This month, we find out which games make Leo Zuniga, lead designer on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 at Vicarious Visions, tick.
What was the first game that you played?
Frogger. A classic. I vividly remember going to the arcade and trying to beat the high scores.
What was the last game that you finished?
The First Tree. It had great storytelling, and I finished it in a couple of hours. It stuck with me for a while.
What’s your favourite game of all time?
The Witcher 3 and all its expansion packs. I consider it a masterpiece, as a gamer and as a game developer. I finished it on its hardest difficulty. It was a challenge, but well worth it. I fell in love with the world, the story, and its characters.
What do you think is the most underrated game of all time?
Grow Home was a game that I had a lot of fun with. It had an interesting game mechanic where you control the growth of vines. I didn’t hear much buzz from people, but it did get a sequel so maybe it was a sleeper hit.
What’s the game that you most wish you’d worked on?
Any of the Super Mario Galaxy games. I wish I had a glimpse into how they go about brainstorming and prototyping gameplay.