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Lifetime Game List

An idea stolen from Punk, as I admitted to having trouble coming up with entries for a list of my favorite games and characters, I will list here all the games I can remember buying and playing in my life. Also games I am playing or am telling myself I will play will be here on top

~Currently Playing~

Child of Light – Vita 2/16
Final Fantasy Explorers – 3DS 1/16
Vanquish – PS3 1/16
Lara Croft Go – Android 1/16 Probably won’t finish. Not really felling it.

2016

3DS

  • Final Fantasy Explorers – Bad fake MMO. No need to finish

PlayStation 3

  • Drakengard 3 – Didn’t get ULTIMATE ending but gonna youtube that shit
  • Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns – Wished I played on 360. I missed out on 2 dresspheres
  • Tales of Xillia -My fave since TotA

PlayStation Vita

  • Child of Light – Gorgeous, but needed 3 party members to make battles better.
  • XCOM Enemy Unknown – absolutely LOVED this game! Made me feel so smart

 

2015

Android

  • Steven Universe: Attack the Light! ❤
  • Alphabear

PlayStation Vita

  • Dragon’s Crown – beat it once then sold it.
  • GuacaMelee
  • Final Fantasy X-2 HD- stopped in the final Farplane dungeon. Got bored after I got my perfect Dresspheres and the bosses were still kicking my ass.
  • Final Fantasy XHD
  • Persona 4 Golden ❤
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night ❤
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Thomas Was Alone

N3DS

  • Codename Steam (sold it after Chap 3 or 5. Difficulty spikes and you don’t level up and can’t grind. Boo)
  • Final Fantasy Curtain Call ❤
  • Final Fantasy Theatrhym
  • Fire Emblem Awakening ❤
  • Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
  • Legend of Korra – terrible Fire Emblem clone.
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokemon XY ❤
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 ❤
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D ❤ (My new favorite/Best RPG)
  • Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

360

  • Anarchy Reigns
  • Asura’s Wrath – really fucking ambitious and fun
  • BioShock Infinite – Fuck this
  • Borderlands 2
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow
  • DARK SOULS ❤
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Dead Space
  • Dead to Rights
  • Final Fantasy XIII ❤
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Gears of War 3?
  • Halo umm… 3? ODST?
  • Left4Dead Meh
  • Marvel vs Capcom 3 – sold that shit back after 3 days, hahahaha.
  • Mass Effect ❤
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3 ❤
  • Metal Gear Rising: REVENGENCE ❤
  • Slayonetta ❤
  • Xmen: Wolverine Origins – THE BEST BEAT EM UP I’VE PLAYED!  The movie might suck but this was amazing. Plus Logan’s design was sexy ❤

~College~

DS

  • Castlevania Order of Eccelsia ❤
  • Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
  • Dragon Quest 5. Didn’t Finish, cousin stole my AceKard
  • Dragon Quest 9 (My first DQ game. Hated it, stopped playing 3 towns in. An RPG with no important protags and an annoying Beyonce Fairy who does all the talking? Fuck you)
  • Golden Sun 2 – didn’t finish (see my time with Star Ocean)
  • Kingdom Hearts re:Coded
  • Kingdom Hearts: 355/67 Seconds
  • NEW Super Mario Bros (Didn’t get past word 3. Fuck All 3D Mario games. Yes, even those that exist on a 2d plane)
  • Pokemon Platinum ❤
  • Pokemon Soul Silver
  • TWEWY ❤
  • Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume – TERRIBLE
  • Zelda – That one on the 3DS with the 1 main dungeon you keep going back to

PS2

  • .hack//GU1 (beat it, never played any sequel. I gave up when the Dog Mage cried)
  • Arc The Lad
  • Bujingai – this game needs a sequel
  • Dead to Rights
  • Dead to Rights 2
  • Devil May Cry 3
  • Godhand
  • Kingdom Hearts 2
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance ❤
  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
  • Persona 4 (the best)
  • Psi-Ops
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
  • Soul Calibur 2 (Dance! Entwine! Strangle! Wind, guide me!)
  • Space Channel 5
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria – TERRIBLE
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • Xenosaga Ep 3

~High School~

PC (+Emulator)

  • Aladdin
  • Castlevania Circle of the Moon
  • Castlevania Lament of Innocence
  • Castlevania Symphony of the Night
  • Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
  • Chip’s Challenge
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra 3? That one with the Werewolf
  • Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)
  • Final Fantasy 4
  • Final Fantasy 6
  • Fire Emblem Sacred Stones
  • Gauntlet
  • Golden Axe
  • Jade Empire
  • Kingdom Hearts: COM
  • Maple Story (for like 3 days)
  • Maximum Carnage
  • Melty Blood+
  • Metroid 2
  • Phantasy Star Online ❤
  • Power Rangers
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sacred
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Tears
  • Silent Hill 1
  • Star Ocean – didn’t finish. ROM was not great, controls were crazy and that 90s RPG thing where you never knew what to do pissed me off.
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Metroid
  • Tales of Eternia
  • Tales of Phantasia
  • that One Good Star Wars game on the Genesis
  • Terrinigma
  • Tobal No 2
  • Typing of the Dead
  • Valkyrie Profile
  • Xenogears (didn’t finish. Boring)
  • Xmen Arcade
  • Xmen Legends 2. Really Awesome Diablo/Bauldr’s Gate clone.
  • Zelda Minish Cap

