Which game represents your childhood?

Discussion in 'Mainstream Games' started by Gigas_Magus, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Gigas_Magus

    Gigas_Magus Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2018

    That game you played in your youth that defined a lot of what you like today. Or perhaps it managed to change your perspective on some things. Maybe even a game that was able to pull at your heart-strings. Something that you can recall upon to bring back fond memories. What is it? Also, feel free to explain why if you wish to do so.

    For me: Secret of Mana [SNES].
    My cousin and I used to love playing this together and liked a lot of fantasy-based games. As a result, we even began to come up with our own little novel together (although being so young, it never came to fruition). To this day, I usually attempt to do a play through once every so often.
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  2. AlrightKnight

    AlrightKnight Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2015
    The game of my childhood was Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. This game scared the shit out of me as a kid but was still fun as hell. I’m still waiting for Ubisoft to grow a pair of balls and reboot this masterpiece
  3. null_blank

    null_blank Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2015
    Dragon Warrior 1 aka Dragon Quest.

    I didn't understand the concept of leveled areas so I spent months grinding at the starting area until I was near max level before setting out to play the rest of the game.
  4. Zevos

    Zevos Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2016
    Final Fantasy VI
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  5. Slab Bulkhead

    Slab Bulkhead Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2015
    Final Fantasy VI (back when it was Final Fantasy III), and Chrono Trigger. The JRPGs of my teen years. I must have sunk more hours into those two games than anything I've played since.
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  6. General Nuisance

    Sep 26, 2018
    It's a little cliche, but was definitely Pokemon. Specifically Pokemon Emerald. God, I loved that game. I would play it day in and day out. Thinking back on it, I may or may not have had a problem...

    Too bad my GameBoy basically committed suicide after a year or two, and refused to charge ever again.
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  7. A79

    A79 Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2017
    Phantasy Star on the SMS. Huge game world, tons to see and do. Finishing the game was a bitch, though.
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  8. Grimoire

    Grimoire Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2018
    What got me into writing books: Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Ages. I literally wrote the entire thing by hand and in detail just so i can read it to myself and maybe play with it as a guidebook. Became my first cheat sheet and walk-through at ten years old in middle school.

    My first mature game that really made me inspired and deeply thought provoking: Deus Ex: Invisible Wars. So many ways to play, so many opinions of life and the character development was well done and got me into my favorite band: The Kidney Thieves and made me learn about philosophy and exploring books i'd never touch otherwise. Nostalgia ...
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  9. Ch0w

    Ch0w Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2017
    Well... that's a lot of games to think about... specially due lots of memories
    we, i say we because basically me and my friends spend whole weekends playing together in the house of one of us so, we always had tons of multiplayer games.
    like Mario Kart, South Park Rally, Crash Team Racing, Vigilante 8 and 8.2, Star Wars Demolition, Muppet Race Mania , Disney Race Magic Tour

    Rpg Wise?
    FF8 was great, specially because when i was playing i was also in a pre-teen / teen age so i guess could relate more to those dumb characters? There's so much Teen Drama
    But suikoden 2 was like the game that even to this day i find the story just amazing and deep.
    I probably played that game over hundreds of times trying to solve how to get the best ending( the old times with no internet for game guides and magazines only covered big games when making guides)
    Managed to get it few years later during a replay.
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  10. Evil

    Evil Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2017
    I suppose Golden Axe or Streets of Rage, maybe Sonic the Hedgehog.

    Roll on the Sega Mega Drive!
  11. Regardless

    Regardless Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Spyro the Dragon.
  12. Reptillicus

    Reptillicus Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    There are a few I can think of:

    The classic Sonic trilogy: There are no words to describe my love for the original sonic trilogy. It's what made me love sonic and what would eventually lead be to becoming a furry (in a sense). Sonic was my childhood hero, i aspired to be like him. Cool, brave, and able to stand up to any bully not matter how big. Sonic adventure can also be counted here.

    The original Halo trilogy: thess games taught me that you could have a good story in a video game, and also informed my drawing style for years to come. I just love the aesthetics of halo 1, 2, and 3. Halo 2 also instilled in me my love of aliens. The elites were and always will be my favorite alien race in all of gaming history.
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  13. ScarletteKnight

    ScarletteKnight Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2015
    Wow, that is a huge question.... If I had to pick just one, in spite of all the wonderful games I've played in my life, that have changed me forever, I would choose Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. It's the first game I can remember playing that wasn't Spider-Man or Mortal Kombat, and it was AMAZING. My first RPG adventure, I would've been just older than 7, and I was in love. It also helped me realize that I wanted to be a girl, since I could run around as a pretty lady.
  14. Tinman

    Tinman Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2015
    I've played a lot of games across a lot of systems, so it's pretty hard to pick one. Instead I'll go with a 3-way tie between Super Mario 64, Banjo and Kazooie, and Pokemon Snap. I didn't have any Nintendo console growing up, so whenever I flew alone or was stuck in the hospital I'd take advantage of the chance to play those games as much as possible. They made some of the worst moments of my childhood bearable and probably kept me away from some pretty severe depression.
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  15. foxicube

    foxicube New Member

    Mar 13, 2019
    I'd say Metal gear. It was pretty much all my childhood from imitating snake with my bestfriend to replicating every scene of the game with him !
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  16. MESeele

    MESeele Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    I have very fond memories playing co-op Snow Bros on the nes with my mom. Otherwise Banjo Kazooie and Starfox 64. Pretty sure I still have the tape with mario getting electrocuted. No vcr to play it though.
  17. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2016
    It would be a toss-up between the Jak and/or Daxter series, Spyro, and Crash bandicoot. I would say final fantasy as well but they were never my games so I couldn't play them for long.

    And the Gothic series. They were brilliant.
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