This month in Q5, we find out which games make Mike Brown, creative director on Forza Horizon 5 at Playground Games, tick.
What’s the first game that you remember playing
The first game I played was an arcade version of Pac-Man. The first game I ever owned was Gauntlet on the Commodore 64.
What was the last game that you finished?
I really enjoyed playing through Psychonauts 2 recently!
What’s your favourite video game/series of all time?
Halo! The first game launched when I was 16, so the original trilogy really spanned that formative late-teen-to-young-adult period. From dragging a TV and Xbox to a friend’s house for a LAN party to joining up with distant friends over Xbox Live in Halo 2, some of my greatest gaming memories are of time spent in those games. Even now, some of my very best friends today are people I met through Halo.
What do you think is the most underrated video game of all time?
X-Men Origins: Wolverine for PS3/Xbox 360 was an absolute gem that was cruelly overlooked by almost everyone.
What’s the game that you most wish you’d worked on?
I imagine working on Katamari Damacy would have felt like a joyous fever dream.