Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Sonic The Hedgehog. Now that I think about it, I really love that game. The beautiful environments, the wonderful music, the awesome sense of speed... the game is literally an emotional roller-coaster; one minute you're getting an extra life, the next you're trying to get out of the water with that horrible drowning music getting faster and faster until you panic and your heart drops into your stomach and die. In the game I mean.
The Legend of Zelda, as in the first one. It was the first video game I ever stayed up all night playing and was on of the first games I ever beat. I filled out the color map you got with the game complete with bomb spots, sword locations, heart pieces, and the route to walk to get through the illusion desert area in front of the graveyard. Heck I even wrote a strategy guide of it for my mom cause she wanted to play but couldn't figure it out and beat it once in like 5 hours (maybe a little less) with no deaths.
First video game I ever beat though was Ducktales, weird I know.
" Final Fantasy VII.Yeah FF7 is another one of my gaming loves also. I never played a real RPG before, since i was a sega fanboy, alot of games i played were platformers or beat em ups on my genesis, so a RPG was new to me. As soon as i bought a Playstation i had games like Tekken 2 and Crash Bandicoot, but these games were pretty child friendly i thought. I used to visit my cousins alot pretty regularly, and my cousin had a PS1 also, i would also see him play FF7, i would be like, what the hell is that your playing. he always told me that i was to young to play it. This obviously made me more interested. I bought the game pre owned the next day and loved it ever since. Although i was literally stuck in that game for months, its actually quite funny. The part when you first enter Junon harbour, i could NEVER find the harbour. I would roam around aimlessly wondering where the fuck i had to go lol. In the end i broke down and bought a strategy guide and finally found out haha. I still have that guide with me, its really battered, i had to use tape to keep the pages from falling out :D.
I started with a SNES and then a GameBoy, but my first love wasn't until my Playstation. For my 10th Birthday in 1997, I got a Playstation over an N64 because my friend told me how awesome FFVII was. I had never played an RPG before but I relied on my friend. When I finally got my Playstation I had no memory card and only a demo disk. My friend let me borrow it or I would rent it and I would play it as soon as I got home from school on a Friday up until I went to sleep. I would make it out of Midgar and make it to the Chocobo Ranch and go to sleep, sometimes repeating the process on Saturday. I remember I had saved up some money and opted to buy a memory card over the game so I could save my progress. I finally got the game for Christmas and it is still in my collection and has been played many, many times. "
i'm pretty sure sonic 1 was the first game i ever played and loved (and completed). it's not my favourite of the original four but i can play it endlessly. final fantasy 7 and 8 and metal gear solid were the first games i played where there was a focus on story, so they have a place in my aortic valve, too.
also: i don't care what anybody says about ffvii. yeah, square lay the cheese on too much sometimes, and there's some downright hilarious engrish, but it's amazing.
also #2: ffviii is better.
There was this text-based Sherlock Holmes adventure game for the Apple IIe, not sure what it was called now. You played as Watson, and you could end the game immediately by typing 'shoot Holmes' at any time. Good stuff, definitely one of the first games I made a major effort to figure out and get through, although I don't think I ever did.
Well, my first impulse was to say the 2600 classic Adventure since I played it so much as a kid. Then I thought maybe Megamania since it was my favorite game back then and one of the first (and few) that I was really good at. But, upon further reflection, I'd have to say an old Infocom text adventure called Trinity is my first love. I had an Atari computer in high school and I'd play Infocom games on it. Zork, Hitchhiker's Guide, Leather Goddesses of Phobos were all cool, but Trinity felt wildly different. It took place in a Alice in Wonderland-type setting mashed up with all these historical nuclear facilities. In the mid 80's before the fall of the Iron Curtain, the prospect of World War III was very real, so a game that addressed that in a less confrontational way is something I'll always remember.
I've been into games since I played Donkey Kong and Pac-Man at my hometown's (now long gone) arcade. I remember Oregon Trail being the best part of my time in elementary school. I played a ton of games on my Atari as well, but it was Super Mario Bros. that really hooked me. After that it has been a cavalcade of great games for the last 25 years. Now I feel old.
When I first gotten it, I actually had little clue of what it was about or what I was getting into. it just surprised the hell out of me with a epic story spanning all of time and for the first time really made me care about the characters in ways I haven't before.
Pokemon Red. But the one I remember most fondly is SM64. We flirted in high school, but then I moved to a different country. Pokemon was my first girlfriend and we were great together, but we soon drifted apart because she just wasn't ready to grow up. Then SM64 moved in just down the road and a lasting relationship began.
My ZX Spectrum. It was great, I use to get 1 pound for pocket money / allowance a week and the games cost about 3 pounds so every few weeks I could go to the shop and buy a new one. I had so many cassettes at the end. SO happy when I got alight gun and could play operation wolf :)
" My ZX Spectrum. It was great, I use to get 1 pound for pocket money / allowance a week and the games cost about 3 pounds so every few weeks I could go to the shop and buy a new one. I had so many cassettes at the end. SO happy when I got alight gun and could play operation wolf :) "Heh. How was Operation Wolf on the ZX compared to the Nintendo version (which I had)?
Final Fantasy IV is probably the reason I play games today. I played and beat that game when I was 4 years old and since it was re-released on GBA, I play through it at least once every couple years. So, I guess that's love? Diablo is also a love of my life in that I play through that game every year also...I'm such a whore for video games.
@Unchained: Yeah Ultima VII is still one of my favorite games to date. I remember the 1st copy I had of it would crash every time I went into the mountain to confront the Guardian, had to wait a few years for a working copy to finish the game :)