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Elliot J.


Falls Church, VA

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August 20, 2013

What video games do you play?

I play Pokemon, Zelda, Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy, Metroid, and a lot of other ones too obscure to mention. My favorite game developers tend to be Nintendo, Square, and Intelligent Systems. I also like Vanillaware, but I've only played one game by them (Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and not enough of A Boy and His Blob to mention it). My favorite indy game is probably Cave Story, though I'm sure there are others if I thought hard about it. I know I sound kind of like a mainstream gamer, which is probably true; I try to find time to game, but I have to fit it into a busy schedule of writing, my job, and other stuff that needs to get done. I have a dream of making an RPG based on an elaborate fantasy realm I have created.

What board games do you play?

I don't. Well, not really, but I have played Heroscape briefly, albeit the normal mainstream ones (Risk, Monopoly, etc.) I also played a Zombie board game whose name eludes me, and it was extremely fun. I'm even less eclectic when it comes to board games as compared to my gaming repertoire.

Your favorite game of all time?

My favorite game of all time is Fire Emblem, by far. I've put far more hours into my Pokemon save files, but Fire Emblem always challenges me, and I find the many options it offers for who you train, what weapons you use, and its challenge stimulating. I've never been as satisfied with an FE game as I was with the first one (to come to U.S. shores), except for maybe Path of Radiance (the Gamecube one), but I continue to buy and play Fire Emblem games and I love to become wrapped up in the worlds they present. I only wish more were released in America...


I'm a writer who draws a lot of inspiration from games. I'm also a gamer, and I enjoy lots of different games, mostly Nintendo ones. I consider myself something of a game connoisseur.

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