One thing I love about the blogging community, as well as the gaming community, is just how nice everyone can be. Take the awesome Rob Covell over at I Played The Game, who tagged me at the end of his Award Spectacular post. Thanks, man!
I’m not really sure which of the 4 award tags’ rules to put here, so I took the first one because I’m exhausted from a day of DIY and redecorating.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer their questions.
- Nominate 11 bloggers and write 11 new questions – honestly, that’s really hard and I’m far too tired at the moment. But I may edit this later on to nominate others.
With those out of the way, here are the questions that I’ve been tasked with answering.
1. Your greatest video game nemesis approaches. What video game weapon from a different game do you equip?
Okay, so I would say my personal greatest video game nemesis would be Sae Kurosawa from Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterly, simply because she stopped me from completing the game for years. This creates a problem, though… The only weapon that can hurt a ghost in Fatal Frame is the Camera Obscura. So, if I had to choose a weapon from a different game, I would go with the Sword of Obedience from Silent Hill 4: The Room. That would let me impale her and trap her in one spot forever.
2. And whilst you’re at it, which video game character are you riding on as you charge into battle?
Oh, now that is a really easy question to answer! It would definitely by Amaterasu in her wolf form from Okami. I mean, who wouldn’t want to charge into battle with the literal Sun Goddess!?
3. Which video game do you think would make a really good movie?
I would have thought Silent Hill would make a good movie and the first movie wasn’t that bad. The second one was horrific, though… And not in a good way. So that leaves me with four other games that I could list;
- The Getaway – British gangster movies are pretty good, after all.
- Oni – I’m a huge cyberpunk fan anyway.
- Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior – if they wanted to make a full Warhammer 40K movie, this would be a great plot to follow.
- Uncharted – did you see the fan film with Nathan Fillion?
4. Who is your favourite YouTuber (of any theme) and why?
If we’re only choosing one, then I’ll have to go with MetalJesusRocks. His retro gaming videos are really informative and entertaining! Plus, it sort of lets me cheat as I can include the likes of Kelsey, Reggie, John Hancock and John Riggs as they all make regular appearances in his videos.
5. Which video game character do you want a plush of?
That would probably have to go to my video game crush, wouldn’t it? So that would be Alicia Melchiott from Valkyria Chronicles.
6. Which cancelled video game are you most disappointed about?
Oh, now that’s a really tough question! There have been so many that have disappointed me, from Scalebound to Star Wars 1313. However, the one that still disappoints me the most to this day would have to be Resident Evil 1.5. For those who don’t know, RE1.5 was the original version of Resident Evil 2 which was almost complete before it was scrapped in favour of creating the RE2 that we know and love today. In fact, the thing about the Collector’s Edition of the RE2 Remake that excites me the most (aside from the remake itself) is the fact that you get an Elza Walker costume for Claire – Elza was the original female character in RE1.5!
7. Microtransactions are terrible. Loot boxes are just the worst. DLC needs to go. What monetisation methods do you feel would be most suitable for video games?
As an old-school gamer, I think the best way to monetise a game is to sell it at full value. This worked for decades, from the original console games up until the PS3 era. It was only then that things changed with the likes of DLC and patches. Gone were the days of releasing a full game with all of the content that was actually in working order upon release. So, the best way to make money from games is to make a finished and complete game, sell it, build up your company’s reputation and then make more great games of the same standard.
8. Classic Doom, or Doom 2016?
Honestly… I haven’t played Doom 2016. The fast-paced action looked intriguing, but it didn’t grab me like the original did back in the day.
9. October is coming up soon. What horror game would you recommend I play?
Well, that’s easy! Since I love Horror games so much (I’m slowly trying to get as many PS2 horror games as possible), I think I could suggest a few;
- Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterly (called Project Zero 2 in Europe)
- Forbidden Siren 2
- Rule of Rose (if you can get your hands on it)
- Resident Evil 7
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Yeah, I could go on for ages on this one… Let’s move on.
10. What would you consider to be the most overrated video game?
Overrated is a term that I find hard to justify using since it is entirely subjective. That said, if I had to go by my own opinion and feelings alone, then we’ve got an unpopular opinion on our hands. Why? Because I’d choose Minecraft. It just never did anything for me, yet it is so incredibly popular and beloved…
11. Which video game series needs to make a comeback?
Shadow Hearts, Legend of Dragoon or Parasite Eve. No question there, as far as I am concerned. All three are outstanding video games and/or franchises that gave me so much entertainment (and still do every time I go back to them). Whether we get remakes, remasters or new sequels, I’m fine with it. I just wish these games/series could make a reappearance on current generation consoles as more than just “classics” on the PlayStation Network.
And That’s All Folks
Those were my answering to the 11 questions posed by I Played The Game. I hope you enjoyed them, and let me know you answers in the comments below!