Gaming Questionnaire

Jasyla over at Cannot Be Tamed posted a rather nice Gaming Questionnaire that after it was mentioned on twitter I thought could be a nice break in my posting schedule.

A couple of regular blogs I follow have also run with it here, here and here

  • When did you start playing video games?
    • I remember it well the year was 1985, or was it 1986.
      Well I kind of remember it, not very well. My Dad went out and brought home a ZX Spectrum+, it was rather late when he arrived home so we didn’t get chance to set it up and play that evening. The following day I remember waking at 6am and going downstairs only to find my Mum was already there setting it up and was as excited as me.
  • What is the first game you remember playing?
    • The first proper game I remember was Knight Lore (Crash), it was a challenging isometric platformer in which you play as a man cursed to become a Werewolf and you had 40 days and nights to find the potion to break the curse.
  • PC or Console?
    • Mostly PC about a 99% – 1% split
  • XBox, PlayStation, or Wii?
    • XBox
  • What’s the best game you’ve ever played?
    • For me it would have to be Gone Home – for me this game challenged the concept of what a game can achieve and did it without multi-million dollar funding or big publishers. I try to get everyone to play it, without telling them anything 🙂 .
  • What’s the worst game you’ve ever played?
    • Not sure I can pick a game, mostly games are either for me or for other persons, none of them are bad, just not to my taste.
  • Name a game that was popular/critically adored that you just didn’t like.
    • World of Warcraft, I wanted to like it but it really didn’t get on with the game.
    • Fallout 3
    • Borderlands
  • Name a game that was poorly received that you really like.
    • Freedom Fighters – I adored this game, ok the acting was a little sub-par at times, but he AI was brilliant, the enemy waves were varied and often needed a little thinking to overcome.
  • What are your favourite game genres?
    • Aside from MMOs I really do I quite enjoy platformers. But generally I will play anything that grabs my attention.
  • Who is your favourite game protagonist?
    • April Ryan – You have to love the humour in The Longest Journey, for a point and click adventure it stands out as such an wonderfully detailed character.
  • Describe your perfect video game.
    • For me the perfect game has to have a nice open system with lots of options that allow me to build what I want, rather than just being confined to a subset of skills.
  • What video game character do have you have a crush on?
    • Red from Transistor
  • What game has the best music?
    • The music is Bastion is certainly one of my favourites as it linked closely to the story as you play.
  • Most memorable moment in a game:
    • Reaching max level on my Corruptor in City of Villains and getting over 600 badges (achievements).
  • Scariest moment in a game:
    • (1996) I jumped at the dogs jumping through the windows in the corridor at the start of Resident Evil, we were playing it at 11pm with the lights off.
  • Most heart-wrenching moment in a game:
    • The closure of City of Heroes/Villains, the last few minutes were both wonderful and awful to witness.
  • What are your favourite websites/blogs about games?
    • A tricky one, for news I enjoy Rock, Paper Shotgun, none of that tacky Console news there. For all other blogs my blogroll is pretty up-to-date.
  • What’s the last game you finished?
    • I finished Gunpoint and but finished I mean I got all the achievements.
  • What future releases are you most excited about?
    • Evolve, co-op, what’s not to enjoy.
    • Spy Party, I’m in the beta but looking forward to the completed game with the new graphics
    • The Witness, I’ve been following this game for some time
  • Do you identify as a gamer?
    • Yes and proud of it
  • Why do you play video games?
    • For the same reason other people go out or to the cinema. I Play for enjoyment, entertainment and social interaction.
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7 thoughts on “Gaming Questionnaire”

  1. I almost put Fallout 3 as the game I didn’t like that was critically acclaimed. It could easily stand there next to Red Dead Redemption, the game I did pick. Idk what it was but neither game sat right with me, and though I paid $60 for FO3, I ended up trading it in within a day or two. I only borrowed RDR thankfully.

  2. Resident Evil also (2 in my case I was late!) had my scariest gaming moment, just difficult to pick up which one….so many! Playing late in the dark…so creepy!

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