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I'm not your typical grandma but that's who I am. I've been into the video game scene since 1979. That was a long time ago and wow have things improved, not just tech-wise but characters, story lines, fighting styles and spells and also player involvement. How much more can they give us? I'd love to find out.
My all time favorite genre is RPG's with the exception of those that use tactic based fighting styles. Some of the best games I've ever played were Final Fantasy 7, 8, & 9 , The Legend of Dragoon, Breath of Fire III & IV, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Resident Evil 2 & 3, The original Silent Hill and Star Ocean: The 2nd Story for the Playstation. Then along came Dragon Quest 8, Final Fantasy X, X-2 & XII, Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2, Growlanser: Heritage of War, Magna Carta, Radiata Stories, Rogue Galaxy, Star Ocean: Til the End of Time, Tales of legendia, Tales of the Abyss and Valkyrie Profile 2 all for the PS2. Then there's Lost Odyssey, Magna Carta 2, Nier and so far Star Ocean: The Last Hope for Xbox360. I realize there's a gap in between PS2 and Xbox360. I was going through a difficult phase for a few years and had lost interest in playing, actually like 7 years but I'm back, not as intensely as in the past but I do enjoy my gameplay again.
Besides being into video gaming I am also an artist but not to the extent I'd like to be. I enjoy a good book now and then like, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dante's The Inferno (not the game, but the book it's based on, which is much more involved and more detailed the the game is. You should check it out. I recommend the version translated by John Ciardi if you can find it.) I also thought The Heroin Diaries which is about Nikki Sixx's time of drug play and addiction was very interesting. A book I hold close to my heart is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. I first read this in 6th grade and as the years progressed and I read it over and over, it grew. In the beginning it was just a child's tale and as I got older more and more of what the story was saying became clear to me. It's a wonderful book. I also have enjoyed some of Anne Rice's novels, Stephen King's and later I found Dean Koontz.
All my sons have grown and moved on. I have three. Two of them have so far each given me a grandbaby, My grandson just turned 5 and my grandbaby girl is almost 18 months. I don't get to see them as much as I'd like too, them or their parents. So now it's just me, my 14 year old dog who is now deaf, my computer and my video games but we are a happy family.