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jjoyamaPostMarch 31, 2018, 14:20
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Hi everyone,

Sorry, I'm kind of new here. I'm Jonathan. I migrated from Favslist to here with help from SilentGamer.

About me...Hmm. I'm a 33-year-old writer from California. I came to UnikGamer based on a friend of a friend who knew the EGM editor, Dan Hsu. And then it turned into Favslist? I think I was trying to be a video game journalist. I mean, that's why I got that bachelor's degree in journalism a long time ago...

I've loved video games for 30 years. Been fascinated with its rise to fame from Contra to...multi-million Grand Theft Auto 5? I've...played nearly everything. I played Spike on the Vectrex. I was sick in a children's hospital. And the day care center had a dusty Vectrex in the basement. I have no f---in' clue what it was doing there, but it was great.

I love me JRPGs. I also like fighting games. I used to really love FPS back in the days of Goldeneye. And Halo. And I also know that real-time strategy games exist. By that, I mean that I played them. And I suck at most of them. Diablo 1 was cool, but I couldn't beat it.

I would also join Destructoid, but there's something weird going on with my user name/password/Facebook setup. I'm rambling.

Anyways, nice to meet you guys.

Uh, beer. :beer:

VladoPostMarch 31, 2018, 15:23
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Welcome! Always happy to see a new face, especially someone with similar tastes to my own. :D JRPGs are by far my favourite genre, too... And second favourite is fighting games, although I can never dedicate the time to actually get good at them. That Vectrex story is super nostalgic! Never actually played one, but I had an Atari 2600, I can somewhat relate...

So, what are your favourite RPGs? Do you like Metal Gear?

As a whole, this forum is relatively small, with random bursts of activity (usually when msg/nodley decides to post more). And yes, it's mostly ex-Unikgamers... With a handful of exceptions. Speaking of Silent Gamer, you should tell him to come back, haven't seen him post here in a while.

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BlackscarPostMarch 31, 2018, 15:41
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Hi Jonathan! Nice to meet you.

It's nice hearing about a lot of shared/common history with you. I think Dan Hsu is really the only name from EGM I can really remember these days (was it because he was the one in charge or was it because everyone else talked about him or his Shoe stuff :lol: )

I preferred their sister-publication computer gaming world but I can't remember any of the editors/writers off the top of my head. Still wish I had all my issues of both though but they got binned a long time ago. .... O no now I'm tempted to scour the Internet to look for an archive/repository for both.

But like our friend rockshard said ... data is everywhere ... and time is limited.

I was just watching a Contra/NES speedrun the other day. Boy do those people make it look easy ... and when you watch one speedrun on youtube of course they'll recommend more for you to watch. :lol: it all started with Ninja Gaiden 2 recently ...

Goldeneye was probably the only FPS I ever really got into ... I'm not sure if its because of the controller setup or because it was actually that good of a game but of course I wouldn't play it nowadays. I just remember wanting to open up every secret weapon or level in that game and you needed to beat the missions in a certain time/etc.

Diablo 1 ... I remember playing a bit ... but come on it was kind of dreary and slow :lol: one thing that will turn me off a lot of games these days is color palette choices ... games that are too muddy (browns) or dark (shadows) ... I really don't want to stick through them. Two recent examples are Witcher 1 and Five Nights at Freddys Sister Location.

I'm playing more adventure games recently because I don't want to deal with shooting mechanics, time pressures, grind, etc. I'd rather get stuck on a puzzle (and then cheat when it takes too long) :lol:

That game of thrones telltale series I just beat ... was interesting. A lot of dialogue options and there was a pause button but I'm happy to say I didn't use it that much. Very forgiving combat system/autosaves too ... almost tempted to replay it but might just move on to another game.

I actually think me switching over to adventure games is a sign of old age or me conceding to old age ... :lol: because someone told me why old people play bingo ... cuz it's easy. :lol:

jjoyamaPostMarch 31, 2018, 20:52
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Quote from Vlado on March 31, 2018, 15:23

:D JRPGs are by far my favourite genre, too... And second favourite is fighting games, although I can never dedicate the time to actually get good at them. That Vectrex story is super nostalgic! Never actually played one, but I had an Atari 2600, I can somewhat relate...

