Hey, Nick! How are you? What was the last thing you ate and what would you rate it out of ten? Hey, I’m fantastic, thanks! The last thing I ate was a plate of fish and chips from the pub and I’d have to give it a 9, it was pretty damn tasty. I’d have given it a 10 if they hadn’t skimped on the tartar sauce.
What’s your favourite video game? You could ask me this question once a day for 7 days and probably get 7 different answers. I’ve been playing games for damn near 30 years and there are a ton of games in my “hall of fame” for many different reasons, but if I have to choose one, I think my answer has to be Final Fantasy VI.
I had played a lot of games prior but FFVI was the first game I had played that had such a huge scale. The epic story and huge cast of characters floored me. It’s the game that made JRPG’s my favourite genre and it’s the game that changed me from a kid that liked video games into a gamer. If it hadn’t been for this game I may not have made the friends that I did, and I wouldn’t have the memories of all those all-night sessions of Soul Calibur or Tekken or the metric ton of wrestling games we played together. I wouldn’t have the interests and passions that I do. It sounds corny, and it sounds like a lot to attribute to something like a video game, but it’s no lie that FFVI had an instrumental role in shaping who I am. And you know what? I like who I am, so Final Fantasy VI takes the title of my favourite game of all time.
What drew you to CV? The chance to write for a site that seemed to value video game content more so than the site I wrote for previously. I read some content on the site before I applied and I loved what I read, so I wanted to be a part of the site. I can’t lie, the name and logo helped too. More than I care to admit.
Where else can we find you? As far as writing goes you can find some of my older stuff at www.artnalism.com but as of right now I’m exclusively at Cultured Vultures! You can also find me on twitter and PSN as Fayte19.
Who would win in a fight: a kangaroo with one punching hand or a crocodile missing half of its teeth? Hmmm that’s a tough one, but I think as long as the croc didn’t get the drop on the kangaroo, the kangaroo would kick the rest the croc’s teeth down its scaly throat. Those things look cute and cuddly from a distance but they’re nasty with a capital N.