The crew here at TVG enjoy the youtube personalities who share our love for video games, especially the classics! We thought it would be a great idea to do a short Q&A with some of them and see how their video gaming minds work. I’ve sent off many requests, some people have responded graciously, others not at all. Recently I had a chance to correspond with Rinry (aka RinryGameGame), not only is she adorable but she also enjoys video gaming! Through a few emails I had my chance to get to know her better and now here is the Q&A for you to get to know her better as well!
Q: Do you mind telling us what you do for your day job?
A: Surprise! I’m a preschool teacher.
Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy, outside of video gaming?
A: I mostly read novels, watch internet videos and tv shows, and play video games. I don’t really have time for many engaging hobbies since I work all day and then work on videos at night.
Q: Do you remember the first gaming system you ever owned/played?
A: My older brother got an NES when I was four years old. I don’t remember caring too much at the time though. Especially since he was so much better than me.
Q: Do you have a favorite gaming system and why?
A: I love the SNES. I didn’t play one until around 2000, but once I did and I got hooked on all of those classic SNES RPGs (like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and Secret of Mana) and haven’t stopped playing since. It is definitely the system that transformed me into a gamer.
Q: Do you remember the first video game you ever played?
A: I’m guessing it was Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt, but I don’t really have a distinct memory of the first video game I played. I played a lot of video games as a kid because my parents always had a computer and always provided us with a plethora of games.
Q: What is your favorite game/series and why?
A: I really like the Final Fantasy franchise. Even though some more recent installments have been close to lackluster, I still maintain constant enthusiasm for the series! For many generations of gaming they have provided gamers with the definitive RPG of that generation: FFI on NES, FFVI on SNES, FFVII on PS1, and FFX on PS2.
Q: What is your favorite gaming genre and why?
A: Guess what… I’m totally into RPGs. They have this ability to really suck me into a new and extraordinary world where I get to beat up creatures, talk to every single villager, and deck out my party in new weapons and armour in every new town!! It’s fun. I rarely talk about my love for RPG’s in my videos. Sidescrollers are definitely my second favourite genre, so that’s why I like to focus on retro gaming.
Q: Do you have a standout favorite video game character and why?
A: I really like Kirby. But don’t expect a grandiose opinion on him! I just think he’s really cute and has some awesome soundtracks.
Q: Do you own a certain game, system or other piece of gaming history that you are particularly proud of?
A: I have Chrono Trigger in mint condition with the box, booklet, and accompanying posters. It’s my favourite game of all time so it means a lot to me.
Q: If you could bring back any classic game for a sequel, what would it be and why?
A: Chrono Trigger. Chrono Cross wasn’t a real sequel. It easily could have been its own game, but instead they attached Chrono to the name and assassinated most of the characters from the first game!
Q: Were you also confused about why it was is Zelda’s adventure when Link was doing all the work?
A: Definitely confused as a child.
Q: What got you into doing online video game reviews?
A: I had been watching various web series for a while and decided that I could do it too. This isn’t uncharacteristic of me though. I made a couple of YTMNDs back in the day as well….
Q: Is there any vintage game or games that frustrate you?
A: TONS!! Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden… name any notoriously difficult retro game and I’m sure it has made me very frustrated. Sometimes I don’t know when to give up and try again tomorrow…
Q: Kids in the Hall, Red Green or Trailer Park Boys?
A: Kids in the Hall.
Q: Without saying too much, can you give us a hint for what may be in store for your next video review?
A: It’s another Non-Nostalgic review… my most recent PSN trophies are a dead give-away of the game I will be looking at!!
Rinry not only loves the classics, she loves video gaming in general, so her youtube channel is dedicated to all kinds of games both classic and modern. No matter what the content is about (my personal favorite is the Nintendo Board Games), her personality and knowledge about the items she reviews is always enjoyable to watch, so if you haven’t seen her before I highly suggest you take some time and check out her videos!
About the author
Samuel Floyd first fell into video gaming with the Atari 2600...in the mid-90s! Always late into the system wars, Samuel enjoys that as he acquires them when they're cheap and the hot titles of yesteryear are bountiful. Samuel loves RPGs, his favorite being Crystalis for the NES.