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vilma4prez
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2009
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Gotta go with Wolfenstein 3D.

I was in middle school 93-ish. We could all quit Windows and upload this illegal game.

It was boxy but quick. You had to actually think quickly to survive.

Very close second was Duck Hunt for the original Nintendo as a Mario double feature.

I couldn't comprehend the fact a machine let you point and click to shoot a regular TV. And it worked with every neighbors different TV.


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JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
America
Member since Nov 2012
19783 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Legend of Zelda (NES)


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HoboDickCheese
Texas A&M Fan
South of 12
Member since Sep 2020
191 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Wolfenstein 3D Spear of Destiny (I was 6)
Super Mario 64
Goldeneye 64
Extreme-G 64
Black (they focused on the firearms) I’ll still play it from time to time
Dead Space (first game of that genera I played. Lights off, spooky as shit)
COD WWII
I could name more but those seven jump out to me.
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PEEPO
Member since Sep 2020
1820 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Yeah another game that hasn't been mentioned so far is Doom. I didn't play it close enough to when it was released but for a lot of people it was a game changer.


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HailToTheChiz
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Back in Auburn
Member since Aug 2010
39005 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Everquest


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Billy Mays
Ole Miss Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jan 2009
23101 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
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metal gear solid on ps1


This - when the boss read my memory card and told me I didn't save often enough

MGS1 is tGOAT.


VinegarStrokes
Atlanta Braves Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2015
10903 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
a lot of my choices (Mario 64, Goldeneye, etc) have already been mentioned, so I'll go a different route.

I was blown away my World Series Baseball '95 on SEGA. Never before had I played a game with legit logos, real stadiums, the ability to trade (I think?)...and I thought the graphics at the time (specifically the pitchers and the batter) and the ability to pick and locate real pitches. I was absolutely lost in this game the first summer that I had it.


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Sidicous
LSU Fan
Middle of Nowhere
Member since Aug 2015
14640 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Everquest 2 for me.

I thought it was just another RPG but it looked cool on the box label, except for "must be online" stuff.

Started it up and Holy Smokes! What's with mobs being linked? And these multiple difficulties with up and down arrows ... and they call out for other mobs in listening range to come too!

The crafting system was bonkers back then too within 30 days of release. All the multi disciplines required just to make a simple knife ... is it a temper or a wash now? The smith made the blank, but a woodworker makes the handle needing a tailor to make the leather. Oh, it's the alchemist makes the temper/wash.

But rounding the top of the hill in Thundering Steppes and seeing the Epic Elemental soap bubble mob


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ThuperThumpin
Member since Dec 2013
3401 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Afterburner in the arcades. The sit down version, like several of Sega's motorized cabinets just blew me away as an 8 year old.



I never found the R360 version of G-Loc though.


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Ace Midnight
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Between sanity and madness
Member since Dec 2006
78137 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
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Also had a few games from Epyx for the C64 like mission impossible and summer games.


Impossible Mission and Summer Games (1984) were absolute time sinks. I'm pretty sure I was one of the Top 10 players in the world in Summer Games, but no way of proving it of course. I crushed literally every person I played head to head, that's for sure.


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BranchDawg
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Member since Nov 2013
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Mine was Donkey Kong 64. The first time walking out into DK Isles I was amazed that they could load a level that huge. That expansion pak was working overtime


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MickeyLikesDags21
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Member since Apr 2019
5688 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
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Super Mario 64


We had a huge family christmas at my parents' house when my cousin got his N64. I had never seen something like that before and I remember being obsessed with Mario64, Madden and Killer Instinct. I saved up for the next 11 months to buy my own N64


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Srbtiger06
USA Fan
Member since Apr 2006
27176 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
I played quite a few before that I enjoyed, but Final Fantasy VII was the first one to truly blow my mind.


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SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
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Member since Jan 2004
379118 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
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metal gear solid on ps1

this or maybe Ocarina of Time

i was always primarily a sports guy so not many wow'd me other than NFL 2k1 on Dreamcast b/c it was such a jump from 2K, which was a huge jump


Scruffy
USA Fan
Kansas City
Member since Jul 2011
65036 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Halo: CE

The instrumentals/soundtrack.

The cut scenes.

The gameplay.

I had played many games before that, but it was the most badass gaming experience I can recall.


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sicboy
LSU Fan
Because Awesome
Member since Nov 2010
72309 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
I remember hanging out in the student center in college and a friend telling me about this game where you are progressing through the map and get attacked by a sniper. You then have to backtrack to an area you've been before, find a sniper rifle, and then go back and finish the fight. I thought he was crazy. Games just didn't do that.

I've had memorable gaming experiences before that, but as far as "blowing my mind" in terms of what games could do, MGS1 was the first.

Second was walking into a 3D Hyrule Field.
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HogX
Arkansas Fan
Madison, WI
Member since Dec 2012
3872 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Probably Zelda: A Link to the Past on SNES.


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225rumpshaker
Houston Astros Fan
Texas
Member since Sep 2006
4284 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
For me it’s not so much one particular game that did it, but rather the jump from NES to Super NES/Sega that blew my mind. Felt like playing arcade games in your house.

If I had to pick one game that gave me that feeling I think it would be Mortal Kombat on sega.


ThuperThumpin
Member since Dec 2013
3401 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
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Super NES/Sega that blew my mind


Firing up the Sega Genesis on Christmas morning in 1989 and playing a playing pretty damn near arcade quality ports of Altered Beast and Ghouls and Ghost was pretty spectacular.


SG_Geaux
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Member since Aug 2004
70308 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
For me, another good one was the original Planetside on the PC.

First time I logged in to the game and got dropped into Sanctuary and saw 300+ players in tanks, buggies, AA vehicles, aircraft buzzing around including dropship I was blown away at the sheer scale of it. No screenshot or video could ever capture the scale of that game.

People split into 10 man squads, and 3 squad platoons.

Then I realized that you could have approximately 1000 people from 3 factions logged in at once and if all 1000 decided to show up at the same base and duke it out then so be it.

My Outfit at its peak would have 70-100 players at night coordinating on Teamspeak and rolling everyone in sight.

I have never been able to go back to a Battlefield or COD type of game since then.
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