Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gamer Corner: Kevin

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

Tell me a little bit about yourself? What rig do you currently game on? What kind of gamer do you classify yourself to be? ie. PC, Console, Tabletop, LARP as well as Hardcore, RPG, etc. 
I’m a soon to be 28 year old dietary manager currently working in rehab/long-term care. Received my education from the University of Florida. While I haven’t played computer games since 97, I do currently play the launch system of the PS4, PS3 slim, and the new PS Vita slim bundled w/ borderlands 2. I classify myself as a Trophy Hunter! I love to collecting trophies in games. It’s probably the first thing I look at after installing the data on the system. I’m mostly a console gamer, I don’t mind playing games on the laptop or now portable handheld.

What is your first memory of gaming? 
I would have to say when I was first introduced to the Sega Genesis system. My dad had come back from deployment right before Christmas; I received it as a gift and didn’t even know about the system. He had told me that some of his shipmates were playing on the ship and thought it would be something I’d like. It was the launch system with Sonic, the one that had not for resale on it. I also had gotten Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.

What game are you currently playing right now? Do you enjoy that game, why? How’s the overall game play and graphics
I’m currently playing Darksiders (got it from the flash sale for $5) and Crysis 3 on PS3, Gravity Rush, Unit 13, Velocity Ultra, and Borderland 2 on PS Vita, and nothing on my PS4 as I have traded in my games towards pre-orders this fall. So far I’m enjoying everything that I’m playing. I love games like Darksiders because its story driven, you solve puzzles, and you have to strategize. Crysis 3, well it’s just like any other fps but with a few different features, I like headshots. Can’t really comment on the PS vita games just yet since I just played it for the first time yesterday but the graphics are amazing. I personally think that KZ: Shadowfall is the best game graphically so far that I’ve seen on the PS4.

Would you recommend it, why? 
I would recommend everything that I’m currently playing.

Are there any games coming out that you are looking forward to? 
Destiny and Batman: Arkham Knight. Both have been pre-ordered. Also Tom Clancy’s The Division. I’ll take any Tom Clancy game over COD and BF any day.

If you could design your own game what would it be like? 
Probably a visual novel. I haven’t seen many in North America and I love anime. Probably something on the lines of The Boondocks.

Thoughts on this new generation of consoles – Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One? 
Personally I think the Xbox period is for children, even though they are advertising the Xbox 1 towards adults. The Wii U, I can’t say too much about being that I haven’t played it personally. The gameplay that I have watched of it does look amazing though. Now the PS4 is something I would and have been recommending to all gamers. I think it’s the best next gen console out. The numbers don’t lie, only is I wish it had the external hard drive capabilities like the PS3.

What are your thoughts on the gaming industry?
I think the game industry is saturated with copies and low quality games. I can’t think of one game that is a 10 rating. Yes the graphics are getting better but we’re buying the same titles over and over. I personally hate the fact that so many games come out at once. It’s like you are forced to choose which one. I know it’s about the all mighty dollar but I can’t even enjoy playing some games because I’m busy trying to stay current. That’s why I don’t play much multiplayer online because I rather get immersed in the campaign/story than battle strangers online for hours.

10 years from now, where do you see the industry? Are you happy with that direction? If you had the power, what direction would you have the gaming industry go?
Honestly I see the industry going VR. Sony is already working on it and it’s just a matter of time before we’re actually testing our true abilities like in the movie “Gamer”. I would love to see gaming like that. See if some of the other gamers actually have the skills they actually claim online. It’s a big difference when your attributes come in to play, instead of hacking the game to level up or unlock the best weapons in the game when it’s only been out for 2 days. Me, myself, if I had the power, I would definitely take the gaming industry there! No more being a part of a 9 year old’s kill streak because his parents allow him to play online all weekend while you actually have real responsibilities to take care of and may only get to play for a hour or two after your kids go to sleep.

Favorite Game (can include tabletop) of all time and why?
Hmmmm….I really don’t know. Maybe Super Mario 64. Mario is classic, but when the 64 introduced the world to a semi open map, and a 3d Mario, it was epic.

Would you like to share your gamer tag and the system so others may add you?
PS3, PS4, PS Vita – Killa_Kev757
Thank you to Kevin for a fantastic interview. If you would like to be interviewed for Gamer Corner please contact me at

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