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July 30, 2014


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Well, since we just came back from Narcon, this topic seems highly appropriate, especially after Martina’s TL;DR on her favourite Animes, Mangas, and Manhwas. I didn’t get a chance to talk in that one since I had a migraine at the time. Martina was sick for this week’s TL;DR, so it seems about right that I take over and do this topic. Woot!

You know, I’ve always been into video games, but I never really thought of my place in video game culture, or on how it’s impacted me. I’ve always just thought of video games as awesome. It wasn’t until we went to Narcon, though, that I started to think of the role of video games in my life, and I started to remember things that I had totally forgotten. Namely, I was the only one of my friends who was into JRPGs. With them I played a lot of Mortal Kombat, NBA Live, NBA Jam, and Madden. But none of them cared for single player games, really. That was something I really kept to myself. The one time I showed them scenes from Final Fantasy 7 they laughed. I didn’t really share or talk about JRPGs with anyone since then. It was with Martina that I started getting more open about my interest in video games.

Anyhow, enough talking about that. Time for some more of my favourite games that I’m shocked I forgot to mention!

Kingdom Hearts

Holy shoobies! How did I forget Kingdom Hearts? What a glorious franchise! But, umm, I’ve only played two of them on the Playstation. I didn’t play the handheld versions. And I didn’t like the second one as much as the first one. The first one was lovely. It was such an original concept, and the fight mechanics were really freaking cool. The second one was similar to the first, but the plot at the end was a giant mess of WTF just happened?

Anyhow, for me, this was the next big step into the JRPG world. Final Fantasy was the start, but I was more loyal to the brand than the genre. Once I started playing Kingdom Hearts is when I really started to love JRPGs as a whole.

Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross

Jebus greebus! Why didn’t I remember this as well? Now, here’s the weird thing: I got into Chrono Cross before Chrono Trigger. I didn’t know Chrono Trigger existed. I just played Chrono Cross and liked it. It wasn’t until many years later that I heard about Chrono Trigger. I played that, and freaking loved it. Then I played it again when I got the Nintendo DS a couple years ago, and loved it again. But I played it so long after Chrono Cross that I can’t really compare the two, because I can’t remember much about Chrono Cross apart from looking for Rainbow Shells. Either way, both were great. I just wish I could appreciate the connection between the two.

Legend of the Dragoon

AH MAN! No, I take that Kingdom Hearts comment back. This game here was my second big game after Final Fantasy. Well, it didn’t really get me into JRPGs as a whole, but damn I loved that game. I don’t really remember what I liked about it. I remember how terrible I was at the timing of the combos. I’m just not good at rhythm based games. Not good at them at all.

Dragon Age (but not Dragon Age 2)

Dragon Age 1 is a damn near perfect game for me. Perfect. I have no complaints. The fight style, the story, the way your choices impact the storyline, the customizability. It’s awesome. Dragon Age 2 sucked donkey balls. I’m really hoping Dragon Age 3 will redeem the second one, because WTF was that about. Jeebus.

Ok, that’s all I can remember for now, because the jet lag is kicking my ass again. Please: let’s talk video games in the comments. Help me remember the parts of my childhood that I have forgotten. Let’s bond over dorkiness! Hooray!

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  1. I love Dragon Quest 8 Its one of my favorite games. Kya is also a really good game, and I love Leagend of Zelda .3. and FF 10, I havent actually beat it, but omg Persona 3 fes and Persona 4 (and Persona four Golden) are amazing games, I love the Persona series. Dark cloud 1&2 are also two of my favorate game. THEN There’s Paper Mario which is another amazing game, and I alwasy loved both of the Pokemon Stadiums, I like anything with mini games, not sure why. I havent ever really beable to expand, since I only have a PS2 but I hope one day to.

    2 years ago
  2. Crash bandicoot was my favourite game when I was a kid but Kingdom Hearts is probably what really got me into gaming. I’ve played the first two, Chain of memories and Birth by Sleep. After beating KH2 I bought Persona 4 and fell in love with it! Though I only just recently beat the game (as in getting both good and true ending)… It took me, what, five six years maybe? I have Persona 3 too and I haven’t beat the final boss yet, though I know how it ends thanks to youtube hehe.

