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#51 Posted by Belonpopo (1823 posts) -

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

#52 Posted by emem (1968 posts) -

Hmm Super Mario Kart was probably the first game I really really "liked", but my first love was:




#53 Posted by Unchained (1081 posts) -
Ultima VII - I loved games long before that game, but Ultima VII was the first game that caused me to lose sleep because I couldn't stop thinking about it. 
#54 Edited by Twiggy199 (498 posts) -
#55 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

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. 


Games that have little things that you love and hate, that can evoke a whole range of emotions from you, have something that some games lack: character. Just like people, they can have a bad habit or something that you don't like, but it just makes them more human/video game.
#56 Posted by Karkarov (3102 posts) -

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.

#57 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -
@Claude: I feel like Super Mario 64 was a formative experience for most of us, it was the game that showed me how 3d platforming could be incredible, it's just too bad that so many of its contemporaries got it so wrong. 
#58 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

My first gaming love was probably Sonic 3, just because it was my first sonic, and i  played that game so many times as a child, but could never complete it


I was such a Sonic fanboy :D


#59 Posted by geirr (2574 posts) -

Psh, Memotech 512 was my first plunge into gaming back in 198..3?
I was also 4 and had learn to type my first word: LOAD
How fitting.

#60 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -
@gla55jAw said:
" Final Fantasy VII.

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. "
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.
#61 Posted by Agent47 (1896 posts) -
@yoshimitz707: Ocarina of Time was first for me then came Mayora's mask.
#62 Edited by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

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.

#63 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -
@Claude said:
"Super Mario 64"
It wasn't my first game, but it was the first one that really got me into it.

Pokemon Blue was what got my foot in the door, though, so I guess it's also worth a mention.
#64 Posted by fugie7 (1109 posts) -

double dragon for the Nintendo.

#65 Posted by SaucyJack (87 posts) -

It all began with that blue hedgehog for me.

#66 Posted by hwy_61 (922 posts) -

Link to the Past. I played the shit out of that game.

#67 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -

Sonic Adventure

#68 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I must have a terrible memory as I can barely remember anything before the Dreamcast for me which is sort of annoying.

I blogged about that here.

#69 Posted by Jeust (10651 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. I loved it, yet we broke off the affair. I was torned by it, but it was for the best.

#70 Posted by TheMeat (63 posts) -

EarthBound.

#71 Posted by Aegon (5638 posts) -

I was close to 11 years old when I played KH so don't call me a perv....

Oh wait, you mean a game. Hmmm...I don't think I was in love with any of my PS1 games so I'd say KH (first PS2 game I bought) and Okami. 
#72 Edited by Lokno (386 posts) -

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. 


Edit: Thanks to the Wiki, I determined its name: Sherlock : The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
   
I need to get back to that game... somehow?
#73 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I'd say either The Legend of Zelda on the NES, or maybe Super Mario Bros. 3. I played a lot of them both.

#74 Edited by PenguinDust (12519 posts) -

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.  

#75 Posted by xyzygy (9994 posts) -

Link to the Past. I was 4.

#76 Posted by sixpin (1292 posts) -

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.

#77 Edited by Farley_Lives (278 posts) -
Chrono Trigger
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.
#78 Posted by Brendan (7811 posts) -

Super Mario World.  My older brother got a SNES and my new hobby was born.

#79 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

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.

#80 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

Super Mario Bros 3 on NES

Tetris on Game Boy

I still love those both as much now as I did back then!
#81 Posted by BonOrbitz (2193 posts) -

Astrosmash on the Intellivision.

#82 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -
#83 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1177 posts) -

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 :)

#84 Posted by BonOrbitz (2193 posts) -
@Twisted_Scot said:
" 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)?
#85 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -


The original Alone in the Dark on PC in 1992. Sheer magic.

 


 

 


 

#86 Posted by MikkaQ (10290 posts) -

It was probably Mario 64. I did a lot of PC gaming before that, but I hadn't had much experience with a console until I got an N64 and boy was I hooked. 

#87 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1769 posts) -

Majora's Mask. It was my first console game and I love every moment of it.

#88 Posted by Rongaryen (275 posts) -

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.

#89 Posted by Badhands (399 posts) -

House of the dead... played it at some place pirate place in South Carolina when I was like 8. Loved it so much, I still play House of the Dead 1 or 2 if I see it at a movie theater or something.

#90 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, the cerebral bore swept me off my feet. 


#91 Posted by Somadude (549 posts) -

Final Fantasy IV, still love it to this day.
#92 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1177 posts) -
@bonorbitz: Looking back terrible, I remember that the light gun was the hideous grey one that fire about 2 inches above and to the left which was worse as I was playing in on a 12 inch black & white TV at the time (where you had the vertical tracking knobs so either way accuracy was never going to work). At the time it was the greatest thing ever made.

 @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 :)
#93 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

#94 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Pakkuman

#95 Posted by gamefreak9 (2359 posts) -

FF8 took my virginity... would i do it again? yes!

#96 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (668 posts) -

Castle Adventure.
#97 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4915 posts) -

Mortal Kombat 1. Was probably one of the first games that really blew me away and had me hooked for many months. Bought it in 1993 i think it was for my Amiga 500.

#98 Posted by defaulttag (890 posts) -

Chrono Trigger

#99 Posted by MattyFTM (14385 posts) -

I'm going to say Crash Bandicoot. I loved that game.

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#100 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

Atari Adventure. 

That was the first game I ever beat.

Then, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda and MegaMan took up a lot of my time on the NES.