Answering the Gaming Questionnaire, Part One

Jaysla over at Cannot Be Tamed has put up a gaming questionnaire on her site. I’m not sure if this was intentional, but her timing is perfect as a whole bunch of us Blaugust folks are getting near the end of the month and potentially our topic wells are starting to run a little dry.

There are 21 questions so I’ve decided to split up my answers over two days.

  1. When did you start playing video games?
    The first minute I could get my hands on them! I think I was probably 5 or so when my neighbor got an Atari 2600.
  2. What is the first game you remember playing?
    Burger Time, on the above mentioned console. After that was probably Montezuma’s Revenge on my uncle’s console.
  3. PC or Console?
    PC, baby! While growing up my family didn’t really have the money to buy a console, although we’d rent them sometimes. It was easier to justify getting a home PC for the educational benefits. I grew up a PC gamer, and I’m set in my ways.
  4. XBox, PlayStation, or Wii?
    I currently own an XBox 360, a PlayStation Vita, and an original Wii. The XBox came with the TV I bought almost a decade ago now. I got the Wii and attendant Wii Fit thingy a couple of years back, used it for about a month, and then stopped. I still love my Vita, though, and use it exclusively for playing old PS One games.

    That all being said, I’m planning on buying a PS4 during the holiday sales! It has some good games coming out and I like all the indie stuff Sony does.

  5. What’s the best game you’ve ever played?
    Oh man, that’s a tough question. I guess it all depends on your definition of “best”? I’ve put more hours into World of Warcraft than any other game. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee was the first game that I ever truly loved and it will always hold a special place in my heart for that. If I could only take one game with me to a desert island, it would have to be SpaceChem because I could play it for a million years. I can’t pick just one!
  6. What’s the worst game you’ve ever played?
    Ugh, I hate anything that does wacky physics, like Surgeon Simulator or Octodad. It was amusing for like 2 minutes in QWOP but now just stop it, industry.
  7. Name a game that was popular/critically adored that you just didn’t like.
    SKYRIM. I HATE SKYRIM. I’ve tried like three times and every time I rage quit because I get lost in a cave or spend an hour hiking up a mountain only to be eaten repeatedly by a yeti and just like screw it man! Screw it.
  8. Name a game that was poorly received that you really like.
    While I totally agree that the “both sides are equally wrong” message was dumb and racist, a lot of critics called Bioshock Infinite one of the worst games of the year for all kinds of reasons aside from that and I don’t agree. I liked the combat, I liked the setting, I liked Booker and Elizabeth, and the ending is one of my favorites in a game — thoughtful, sweet, and a little sad.
  9. What are your favourite game genres?
    MMOs, RPGs, puzzles.
  10. Who is your favourite game protagonist?
    “My name is Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite protagonist on the Citadel.”

Author: Jessica Cook

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  1. That looks like a good pair of weekend posts. I usually don’t have much problem with posts for weekdays, but I get to the weekend and… well… actually play games rather than write about them. Or at least work on the screen shots I am going to use for the coming week.
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    • Oh my goodness Wilhelm that’s genius. I’m going to wait to post part two on Saturday when I’m usually busy and out of good ideas.

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  2. Ha, I had to get someone else to finish Bioshock Infinite for me, too hard for my aging reflexes.

    Wait, you didn’t like Skyrim???

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    • Hmmm, with the ageing population of gamers, maybe there’s a future business niche for retirees to hire teens to finish their games?! (Heh.) And no, I didn’t like Skyrim. I tried, I really did, but it’s just.. too open? I know, it’s a personal problem.

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      • I have the *exact* same issue with Skyrim. I tried to love it, I really did. But then I get distracted by something shiny, or some system, go gallivanting off for 4 or 5 hours, lose the thread of the game, and lose interest in doing anything else.

        Basically, if the game world is TOO open, my playstyle just doesn’t mesh well with it.
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  3. OMG!! I totally forgot about Skyrim. I couldn’t get into that game either!! My hubs says that I didn’t give it enough time, but ugh. I feel like I gave it too much time, lol.
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    • I forgot to say that I love the name of your blog. We have three cats and I know all about herding cats, heheh.
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