    For PS3 I have all of the Assassin’s Creed games that are available for it. From the first one to the pirate one. I’m sort of dissappointed with the upcoming games’ lead but I’ll probably buy the game anyway, since I just enjoy playing them, even if the protagonist or story aren’t always that great.

    I also love Shadow of the Colossus! Ico from the same creators is a wonderful game too and I highly recommend it if you haven’t played it yet. My other favourites are Portal (first and second are both wondeful) and The Journey, which is just so pleasing to your eyes and ears, and it takes like two or three hours to beat depending on how fast you go through it. I’ve also been wanting to play Ni no Kuni, and Child of Light is on my to-buy-list as well.

    2 years ago
  3. SIMOOOOON, we’re SO SIMILAR :D! I actually started flailing when you mentioned Dragon Quest VIII. I don’t know what it is, but this game is my FAVORITE. I have been obsessed with Skyrim, Wind Waker, SotC and the likes, but whenever it comes to actually SAYING which one’s my favorite, I always go back to Dragon Quest VIII. That was SUCH a lucky and coincidental buy back in the day *memories!!!* It was mean to BEEEE!

    And haha, I’m a grinder too! I’m completely OCD, with Pokémon as well. I used to set a fixed amount of levels I wanted to reach in a certain area and then calculated the amount of pokémon/enemies I needed to beat in order to reach it. I’m a lot more laid back now and emphasise on the FUN a game is supposed to bring. But still: I’ve never played throught he main story of Skyrim. Not even once and I’ve owned that game since February 2012. But now that I’ve got a kick ass HD-TV, I need to finally reach Sovengarde.

    As a last note: My brother and I always gamed together when we were younger, but then didn’t find the time anymore because I had to grow up, get a job etc… But then, MAGIC happened and Mario Galaxy 2 came out. Yup, we met up and played through it in ONE sitting. Yup, ALL the planets. We then both promptly fell into a coma on top of each other and slept for like 12 hours straight, hahaha :D!

    As for Zelda: I’ve played through almost all of them and I SERIOUSLY would recommend Minish Cap, if you’re looking for a handheld Zelda game.

    2 years ago
    • You know: I kinda cheated with Dragon Quest 8. Remember the casino? I would bet it all on a number on roulette, spin, and reset if my number didn’t come up. I did that until I got enough moneys forever :)

      2 years ago
  4. Love this post and the vid for this! I think the first video game I played was pokemon? I think totally unsure about that. I love kingdom hearts series! I played all the games so far but still have yet to beat Kingdom Hearts 3D for the 3DS, and I still have a little more to go with Birth By Sleep. BUT I love Kingdom Hearts! I am also not an XBOX kind of person. I play PlayStation consoles and handhelds, Nintendo platforms, and some PC games. I also love the final fantasy games! The game for 3DS, Bravely Default is similar to Final Fantasy Games, most likely because it was made by the same company. haha. I currently play Mario Kart 8, League of Legends (PC), Maplestory (once I get my laptop back, can’t play on my macbook), Fire Emblem Awakening (Love this game! 3DS), Pokemon Y (3DS, trying to build a new team for battling), Tomodachi Life (just for funsies, 3DS), and then I have other games that I still need to start playing like Wind Waker HD. I totally can’t wait for Hyrule Warriors and the new Super Smash Bros that is coming out! Also, Pokemon ORAS to come out! I am a total poke nerd/nintendo nerd. haha~ After seeing all the new games that will be released at E3, I can tell that I will be spending a lot of money on games this coming year… and I have classes when they are released… My college life will consist of studying, gaming, and of course food. HAHAHA! Love this post! First time commenting on a blog post! AND I wrote a lot… okay, peace got to get back to work…

    2 years ago
  5. It makes me real happy when someone gives some love to the XIII series. That game unfortunately gets too much hate. I’ve played a loooot of Final Fantasy, but I think VIII is my favorite. Once you learn how to manipulate the GFs and the junctioning system, you’re basically God by disc two! XD I know you play a lot of JRPGs, but have you played any of the Uncharted games or The Last of Us (Naughty Dog junkie here)?

