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Questions From The GI Show
1.) What is your favorite game of all time?
My favorite game of all time would have to be The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I didn't have a Xbox 360 yet, still had a PS2 and GameCube to play. It had to be in 2007, my freshman year in high school, and my friend had a 360. I went over to his house at some point, and he showed me Oblivion. I was completely amazed by the graphics and the setting of the world. That year for Christmas I got Oblivion with the Arcade Xbox 360 with no hard drive and no memory card, so I had to play it without getting to save for awhile. When I did get a memory card finally, it was great. It was my first time playing a game where I had a whole world to explore and do lots of things. It has my favorite video game soundtrack ever, next to Final Fantasy X's soundtrack.
2.) What was the first console you owned?
The first console I played was the NES. I remember playing Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. The next console I had was the PlayStation, and I'd probably say that was the one I feel I owned first since with the NES I was only like 4 to 6 years old, barely remember it much. With the PlayStation I was probably around 7-10 years old, so I remember it a bit better, and I pretty much was the only person who played on it.
3.) What game would you recommend to someone?
I highly recommend anyone who hasn't played Final Fantasy X to play it. It's my 3rd favorite game of all time, my favorite Final Fantasy game since I've only played X, 13, and 13-2. I wish I would've played the rest of the Final Fantasy games, but I was young and didn't know of it back then. The first time I saw FFX was my cousin's husband playing it. I was probably only 10-12 so I didn't understand much of it, but it looked cool. If my memory serves me right I had at some point played it, but didn't finish it for some reason. Then my sister got a used PS2 and got FFX, I was in high school, so I definitely had to replay it again and finish it. I'm so glad I did because the story, characters, music, and the fighting system were great. The cast of characters are my favorite in any game. The music is fantastic especially my favorites Phantoms and Calm Before the Storm. The fighting system is turn based and you can see your turns and the creatures turns so you know when to attack and when to prepare for an attack from the creatures. The leveling up system is the sphere grid, and it was great. With the way it works is great in that you could have all the characters learn each others abilities. So now comes to the part with FFX HD. I can't wait for it to come out. I want more information about it so bad. I'll be putting in tons of time with it whenever it does come out.
4.) What is the best video game console?
This is a tough one. It depends on how you look at it. You can look at it from the view of which console had the best games, most games, most influential, or best graphics. For me I'll have to say Xbox 360 because I love the current generation of games. I like having great graphics, great stories, great voice acting, and great game-play. Not to say the older consoles didn't have those, but I like for the most part how the current generation games are doing with those things. It's great to be able to get patches to fix glitches and getting updates for games. The 360 controller is the best controller ever made. I love being able to play music while playing games at the same time. If I had good Internet connection like most others I'd be playing online more often which can be great fun. Of course the downside to the 360 is paying for a gold membership.
5.) What will happen to gaming in the next 10 years?
These are just things I want to happen, but probably won't. I want games to be priced by what they are. Games that take only 3-8 hours to beat, have no re-playability, and have nothing else to do with it shouldn't be $60, more like $20. These would be games like Rage (bought it at $60 then couple months later dropped down to like $20 or so, made me mad) and Alan Wake (great game, playing it as of now after almost 2 years since I last played it) should not have been priced at $60 when it first came out. I'm sure I could list others, but can't think of them at this time. Other games like Oblivion, Skyrim, and Fallout 3, these huge games with a big world to explore, tons of things to do, re-playability, and good dlc's, are worth the $60. As for most shooters like Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Halo, just for me since I have crap internet, be nice if they would be cheaper, but their worth $60 for everyone else. I want reasonably priced dlc's, like map packs being $15 for Call of Duty is ridiculous, $10 for 3 maps for Halo 3 and Reach was dumb, and recently Dawnguard being $20 (I love Skyrim, but $20.... really?) it would need to be on a scale of Shivering Isles for Oblivion or bigger. Same thing with Xbox Live Arcade games, they should be more reasonably priced in my opinion. And lastly, I want Microsoft and Sony to stop with trying to do motion control stuff with the Kinect and Move because they suck.
6.) What is a big gaming series you just can't stand?
I can't really say as for actually playing them cause I haven't, but I'd say either Metal Gear Solid or Half-Life. I really don't like stealth games except for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I watched the Half-Life super replay and it just looked boring to me. There were several parts in that game that would've annoyed the hell out of me. I'm not a PC person, I like to have a physical controller in my hands, and I don't know anything technical with PCs and all that stuff most of you guys probably know about.
7.) What is the most important game ever made?
This is a tough question. I would have to say either the first Legend of Zelda game or Super Mario 64. I can't think of reasons why, so I'll just go by the reasons the GI guys made in the GI Show.
8.) Who is the best video game character ever?
Again this would depend on how you look at it. You can think of the character who most people recognize, toughest, coolest, etc... I would say for him being in a ton of games and for being recognized by most people, it would definitely be Mario, but he's not my favorite. I can't even really say who my favorite overall character is, too many great characters.
9.) What is your most anticipated game of 2012?
My most anticipated game for this year would have to be Resident Evil 6. I remember playing RE2 and RE3 for probably 15 minutes or less each when I was around 6-8 years old. Those games scared the crap out of me back then. I never played any Resident Evil games again until I tried playing RE5 with my friend when I was in high school, but I couldn't play it at all because of the controls, so I decided back then that it sucked. Then at the end of January this year, I got really bored and I asked my brother-in-law what games he had, and it so happens he had RE5. For some reason I was just craving to play it again now that I was better at playing games, and so I took it and started playing it. I remembered immediately how the controls were, but I somehow got used to them quickly and I had a lot of fun playing it. My first play-through was on amateur difficulty and it was difficult, but it was how it should be. Then after that I got infinite ammo for my pistol, and it made the game more easier and fun. I played through it again on normal, and it was still great. I got more points towards getting infinite ammo for other weapons, and eventually beat it on veteran and professional difficulty. The play-through on professional even with my powerful magnum with infinite ammo was still very difficult because just 1 hit from an enemy would do a lot of damage. As of now I've replayed RE5 numerous times, got almost all weapons with infinite ammo, got all the non multiplayer and dlc achievements, and depending on what difficulty I'm playing on, I could beat the game in like 2 hours. After playing a lot of RE5, I went into a Resident Evil craze and told myself I got to play the other games. So I got RE2 and RE3 from the PSN Store, and it brought back memories. I played RE3 first and beat it for the first time, then I moved to RE2 and beat it once. Then I just went back and forth beating them both again. Even nowadays those games are fun to play, and can still be scary at times especially with Nemesis. After that I got RE4 HD from Xbox Live, and played it. It was way more difficult than I expected, but I eventually made through it. I think it took me like 22+ hours to beat it, and that's a great length in a video game. I replayed it again with the Chicago Typewriter and it made it so much easier and fun. I did start a play-through on professional mode, but I'm stuck at Salazar's castle. It is really tough since you can't bring over your stuff like you could with RE5. I haven't gone back to play it for quite awhile. I still need to get the first Resident Evil game, and hopefully will at some point before RE6 comes out. So as you can see I'm in a Resident Evil craze, I love it. With all the videos and stuff I've seen for RE6 it looks fantastic and I can't wait to play it. It comes out 3 days before my birthday so I get it free, yea!
10.) What did I have for lunch?
I'm just gonna say what I'd like to have for lunch everyday, pizza!