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Here's my Lists, but not the ones you'd think

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So, it seems like everyone has been making lists lately. I figured I'd add my own, but to make them as unique as possible. No "favourite NES games" here! Anyway, take a look:

Games I never finished, and someday I will:
1) Final Fantasy VII
2) Secret of Evermore
3) Tales of Vesperia
4) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
5) Star Fox

Mediocre SNES games I actually rented while I was young:
1) Blues Brothers
2) Hook
3) The Wizard of Oz
4) Alien 3
5) Krusty's Fun House

Glitches/weird situations I've seen in Red Dead Redemption so far:
1) Man galloping on a horse...inside a boulder.
2) "Drowning" on horseback, when no part of Marsten's body is touching the water.
3) A nun that I hogtied on train tracks still saying hello and being polite...right before the train hits her.
4) Horses that are immune to fire.
5) Random goat falling from the sky.

Favourite Gundam games:
1) Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam
2) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
3) Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space
4) Gundam Battle Assault
5) Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front

Worst main Mario games (they're are still good games, but there have to be some at the bottom of my list):
1) Super Mario Sunshine
2) Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japan)
3) Super Mario Land
4) Super Mario Bros. 2
5) Mario Bros.

Games which gave me the most "buyer's remorse":
1) GTA IV
2) Gears of War 2
3) Gex 2: Enter the Gecko
4) WWF: Attitude
5) Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES)

Coolest looking pointless peripherals:
1) SNES Super Scope
2) The Power Glove
3) Colecovision Super Action Controller
4) Konami Laser Scope.
5) Nintendo 64 Jumper Pak (just because of the cool name)

Items that I always hoard, but never use:
1) Temporary staff buff items (Attack up, etc.)
2) Heavy weapons/explosives with limited ammo.
3) Rare cure-all remedies (Megaelixir, etc.)
4) Weapons/armor with limited uses (Fire Emblem, I'm looking at you...).
5) Escape from battle/dungeon items.

Movies that really need to be made into games:
1) Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
2) They Live
3) Passchendaele (or any other WWI movie)
4) Moonraker
5) Inglourious Basterds

Conventions of game design which are starting to bug me:
1) Incredibly short instruction manuals, in black & white.
2) Achievements/trophies that encourage repetitive grinding.
3) Secret items, events, achievements, etc. that can only be obtained if an obscure and precise series of actions are performed (usually requiring a FAQ).
4) Default weapons (e.g., pistols) that are overpowered.
5) Unskippable cutscenes.

Best disk readers/cartridge slots on consoles:
1) "Push in, push down" - NES
2) "Pop-top lid" - PS1
3) "Feed me slot" - Wii
4) "Chrome tray" - Xbox 360
5) "Snug fit" - Game Boy

Favourite cats in games:
1) Crono's cat(s) - Chrono Trigger
2) Tango - Mega Man V
3) Katt - Breath of Fire 2
4) Cat O' Nine Tails - Donkey Kong Country 2
5) Evil the Cat - Earthworm Jim

That's it. See, I can list too!!!
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About Guncannonone of us since 2:54 AM on 01.31.2009

Previous posts:

Frontpaged:
May Community Monthly Musing Recap
My expertise: Memorization, obsession and Star Fox 64 (Monthly Musing)
I suck at games: Confessions of an Item Hoarder (Monthly Musing)

Regular Articles:
Why Kinect Will Fail: The Name.
My own Listblog, but with some interesting categories.
(Relatively) Short Blog: Environment in Red Dead Redemption
Dr. Samit, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SPORTS! (Monthly Musing)
The Airport: Last Refuge of the Arcade?
Ranking the Zelda series from my own memories
An Essay/Review of a Canadian History video game
8-bit remixes of Gundam music!
Rental Recollections: 7-7-7
Maniac Mansion: The TV Show

One Song...Many Remixes:
Volume 1: Mega Man X, Intro Stage

Video Game Mind Teasers (on hiatus until site upgrade)
Volume 15: Missing Edition
Volume 14: Touch Fuzzy Edition
Volume 13: SONIC EDITION!!!
Volume 12: Continuing Edition
Volume 11: Back to the Beginning Edition
Volume 10: Prizes Edition!
9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

My videos:
Bit Transmission!
Guile's Theme + They Live!

Community Activities:
Destructoid: A YouTube Search Story
HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY DESTRUCTOID!

Podcasts:
History in Video Games: Roundtable Podcast

Personal Stuff:
Getting some classic SNES games!
Getting Mega Man Complete Works!

Deliberate Failtoid:
Why Battlefield 1943 is the worst game EVER!



Age: 23
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Profile: I'm a longtime gamer, and started playing video games during the transition from the NES to the SNES. Although I like retro games, I play mostly newer games on the 360. Still, my favourite gaming memories are from all-nighters filled with Goldeneye, Perfect Dark and Smash Bros. in the late 90s.

I'm looking for a career in public service, politics or other fields where research and writing are critical. Though, the closer it's related to games, the better.

I make videos, animated gifs, podcasts and all kinds of random stuff in my spare time. I'm also trying to develop my own gaming website (details coming eventually).

Systems: NES, Super NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, Wii, Sega Genesis, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, PC, Colecovision (my dad's). Also, many other systems (including arcade) that I not emulate.

Some Favourite Games:
Retro (NES-SNES eta): Megaman 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Sonic 3, Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Robotrek, Illusion of Gaia, Megaman X, Lufia 1 and 2, Strider, Metal Slug, Twilight Zone pinball.

Retro Limbo (N64 era): Ogre Battle 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mystical Ninja starring Goemon, Goemon's Great Adventure, Descent: Freespace.

Modern: Halo: Reach, Modern Warfare 2, Mass Effect 2, Bayonetta, Tales of Vesperia, Fallout 3, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metroid Prime 1-3, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Hearts of Iron II, Europa Universalis III, Civilization IV.



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