    Alsooo, do you have a Steam account? If not, you should totally get one and wait a year for one of my games to come out! It’s a pirate dungeon-crawler revolved around the music of jazz…very subtle advertising, I know ;)

    Game on!

    2 years ago
    • I played a bit of Uncharted, but I gave up on it when it became a zombie shooter. And, no, not a Steam account yet. I don’t play PC games. I think because I work on computers so much it’s difficult for me to view them outside of video editing and blogging :)

      2 years ago
      • I remember the zombies ! Screaming in the middle of the night while my parents were sleeping! What an awesome memory !

        My favorite game eveerrrrr is Dragon quest ! omg that’s so fab ! All the soundtrack and all that stuff !! Did you play until the end ?
        Btw I’m a girl and I play video games since I’m 4 ! So if you have talk about video games here I’m ! I’m the biggest otaku/geek in the world !! MWAHAHAHAHA Lova u guys ~~xoxo ~~

        2 years ago
      • i have been a console game like most of my life, but ever since i got a steam account, its heaven! the games are cheap! dirt cheap! especially during the summer sales. if you dont mind waiting for a few months to a year after a game has released then steam is the way to go. a lot of console games are also available on steam and most of the games have controller support, you could just plug in a usb controller and you’re good to go.

        2 years ago
  6. I got a PS2 because of Kingdom Hearts! Previous to that, my brothers and I shared a N64 and a PS1, where my favorite games were Banjo Kazooie, Spyro, Pokemon Stadium, and Driver (basically a driving game where you fun away from cops and smash into things..fun stuff).

    I’m not a huge gamer anymore (mostly because I always have something else I have to do :c), but I still enjoy playing I can pick up at anytime without having to remember how to combo or the plot…so games like Pokemon (especially the newest one, X/Y), Katamari Damacy, and computer games like Minecraft and Diablo 3.

    As for JRPGs, you might enjoy Persona 3 or 4? That and Folklore for the PS3. I’ve never actually owned a PS3, so I’ve only played through the demo of Folklore (several times…) but it was really fun.

    Yup! :D Also, if I ever get a tattoo, I always wanted it to be a paopu fruit.

    2 years ago
  7. You have to play Morrowind if you haven’t already!
    I’m a massive fan of Skyrim but Morrowind is so much more interesting and the scenery is crazy alien and beautiful. I’d play it just to check out the sights.

    2 years ago
  8. Yay you remembered Skyrim! Do you like The Last of Us cause it’s another really beautiful game.

    2 years ago
  9. Oh ho Simon it would appear that we have similar styles of gaming. FF7 was definitely a game changer (no pun intended). I’m still trying to work my way through FF10, I prefer to level grind first as well, it just makes more sense that way. Yes Tidus’ voice, ah hell all the voice acting is shitty. Also, never owned or played an Xbox either. it was always the Playstation.

    Games of my youth: I had a sega first. So I played street fighter, mortal kombat, sonic the hedgehog, pacman and soo many others I can remember at the moment. Oh Gawd why can I only remember earthworm Jim O_o..

    Playstation- FF7 for sure! Resident evil, Xenogears was also big around my household at the time. Metal gear solid, Tekken, a little gex and Parappa the rapper haha, crash bandicoot, mega man. Never really got into racing games myself.. I really suck at them- except for Need for speed carbon. I really love drifting in that. Devil may cry… Gosh I swear I liked a lot more non- violent games too, but again the names are eluding my mind.

    As for PC gaming- I got into to Diablo for a bit. Then sometime down the road, World of Warcraft.. So basically blizzard entertainment games.

    And some where in all this Mario and zelda were around too. I need way more of them in my life than what is currently there :\

    2 years ago
  10. I agree with everything. I just do. I grew up playing JRPGS with my brother on playstation. The only non-rpg games I played were Sonic and Mega-Man. Have you ever played Mega-Man, Simon? That one was a classic! Not an RPG, but awesome. Just awesome. Legend of Dragoon was an amazing game. I remember playing that when I was 8 or so… I play old games like that even now. I never played Kingdom Hearts though because I have had this anti-bias against mixing my beloved characters from Final Fantasy in with Disney characters. Of course, I will have to just set it aside to just play it… I think my heart can take it now.

