“Hey, I go by the name Cain for the most part but, as you can see from my name if you read between the caps, I occassionaly like to use the name Vash. If anyone sees this name on XBL remember that, because a few have struggled to figure out what to call me. I am a musician and I play guitar, drums, bass, as well as write songs and sing. I am also HUGE into anime and japanese rpg's (although that wasn't always the case). My other favorite genres are action (not FPS though...not these days), platforming and puzzle. I'm not big into sports games, and I'm intrigued by strategy games but have yet to find the patience to try one. Anyways, I've been gaming since the Genesis which was my first system. Since then, in order, I've owned: SNES, Sega Cd (ugh), 32x and Virtual Boy(UGHHHH!!! I was young and stupid what can I say), PS1, N64, Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. For alot of those gaming years, I was primarily an action and platformer guy. I simply lacked the patience for longer games back then and I actually used to badmouth Final Fantasy games because turn based combat was the most ridiculous thing I'd ever seen. However, when it got up to the ps2 era I found I was completely burned out on action games. Even a game as great as Prince of Persia was doing nothing for me at the time. This leads to a tale of "persuasive" marketing...and scantily clad women (got your attention?) As some of you may know, when Final Fantasy X-2 came out there was a massive amount of marketing for it. Seemed like every 2 minutes I was seeing a commercial. At first I thought nothing of it, but after seeing it like 100 times not only did that song get stuck in my head against my will, I was intrigued by the.....ahem cast. But I didn't want to play X-2 without playing X so i borrowed it from a friend and it single handedly shot me back into gaming. Finally I had the patience for a 40 hour game and I loved the attention to character development and story as opposed to the "run and gun and punch" games I had played up to that point. The Sphere Grid was also an ingenious and addictive element. The game was so captivating, well paced, and emotional that to this day its not only my favorite RPG, but my favorite game of all time (Tidus is still annoying though). In the end, FFX spurred my interest in the remaining FF's as well as many other JRPGs and it also sparked my interest in other games so i was able to go back and enjoy action games again (Im quite an awesome Ninja Gaiden player if i don't say so myself...That is my 2nd favorite game of all time). JRPG's also sparked my rabid interest in anime, although I am no cosplayer or anything like that. So thats Cain in a nutshell. If you wanna talk about anime or games or both, I'm your man. See you Space Cowboy... Top 5 Games: 1) Final Fantasy X 2) Ninja Gaiden 3) Final Fantasy VII 4)Metal Gear Solid 5) Final Fantasy VIII Top 5 Anime: 1) Full Metal Alchemist 2) Haibane Renmei 3) RahXephon 4) Elfen Lied 5) Azumanga Daioh
Games are more important than paying for food or paying the bills. The serious collector has made a lifelong investment in the pursuit of having way more games than you do. Ignoring review scores, maintaining few friendships so as not to commit oneself to additional spending on birthdays or holidays, this individual is single-mindedly intent on owning lots and lots of games. A noble pursuit, indeed.