twaitsfan: Knows how to combine good beer with great gaming!
My age is… 35
The first adventure game I played was… Police Quest
My favourite adventure game is… Tough one... My original favorite was Police Quest 2, but these days I'd probably have to say The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey: A fantastic game that everyone should play!
When I’m not playing games I like to… Write (amateur novelist), Read, Philosophize, Drink good beer
I like my games in (a box, digital format)… In a box! With a big, thick manual. I miss manuals...
The thing I miss about old games is… Manuals! But also, the focus on gameplay. Many modern games are more like modern action movies. The plot, consistency & characters (gameplay) don't matter as much as the action and effects. I can't get invested in things like that. I need a believable, consistent world (even if it's in 8 bit) with characters that I care about.
They don't make them like this anymore! Probably with good reason though.
The best thing about modern games is… Lack of load times (I remember playing Codename:Iceman on my 8088 and having to switch disks three times to walk into another room), production values, cinematography, controls, achievements, atmosphere (when done right)
The one TV show I never miss is… Not many these days. With an hour commute, 2 year old daughter and 2 month old son, my games take up my free time instead of TV. Though when I watch on demand/hulu, I('ve) watch(ed): Community, Parks and Rec, Lost (oh you evil betrayer!), Firefly...
The cancellation of Firefly was a travesty, and Serenity proved the point nicely.
If I could see any band live it would be… I've seen most of the ones I've wanted to see, but Dire Straits escaped me being slightly before my time
My favourite movie is… You're not going to ask this are you? Hmm. Star Wars probably, but I really loved The Prestige.
I too really enjoyed The Prestige. Magic, mystery and Scarlett Johansson. What more could you want?!
One interesting thing about me is… I just finished my first novel, Dardenfall. It's part Game of Thrones, part Ursula Le Guin, part Bernard Cornwell. Or at least I would like to think so!