    2 years ago
  11. I LOVE Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy!! Zelda games are also some of my favorites. I’m a huge RPG junkie…I barely play anything else.

    Definitely give Wind Waker a chance. It’s really fun! You should also check out Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. They’re really iconic. =) I found Skyward Sword to be fun too.

    2 years ago
  12. I’m glad you specified NOT DA2. Cuz holy crap that game…

    ALSO someone needs to play TLOU… *cough* No, seriously tho. The feels.

    Final Fantasy IX was my first JRPG when I was 13. I then played X, VII, and VIII. I haven’t really enjoyed any of them past X though. D; I also played Legend of Dragoon and Chrono Cross around the same time. Both amazing.


    2 years ago
  13. Simon you are so on! I’m awesome at Mario Kart Double Dash with Toad so I call him! :P
    Did you beat it all and even get the mirror setting?

    2 years ago
  14. Simon has got some awesome video game tastes! I practicly love everything on the list but the only thing I haven’t gotten into is Skyrim. Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy on the other hand I pretty much grew up with. But the Nintendo 3DS has so amazing games like Kingdom Hearts 3D (Dream, Drop, Distance) and the story alone with blow your mind! Not to mention the new fighting mechanics which you’re missing out on if you only play the console games.

    I only recently got into Zelda because I got Zelda: A Link Between Worlds as a gift and it’s was AMAZING. I had never played any Zelda before and I had played the First ever Zelda on Wii for virtual Console but I couldn’t get into the hype *don’t kill me Virtual Console lovers* but a link between worlds was a really lovable game, the soundtrack was what a game soundtrack should truly be, a complement to the game and for the pleasure of listening while playing and it was that and more. Truly one of my favorites now and the concept was done beautifully because the throwback to the bird’s eye view of the game from it’s virtual console days.

    Investing in a 3ds is so worth it! So many great games that I think Simon would love if he tried them out!

    2 years ago
    • Yeah, I’m thinking I should get a 3DS. I just don’t want to get it in Korea and have it tied to only Korean games. I need to find a NA version, somehow…

      2 years ago
      • I have a 3DS I ordered on Amazon or Walmart, I can’t remember which. Is it possible for you to buy one on there and have it shipped?

        2 years ago
  15. ok so im more of a computer Xbox and Ninendo gamer. i never owned a playstation so i only played a final fantasy games at friends houses. BUT the games i play/played a lot are many PC games such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Civilization 5. also like the BIGGEST game franchise is Pokemon. i play at least 1 version of any set of 2 pokemon games released the first games. Super Smash Bros also XD. but yeah im a huge RPG player so games like WoW, Guild Wars 2, and older single player RPGs like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and Fable are some of my favorites ^_^.

    2 years ago
    • oh wow i just read through that and my grammar is horrendous ._. i was typing to fast and i just woke up

      2 years ago
  16. Hey Simon, be sure to get the Kingdom Hearts Remix 2.5. It will have Birth By sleep(which is the best) and Recoded on it, which are two of the handheld with actual story progression. I wish Dream Drop Distance was on it too, but Oh well, might be included with the eventual KH3. : )
    Have you played Lunar 1 or 2? They are PS1 games, but you might be able to DL them on the PS3. Also Star Ocean is a great series. And I am obsessed with the Tales Series. Almost all of them. Especially Vesperia and Symphonia. Unfortunately my son ruined my PS3, so I have to wait until I can fix it to finish XIllia. Xillia 2 just came out and I’m sad I can’t play it lol.
    I Love the Zelda franchise. I grew up on it, watched my mom and older bro play it after school… I know it gets a lot of flack, but I really liked Skyward Sword. I had no qualms with it. I also liked the story and art style of Twilight Princess, but I couldn’t play it very ofenbecause of the color pallet they used. Made sense for the game, but made me sleepy lol. If I had one thing against Zelda, it would be the abundance of spiders they use. They keep getting more realistic looking, and I feel like I’m about to have a heart attack every time I get to the Earth Temple. D:

    2 years ago
  17. The 3DS really does have a lot of fantastic games. Fire Emblem: Awakening is incredible. And since you love KROGer, you should definitely play Bravely Default. It’s pretty much Final Fantasy since it was made by Square Enid. Also, the newest Tomb Raider. TR is so freaking good!

