Your regular instalment of meeting some guy who can often be found on a website. I present to you Bodachi:[drop2]
We’ll start in the usual place. Who are you, how old are you and where do you come from?
I am Brett Parsons, my age is two ducks quacking, 22, and I come from a town in Hampshire called Chandlers Ford.
I take it you’re a bingo caller in your day job?
Hehe. No not me. It’s because I used to go to bingo with my mother, when I was young whipper snapper.
Ah well, it was a shot in the dark! Tell us, where did your screen name come from?
Well no funny story here, It comes from my mind. I really wanted something unique never really liked having a load of numbers at the end of my name. So I just thought it up one day and I’ve stuck with it for quite a few years now.
I guess you’ve a lot of luck when signing up to new places. I’m always having to add numbers to my regular handle. How and when did you first get into gaming?
Well that comes from having a brother that is a lot older than myself so I used to hang around with him a lot and admired him as a kid. When he started playing games I would sit there in his room watching him play. We would play some two player games together such as Street Fighter. I remember the first game I played with him was, I think, Porsche Challenge on the original Playstation.
Does your brother, and any other sibling you have, still play games? Is there a bit of familial rivalry simmering?
Well I only have the one brother and we both still love playing games. My brother and I completed the Portal 2 co-operative in about a day, while we ignored everyone else. We tend to play fighting games against each other, at which I normally lose.
How did you progress, consoles wise, to the current generation? Have you stuck with the PlayStation brand?
Well I started with a Gameboy Pocket, then I got an N64. I got a PlayStation from my brother when he upgraded to a PS2, and a load of demo discs which I played the crap out of since I had not much money to buy new games with. Then it was the Gameboy Advance but my next home console was an original Xbox; I played a lot of Halo back in the day. Then I got a DS and I played one of my favourite games Jump Ultimate Stars, before working through a PSP, PSP Slim and DS Lite, trading in towards a PS3. My latest handheld would be my little PSPgo.
Quite a diverse set of hardware you’ve had there. Are you looking to make any new leaps forward with the 3DS or PS Vita?
I was looking at getting a 3DS but not really any games that I want. I’ve never been a big fan of the main Nintendo franchises. The Vita I’m really looking forward to, even if it is gonna be a beast to carry compared to my PSPgo. There are just so many great games coming for that system and I must have them all!
With that attitude, are you sure you don’t like Pokémon?
Oh, I loved Pokémon back in the day. I had Blue, Yellow and then Gold and I think I got one of the GBA Pokémon games, but the love kind of died off as I just got a bit bored of them.
I know where you’re coming from there. This does bring us neatly to the obligatory question: What is your favourite game?
That is really a tough question. There are some really great games that I love, but I think for a game that I keep going back to would have to be Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy. I’ve racked up way too many hours playing that game. I had about 130 hours on the first game and I’m on about 100 hours for the latest one.
That’s what I’m here to do, ask you the really hard questions. So, what’s the worst, or most embarrassing game you’ll admit to having played? Any guilty pleasures?
I don’t think I really have any embarrassing games, well not that I can remember, though it can sometimes be embarrassing watching my Singstar videos.
Can you share those on Youtube? Would be a shame not to show people, right?
I was just trying to look at them myself on the Singstar site, but it doesn’t seem to be working that well at the moment. It says I have none which is just a lie. Though if anyone does want to watch them they can download Singstar Viewer on the PS3 for free.