Name - Jordan Kirk
Located - Romanian born, Oklahoma raised.
For a living I - EPJ productipon technician.. or order filler, whichever works.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Love me some music. Was a music major for a year before I decided to jump into the work force. A pretty good trombonist, and a sub-par, but still learning/enjoying, pianist.
Gaming fun facts - Some of my earlier memories include playing LttP and MegamanX with an older cousin, who lived with us at the time.
Champion of - Mario RPG. Another fun fact: I rented Mario RPG so many times when it was relevant, that it would've probably been cheaper to just buy it outright.
If I happen to be online, and own a specific multiplayer game, I'd be happy to game with others :)
I'll occasionally stream some games via PS4
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RE: Ally Introductions
Name - Jordan Kirk
RE: Describe Your Taste in Games Using Only 5 Titles!
Final Fantasy X
A love of jrpgs. It was a close tie between X and Mario RPG. But I'd say X has a slightly closer place in my heart. I'm even going through it right now for my probably 5th or 6th time.
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Good ol' Nintendo action adventure.
With an occasionally creepy psychedelic twist. Talk about meaningful sidequests!
Assassins Creed 2
Encompassing the open world genre. I could climb towers for days. (Maybe only a few at a sitting though :p)
Metroid Prime 2
Besides Goldeneye, one of the first fps I can remember playing. Definitely left a favorable impact. Also had some great puzzles.. I'm including Metroidvanias in here too. It's not a 2D one, but it does have the name in the title lol.
Life is Strange
For the modern story driven adventure games.
RE: What was the Last Game that made you Cry Allies?
Probably the last bit of taletale's walking dead season 1. I saw it coming miles away, but damn lol
RE: Selective Creation: Pick the Essential 25 Xbox 360 Games!
Red Dead Redemption
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Forza motorsport 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect 2
Gears of War 2
Tales of Vesperia
Full House Poker
Yay 360 console exclusive. I enjoyed this one better than 3 personally. An ominous story. An improved from 3 Forge mode. An improved from ODST firefight. Oh, and GRUNTPOCALYPSE lol :)
RE: If you could live in one Game Universe, Which would it be?
I think it would be pretty cool to live in a post calm Spira. Being able to live an easy life most of the time.. Not to mention, being able to attend a real Blitzball game seems like it would be amazing!
RE: The EZA "VIKINGS" Watch Club - Season One
I've seen it in my recommended shows plenty the past few years, but Huber/Vandenberghe hype has finally made me take the plunge. Finished the first episode earlier. I'll admit I kinda faded out in the 3rd quarter, but the first half, and the last bit were great! I'll make sure and try not to multitask going forward lol
Musical favorites/ Recommendations
I'm a bit of a musical person, so I thought this might be a neat way to share/expand our musical tastes/libraries.
I'll listen to a little of everything, but I love me some classical rock, and big band jazz. Gordon Goodwin is a great big band leader that I've been a fan of for nearly a decade.
My main recommendation is actually not gonna fall in either genre though. A coworker recently brought the artist Jordan Rudess to my attention. He's a keyboardist/synthesist (? lol) in the band Dream Theater, but also has a couple of his own albums out. The more rock based ones are intense and catchy, and the more classical ones are super technical, but relaxing at the same time.
RE: Favorite Non-Gaming Stress Relievers
I always enjoy practicing a little piano, but in stressful times, I always like playing some of the stuff I've got down well. Ff7 main theme, fisherman's horizon from above, to Zanarkand, and some moonlight sonata 1st movement are good examples.
RE: Selective Creation: Create the 25 Essential Playstation One List!
- Final Fantasy VII
- Revelations: Persona
- Metal Gear Solid
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- Final Fantasy IX
- Metal of Honor
- Spyro 2 Riptos Rage
- Arc the Lad 2
- Gran Turismo 2
- Silent Hill
- Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
Someone beat me to Ripto's Rage lol.
Has character customization, a good create a level, tons of secret areas and cheats. Just an overall great game. Anytime I had out of town family that was into games, this was one of the two I'd bug them to play with me lol.
RE: Best Endings
One of the reasons I think I was able to overlook a lack of closure is that I looked at it for what it was called, Season One. While I agree, it would've been nice to see a little more follow through on Jefferson actually being taken care of, the Jefferson/David choice seemed like a payoff in itself. Most of the major choices, I would rewind and at least see all of my options before I settled on a final choice. Then David shot Jefferson, and I was like no need, I'm good! lol. It might not have had a "standard" dorm investigation/ talking scene, but it did have the reverse scene, and the other various mind trips, which I thought were amazing. I suppose just the culmination of all the emotional investment in Max and Chloe's relationship I had built up over the previous 10 or so hours of game play being ripped away was just a tad too much for me
If nothing else, chalk it up to me having just recently completed it, and wanting to include a new entry in the conversation :P
RE: Best Endings
Life is Strange. Chapter 5 in general, but especially the final choice.
The choice to save the city seems like the more cannon one to me. I was okay until the pictures of them started burning after the final reset, then I was just a pile of "damn it game, you got some tears" lol.
Any pets amongst the allies?
So I was watching the latest Cup of Jones, and I realized, I've never seen Norbert before. So it had me thinking, I wonder what other kinds of pets are around here. I personally don't have any pets of my own, but I do get to watch my best friends" while he is out of town every so often.
Not entirely sure if the pics will work, but awesome if they do!
Sophie, a loveable oaf of a black lab/ German Shepherd. He got her when we were roommates, about 4 years ago so she thinks I'm pretty awesome!
Lancelot, a rambunctious orange tabby kitten of just under a year old.
I personally would love a husky, or some other wolfesque dog. Preferably some white in the coat, and with a Northern themed name, such as Snow, or Aurora. Maybe someday once I get out of an apartment lol.
Also, while I'm at it, shout out to Jones' Sophie for being quiet 99% of the time we see her.
RE: Pure Platinum Baybee!
My first Platinum was Resogun just a few months ago! Typically I don't find it worth it to go for it, especially if there's multi-player ones. But I was in a little spree, and making some nice leader board placement, so I thought why not. Beating veteran was a little challenging... Felt surprisingly good to see that blip on the screen; I even bragged in that months community comments video haha.
RE: Selective Creation: Strategically Build the Best 25 Strategy Games List!
Heroes III of Might and Magic
Master of Magic
Command & Conquer
Crusader Kings 2
Age of Mythology
Fire Emblem Awakening
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone)
Age of empires 2
Homeworld (remastered, I guess. If you want me to pick a "version")
Age of Wonders
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
The Banner Saga
I'm not the biggest strategy person, but I absolutely loved this game back in the day!
Also, random props to Brannox for continuing to make these. Even if I should take a month (or 4, oops lol) away from the forums, these have remained.