    2 years ago
  18. Also, I played Patapon and FFIIV: Crisis Core for PSP. I also had other games but can’t remember them all too well. :(

    2 years ago
  19. I had Pokemon Sapphire but I never finished it because it broke so I’m stoked that they’re going to release it again but a bit modified with all those Mega Evolution and such. I actually would also love to try playing Zelda. Sad thing is that it never Nintendo games almost never go on sale here in Toronto so I became more of PS player instead. I remember playing Crash Bandicoot in PS2 and I freaking love that game. Then I guess I started playing more matured such as GTA Liberty City, San Andreas. I also played FFX but I also didn’t finish it because I did not know I had to level grind so I got stuck at Mt. Gagazet fighting Seymour. Which is also why I bought the Remastered Version of it and still on my journey to finish it (LEVEL GRINDING TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL). Then, I got my PS3 and I started playing Assassin’s Creed and some Call of Duty (not proud of it but I just got addicted gunning enemies down, although I’m not one of those trash talkers online).

    Then there’s Uncharted, Battlefield, Beyond Two Souls, Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire, Yakuza 3&4, Naruto, Infamous, and Skyrim for PS3. Now that PS4 came out, I played Watchdogs which I liked but they could have done a better dialogue between the characters to make the player attached to them I guess?

    I also played Red Alert when I was younger though I didn’t finish it since my dad took all the time finishing both sides (Allies and Soviets). Also, there’s Starcraft which I finished. Then, recently I finished Starcraft II(Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm) and Diablo III.

    Lastly, I’m still playing and haven’t finished The Last of Us, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Nino Kuni, Diablo III Expansion Set and Watchdogs’ side games. I would also like to try Dark Souls 2 and Metal Gear Solid.

    2 years ago
  20. The most recent game I’ve finished (which was almost a year ago since I don’t have access to any gaming consoles here in Korea) is Journey. HOLY CRUD it is a gorgeous game. Have you heard of/played it? It’s a shorter game, and there’s no voice acting or anything, but it is simply one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played, and I’ve played KH and FF, most of which were gorgeous. I cried too, at the end. I think it only took me an hour to finish? Journey is one of those games where, if you want to take a short break from one game, you can play it, finish it, and then continue on with the first game.

    2 years ago
  21. About Kingdom Hearts, Simon, don’t worry about not knowing WTF was going on with the plot! Between 1 and 2 there’s actually two more videogames: “Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories”, originally just for Game Boy, that’s why many people skipped it without knowing, and “Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days” for Nintendo DS. For some time they weren’t even released outside Japan because portables are not that big outside Japan.
    If you has just played 1 and then 2 the plot doesn’t make much sense :/ Don’t worry, blame Square Enix. Oh, Square Enix! XD

    2 years ago
  22. I’m a hardcore grinder (not as much as Simon though), and I also started with FF7.
    JRPG’s are my favorite kind o game, but unfortunately FF’s went downhill after FFX for me.
    So I got into another franchise that got me really excited which is “Tales of” series.
    I started with Tales of Destiny 2 (for PSOne, then it was released later as Tales of Eternia for PSP)
    then I played Tales of Destiny (PSOne), Tales of Eternia (PS2), Tales of the Abyss (PS2 – Best One for me), Tales of Vesperia (XBOX360 – The Only reason I got a XBOX was this game), Tales of Symphonia (GameCube), Tales of Symphonia 2 (Wii – the weakest in my opinion). Tales of Graces F (PS3), Tales of Xillia (PS3) and soon Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3).

