This week's What's Your Story post is for daubeur. While the French have not been extremely well represented by their games just yet, they have been by their citizens, of which daubeur is one.
daubeur: I always thought that it was blood on the ground in your avatar, but now I see it's roses. Slight difference!
My home country is... France (Paris), but I live in Hamburg (Germany).
My age is... 37
The first adventure game I played was... Transylvania I think, although "play" is a big word as I couldn't speak any English at that time (so I would just move around and get eaten by the werewolf). I think the first game I "really" played (and finished) was Zombi, on Amstrad CPC.
You mean THIS WEREWOLF!!!!
When I’m not playing games I like to... play music, learn a bunch of stuff (currently learning the Python programming language), watch movies and discuss about it
I like my games in (a box, digital format)… box, if properly done. Nothing beats Ultima's maps.
My favourite adventure game is... Guild of Thieves
daubeur seems to be a big fan of interactive fiction with graphics
The thing I miss about old games is… how close the developers' teams seemed to be to the players. I remember actually calling Ubisoft after meeting a bunch of them at the Amstrad expo. And they answered.
The best thing about modern games is… the immersion made possible through 3D environment. Especially when visiting "real" places I've been to (The Mall in Fallout 3 made quite an impression on me).
The one TV show I never miss is… I don't watch TV, but the best series ever are 6 Feet under, The (UK) Office and Monty Python Flying Circus
Six Feet Under: A most awesome show indeed!
If I could see any band live it would be… Frank Zappa, or Jimi Hendrix
One interesting thing about me is… I'd love to run a quantitative study finding out about the underlying moral conceptions that can be found in horror movies through the ages.
My favourite movie is… Three colours: Red (actually any Kieslowski film could be my favourite). I could have named Kurosawa or Kubrick but if it's about exchanging with the rest of the guys, I'd rather name the one that's a bit less famous :)
Three Colours Red: I remember watching this movie and liking it, but can't remember much about it. Will have to revisit!