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I don't do tags, like, at all. But I'm new to the community and got slapped with one by Cassie Benter, so here we go. She asked me three questions that I'm to answer in my own post, while tagging someone else. First, let's answer those questions:

  • What is your favorite, most nostalgia filled video game?

The two-part description is kind of throwing me through a loop. You see, my favorite game of all time is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic but it isn’t the most nostalgic for me. In terms of the video game that fills me with nostalgia would be Resident Evil 2 for the PlayStation; I remember playing with my dad’s girlfriend’s son for hours on end as he taught me how to defeat different enemies, or showed me how to get the hidden key so I could get Claire’s alternate costume.

When he went to the bathroom I would just sit there reading the files and documents we had picked up along the way until he got back, so I ended up being a pretty hardcore lore expert on the series by a young age [laughs].
If anything, Resident Evil 2 was what sparked my cheevo-hunting nature; it wasn’t until I played the game with him that I learned just how many awesome things developers put into games, whether they be hidden or just took a ton of work to get to.

• If for some reason you could only play 3 games for the rest of your life, which ones would you choose?

If I really had to pick three games for the rest of my life I would probably pick Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Persona 3. I know that sounds like some weird ass list, but hear me out...
Persona 3, as I have said in the past, is one of my favorite games of all time; it’s a game that practically shaped by childhood and ignited my passion for Shin Megami Tensei. With a beautiful soundtrack and interactive story with hidden treasures both in script and in world, it sort of set the standard for games with me. Not only that, but it’s an incredibly long game with dozens of different activities that you can change up between your playthroughs.

Fatal Frame III: The Tormented has recently become my favorite of the series, but that isn’t necessarily why I picked it. You see, this game had something special that not a lot of others did: The game would change between playthroughs. While the previous games had random ghost attacks and multiple endings like this, The Tormented’s map would actually change and flip-flop on you. Doors would be locked when they weren’t the last time you played, or rooms would shift around – meaning that each playthrough would be different, even if only minutely.

As for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it’s a long game with light comical humor. Harry Potter has a lot of mini games along your journey that are fun and not entirely intensive. It offsets the dark themes of Fatal Frame and Persona perfectly while still providing a lot of content to keep you busy.

• If you had to recommend a video game to someone who has never played one before, which one would you introduce them to?

Oh god, um… Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X. I know picking one of the Final Fantasy juggernaut games is a cliché but if you really think about it, Final Fantasy X is an amalgamation of everything good in video games. To introduce someone to video games with this is to introduce them to a world of magic, beautiful music, a deep story that tugs on your heartstrings and fun and interactive gameplay that isn’t too difficult.

So this is the part where I’m supposed to pick someone else for this tag and ask them three unique questions, which is actually a lot more difficult than you might think because I only know, like... three people and two of them have already done this. Which is where dear Rosalyn comes in. She’s been a member for way longer than I have and she writes a lot on animated films, particularly Asian ones.

• Everyone has a go-to movie that they could watch whenever without having to be in the mood. So what’s your go-to animated film?
• What is it about foreign movies that appeals to you?
• If you were to direct a Studio Ghibli film, what kind of elements would you want to have put into it?

You can find all of Rosalyn's stuff on Moviepilot here!


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