Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gamer Corner: Talon

Hey Everyone, 

Welcome to this week's installment of Gamer Corner, where Fangirl Reviews interviews a gamer and gets their thoughts on the gaming world and learn what they are enjoying at the moment.

Tell me a little bit about yourself?
I’m a 29 year old married Graphic/Web Designer.  I was born in New York but now live in Louisville, Kentucky and went to college at Full Sail and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
What rig do you currently game on?
I currently waiting for next spring to update my PC but I also own a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and a Vita. I also have a PS4 preordered.
What game are you currently playing right now?
With next-gen consoles incoming I’m just trying to wade through my backlog of games I may have missed. The last great game I’ve played was The Last of Us and I’m definitely looking forward to GTA V.  

Do you enjoy that game, why? How’s the overall game play?
The Last of Us made me remember why I play video games. I felt the same way when I played Metal Gear Solid back in 1998. Narratively driven games are actually becoming more frequent. As a kid I remember that most of the time when I wanted a interesting story, I would have to play an RPG. Now it’s almost a surprise when a game’s plot isn’t at least serviceable. I think the one thing people complain about with The Last of Us was the actual game play. I honestly believe most of those people were just expecting a different game. It’s not Uncharted or Gears of War.  Everything is very subtle. All your crafting and Item management is done without actually pausing the game is time consuming. You don’t want to get in a huge fight and when you do you're panicked.
Would you recommend it?
Definitely but I understand that some people may not be into it.
Are there any games coming out that you are looking forward to?
GTA V, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed 4, Destiny, Octodad, Don’t Starve(PS4) and Planetside 2(PS4). I’m sure there are more but I’m kinda surprised with the number of open world games I listed.

What kind of gamer do you classify yourself to be? ie. PC, Console, Tabletop, LARP as well as Hardcore, RPG, etc.
I really don’t want to limit myself. Lol, I play mostly on consoles but I love my PC as well. I play everything from super casual  to “Hardcore” games. I have a friend that LARPs but I haven't taken up a sword yet. Lol
So with the new consoles coming out, which way are you leaning One or 4?
I have a PS4 pre-ordered because I like Sony’s variety but I plan to pick up a XBox One after Christmas.
Favorite Game (can include tabletop) of all time and why?  
Of all time it’s probably a toss up between Super Mario Bros. 3, Half-Life 2, Metal Gear Solid, Portal 2 on different days. Those games all changed what I thought of video games at whatever time they released.

Would you like to share your gamer tag and the system so others may add you?
PSN ID: Roxous
XBLA Gamertag: Roxous00
Steam: TalonJH
You can also follow me on Twitter @TalonJH

Thank you to Talon for a fantastic interview. If you would to be interview for Gamer Corner please contact me at

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