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Plays Nintendo games since: Late 80's and since 2000
First Nintendo game ever played: Duck Hunt on NES
Visits Samurai Nintendo since: Before it existed
Registered in the forum: No
Last GC games played: Animal Crossing
Which console(s) do you own ?
GameCube is in my house.
What are your favorite GameCube games and why ? Are they among your all-time favorite video games ?
Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. Both are entertaining and in Animal Crossing the villagers are funny and cute.
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 ?
No colour, it's not mine, I own nothing. Oh yes I own one controller!! It has transparency which is always great.
Which characteristic (graphics, sound, gameplay...) of a game do you value the most ?
I like nice looking characters (like in Zelda Wind Waker) and interactivity, the game world feels real and you don't face tons of bugs and obstacles all the time. Interesting and original ideas with smooth gameplay and good rhythm. Enthralling atmosphere.
Anything you regret about the GameCube ?
I'm not totally into the design of the console buttons, but it's ok. Some games are a bit stupid, but luckily I dont need to play them. I dont really like Luigi and Mario and DONKEY KONG (and all his dreadful relatives), their design is a bit ugly (men with moustache are not great in 3D). I preferred the old 2D Super Mario Bros. games to the recent ones, where you never know which direction you have to go to. Maybe I havent played enough though.
What sort of game would you like to see on GameCube ?
An evolved version of Animal Crossing, where you could actually have a conversation with the animals. And maybe some cool spy game, a little bit like Perfect Dark, preferably not very disgustingly violent.
Any gaming exploits ? Anything you achieved in a video game that you are particularly proud of ?
I dont remember, so I suppose it means there's none.
What would you say to convince people to buy a GameCube ?
If you want to buy a game console, if you are smart, you support the company that has started it all and not the lame copycats.
Is there a not so well known GC title that you'd like to bring attention to ?
If they are not well-known I dont know them either... But I would like to know what the square animals game is all about. Also, I would like to tell people to play Doshin the Giant when they are stressed out. It's relaxing.
Would you like to say something to all the game makers at Nintendo Japan ? (they might read you !)
Yes. Read all of my previous answers and you will find the key to the new-found success! Or maybe not. At least, dont fall into the stupidity of other game makers by starting to make sexist games to draw the attention of lame males with just one brain cell. They are not worth such effort. Make games for smart people who appreciate imagination and individuality.
Thank you for answering Samurai Nintendo's questions !
Interview done on January 31, 2005.
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