Paul Cre­ane

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My favourite game is the first Res­i­dent Evil on PlayS­ta­tion 1. As a kid it was amaz­ing, it was like step­ping into a film. There were le­git­i­mate jump scares like in horror films, and the floor­boards would creak when you were walk­ing down a hall­way. It was a whole dif­fer­ent level of craic. It used to be when you were play­ing a video game you would just rack up a score, but this was one of the first gen­er­a­tion of games where how well you played was re­flected by how far you got in the nar­ra­tive. You’d even get to pick between male and fe­male char­ac­ters – mine was called Chris Red­field, but the woman’s name was Jill Valen­tine. So there’s a re­al­is­tic name for you. Un­for­tu­nately, I can’t watch the films of it to be hon­est, they don’t mea­sure up. I’d much rather play my way through the story! Paul Cre­ane is gig­ging around the coun­try in March and early April with Paula Cox and The Whom, as part of 3 Will Tour. Dates in­clude Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, Kilkenny (March 3); the Happy Pear, Wick­low (4); Sin É, Dublin (10); the Se­cret Gar­den Tea Shop, Gal­way (16); and Carousel, Cork (30). For the full list of dates, see paulcre­ane.com

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