Of course I played Mario games and stuff as a kid. But my first real gaming love was a MUD I played in the mid 90s. I became hooked, and from there it all escalated.
" @TheGreatGuero said:Yeah, I much preferred the SNES version too. According to the strategy guide I bought for the new MK, they state that the SNES's controls are so poor in MK1 that it's almost unplayable. That's absolutely ridiculous. Seriously, the guide is very disappointing, and most of the stuff they wrote about in their History of MK section is entirely false. Those idiots don't know what they're talking about." @Claude said:Awesome. I always preferred the game on SNES to Genesis. Sure the Genesis version had blood, but you didn't have to go out and buy a new controller for the SNES version (none of my friends had a 6-button genesis controller so my MK genesis experience sucked). "" @TheGreatGuero said:Arcade, then SNES. "" You know... it was probably the original Mortal Kombat. "SNES, Genesis or Arcade? "
That's another great story. I remember my dad coming and and watching for a few minutes and telling me it looking like I was playing a movie. Then he would always call it "that movie game". I still have the guide I bought too.
" @gla55jAw said: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. "
" 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. "
Thanks Claude. Oh the memories haha.
That's a beautiful story. Brings a gaming tear to my eye... "
My first experiences playing games was at a friend's house where we'd play crap like Raiders of the Lost Ark on the 2600. Despite not having any idea what I was supposed to do I begged my parents for an Atari. X-mas came around and I received a NES, disappointed that I didn't get an Atari, I set it up and played Super Mario Bros. and realized that I had hit the jackpot.
The original Quest for Glory. I still love that game today. It opened up so many doors for me, even some that aren't gaming related. Sierra adventure games taught me to type when I was five, basic sentence structure before I knew what the hell sentences really were, correct spelling, a basic love for fantasy settings, and a deep lifelong appreciation for games.
Vanguard Bandits. It was the first game I ever rented more then once just so I could beat the entire thing. I loved the characters, the gameplay, the art, the music and it was one of the first games I played that had a real story and character development.
Mario Kart 64. It was me and my brothers first ever console game on our first ever console. We used to race and play battle mode particularly on block fortress for hours and hours. We would even bring out the old N64 every so often to play it again even as we moved on to using other consoles. Now the N64 is missing but we still have the game. I hope to someday find it again so we can recapture that magic.
Metal Gear Solid 2.
Omg... Liek, omg... You wouldn't believe how hard I latched onto that game as a kid. I was so obsessed you wouldn't believe it.
I used to beat it at least two times a day, and I used to take out the memory card and go through and do everything as fast as possible without turning off the PS2.
You should have seen how crazy I got when I noticed that my favorite show at the time, The Real Adventures Of Johnny Quest, had Quinton Flynn in it. I. Shit. Bricks.
I'll neeeeeeeeeeevaaaaaaaaah leeeeeet youuuuu goooo, MGS2.
I think it was Final Fantasy IV (II- Easy Type) for the SNES back in 1991. I played that game over and over again like it was my job. Either that or Super Mario World, they came out at around the same time. Anything before that is a bit hazy to remember, but I know I played games before 1991.