I think i'd have to go with L.A. Noir. Once i solved the crimes it was never the same to go through again.
I can't decide. The Golden Sun series, particularly The Lost Age was amazing to me when I first played it. Even thinking about that game fills me with nostalgia. Fuck, that game was good. The Jedi Knight games, Mass Effect...I guess all my favourite games that are long and engrossing.
Fallout 3, gta 3, and pokemon.
All 3 were filled with wonder. In fallout I wanted to see everything and every body and that moment went you step out of the vault for the first time and you can't see until slowly the wasteland comes into sight was beautiful to me. In gta 3 I was even scared of speeding past a cop in fear I would get pulled over (stopped at lights also, don't hate). Last but not least is my first child hood holy shit....Pokemon. Picking your first starter (charmander of course) and setting out on an adventure was every kids dream. I remember seeing pokemon for the first time in the wild and it blowing my mind (until I got the stupid guide and ruined some of the pokemon, though I never used it for the gameplay or story). Really wish I could experience those things over but now I feel like most games have cheap wow factors that wear off quickly (though seeing Colombia in Bioshock in the rocket elevator was nice too).
@atomic_dumpling: I shall double that concurrence!
I would also say the Silent Hills, at the very least 2 and 3 I would LOVE to replay for the first time.
Sometimes just NOT playing a game for a while can really help, even for a few years.
I just recently finished a run through of Fallout 1 the other day, it has been many many years since I've gone through it, and as I did, I started to notice things I never noticed before (in part due to forgetting about it, also in part due to Fallout having so many ways you can go about what you are doing.)
By the time I got to the final boss, as it were, I was completely shocked, I forgot EVERYTHING about it, for a second I thought somehow I had been playing a different copy of Fallout, what is this thing that stands before me it is so weird I don't recognize it at all! It was pretty great.
Persona 4 (had my first experience with "Golden"), one of my all time favorite games. Wanted to go through it one more time, but the way the story played out, the relationships I made, the magical moments... I could try and recreate them, but it wouldn't be the same.
Any games in my top 10 favorites of all time which are, in no particular order:
If asked to pick just one, today it would be Resident Evil 2. Tomorrow? Who knows!?
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