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I'm a hipster twentysomething gamer who, despite finance and circumstance, has managed to keep fairly up-to-date on the gaming industry most of my life. I was a pretty active child and spent most of my time outdoors, but when I could get my hands on video games they had to pry them out of my grasp by biting my fingers. Only my brother did that. The first game I can remember playing was Galaga on my father's Amiga. I was pretty terrible at it, and most other games' concepts were way too much for me. I would spend hours collecting rupees in Link's Awakening, because I thought that was the purpose of the game. Whoop! What an!
It's hard to pinpoint a FAVORITE GAME, since everything changes so quickly these days, and the classics become tarnished as time wears on them. I could go off of playtime, and the hours spent with Ocarina of Time far outweigh any other game I have ever played. Did you guys know that you can beat Mass Effect 2 in five hours? It's pretty easy. SPOILERS: everyone dies if you play that way.
My friend and I tried to play through every Final Fantasy in a year, which is something I don't recommend unless you want to nearly ruin that franchise for yourself. We beat over half of them together, but that kind of task really wears on a schedule, especially if you're trying to graduate. Twelve remains my favorite.
I've got a degree in graphic design and film; minor in art. I use these to sound like an asshole who knows more than you about aesthetic and movies. Call me out on it. Nobody wants to be that guy, guys. Shrug!
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