Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gamer Corner: Ryan

Welcome to this week's installment of Gamer Corner, where Fangirl Review interviews a gamer and gets his thoughts on the gaming world and learn what he is enjoying at the moment.

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself?

Right now, I'm a student who absolutely loves technology and keeps myself up to date
on what is going on in the tech and gaming worlds.

2. What rig do you currently game on?

Right now, I play on my Wii U, but I also play on my PC, which I hope to eventually
replace with a dedicated gaming computer.

3. What game are you currently playing right now?

I've been playing The Legend of Zelda, the Wind Waker HD, along with Star Trek 
Online for my computer.

4. Do you enjoy that game, why? How’s the overall game play?

Zelda has a huge world and it's very fun to explore. Star Trek Online also has a huge
universe, many other players with whom to interact, and a ton of non-main-mission content.

5. Would you recommend it?

Absolutely. Both of these games are absolutely beautiful and rich with content.

6. Are there any games coming out that you are looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to several 3DS games, including Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies,
Pokemon Y, and The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds. I'm also looking forward
to some hardcore games for the Wii U such as Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

7. What kind of gamer do you classify yourself to be? ie. PC, Console, Tabletop, LARP as
well as Hardcore, RPG, etc.

I consider myself to be a mix of a PC, console, and portable gamer, because each has
its unique games and playing styles. For example, portable games seem to be more lighthearted
while PC and console games tend to be darker, but also more graphically satisfying.

8. So with the new consoles coming out, which way are you leaning One or 4? (Ignore if
you are a PC gamer)

I think both consoles are neat, and if was going to get one, it would be the Ps4 because
of its free online services, Indie game support, and more innovation, though neither is
really as innovative as the Wii U's new Gamepad controller, though the Wii U's
performance pales in comparison to the new offerings by Sony and Microsoft.

9. What are your thoughts on the gaming industry?
I think the gaming industry, quite frankly, needs more true innovation. The updates by
the console makers are mostly expected updates to performance, graphical quality, and
hardware. There hasn't really been any ground-breaking innovation since 2006, when
Nintendo came out with a completely new way to play games with its Wii.

10. If you had the power, what direction would you have the gaming industry go?
If I was in charge of the gaming industry, I would push for more mobile integration, such
as being able to play whole console-quality games on the new, blazingly-fast phones out
there now, and I would push for more integration between console, computer, and
mobile. That way, everyone can play the same game, regardless of where they are. This
would push gaming not only into people's living rooms, but also into commutes, off time,
and basically everywhere they go.

11. 10 years from now, where do you see the industry? Are you happy with that

I see the industry as a more unified front, with PCs and consoles getting simultaneous,
equal releases, and people finally being able to fully customize their experiences, regardless of platform.

12. Favorite Game (can include tabletop) of all time and why?

My absolute favorite game is the Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword, because it truly
brought Zelda into the world. You could go where you want, do the dungeons (to an
extent) in the order you want, and you could go at your own pace.

13. Additional Thoughts and Comments?

I hope the gaming industry becomes more unified and seamless, instead of having
separate categories of gamers, like portables, consoles, and PC. All games and gamers
should become one large community.

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

1 comment:

  1. interesting views on a unified industry... entails advantages as well as disadvantages. i think it's not so easy to unify and probably it will be better if that takes a while too.