PlayStation 1/2

  • .hack//Infection
  • .hack//Mutation
  • .hack//Outbreak
  • Bauldr’s Gate
  • Bloody Roar 3: The NEW Breed ❤
  • Castlevania (on the ps2, with the spirit Pokemon)
  • DDR (Max, Max2, Extreme, Extreme 2, Disney Mix, SuperNova, Supernova2)
  • Devil May Cry
  • Devil May Cry 2
  • Dragon Valor
  • Drakengard ❤
  • Ehrgeiz
  • Einhander
  • EverGrace (piece of shit)
  • Fighting Force
  • Final Fantasy 9
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (Didn’t Finish. Too much grinding possibilities and lack of knowledge of SRPGs)
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Final Fantasy X-2
  • Gekkido
  • Grandia 2 (Very Important)
  • GTA 3 (only one I’ve liked)
  • Guilty Gear
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Legend of Dragoon
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2
  • Parasite Eve 2
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (didn’t finish, too fucking ridiculous)
  • Ratchet and Clank (only played the first game..)
  • Secret of Mana
  • Shadow Hearts
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant
  • Shin Megami Tense: Digital Devil Saga 2 (got to last dungeon by the skin of my teeth and all the mobs were too hard)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Silent Hill 3 ❤
  • Star Ocean 2: Second Story ❤
  • Soul Blade
  • Summoner 2 (So Good)
  • Threads of Fate ❤
  • Tobal No 1
  • Twisted Metal
  • Vagrant Story
  • War of the Monsters
  • XenoSaga 1
  • XenoSaga 2 (the worst?)

~Elementary School + Junior High~

PC

  • Amazon Trail
  • Final Fantasy
  • Number Crunchers
  • Oregon Trail
  • Some Typing Game

PlayStation

  • Bloody Roar 2
  • Brave Fencer Musashi ❤
  • Chocobo’s Racing
  • Croc
  • Final Fantasy 7 ❤
  • Final Fantasy 8
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (Didn’t finish. Too Spooky)
  • Mortal Kombat 3? 9?
  • Nightmare Creatures
  • Nightmare Creatures
  • Parasite Eve ❤
  • Resident Evil (couldn’t finish. Too spooky)
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Super Puzzle Fighter
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider 3
  • Tomba
  • Twisted Metal
  • Xmen vs Street Fighter

Game Gear(stole the console from a classmate :-/)

  • Xmen

Gameboy

  • Pokemon Blue
  • Pokemon Gold
  • Some Shitty Platforming Game with a Night
  • Wario’s Woods
  • Zelda: Link’s Awakening ❤

Genesis

  • Jurassic Park
  • NBA Jam
  • Some Football Game my older brother got
  • Sonic 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Splatterhouse
  • Strider
  • Sunset Riders (a lot of S games)

SNES

  • Battle Toads X Double Dragon
  • Cold Shadow
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mario’s Missing
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Primal Rage
  • Super Contra?
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Street Fighter 2

Arcade 

  • Michael Jackson MoonWalker
  • Street Fighter
  • The Simpsons Game

~Pre-School~

NES

  • Contra
  • Gradius
  • Karate
  • Some Space Shooter  that was alternatively side-scrolling and vertical-climbing, where you use B to shoot freezing bullets that you use to take over an enemy ship
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Xexyz
  • Zelda (Unfinished. Cart had problems)
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Drew Droege once saved my life.

Many moons ago, before I became the stable and established man I am now, I was working a temp job at an office that was being shut down by its parent company. I was there for 4 months or so and I spent 7 of my 8 hours a day there packing boxes. Emptying 6 ft tall filing cabinets that were screwed to a pulley system so that approximately a million of them could fit into one room. Packing human resource files, tax returns, extra shoes left at a desk and knick knacks. I did that alone, in rooms painted the color of corn starch for hours. I had reached a point of insanity where my only option became to launch myself head first down the elevator shaft of the 50 story building. Then Drew Droege saved my life.

I found his treasured and  far too short-lived podcast Glitter in the Garbage and those days suddenly became bearable while listening to Drew and his 2-4 guests per episode improv skits “live” on air. His guest list pulled from such talented comedians as June Diane Raphael, Phil Lamar, Sam Pancake, Bryan Safi, Beth Crosby and so many more. The improv was always fun and funny. But secretly my favorite part of each episode were the openers where Drew told a story from his life. Whether it was a snippet from his high school days about his manic teacher, an anecdote from his first paid job as an actor at a summer camp or some gossip about an annoying baby from earlier that afternoon  these short informal bits were so enthralling. They were only a few minutes long but these peeks into his brain always interested me the most; they gave me something to connect to as oppose to just laugh at.

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns felt like the opening story of each episode of Glitter in the Garbage stitched into one coherent thought and it was a beautiful one. Drew’s one-man show that he so graciously shared with us east-coasters at the Ars Nova space this past week, showcased Drew as Gerry, meeting some old friends and one new one, the night before they were to attend a wedding. Drew bounces around the stage, living out his side of a hilarious, alcohol and coke-fueled conversation. The laughs come pouring out of the crowd as Drew lambastes the fakeness of people too afraid to be real, inexperience of youth , too dumb to know their gay history and  he tan pants suits of suburbia as it tries to reel in and tone-down bright gayness of he and his friends.

Like his GitG intros, a line of truth runs through all the humor. In the first half Gerry laments the upcoming marriage of his two friends as a sort of death. They’re going from shit-kicking, glue-gunning, Fire Islanding, GAY men to some humdrum boring married couple. In the next half we learn that Gerry’s emotions stem from the fear of uncertainty and of being alone while his friends partner up. The setting of this show might be different but this is a conversation I’ve had with many a queer friend. “Why be normal? We’re losing our sense of self! We’re becoming like THEM!” all comments I’ve heard but without the humor or personal insight drew displays in this show.

This show was a great treat.  I hope to see him live again soon.

Drew Droege