F. Biggest letdown?
Probably Electroplankton. I was on a big “experimental music game” kick at the time and this being as rare as it is, every copy I could find on eBay was way more expensive than I should have ever paid for. I don’t really get what people see in this game. It gets boring in literally minutes, unless you can somehow put yourself in a frame of mind where random, twinkly noises leave you in slack-mouthed awe. On top of that, the copy I got ended up being a cheap bootleg.
A. Favorite game of all time?
I’m tempted to say Super Smash Bros Melee even though I don’t play at an elite enough level to really justify the choice. There’s probably 4 or so games that I would consider to be “favorite game” tier: Melee, Pokemon Silver (and/or Sapphire?), Fire Emblem, Spyro the Dragon. Outside of those, there are a lot of others that I’ve spent hours and hours on and absolutely adore.
Y. What game would you want your child to play first?
Maybe the first Spyro? As far as I can remember it was the first game I ever played.
G. What’re you currently playing?
One Piece: Unlimited World Red on the 3DS - a great 3D brawler that I’m kind of shocked got a US release. The coliseum mode is a lot of fun.
Metroid Fusion: Got it through the 3DS Ambassador Program. It holds your hand a lot more than Super Metroid, which might actually be why I like it more than that.
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones: Recently started re-playing this on hard. I don’t know if I’ve already beaten it on that difficulty before - it’s possible considering how many times I’ve gone through the two GBA Fire Emblems.
One Piece: Gigant Battle 2: I beat the main story mode, so now what’s left is to unlock the support versions of each playable character. Really, really great.
Grand Theft Auto V: I play this once every 3 weeks probably. Even so, it’s incredibly well-made and fixes a lot of the problems I had with IV.
Devil May Cry: Another game I’m moving through slowly. I’m actually playing all of these pretty irregularly with the exception of Unlimited World Red.
O. Favorite antagonist?
No, probably Andrew Ryan, the Ayn Rand stand-in from the Bioshock games.