July 18, 2013
I'm big on just about everything, from AAA console titles to bizarre, niche indie experiments. I'm not terribly into competitive multiplayer, though that may be due to the foul way in which many PSN/XBLA gamers conduct themselves. I'm most fascinated by the potential of single-player interactive storytelling, whether it be a lavishly produced yarn like The Last of Us or a more modest, yet no less effective experience like Home or Year Walk. I'm absolutely awful at fighting games, but I'll never turn down a local match (online matches lack the delight of talking smack to your opponent sitting on the couch/standing by the arcade cabinet). In the end, however, there's really no game I flat-out wouldn't try. I'm up for anything.
These days it's just Scrabble, mostly, though an intense game of Monopoly is always good fun. It should be noted that I was raised on board games with elaborate physical set-pieces, and if somebody actually had the inclination to set up, say, Mouse Trap or 13 Dead End Drive, I'd be on that joint like Pooh on honey.
There's no way I could simply pick one. Among my all-time favorites, in no particular order...Super Mario 64, Final Fantasy VI, Loom, Ducktales, Metroid Prime, Super Castlevania IV, Ikaruga, Doom, Silent Hill 2, Super Crate Box, Goldeneye, System Shock 2, Contra: Shattered Soldier, Chrono Trigger, Pac-Man CE DX, SMW2: Yoshi's Island. Depending on my mood, any one of those games has the potential of being named my favorite.
I'm a 27 year-old lifelong gamer from Silver Spring, MD. I've always been deeply interested in all aspects of gaming, but I've never had any other gamer friends. It'd be nice to talk shop with other folks, as I've always had to downplay my interest