I'm a 19 year old retro gamer and I generally enjoy all genres of gaming.
Some of my favourite games are:
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
The Guardian Legend
The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past
Mega Man 9
Super Mario RPG
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Wii code: 2577-1859-1204-1425
Send me a comment if you want to add me with your friend code, my friends list is sadly empty.
I've been reading Destructoid for quite a while now, and only last year I finally made an account, and I'm now finally making an intro post. Just goes to show how on top of things I am.
Well to start of, I'm a 19 year old gamer whom has been playing games as early as I can remember.
As a child I started with the NES (As it should be) and my diet of games consisted of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Friday the 13th (Not even retro goggles can make it good), Zelda, and a couple others I can't seem to remember. A little later my parents got me a Super Nintendo and a Sega Genesis. My games for them were Super Mario World, Aero the Acrobat 2, The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past, Jurassic Park, Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island, and a ton of rentals for the SNES. For my Genesis, I had Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Wardner, Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine (Best name EVAR!), a few others I can't remember (Yeah my memory isn't the best), and lots of rentals. I got my Nintendo 64 and Playstation 1 a few years later. Sadly I did not get a Dreamcast, but my parents were good to me so I didn't complain a lot.
Alright, now a little non-gaming information about myself. Well I nearly died three times as a child, all of them by nearly drowning (I will never go to a water park again!), which gave me the phobia of deep water (I also hate water levels in games as well). I currently work for a Temp agency as a cleaner, at least until I find a better job (Temp agencies aren't the best line of work for making money, at least in my case).
My current list of game consoles are: NES Toploader, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, Playstation 2, Nintendo Wii, Sega Dreamcast, and the Gameboy Advance SP.
Well, that's all for now. I'll make another post soon showing off my games and such.
I hoped you enjoyed reading my little intro post, and I hope to become a model member of the Dtoid community.
I was simply thinking about how this years E3 has been so far and found that most people find it to be disappointing, this also reminded me of last years E3 in which most people commonly say "Nothing to see here" when regarding last years event.
So I was wondering about your opinion, is this years E3 better? Worse? Or on par with last years? Nonetheless so far the tagline of this years E3 may (And probably will be) disappointing.
Exceptions to this are the new Pikmin game in development and God of War 3, although 07 still had it's share of good news.
(Also for clarification I mean a Silent Hill by the actual creators of Silent Hill and not Homecoming.)
First off, you must think i'm stark raving mad, but hear me out. These are the events which brought me to this conclusion.
So today I found someone selling Final Fantasy 3 on the SNES and naturally I had a little freakout, problem is I didn't have enough money So I decided to sell an extra Wiimote I had lying about. So I brought the Wiimote upstairs with the little jacket on and I started thinking and it brought up a thought about a flash movie based on Brawl which involved bludgeoning someone over the head with a Wiimote wearing the jacket with rusty nails stuck to the top and I though about how it could be used as an emergency close combat weapon against zombies, Allthewhile I have an episode of Podtoid and Silent Hill came up and the thouht immediately came to me:
Silent Hill, notoriously known for having bad combat
Some Wii games are known for having bad unresponsive combat
And it just clicked in. Needless to say I spent the next 5 minutes running around my living room swinging the Wiimote about pretending I was James Sunderland killing the nightmare nurses, all while thinking how nice it would be to play a Silent Hill game in that perspective.
So that's my random thoughts. What are your thoughts on the matter? Would you enjoy a new game or ports, or do you think it's completely stupid, or are you calling the nuthouse on me? (No unintended offence to anyone who may be offended.)
I recenlty aquired a Dreamcast, but the only games I have at the moment are Skies of Arcadia and Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver. So i'd like to hear your recommendations with a brief summary of the game (story, gameplay etc.) and on a rating of 1-10 how urgent I show get ahold of the recommended game. Thanks!
First off, hello to all you Dtoiders out there! I'm very glad to be part of this amazing community. Anyways!
I finally picked up a Dreamcast and luckily the first game I picked up was Skies of Arcadia. I had already heard much about this game, one such claim was from Colette's own An RPG draws near! article.
First, the story. While not as epic as say Final Fantasy 3 (That's the SNES one to you) it was still an incredibly enjoyable experience. The characteristics of each character were quite nice, from the salty captain Drachma, to the womanizer Gilder, each character was an enjoyable treat.
The battle system really shines. One aspect I love is the Spirit point system, which really helps getting your foot in the door. Also, the aquired elements (Fire, Ice, Electricity) are no worry at all, unlike most RPGs where weapons are element specific, SoA has a simple system to easily switch elements on and off. The ship battles was something new I had not yet experienced, using a grid system for easy commands and felt very exciting to play.
The music is absolutely awesome. It set the game perfectly. From the dreading theme of Rhaknam to the catchy tune of the Blue Rogues home base. This is a must-have soundtrack for anyone who enjoys video game music.
While i'm not one to judge graphics, I felt as though these looked very good on the Dreamcast, they held up very well by todays standards.
All in all, this is a must have if you ever think about owning a Dreamcast, and this is going down as one of the best RPGs i've ever played, and this is only my first impression of the game!
Once again, hello to you all and i'm glad to have finally joined. (I refrained from gushing too much about the game, should I worry about doing that?)