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Age: 15 years old
Country: Orléans, France
Occupation: Newsmaker for Cubenergy / High school student (science studies)
Plays Nintendo games since: 1999
First Nintendo game ever played: Super Mario Bros DX (Game Boy Color)
Visits Samurai Nintendo since: for a little more than a year
Registered in the forum: no
Last GC games played: Donkey Konga, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Mario Power Tennis.
Which console(s) do you own ?
I own the Xbox, the Gamecube, the GameBoy Color and the GameBoy Advance SP.
What are your favorite GameCube games and why ? Are they among your all-time favorite video games ?
My favorite GameCube games are Donkey Konga, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, for their originality. I would also mention Beyond Good & Evil, even if this one is multiplatforms. They are my favorite games among all the different consoles.
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 ?
My GameCube is black. I own 3 GameCube controllers, including a WaveBird. On the games side, I currently have 9. I also have a Game Boy Advance SP. I've never played online or in LAN on GameCube or on anything else actually.
Which characteristic (graphics, sound, gameplay...) of a game do you value the most ?
For me, the gameplay is the most important point. A game must be accessible and pleasant to play. The graphics and the sound, although less important from my perspective, must still be well crafted.
Anything you regret about the GameCube ?
What I find regrettable, it's that the GameCube is less and less supported by third party editors. An incredible number of games, not all of quality of course, but still, are only released on Playstation 2 and Xbox. Moreover, the GC really lost a large number of exclusive titles (Killer 7, Resident Evil 4 are the ones which come my mind).
What sort of game would you like to see on GameCube ?
About a year ago, what I thought was missing on GameCube, was music games. Fortunately, Donkey Konga arrived last October and fulfilled me. I also thought dancing games were missing, but Dance Dance Revolution with Mario has been announced a little while ago. Now, we just have to hope that it comes to France, unlike the last PS2 and Xbox episodes of the series. Finally, I believe the GameCube is deeply lacking, even though they don't interest me personally, sport games.
Any gaming exploits ? Anything you achieved in a video game that you are particularly proud of ?
Some exploits ? No, I don't think so, but I'm still proud of my sense of rhythm when I play Donkey Konga ^_^.
What would you say to convince people to buy a GameCube ?
Mmm... I would surely say that it has excellent games and gaming experiences that you only find on this console. Its price can also be a convincing selling point.
Is there a not so well known GC title that you'd like to bring attention to ?
Beyond Good & Evil, although multiplatforms, is for me one of the best action/adventure games of these last years. I'm not really sure that it's not famous, but anyway, it is certain that it didn't get the success it deserved.
Would you like to say something to all the game makers at Nintendo Japan ? (they might read you !)
Nothing comes to my mind but a classic formula: "surprise us in the coming years."
Thank you for answering Samurai Nintendo's questions !
Interview done on March 5, 2005.
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