I’m back!  Sorry about being gone; it started with anime, then I was gardening, and somehow I ended up at the Biltmore Estate.  But anyway, I’m back and ready to talk about the paltry amount of gaming I did in my absence.

Sometimes, I just have to play through certain games that I loved as a kid, which might explain why I’ve completed Final Fantasy IX and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 4-5 times each.  I might just be weird, but they never get old; I admit that they’ll never be as great as the first time, but the magic is still there.  These are a couple of the games that remind me of way I play video games in the first place.

LoZ:OoT has always had a special place in my heart.  I still remember getting it and the rumble pack for Christmas the year it came out.  After that fateful winter, gaming was never the same for me again.  I developed a lust for the kind of adventures only available through that digital medium. 

It wasn’t long before I was playing RPGs, my current favorite genre.  These games helped make up for the fact that I rarely went far from the familiar Southern town I was born in.  I might not physically travel anywhere, but the games took me to amazing lands I could have never dreamed of.

Video games will always be my escape.  What are video games to you?

-Matt