I remember I felt disappointed reading reviews on major video game websites because they don’t always reflect my taste in what I find aesthetically pleasing. I can only surmise popular opinions dictate what sort of games are being produced and sold as I recalled my friend’s husband mumbling about creating games for a particular market as if it was a painful chore. He wasn’t too enthused about being a part in the making of a shooter game (Halo 4) because he hates gun, and I don’t blame him. I guess that might explain one of the many factors to why we see franchise like the Resident Evil morphed into an action game. I’m assuming shooter games may be more appealing to the mass than games with a lot of puzzles, although I personally think solving a puzzle is impressively cool!
Part of the reason I have respect for game director like Yoko Taro is his outlook on games. He knew that his games appeal to a particular type of audience–the weirdos (a.k.a passionate gamers who voluntary lock themselves in their room). There is some truth to his statement. I did locked myself in my room in the summer of 2010 playing Nier Gestalt which happens to be my all time top favorite game! It’s a shame that some people couldn’t get passed the gameplay and terrible graphics back then. I am so happy that my brother recommended this game to me. Now that Nier Automata has sold more than 3 million physical and digital units, according to PlatinumGames twitter account–it just shows it takes a passionate group of people to make great things happen, generally speaking.
Anyway, this is my little spill on videogames on this fine Sunday morning. Recently, Red Metal nominated me on a fun tag. I enjoy reading his critique on games and movies and glad there is someone like him who is brave enough to challenge mainstream opinions, and he’s very civil about it. I stumbled upon his site after reading a review on Metal Gear Solid 2, another favorite game of mine. I must say, he has very good taste in games and movies.
Okay let’s get started with the fun questions! 🌻
What is your earliest gaming memory?
The earliest memory is Friday the 13th for the NES because my brother always like to remind me how we couldn’t make it passed the loading screen as soon as Jason’s face popped up. Throughout my childhood, I have many fond memories of playing games with my brother. We spent a lot of time together because Mother was very strict with us having friends outside of school.
2. When did you start blogging and why?
I actually registered this blog back in 2013, but it was for poetry purposes. I cannot believe it’s that long and I have not even published over 50 posts. July 2016 is when I became active on WordPress. I started writing my thoughts on what I think about the soul series after completing Dark Souls III. I didn’t expect to engage in the blogging community as I am bit weary of how big this blog can get. Fear of harassment is the major reason. But I decided to become more engaging with other game bloggers because I genuinely like playing and talking about games. It makes me happy. So here I am voicing my opinion on my favorite hobby and I have no shame in it.
3. What feature do you wish any of your consoles had that they currently don’t?
Honestly, I don’t think about it.
4. Name a movie that you wish had a video game made after it and what developer would you want to make it and why?
Event Horizon would make a scary survival horror game. Maybe? It has such a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Haha. And the folks who created Silent Hill 2 should make it.
5. Do you have a games room/corner? If so, let us see it and show your favorite thing in there?
I am not a hardcore game collector where I have a library full of games. My stash of games are hidden and not organized. Sometimes games do peak out in the living area on the floor. Sometimes on my kitchen table.
6. Do you have a child or a pet? Which character do you name it after?
This question made me laugh. The answer is neither. I have stuffed animals and a plant and they were all given to me from the people at work if that count. But if I were to have a pet dog, I probably name it Hewie, the dog from Haunting Ground. Perhaps having a dog would be nice. I would have a companion to accompany me on a nice walk.
7. What keeps you going when gaming?
My parents have drilled inside my head since I was a kid to be wise on what I choose to purchase. Out of guilt, I completed games because I spent money on it.
Now for the nominees:
Thank you again Red Metal for nominating me. This was a fun tag!