Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Video Game-Related Meme: Yes Please!

Samuraifrog did this meme and it looked like fun.

1. Your very first video game.

I vaguely remember playing Donkey Kong at a convenience store when I was about 5.

2. Your favorite character.

I think it would be Sgt. Cortez from the Time Splitters games. Hope they make a new one soon. Etna from Disgaea is pretty cool too.

3. A game that is underrated.

Naval Ops: Warship Gunner 2. In fact, just thinking about it makes me want to play it. And The Peace Keepers on the SNES was also an underrated gem in my opinion (any game that has a stage named after Snake Plissken can't be all bad, can it?)

4. Your guilty pleasure game.

I liked Duel Masters. There, I said it.

5. Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).

I want to be Sly Cooper.

6. Most annoying character.

I am not picking a particular character. I am picking a specific type of character... anyone who you have to escort, especially if they don't have self-preservation instincts.

7. Favorite game couple.

Rydia and Edge in Final Fantasy II/IV (because you know that they hooked up after that game).

8. Best soundtrack.

The soundtrack for Chrono Trigger is pretty sweet.

9. Saddest game scene.

There is a particular non-player character in Persona 3 who you meet midway through the game... a young man who is dying of an incurable genetic disease named Akinari Kamiki and as you get to know him, he starts to be a little more optimistic about life and finds peace. And then he dies after giving you a notebook with a story he had been working on. Oh, and all this is happening while the world is coming to an end. After you finish the game, you can go back to where you used to visit him, and you will encounter his mother who will tell you that before he died, he had not only thanked her for giving him life and taking care of him in his infirmity. She then asks you if her son gave you the notebook with the story he was writing in it. When you tell her you have it, she doesn't want to read it. She wants to wait until she dies so that her son can tell her the story himself and she wants you to keep it because you had meant so much to him in his final weeks. Looking it up on the net, I started getting a little misty eyed again. Picking a saddest moment from this game is like shooting fish in a barrel since it is full of downbeat and tragic events.

10. Best gameplay.

The Katamari Damacy series is still engrossing.

11. Gaming system of choice.

Playstation 2.

12. A game everyone should play.

Katamari Damacy.

13. A game you’ve played more than five times.

Well, I beat Dynasty Warriors 4/5 a number of times.

14. Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.

I used to use a Katamari Damacy one with a tree.

15. Post a screenshot from the game you're playing right now.

16. Game with the best cut scenes.

Again, Persona 3.

17. Favorite antagonist.

Kefka from Final Fantasy III/VI was just so good. An insane clown of a character who destroyed the world because he could. Does that sound like anyone else?

18. Favorite protagonist.

There is a lot of overlap in this. Sgt. Cortez.

19. Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.

20. Favorite genre.

I really enjoy open world/sandbox type games.

21. Game with the best story.

I know this is going to sound like a broken record but again, Persona 3.

22. A game sequel which disappointed you.

I loved Final Fantasy III/VI... I hated Final Fantasy VII.

23. Game you think had the best graphics or art style.

I liked the cell-shaded art style of No More Heroes and the Sin City-type graphics of Madworld.

24. Favorite classic game.

River City Ransom

25. A game you plan on playing.

Too many to list.

26. Best voice acting.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas had a great cast and script.

27. Most epic scene ever.

The drop from Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 is pretty memorable.

28. Favorite game developer.

I like Pandemic.

29. A game you thought you wouldn't like, but ended up loving.

I hated SOCOM II, and then I played SOCOM 3, and it totally changed my opinion of the series. SOCOM III ended up ranking highly on my top 25 list.

30. Your favorite game of all time.

Super Dodge Ball

1 comment:

Semaj said...

Good choices. here are a few thoughts.

I'd go with Chrono Chross' score over Trigger. I think Chross' score is takes many of Trigger's themes and changes them around. I'd say Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 have some outstanding scores too.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas voice acting was great and so was Vice City's