I fell in love with gaming way back when my parents got me a NES which just happened to be bundled with one of my most cherished games—Super Mario Bros 3. My father and I would spend many nights playing SMB3 and TMNT Mutants in Manhattan while my mother and I would try to best Gyromite (sadly I do not own a ROB The Robot). Growing up, stepdad and I would go head to head in Blades of Steel on snow days. The battles on ice naturally transitioned to the Nintendo 64 with Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey 98.
I have fond memories playing games like TimeSplitters 2, Burnout 3, and Halo with my friends. Nowadays though I don’t play many games online, with the exception of the original Destiny a couple years back. Lately I’ve fallen in love with my Switch with games like Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, and Stardew Valley.
I’ve got love for all games from all genres, and generally regard most titles as labors of love from their creators. You’ll see me grant more leniency towards titles that others pan, but I try to do so in a way that’s balanced – e.g. I’ll still tell you not to buy it if it blows. I’m a huge scaredy cat, but have a deep love for Horror games, space adventures, flight sims, and exploration games.