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Country: Québec, Canada
Occupation: Computer science student
Plays Nintendo games since: 1991
First Nintendo game ever played: Super Mario Bros.
Visits Samurai Nintendo since: tomorrow ;)
Registered in the forum: no
Last GC games played: Paper Mario: The thousand-year door, Shark Tale, Pikmin 2.
Which console(s) do you own ?
GC, GBA SP, Xbox.
What are your favorite GameCube games and why ? Are they among your all-time favorite video games ?
Super Smash Bros. Melee: This game is endless fun. It will take years before you can master every character and every technique. It's a great competitive game and ideal for parties. It's one of those games I will keep playing for a long time.
F-zero GX: Very challenging, well balanced game with almost infinite replay value. Every console needs more "hardcore" games for experienced players and this is one of them.
Super Mario Sunshine: This game may not be revolutionary but it is the best platform game I have ever played, very fun from start to finish. I enjoyed the art style, the colorful graphics and the entertaining music.
Zelda: Wind Waker: It may not be the best Zelda game but it was still a very enjoyable experience. The graphic style was very pleasant and the gameplay always fun.
Eternal Darkness: This is a game unlike any other, with a great storyline and innovative features like insanity effects. A fantastic experience.
Resident Evil 1 & 4: The Resident evil games have a very good atmosphere with excellent sound and graphics, and also a good story. These two games are the best RE games in my opinion and also two of the best survival horror games I have played.
I have probably forgotten some games, there are so many great games on Gamecube, and many are among my all-time favorite video games.
The mass question: what's the color of your Cube ? how many games and controllers do you own for it ? do you have a Game Boy Advance, a Nintendo DS ? do you play online or in LAN ?
Black, about 20, 3, yes, no, I am equipped to play online but I don't play much because the software that exists to play online doesn't work well.
Which characteristic (graphics, sound, gameplay...) of a game do you value the most ?
A game without gameplay is not a game so obviously this characteristic is the most important to me and should be for any gamer, although sound is also important, and graphics to a lesser extent. To make a good game all of these aspects must be cohesive with each other.
Anything you regret about the GameCube ?
I wish Gamecube had custom soundtracks and real online support like Xbox Live.
What sort of game would you like to see on GameCube ?
Gamecube has good games in every genre, all that is missing is a decent first-person shooter game in the likes of Perfect Dark (I didn't much like Timesplitters 2's multiplayer mode).
Any gaming exploits ? Anything you achieved in a video game that you are particularly proud of ?
Yes! Complete all Perfect Dark missions at Perfect Agent difficulty! ... except War(bonus mission).
What would you say to convince people to buy a GameCube ?
The gamecube has a very diverse library of games for all tastes, and is not expensive.
Is there a not so well known GC title that you'd like to bring attention to ?
Many Gamecube owners did not buy Wave Race: Blue Storm because there were other great games at launch. I think it's a great game that deserved more attention than it got. Another great, great game that many people missed is Beyond Good and Evil, one of the best adventure games on Gamecube.
Would you like to say something to all the game makers at Nintendo Japan ? (they might read you !)
I encourage Nintendo Japan game designers to keep making quality products as they have always done. They must continue to innovate in order to keep gamers interested in their product. But they must first ensure they create appealing games, with enjoyable and functional gameplay. I also encourage them to make a wide variety of games so they can appeal to different types of gamers... and surprise us also with things we haven't yet seen from Nintendo!
Thank you for answering Samurai Nintendo's questions !
Interview done on March 7, 2005.
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