What was your first game?
I don't remember my exact first game but I'm sure like most people it was a mario game of some sort. One of my aunts used to babysit me my brother and my cousins a lot and she had a NES that she would let us play whenever we wanted and we would definitely play mario the most.
What was the game/s that clicked and made you a "gamer" and why?
I'm gonna twist this question a bit because I'm not sure if there was a particular game that made me a gamer. Really I think my older brother made me a gamer by making me play games with him when i was a kid. But I can remember what made me the TYPE of gamer that I am which is primarily a jrpg gamer. The first game being Breath of fire 2. One of the first jrpg's I ever played and def defined the kind of vibe I love from jrpg's. That goofy, anime inspired high fantasy type vibe. Of course i played a few final fantasys but those didn't gel with me as well. But then I found the game that would launch me down a spiraling path of jrpg weeb-dom. Tales of Phantasia. The tales series to me is what the final fantasy series is to most jrpg enthusiast. It's my favorite game series of all time.
What is your favorite game and why?
So if you read the previous paragraph you know that he Tales of series is my favorite game series. So obviously one of the game sin that series must be my favorite game. That game is "Tales of the Abyss". The why could take me forever to explain but one of the main reasons is I feel like this game has the most relatable protagonist out of all of the tales games and the way he grows and matures over the course of the game is so well written and planned out . And then there's that PLOT TWIST! in the middle of the game I did not see coming.
This game was originally released for ps2 but if you have a 3ds they re-released it there and if you have ever thought about trying the tales series I highly recommend this game. There's no bad place to start in this series really. Like the FF series there like 15 or so entries in the main series but none of them are connected canonically except direct sequels of the same name.