So, what are your favourite RPGs? Do you like Metal Gear?

Yes, I like Metal Gear. Well, I liked it until Kojima left. MGS 1 and 3 were the best. MGS5 looked cool, but I've only played Ground Zeroes. Thanks to some sale or free bundle deal. I forget. But yeah. I live mah liiiiife not for honor, but for yooooou...

My favorite RPGs are Chrono Trigger, Persona 3 to 5 and Final Fantasy 6, 10 and 15. I also really liked Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and (sigh) the original Secret of Mana.

The Vectrex is great stuff. However, I remember that it takes some time set up, because the console comes with the monitor. It's special. It's one of the first systems that uses (garbled) voice and pointy vector graphics. Spike was its best game. The voices at the beginning of each stage are classic.

"Help! Spike!"
"Molly!"
Girl cat gets dragged away.
...So old school.

jjoyamaPostMarch 31, 2018, 21:16
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Quote from Blackscar on March 31, 2018, 15:41

It's nice hearing about a lot of shared/common history with you. I think Dan Hsu is really the only name from EGM I can really remember these days (was it because he was the one in charge or was it because everyone else talked about him or his Shoe stuff :lol: )

Goldeneye was probably the only FPS I ever really got into ... I'm not sure if its because of the controller setup or because it was actually that good of a game but of course I wouldn't play it nowadays. I just remember wanting to open up every secret weapon or level in that game and you needed to beat the missions in a certain time/etc.

Diablo 1 ... I remember playing a bit ... but come on it was kind of dreary and slow :lol: one thing that will turn me off a lot of games these days is color palette choices ... games that are too muddy (browns) or dark (shadows) ... I really don't want to stick through them. Two recent examples are Witcher 1 and Five Nights at Freddys Sister Location.

I'm playing more adventure games recently because I don't want to deal with shooting mechanics, time pressures, grind, etc. I'd rather get stuck on a puzzle (and then cheat when it takes too long) :lol:

That game of thrones telltale series I just beat ... was interesting. A lot of dialogue options and there was a pause button but I'm happy to say I didn't use it that much. Very forgiving combat system/autosaves too ... almost tempted to replay it but might just move on to another game.

Yeah, Shoe. Everyone talks about him because of his old fogey stories about EGM in its heyday. I also liked hearing him talk about the mosh pit that is E3. Anime Expo ain't got nothing on the E3 swag bags. And...booth babes. Lol.

I think everyone played Goldeneye at some point. The controls and the slower pace was very welcoming. And those local multiplayer setups. Try proximity mines at the facility. Mwahaha.

Diablo 1 was dark. Dark Souls 1 was even darker. Lol. I would finish that game, but I got really pissed at Anor Londo. It's...unforgiving. I cried.

Lemme just say that I didn't expect Telltale to grow in popularity. I just thought that they'd stop after Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People, but they came up with better ideas. And people still love those adventure things. I came close to quitting point-and-click games after the mildly frustrating Zack & Wiki. Deponia was pretty cool, though.

VladoPostMarch 31, 2018, 23:28
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Pretty cool that the Vectrex had voices... There were some neat things back then. Reminds me that there was a 3D glasses craze way before the recent one.

MGS3 is my favourite in the series, too (although 4 and 1 are quite close). Play The Phantom Pain when you get the chance, it really perfects Metal Gear gameplay even if the story could have been so much more if Kojima had been given the necessary freedom... Did you play the 2D games, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake? The latter is basically Metal Gear Solid, but in 2D... Really cool game, showing what incredible vision Kojima had as far back as 1990.

Also, have you played Persona 2? I've even reviewed it on this site, read it if you want. Really good game(s). I haven't played 3-5 yet, but I doubt they could be much better. I'll play FFXV and Xenoblade this year, if I'm lucky.

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AramondePostApril 1, 2018, 09:24
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With help from Silent huh, i see you commented on my favslist post about this place then you show up here. It was cause of me bitch :lol:

I didn't know you liked fighting games. From looking at your favslist top 10 list i see you have some good ones . KoF13 is the best looking fighting game ever made. I couldn't learn though cause i was learning other fighting games at the time.

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