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Colin Burns
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At RPGFan Since:
August 2015

Location:
Gurnee, Illinois

Favourite Games/Series:
Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XII, Shining Force, Lunar 2, Persona 3, Persona 4, The Witcher 3, Yakuza 4, Soul Calibur, PaRappa the Rapper

Other Interests:
Famicom, Taco Bell, CRT TVs, Records, Game Center CX, Toys, my cat Ernest
RPGs are the genre that got me into video games. I have two older brothers so there was no shortage of games or consoles in the house but they only liked RPGs so I didn't have much experience with other genres until much later. I credit Final Fantasy VII with helping me hone my reading skills at the age of 7, despite such infamous errors as "this guy are sick" or "off course." Another one of my earliest RPG memories is playing Shining Force on a borrowed Sega Nomad and having my brother enter in the secret code that allowed you to control the enemies so my party was never in any real danger. RPGs have been a part of my life for a very long time.

I vastly prefer JRPGs over Western ones due to their strong narratives and fully realized characters. I am not so big on the system heavy, D&D inspired games. I play RPGs to experience amazing stories and interesting worlds, not to worry about weight limits or overly complex crafting mechanics. I know this may turn a bunch of people against me but I am all for setting a game to the Easy difficulty just to play through the story and not have to worry about dying and losing progress.

When I'm not playing games, I work at an eBay store (yes, like 40 Year Old Virgin) and go to community college as an English major. I hope to start a career as a video games journalist. I've also been playing music for about as long as I've played games. An average night at my house includes me and my brother trying to figure out songs from everything from Sonic to Splatoon on acoustic guitars. I was also in a Wizard Rock band... PM me if you really need to see that...



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