I'm an avid gamer from Baltimore, MD currently residing in the middle of nowhere (South Carolina) while I take care of my terminally ill father. Did I mention that the house is haunted? Yeah, it's crazy nonsense. Outside of gaming, I'm a sissy vegan and I obsess over the paranormal, horror films, terrible music and spastically shouting amalgamated curse words.
My favorite console of all time is the Sega Dreamcast.
My top 10 games of all time are..
1) Metroid (NES)
2) The Legend of Zelda (NES)
3) Bioshock (360)
4) Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone)
5) Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PSone)
6) Contra (NES)
7) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
8) Chrono Trigger (SNES)
9) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone)
10) Jet Set Radio (Dreamcast)
I'm mostly in to RPGs, old school platformers & critically panned games. I'm also a trophy and achievement whore, forum lurker, am an overall collector and an 8/16-bit junkie.
My main complaints about the gaming industry is the current lack of couch co-op featured in recent titles and disc-locked DLC. I also think that being a "gamer" went from being a secret society of outcasts when video games weren't cool, to becoming a group of overly-opinionated elitists.
I'd love to break in to the gaming industry as a journalist as I already obsess over reading and writing reviews, guides, the random rant or anecdote. Now I just have to wait patiently for that to actually happen while I work as hard as possible to achieve that goal. This is me begging for a journalism job. *waves hands frantically* I'm willing to relocate! That's the end of my cheap plug.
I'm sure plenty of you have your copies of Borderlands 2 in hand and I'd love to know what you think of it so far.
I attended the midnight release, picked up the ultimate loot chest edition and hardcover collectors edition guide, came home and immediate jumped in to the game. I'm about 7 hours in and am so ass-deep in side-quests that I forgot what was going on in the main quest.
I was so determined to start off with Salvador but the midnight release party I attended had the game available to play, and after seeing how awesome Axton's sabre turret was, I picked him instead. I'm leveling up with the Guerilla skill tree, couch bro-opping the game with my girlfriend and her Siren. Being able to lock down bosses with Phaselock and handle massive groups with the Sabre Turret has made for some really intense firefights and some amazing fun overall.
What class did you pick, what made you pick it and how are you liking it so far?
I easily sank 250+ hours in to the original Borderlands over 4 playthroughs across both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, so my expectations with Borderlands 2 was obviously high. To me, Borderlands 2 is Borderlands with a shitload more Borderlands thrown in to the mix.. and that is in no way a bad thing. Certain annoyances with the original have been fixed and I'm really loving the badass token upgrade system, skin customization and overall humor found in the game itself.
As for the loot chest case.. not so much. The loot chest is made of cheap plastic and was poorly put together. Ours doesn't even shut all the way and it looks like the lid is about 1/8" to far to the side, so you can look right inside of it without even opening the top. The goodies inside were definitely worth it, especially the art book, Marcus bobble head and stickers for my pussy wagon (1998 Toyota Camry).
If the last 7 hours are any indication of the amount of fun I'm going to be having for the remainder of my playthroughs, this should easily top the list of 2012 releases and be my game of the year. I know it's way too early to tell, especially since I've only seen a fraction of what Borderlands 2 has to offer (and Assassin's Creed 3 & Dishonored haven't released yet), but it's quite similar to the original game and I haven't been able to put it down since I got home shortly after midnight.
If anyone out there is possibly interested in so bro-op fun, add me to PSN and just mention you're from D-toid. PSN ID is PepperedSnoot.