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Limbeck has recently begun commenting and following our blog in real-time, joining us with Joe Pranevich's playthrough of The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I give a whole hearted WELCOME! It's always good to hear that new people are coming here and reading our blog.
|Among other things, limbeck is an archaic term for an alembic - which is in itself rather archaic|
And now, over to Limbeck...
I have been slowly catching up with the posts in this blog, but I noticed that there are some games I really enjoy in a row, so I have broken away from my OCD and read those posts. Therefore, I don't think I have much to lose by sending you my story.
My home country is...
Greece, but I am currently living in Ireland and enjoying a smaller range of temperatures than my home country. And the beers and whisk(e)ys and the landscapes and ... well I cannot complain.
|If you turn Ireland sideways, it kind of looks like a furry puppy|
37. No more, no less
The first adventure game I played was…
That's kind of hard to remember. I do recall that I was once at a friend's house and he fired up Secret of Monkey Island, but my English was not that good at the time (I was I think 11 or so), so we didn't get that far. A few years later I was at my cousin's and we played Legend of Kyrandia. Argh! so annoying, but we managed to beat it.
My favourite adventure game is…
I will not say anything radical. I am a LucasArts fanboy and Secret of Monkey Island (when I finally improved my English to a sufficient level to play it) has offered my hours of entertainment. However, I also have a very soft spot for Full Throttle for its setting, the music and THE BUNNIES.
|Coming to an adventure gaming blog near you when we reach 1995!|
...read books, play rpgs and hike, not necessarily all at the same time.
I like my games in (a box, digital format)…
No preference. While I enjoy some nice boxed sets with comprehensive manuals and other goodies, digital format is way too convenient for a hoarder. However, as I am moving houses a lot, having boxes and stuff is becoming more of a nuisance.
The thing I miss about old games is…
...the lack of multiplayer. I don't like the fact that many of the recent games (mostly AAA to be fair) seem to focus on multiplayer and online play and neglect the single-player campaign. I don't like playing with others, unless it is hot-seat.
The best thing about modern games is…
Good question. I like the resurgence of indie games and the concepts that they are allowed to bring. Not sure if I am making myself too clear and I might also sound like a grumpy old guy. But I like the unique puzzles of zachtronics, for example, or the roguelike-lite elements of rogue legacy and binding of isaac.
|According to these review numbers, Limbeck isn't the only one who likes Zachtronics games|
I don't really watch that many tv shows now, but if I had to pick one, that would be Battlestar Galactica (the new one). Oh yes.
If I could see any band live it would be…
I think I will go for Pink Floyd playing at Pompei.
|And now I know that Pink Floyd at Pompei was a thing...|
Well, there is not a single favourite movie. I really like Brazil, Die hard, The Shining (yes), 12 angry men, One flew over the cuckoo's nest and I also get that guilty pleasure of watching Commando with Arnie once a year. There's also a Greek one very high on the list, but I'll spare you that, since I have never found a version with English subtitles. However, I cannot pick a single one as my favourite and I certainly forget a few.
One interesting thing about me is…
I never learned how to ride a bicycle.
|When riding, it's important to wear a helmet, but not to wear pants, apparently|