    2 years ago
  23. Wow we got a Final Fantasy Fan over here! But y u no mention Assassins Creed ;)
    If you like Shadow of the Colossus you should definitely check out Journey for PS3. It has wonderful graphics and a one of a kind storyline (and some brilliant fanart, too) and you can play it either in single mode or with another person online (although I’d recommend single modus for the first round so you can experience the game.) I’d think Martina would like Journey as well :D

    2 years ago
  24. Ahhh why not get tattoos of your favorite character’s weapons too? That would be raddddddd !!!

    2 years ago
  25. Holy god Simon I saw this coming ! Your picks are awesome, your gaming standard is HIGH I would say ! Also you mentioned “Legend of Dragoon” which is really an underrated JRPG ! Give you a big thumbs up on your picks ! I would like to suggest some JRPGs for you too, “Bravely Default” in the 3DS, “Persona 3” and “Persona 4”, go get the 4G on Vita that version has more stuff in there (trust me if you want to live a life like a Japanese student you should play this !) And also you should try some Monster Hunter too they are intense and cool. Hey Simon why not try some indie games? Try out Transistor in the PS4 ! I’m not kidding this is the most gorgeous game I’ve ever seen ! Oh gawd too much stuff to jazz through a comment I guess that’s all ! Simon you rocks !

    2 years ago
  26. SIMON YOU PLAYED DRAGON AGE?? Reading that made my whole day!!
    What race and class do you like to play as? For my first playthrough I was a dual wielding city elf warrior :D
    And as far as Dragon Age 2 goes, I know it was really rushed, but I still love it anyways. I’m a huuuuge fan of Dragon Age, so I just took it for what it was and loved it (I guess I’m not that hard to please haha). I’m just really hoping that Inquisition is going to be EPIC because I read somewhere that they started working on it before Origins even came out. So excited!!

    2 years ago
  27. I love RPGs and my favorite of all time has to be the Kingdom Hearts series. I can’t wait for them to come out with Kingdom Hearts 3 (it’s taking forever!!). I am currently taking a break from FF Lightning Returns because that game will be the death of me. Maybe I should redo the whole thing but this time limit thing to do all of your missions before the world end is killing me. I have never had any issues with the other FF games and I have played all of them. = (
    I am now working on Ni no Kuni and I love it!!

    2 years ago
  28. I don’t do many console games these days (Nintendo as a kid, I was boss at Kirby). Mostly I play Minecraft and Don’t Starve – I really like the survival games that have more replayability. But my brother recently got Transistor. It’s from Supergiant games, same people who did Bastion a few years ago, and it is gorgeous. If a good storyline and amazing art are your thing, go for those games. Stunning.

    2 years ago
  29. Martina, I feel you! My brother used to play Dragon Quest and my god, I hate that music now. I mean, it’s actually a good soundtrack, but I heard it so, sooo, sooooooo much that all the joy has been sucked out of it. I haven’t played a lot of video games, but I really want to get into it more. Right now I’m starting with the basics, I’m playing Pokémon Red on my GameBoy! The games I’d like to try in the future are Zelda, Super Mario, Final Fantasy and Ōkami. The last one isn’t as well know as the others, but it seems like a really beautiful game. Has anyone else played it? How was it?

    2 years ago
    • I actually played a bit of Okami but I didn’t get too far into it, not because I didn’t like it, but because I had something else pop up :)

      2 years ago
  30. Oooh. So many games. And all for console, which I don’t have because I’ve always only played on PC since I was 10 (I mostly play RPGs and PC lets me mod them more easily :D).

    Which doesn’t seem to matter as I’m currently somewhere in the middle of disc 2 of Final Fantasy VII (yay for summer breaks). Plus I bought The Last Remnant in Steam summer sale, but I didn’t have time to try it yet.

    Personally I am a huge Black Isle/Bioware fan. Not just Dragon Age (and I agree with you completely, Origins is a great game while DA2 is horrible) and Mass Effect (such a good series!), but pretty much EVERY Bioware game, ever. Baldur’s Gate series is my precious and Baldur’s Gate 2 is imho the best damn game ever made. Planescape: Torment. Icewind Dale. Neverwinter Nights. ALL OF THEM <3

    Also, Skyrim. I have 2 characters, both level Unholy Might, but I have no idea what the main quest is about. Not my fault that the Dark Brotherhood storyline is more interesting!

