Grocery bagger. Survivor. Terf dyke. Self-hater. World hater. Inspirer.
Yerp, it's me! You're welcome.
You might remember me as that weird one. For those who don't though, thought I'd provide a primer/re-intro thing today, as I've returned (for E3 at least):
I'm female, American, and will be 37 next month. My hobbies include hiking, camping, hunting, reading, video gaming (obviously), art snobbing, and bitching.
So as to gaming, I was introduced to the medium at age 4 by my dad back when he got a classic NES in 1986. He tried introducing me to the likes of Super Mario Bros. and Ghosts n' Goblins, but nothing really stuck with me until I saw him playing the original Metroid the following year, which awed me with its at-the-time amazing exploration focus. I asked for a turn and several hours later, it was clear that I was now a gamer.
Time marched on. I got older and started being evil. Like preferring Doom and the Sega Genesis evil. My parents hated my devil games because violence. I also started liking stories in games, like those of Out of This World (that's a.k.a. Another World for our European readers) and Final Fantasy VI, and that's stuck with me more over the years. I wondered in and out of the gaming scene as I reached adulthood, feeling weird. Finally, we have reached the present and I don't hate Sony or anything!
My general sentiments around gaming are that this period here is the best era in gaming history so far, though I'm a little annoyed by the long-term trajectory of major games toward competitive multiplayer type formats. There's long been a running debate over whether the primary manifestation of video games going forward will wind up being essentially as a form of competitive sports or as more of an art form and, kind of preferring the latter, I feel as though my overall personal preferences are on the losing end of that long-term trajectory. (Which, incidentally, is part of why I don't hate Sony. They're really the one console company that has continued to focus mainly on launching single player adventures of various kinds.) Although I guess it does make sense. After all, the first video games, like Tennis for Two and Spacewar, were competitive multiplayer games. Still.
Anyway, here's a rundown of my favorite games, organized by year of release:
1980: Zork I
1982: Zork III
1984: Girl's Garden
1985: A Mind Forever Voyaging
1986: Leather Goddesses of Phobos
1988: Phantasy Star
1989: The Guardian Legend
1990: The Secret of Monkey Island
1991: Out of This World
1992: Alone in the Dark
1993: Secret of Mana
1994: Super Metroid
1995: Chop Suey
1996: Tomb Raider
1997: Tomb Raider II
1998: Magic Knight Rayearth
1999: Drakan: Order of the Flame
2000: The Longest Journey
2002: Metroid Prime
2003: Beyond Good & Evil
2004: Yume Nikki
2008: Mirror's Edge
2010: Heavy Rain
2011: Portal 2
2012: Papo & Yo
2013: Gone Home
2014: This War of Mine
2016: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
2017: Butterfly Soup
2019 (so far): A Plague Tale: Innocence
I feel it worth mentioning though that going strictly by year neglects some other gaming masterpieces out there that are worthy of mention such as Hatoful Boyfriend and I Am Toast. Also, fav' multi-year releases of mine include Kentucky Route Zero, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and (I can already tell) Deltarune.
I have also come to enjoy making fun of SJW politics (a term I have now accepted as legit) and even more fun of anti-SJW politics, so be on the lookout (if I stick around).Last edited by Jaicee - on 29 May 2019