Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gamer Corner: Kaiser

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 25 year old Mexican who enjoys subjects of technology and history and right now I game on my old Toshiba Satellite laptop, because of my rig right now I don't game a lot so I'm right now playing casually some free2play games I can run on my laptop.

What is your first memory of gaming?

Watching my brothers play NES games when I was 2 or 3 years old, I was intrigued at that time with video games but I did not play a game till I was 8 years old; my first game being The Legend of Zelda A Link To the Past.

What game are you currently playing right now? Do you enjoy that game, why?

Right now I'm playing Path of Exile a free2play game from Griding Gears Game studio, and I'm enjoying the game so far, since it has a Diablo 2 feeling in terms of difficulty and ambiance, and a more depth character customization in the form of gems you can put on your gear to gain skills, which can be supported by other gems as long as the gear has sockets linking them to make the skills more deadly, and a big passive tree so you can create the character you want to create in the case you want a ranged character or a melee tank character.
How’s the overall game play and graphics?

Gameplay is like a Diablo game, you left click to move and can be used to auto attack enemies or use a skill you can also bind q,w,e,r,t and right click for other skills, and bind 1,2,3,4,5 for flasks you can use to support your character in recovering health, magic or increasing certain resistances or armor.

Would you recommend it, why?

I would only recommend it to Diablo 2 fans and hardcore rpg gamers, since this is not a game everyone will enjoy, since its learning curve is quite difficult to new players, who have not played an rpg and even then its good to read about character builds so you have an idea what kind of character you want to make.

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

I'm looking forward to the release of Destiny and Everquest Next, since both games have persistent world features that may come to revolution the MMO games, since it is something we have been looking forward to a change in the MMO games as we have not seen before, specially on Everquest Next since it not only add persistent world features but also sandbox features, to construct your own castle or wizard tower =).

If you could design your own game what would it be like?

An RPG game combining the melee combat of the kickstarter game of Warhorse studio Kingom Come: Deliverance and the Spell combat of Lichdom, that would make it the ultimate immersive experience of combat for the players in my opinion.

Thoughts on this new generation of consoles – Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One?

In my opinion only the WII U and the PS4 are the consoles trying to be revolutionary. The WII U with its gamepad and the PS4 with its virtual reality project morpheus. I think if both Sony and Nintendo play their cards right with both innovations they can really bring good things to video games; like in games like ZombiU the gamepad can be used in interesting ways to contribute to the immersion of the game and I hope to see other games that use the gamepad in such ways.
What are your thoughts on the gaming industry?

Right now the industry is at a cross road of the next revolution with augmented reality technology and virtual reality going to change the way we play, if its a good thing or a bad thing still has to be seen. I have hopes if change comes to gaming by these technologies it will be for the better of the industry to continue offering us really good experiences of fun and enjoyment they have always given to us.

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?

If everything goes as I have seen the new technology will be virtual reality technology as the main source of gaming with really impressive immersive games. As a technology fan I would be happy with this direction, but I still hope if this is the path the industry takes, there will still be traditional ways to play the game and if I had the power I would definitely vouch to conserve to still make traditional games.

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

The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, its the first game I played, and it had such an impact on me. It made me the gamer I am today and I still replay it from time to time, since its one of the best games I have played from the story to the gameplay, to the music, a really memorable experience.

Would you like to share your gamer tag and the system so others may add you?

kaiser.avm on Steam  - you can add me to chat or to play Path of Exile if my connection allows it.

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

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