I love playing video games. That about sums me up. To elaborate:
I started playing games around the age of 3 or so, I can't remember how young I was but I distinctly remember playing Asteroids, Missile Command, F1 Pole Position, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man on my parents' Atari 2600. I was born in 1984 so that would put me at 1987, which I guess would make sense.
I got an NES for Christmas in '89 and was basically a die-hard Nintendo fanboy until '99 when I got a Playstation. The Nintendo 64 did horrible things to Nintendo fanboys, I remember when Square announced Final Fantasy 7 was going to be on the Playstation. I wept.
Anyway, I'm still an avid gamer to this day. Here's a basic rundown:
Systems I own: Playstation 2, Gamecube, Nintendo 64, Gameboy Advance SP/Micro, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, (PSP 2k soon)
Collection of games: Around 160
Favorite games (no particular order):
Final Fantasy 3 (6j), 2 (4j), 7, 9, 10, Super Mario Kart, Devil May Cry 1 and 3, Okami, Killer7, Resident Evil 4, Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 1+2, Super Mario 1, 2, 3, World, and 64, Chrono Trigger (!!!), Dragon Quest 3 and 8, God of War 1 and 2, Street Fighter (whole series), Guilty Gear XX, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, Dead Rising, Link to the Past, Zelda 2, Contra 3, Symphony of the Night, Xenogears, Eternal Darkness, Soul Calibur 2, Half Life 2, Bioshock, Doom 2, Phoenix Wright, Hotel Dusk, Goldeneye, Metal Gear Solid, Metroid (uhh...... all of them), San Francisco Rush (N64), Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mega Man 2, 3, X, X2, Morrowind, Starcraft, Warcraft 3, F-Zero, Star Fox 64, Secret of Mana, Odin Sphere
Pretty long list...
I'll play just about anything. I'm not attached to any particular genre, though I do love RPGs. And for some reason, I really like games that are excruciatingly difficult. Probably because I grew up with an NES and SNES when you had to be superhuman or have an unnaturally good memory to finish most games.
So I just finished Bioshock (awesome!) and I'm trying to figure out what to play next. The games I've got lined up to play are:
Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy III (SNES)
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
or Metroid Prime 3
Right before playing Bioshock I just finished Digital Devil Saga 2, so I don't really want to jump into Nocturne or Persona yet. And having just finished a game with a first person perspective I kinda want to play something a little different
So really, I'm debating which of the four FF games I should play.
I've completed FF III (all espers + side quests) and VII (Emerald and Ruby) many times each but have had a serious hankering for some classic Final Fantasy action lately.
I've heard really good things about XII but not sure if I want to dump 100 hours of my life into a game right now.
Thus is my dilemma.
My girlfriend suggested I flip a coin. I asked her to produce a 6 sided coin for me. She was not amused.
Any suggestions from people who've played FF XII, Metroid Prime 3, Nocturne or Persona 3???