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Occupation: High school student (science studies)
Plays Nintendo games since: 1995
First Nintendo game ever played: Super Mario All-Stars
Visits Samurai Nintendo since: I visited it sometimes a year and half ago...
Registered in the forum: yes (view profile)
Last GC games played: Animal Crossing, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Which console(s) do you own ?
GameCube, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo and the old GameBoy.
What are your favorite GameCube games and why ? Are they among your all-time favorite video games ?
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, for the atmosphere and the cooking, even if there is (too) much likeness with the first episode. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, for its universe. For the time being, I haven't finished Paper Mario yet, so I won't rank it among my all-time favorite (maybe I'll think it's really bad before I see the end of it...). Zelda is among them.
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 Cube is violet, has 17 games but only one controller, has never been online or in a LAN. I don't have neither a Game Boy Advance nor a Nintendo DS.
Which characteristic (graphics, sound, gameplay...) of a game do you value the most ?
The actual idea of the game is important. I'm not going to take a soccer game when I don't like soccer, nor a fighting game if the fighting system seems bad to me.
Anything you regret about the GameCube ?
es, that they promised us in its youth that it would live long, while now that it is hardly old, they promise us a replacement.
What sort of game would you like to see on GameCube ?
There are already all sorts of games on GameCube, aren't there ? But I'd like to see more adventure games (in the style of Zelda...).
Any gaming exploits ? Anything you achieved in a video game that you are particularly proud of ?
What would you say to convince people to buy a GameCube ?
I would say: "Anyway, if you still haven't bought a GameCube, even though it's already been released for some years, it means you are not interested in video games. No, no, no ! Do not even try to defend yourself. It is true. What ? You have a PS2 (or an Xbox) ? And so what ? My sister too, and it doesn't mean that she's into gaming. It's merely decorative. And it's the same for you. You like video games, but you don't want to buy a GameCube ? Wait, it's wrong, you can't say that. It's like saying: "I like French fries but not potatoes" ; you only like fat, fry : eat doughnuts, it'll feel better. Here, you see, if you don't like the GameCube, you cannot pretend to like video games. The GameCube is the quintessence of modern video games. The others are just chunks of grease to lure the weakest and the hungriest, and to feed the most deserving during starvation. No ? You want me to explain you why ? Reasons, there are heaps. I'm going to tell you one: there are games which work with it. It's good, huh ! What ? The others do the same ? No, it's different, on GameCube, there are games which are not on other systems. There would be some exclusivities on other consoles too ? But they are less good, that's certain. How can I say that ? Well, because, me, unlike you, I tried. And if you try, I'm sure we will agree. It's decided, you want to try ? That's good. But to try, you have to buy, that's how it is, we don't try the goods before taking them ! So, you buy it." With such a reasoning, I make anyone come to their sense, even the most stubborn people.
Is there a not so well known GC title that you'd like to bring attention to ?
No, I don't think so. Games I know are all famous.
Would you like to say something to all the game makers at Nintendo Japan ? (they might read you !)
Stop believing you are the best, and really be the best.
Thank you for answering Samurai Nintendo's questions !
Interview done on February 13, 2005.
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