Once again, we’re taking a peek into a Game Collectors world here on the Terror-Byte Gaming blog.
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What platforms do you collect?
To be fair, I collect for quite a few different consoles, PlayStation 1 – 4 and from the NES right through to the Switch. Although, at the moment the main focus would be the Switch. I would also occasionally pick- up games for my hand held consoles, the OG Xbox and 360 if I see a good deal.
What are you playing at the moment and on which platform?
Have just completed my third play through of Dark Souls Remastered on the PS4, and I’m just about to start Little Nightmares 2 on the Switch
Do you prefer digital downloads or hard copy games and why?
OHH… Definitely physical!
I just much rather have the actual game in front of me, as it’s something I can hold, something I can see and touch. Also when it comes to my older games (NES / SNES), I see them more than just games. For me it’s also the nostalgia that these games bring. It really is like looking into the past, each with their own history and contribution to gaming.
With the exception of DLCs (Which I’m really not a fan off, when you buy a game you should get the whole game, not just a piece of it) It’s great to see just how far games and consoles have come in relation to graphics, game play, stories and power, and that feeling just isn’t the same with digital games.
How many physical games do you own?
On my last count it was just sitting over the 550 mark, the largest being the PS2 collection.
How many digital titles do you own?
I have very few digital games, maybe 10. These games tend to be the digital versions of games I’ve bought that will remain in my sealed collection.
What is your favorite platform to date?
Without a doubt, It has to be the SNES! It was and still is such a great console, with so many great games. Games that still hold their own against modern day games; Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda – A link to the Past, Turtles in Time, Sunset Riders, Super Castlevania IV, Secret of Mana, Donkey Kong Country, Boogerman – A Pick and Flick Adventure.
The list of great games for the Super Nintendo really is endless, and it’s a console that every gamer needs to try at least once during their life. This would be closely followed in second place by the PS2.
What is your favorite game to date?
Sorry, I’m really not a fan of this question. As it’s just to damn difficult lol this isn’t a one answer type of question for me, and it does change.
Looking back through all the games I’ve played, there are just so many great games / franchises that deserve to be mentioned in the answer. For adventure, fun, consistency, longevity and replay value, among many more positive attributes I would go with the entire Legend of Zelda franchise. Although, the games do have a lot of similarities in relation to characters, lore etc… they are also very different and engaging in their own unique ways.
If I was to answer this in relation to what game have I put the most hours into, it would be Skyrim without a doubt, as I’ve put in over 1500 hours into that game. My first time playing it, it just blew me away, and it’s a game I still enjoy revisiting from time to time.
However, there are lots of other games / franchises that deserve to be included in the mix; Mario, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, God of War, GTA and Soulsborne.
How long have you been collecting?
I’m not entirely sure when I actually started collecting, I would probably say I’m more of a gamer than a collector, but if had to give an answer I’d probably be about 4 years collecting. I have been gaming for a lot longer.