Gaming Questionnaire (From the blog: Cannot Be Tamed)

  1. When did you start playing video games?
    I started playing games when I was around maybe 12 or so.
  2. What is the first game you remember playing?
    First game I can properly remember playing is King’s Quest VI: Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder… 
  3. PC or Console?
    PC, however console have a few pearls.
  4. XBox, PlayStation, or Wii?
    I have to say Playstation though I like Xbox as well.
  5. What’s the best game you’ve ever played?
    Baldur’s Gate 2/Planescape: Torment.
  6. What’s the worst game you’ve ever played?
    Dinner Date, Dear Ester, Gone Home, just to name a few that really bugged me.
  7. Name a game that was popular/critically adored that you just didn’t like.
    Skyrim, the Elder Scrolls series is just going downwards…
  8. Name a game that was poorly received that you really like.
    Alpha Protocol, I can’t for the life of me understand why people don’t like it.
  9. What are your favourite game genres?
    RPG, without a doubt.
  10. Who is your favourite game protagonist?
    Jodie Holmes, Beyond: Two souls. Hands down.
  11. Describe your perfect video game.
    Mix Baldur’s Gate 2 together with Planescape: Torment and add a dash of FF9.
  12. What video game character do have you have a crush on?
    Xan, the doomed elf in Baldur’s Gate 1 (and as a mod to Baldur’s Gate 2). None can ever take his place.
  13. What game has the best music?
    Hard to choose but Legend for SNES, Silent Hill 2 and Star Ocean: Second Story among a few have really great soundtracks.
  14. Most memorable moment in a game:
    The ending of FF9.
  15. Scariest moment in a game:
    Scariest moment must be Doom 3, my boyfriend talked about how scary it would become right at the beginning so I kill the man that talks, close the game in sheer panic and have never started it again…
  16. Most heart-wrenching moment in a game:
    Almost all of Beyond: Two souls.
  17. What are your favourite websites/blogs about games?
    I don’t have any favorites sadly, but those I follow I find interesting.
  18. What’s the last game you finished?
    Beyond: Two souls.
  19. What future releases are you most excited about?
    There are so many but to name a few: Pillars of Eternity, Torment: Tides of Numenera and Stardew Valley.
  20. Do you identify as a gamer?
    I do, playing whenever I get the chance.
  21. Why do you play video games?
    I play to experience things that aren’t available in real life. I think it is like reading a book or watching a movie, only you are changing the path.

I got these questions from another blogger and found them interesting.
You can watch their blog “Cannot be tamed” here and answer the questions yourself.

Poll: My top 10 female characters in games, who’s yours?

So the other day I thought about females in games that I’ve played over the years that I really like and thought it would be fun to do a list. There aren’t any special order to them, these are characters who have stood out to me as I’ve played the games. There are both protagonists, side characters and “antagonists”.

Vote for the one that you prefer in the poll at the bottom.

1: Trip, the tech knowledgeable girl from Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. She is smart, a tech wiz, not a damsel and sexy as hell. Those eyes are hard to resist.

2: Ravel, the deep, many sided riddle that we all love. Ravel from Planescape: Torment have made me think, wonder and be amazed over all the sides of humans.

3: Commander Shepard, the ass kicking, space traveling hero that we all know and love in Mass Effect, especially the female voice by Jennifer Hale.

4: Triss Merigold, the feisty redhead that keeps Geralt, The Witcher, in line, and what a beautiful redhead at that.

5: Aribeth de Tylmarande, the half-elf that has one of the more extreme character arcs I’ve ever seen in any game, coming from Neverwinter Nights.

6: Qara, another redhead that let’s her passion and attitude get the better of the situation, her nicknaming is epic and it is never boring to have her around in Neverwinter Nights 2.

7: Zoë Maya Castillo, the sweet and caring young woman that, in her search for her boyfriend, ends up in completely different places in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

8: Jennifer Tate, the fact that she has many demonic sides of herself makes her an real badass woman in Primal, teaming up with Scree, they’re a very lovable team.

9: Jeanette/Therese Voerman, the vampiric sisters of madness themselves, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines wouldn’t be anything without them.

10: Carla Valenti, the smart cop, dealing with the mysterious happenings in Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, is one that you do not fool. The game portrays her really well.

I put my vote on Trip but it was a close tie with Ravel.