The Dan Clan - a group of animal friends!
Current Residence: West Suffolk, UK|
Favourite genre of music: Classical, or anything with a lively tune...
Favourite style of art: Anthropomorhpic, especially cartoony
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: The Dan Clan
Favourite cartoon character: Aside from Danbuster and co... blimey! There's so many!
Personal Quote: Never underestimate... the Leadboot!! O_o
Here are the questions asked me!
1) What is your favourite type of weather season?
I should say late-Spring/early-Summer myself, at a time of year when – in an ideal world – the weather’s nice and warm, but not too cold and not sweltering-hot either. Too bad this is NOT an ideal world…
2) How do you view the videogames of today?
Well, we’ve certainly come a long way from the old days of “Ping Pong”
On a personal level, my gaming career started with the Amstrad CPC. My favourite game on that used to be Sorcery Plus, which was an early sort of puzzle-adventure game where you aided “the last sorcerer remaining free” in his quest to free his colleagues and defeat the evil Necromancer… (See, it even had you pitted against an actual antagonist! This was a first for me back then)
This longplay (part 1/3) might give you a better idea: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBBrKc…
Moving on from the Amstrad (when, after a time, the floppy-disk reader went wrong and would no longer run anything) I had a Sega Master System II for some years. This was when I got into Sonic the Hedgehog. Bit of a step up in graphics there, even if it was only 8Kb memory. At the time, it looked great – not to mention, there were so many more games to play and new characters to play with (including Asterix and Mickey Mouse).
Of course, once I got a PC, I moved on even further – I got into even better games… like Little Big Adventure, Tomb Raider, Sonic Heroes. Even more options were opened up when I got hold of Steam Apps…
In the present, in addition to Steam, there’s also the games I’ve got on the Nintendo Wii and 3DS… lately, I’ve really been getting into Mario and the Legend of Zelda – and the standard of gaming these days has come on streets ahead of the 4-bit retro games of yesteryear, with many of our favourite heroes having progressed from flat 16-colour sprites to fully-rendered 3D characters… in many cases, even their personalities have grown more 3D, not just their physical appearance! So, what would you call that… 4D!?
3) How would you describe yourself?
Well, I already had to answer the requirement of “five random facts” – what more can I say?
I try to be friendly and polite, helpful and supportive to my friends… and committed to work on whatever project I really want to finish at the time… but also easily distracted by trivial things…
4) What is your favourite drink?
Ah, a short answer – 7Up
5) Which gaming series has the worst fandom in your opinion?
Guess that would be Sonic the Hedgehog? Of course, I’m not talking about all the committed fans who attended Summer of Sonic for the past few years and made the event worthwhile – I’m referring to all those whiny little brats who complained when Sonic first found his voice (Ryan Drummond), made an outcry when Jason Griffiths later took over (They changed it, now it sucks!), cried when Roger Craig Smith stepped in a few years ago, not to mention caused riots in the streets because the latest games weren’t “retro” enough… or were too “retro” and therefore STILL sucked… and that’s not to mention burning down the town halls over the design tweaks over the years to the characters’ physical appearances.
Ok, maybe the bit about riots in the streets and burned town halls is a slight exaggeration, but seriously – there’s just no pleasing some people! Apparently, there's a number of people who even actually hate their new Sonic Boom designs, but I think they look rather cool – especially Tails’ new goggles and utility belt!
Sorry about this, but...
And the questions you have to answer:
1) After a busy week, what is your idea of a weekend well spent?
2) If you’re a fan of my own characters, who’s your favourite?
3) What are your hobbies and pastimes?
4) Have you any favourite videogames? Please tell me something about it...
5) What would your ideal job/career be for the future?