Epic nostalgia

A week ago I installed Need for Speed Underground, (being a child of the early 90's I was the perfect target audience for the game, and it was one of the first I played on my own gaming PC(Nvidia 5200 FTW)) I played it for about 3 hours until the early hours of the morning, it was one of the best gaming experiences I've had in months. The game itself is horrible, it has cheesy cutscenes that are so bad they are good, the controls are janky and the environments all look the same, but damn, I couldn't stop playing. 
 
Tonight I installed Jazz Jackrabbit 2, and played through 3/4 of the game in one sitting. The music, level design and weapons are just amazing. If there was one game I'd like to see on the XBLA it's that. It's kind of like Sonic, Mario and Mega Man all rolled into one. 
 
So in the last week I have discovered the glorious world of nostalgia, and if you haven't played that classic game from your childhood recently go do it, it brings back great memories. 

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Posted by zudthespud

A week ago I installed Need for Speed Underground, (being a child of the early 90's I was the perfect target audience for the game, and it was one of the first I played on my own gaming PC(Nvidia 5200 FTW)) I played it for about 3 hours until the early hours of the morning, it was one of the best gaming experiences I've had in months. The game itself is horrible, it has cheesy cutscenes that are so bad they are good, the controls are janky and the environments all look the same, but damn, I couldn't stop playing. 
 
Tonight I installed Jazz Jackrabbit 2, and played through 3/4 of the game in one sitting. The music, level design and weapons are just amazing. If there was one game I'd like to see on the XBLA it's that. It's kind of like Sonic, Mario and Mega Man all rolled into one. 
 
So in the last week I have discovered the glorious world of nostalgia, and if you haven't played that classic game from your childhood recently go do it, it brings back great memories. 

Posted by HatKing

I love that you come out and say the game is horrible, but that you enjoy it anyway.  Great! :) 
 
I know exactly the feeling.  I'm a bit older so my nastalgia is mostly centered around the Dreamcast and Nintendo 64.  Although I probably played way more N64, for some reason a few select games on Dreamcast mean more to me.  Funny everybody probably thinks they know what Dreamcast games I liked, but I wasn't into the same stuff everybody else was.  I was really into Toy Commander, that is my game there.  I even have dreams of one day hiring a construction crew to build a replica of the house that game takes place in. 
 
I also have strong emotions tied to Star Wars Rogue Squadron(on the N64) and TimeSplitters 2 on PS2. 
 
Also also, a friend and I have planned that next weekend we're going to get drunk and play some good old TimeSplitters. 
Posted by Claude

Here's a list of PC games I'm putting on my wife's laptop. I don't have room for them on my main PC.
 

Games I own that should run on my Wife's 4500 MHD laptop.

I might try a few more, but that's a pretty good list.

1. Grim Fandango

How about that.

2. Deus Ex

Why not? The laptop has 500gb of memory.

3. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Sure.

4. The Longest Journey

Gotcha.

5. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way

Haven't seen you in a while.

6. Sid Meier's SimGolf

Where's my sequel.

7. Beyond Good & Evil

A good one.

8. Medieval: Total War

A pretty old game, should play on the laptop.

9. NASCAR Racing 2002 Season

Not as good as 2003, but cool none the less.

10. MVP Baseball 2005

One of the best ever.

11. Madden NFL 2005

I haven't played a Madden game in a while. Roster sucks, but who cares. Maybe there's a mod.

12. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
13. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
14. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
15. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Posted by Gamer_152

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing but I think if I go back and start playing anymore Pokemon my thumbs will fall off.

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Posted by angelfan91
@Claude:
I spent a whole summer going through MVP baseball 2005.  I miss the MVP series so much.  I wish EA could get the MLB license again.