    2 years ago
  31. I loved this episode!! Probably because we like a lot of the same games. lol Playstation and Nintendo ALL THE WAY!!! No Xbox. Love the classics: everything Mario, especially the 64 games. Mario 64, Super Smash bros. Pikachu! and mariokart. Give me Yoshi and I’ll kick your ass. ;) You should definitely play the Zelda games though. The story line, characters and locations have really turned into a legacy. I recommend that you start from the very first one though, The LEGEND OF ZELDA and work through them in the order they came out. This doesn’t include the handheld games though. Think of those as extra stories and that’s it(in my opinion). LOVE KINGDOM HEARTS too! Did you beat Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2? He was impossible… :(

    2 years ago
  32. OH man I love my some Final Fantasy.
    YOU SHOULD PLAY MORE ZELDA SIMON. I really liked skyward sword, twilight princess, if you have the 3DS you NEED to do Ocarina of Time.
    Also, really fun relaxing games you should play – Flower, Echo, or Journey. SERIOUSLY THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL and Martina will probably like them too!

    2 years ago
  33. I know you said you don’t play many fighting games but do you play Street Fighter or Tekken?

    2 years ago
  34. I adore Animal Crossing! After a long study session in the library, I can go home and get immersed in my town, chat with my villager friends and go fishing. It really makes me relax!

    If you don’t own a Nintendo 3DS, you are missing something big!
    – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (remake of the Nintendo 64 classic)
    – Fire Emblem: Awakening
    – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Luigi’s Mansion 2 in Europe and Japan)
    – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (the sequel to the Super Nintendo classic “A Link to the Past”
    – The Professor Layton series
    – Mario Kart 7
    – Tomodachi Life
    – Super Mario 3D Land

    For the Wii U, I will also recommend:
    – Pikmin 3
    – Nintendoland (My friends and I always have a blast with this game)
    – Super Mario 3D World
    – Mario Kart 8
    – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

    2 years ago
  35. We have similar Final Fantasy origin stories, cept I broke both arms playing soccer and ended up playing a ton of Final Fantasy 8. Woo! The only video games I’ve ever been good at are the Tony Hawk franchise and like, Star Wars Pod Racer (which I believe came with the N64). THPS2 and 3 have meant a lot to me though, gave me punk rock! Also played a lot of Super Mario and Donkey Kong as a youngster.

    2 years ago
  36. JRPGs are the best! Simon since you want to play some Zelda games, i highly recommend the snes one “Zelda : A Link To The Past” it’s my favorite of all time.

    I since you are a grinder/jrpg/tactic lover i recomment every games made by Nippon Ichi Software. (they also have NIS America under them). They are all super fun games. Plus most of their games have some weird/awesome system behind them. Highly recommend the Disgaea serie.

    2 years ago
  37. No Metroid love it can’t even get love from its own company! Ok rant over, bye bye *waves in a kawaii like fashion*

    2 years ago
  38. oh God! I loveee Kingdom Hearts! JRPG is the best! I played Final Fantasy 8,10 and 13. Maybe I should try playing FF7.

    2 years ago
  39. Wait. Dude. Nobody asked you.

    lol I’m sorry. Thanks for sharing :p

    That totally went over my head. Maybe cos I’ve never had a TV/console; I only played them at my friends’ houses (and at your studio). Did Leigh and Soo Zee tell you how I beat them at Marvel vs Capcom? And it was my first time playing. BWAHAHAHAHAHA

    I play computer games though….Red Alert, Red Alert II, Red Alert III, Warcraft, Warcraft II, Warcraft III…then I got into DotA, then Dota2…then uni gave me a kick in the backside.

    The end.

    2 years ago
  40. LOL I bet Simon was stoked to be getting a “Simon-themed” TL;DR. HAHAHAHAHA :D

    2 years ago