I don’t remember what I was complaining about while arguing with Grassy, but I got a strong pang of nostalgia. Something had me thinking about peculiar gaming experiences.
Things that weren’t part of the games. Things that happened because of my unique situation. Things that I simply can never re-live. Like playing the first game that requires a pause to look around and just enjoy the spectacle.
I started to run through all the years of gaming I could remember, and find those times.
I got the PlayStation as a Christmas present, along with Final fantasy VII but no memory card. I remember playing the first maybe 2 hours over and over, stretching it to around 15 hours.
When I finally made it past the tower and out of the city for the first time. I can’t describe the excitement that came with the realization that this city was just one of a whole world. That changed gaming for me.
I had spent so much time in Midgar, I just never would have thought that there was another place.
I remember being challenged to 1v1 in Unreal Tournament by some other dude at school. Unreal was the first online game I had ever bought. At the time, I had just got broad band. I played that game day and night, so naturally I accepted.
I pretty much destroyed him. He had a negative score by the end since I took to pushing him over the edge. Then the big reveal, it was actually another dude playing. The lesser of the pair. Now I’d fight the real challenger.
He picked an indoor map, low gravity, and intsa-gib only(which is a one shot kill gone). Did I mentioned, I lived this game? Particularly with the insta-gib. I would practice with that gun at 180% normal game speed.
I stomped him worst.
The last straw was my leap from one side of the stage to the other and killing him three times before I landed. They disconnected. Memories.
I spoke to Grassy about his experiences. Apparently he is the most boring standard gamer ever.
Please share some of yours.