and storytelling? How about MegaMan X for its tight controls and opening the gate for incredible pixel visuals and game design? Metal Gear Solid? Tetris? Street Fighter II? Chrono Trigger? Pokémon? Final Fantasy VII? Red Dead Redemption? Resident Evil 4?
Too many games hold that little bit of influence. So many titles that shifted game design and marketability. I don't think there can be a single greatest game ever made, perhaps one that can encompass a genre or series best, but it's like asking what's the best movie ever made. Your results will be wild and varied.
70. Very first game you ever beat?
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. I mentioned this in my Sonic entry. Honestly, it changed my entire outlook on my life. For years I thought the first game I ever beat on my own was LoZ: OoT. For YEARS I thought that. And now? I found out I was actually beating games about four years prior. Memories are so damn weird.
Yay! Seventy questions! Wow. It took me an hour. I'm ******** wired. Too much coffee.
This was a nice distraction. but back to reality for a quick moment.
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