Draconius...um...you've got something hanging out of your nose!
My home country is… Australia. Live in the best part of Sydney, the Northern Beaches. Always have done always will.
My age is… 37
The first adventure game I played was… The first that I remember playing was The Hobbit on my Commodore 64. Never got over/through the Misty Mountains. I also remember playing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but I don’t think I even made it out of Arthur Dent’s bedroom. Damn the genius of Douglas Adams, no one else could come up with so many obscure puzzles. First Graphic Adventure game I played would have been King’s Quest 1 at a friend’s place. Loved it and was hooked on adventure games from then on. First I owned would have been Space Quest 3 for the Atari ST (hey that rhymed).
My favourite adventure game is… Hero’s Quest series. I will always call the Quest for Glory series Hero’s Quest. Mainly because of that first game. So if I had to pick one I would choose the first one for nostalgi sake. Only just now finished Hero’s Quest 5 about a week ago. I really enjoyed it too.
I've heard very conflicting opinions about game 5. Hearing that you enjoyed it gives me hope I will too!
I like my games in (a box, digital format)… A box. At least originally. Nowadays though the boxes are just DVD cases with a disc so it’s becoming less important one way or another. Loving GoG though.
When I’m not playing games I like to… Read, mostly fantasy (finishing A Song of Ice and Fire at the moment. Had to start reading it so I could watch Game of Thrones, even though I hate reading an unfinished series and having to wait years for the next book ever since the Wheel of Time. Anyone who has been reading that will know what I mean) Favourite is Tolkien from The Silmarillion to Lord of the Rings. Just love the whole mythology he created. Watch movies/TV. Play piano/sing. Collect Transformers (the original Generation 1 stuff). Oh yeah, I have a 4 year old and 2 year old twins who also keep me a tad occupied.
The collector in me wants these bad!!!
The thing I miss about old games is… Adventure games, although they are making a comeback in the Indie scene and as episodic downloads (which I hate. Just give me the whole game in one go). I also miss the big interesting manuals and extra goodies that you used to get in big boxes too. That seems to be a recurring loss for this question. But there was nothing like opening up a new Ultima game and having your cloth map, interesting books to read, seeing what little trinket you’d get this time, would it be an ankh,a coin, some stones. So much to do while you spent the required half hour installing the game from the 8 or 10 enclosed floppies.
The best thing about modern games is… The advances in tech. Don’t get me wrong, great graphics and sound don’t make a great game. I still love playing the earlier Ultima games which certainly couldn’t be said to have either. But when you get a great game now like Batman: Arkham Assylum/City where everything goes click, there’s nothing like it.
I saw this on the side of a bus once and wanted to play it. Damn marketers that use sex appeal to catch my attention!!!
If I could see any band live it would be… The Beatles. I know I can’t, still I can wish. Blind Guardian if I was going to pick someone still performing
The one TV show I never miss is… Doctor Who. I’m a bit of a Doctor Who tragic. Loved it as a kid, still love it. Have a collection of DVDs only missing 2 stories because they haven’t released them yet (oh and the series that’s only half finished of course). I’ve even got the lost episodes as reconstructions in DVD format with matching cases so they fit in nearly seamlessly with the bought stuff. And it turns 50 this year, think I might have to start at An Uneathly Child and work my way through to celebrate this year. Also love Game of Thrones. Other series I like: The X-Files, Black Adder, Red Dwarf, Buffy/Angel, Stargate, Star Trek, Alias. None come close to Doctor Who though
I must admit I've thought about watching Doctor Who from start to finish (I don't think I've ever seen one that doesn't have Tom Baker in it). Maybe Draconius and I can blog our way through it one day! The experienced and the inexperienced, traversing the universe with the good Doctor!
My favourite movie is… Lord of the Rings. The extended version. It’s one 10 and half hour movie dammit. It just has 2 intermissions.
One interesting thing about me is… To be honest I really can’t think of anything. I would hope that people I know could answer this question, but to me whatever I am is just me. I know this seems a bit of a cop out. Then again maybe I’m just boring.
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