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DrSteveBrule
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Everquest

I played as an 11 year old and I remember feeling so immersed. Lord of the rings movies were coming out around the same time and I had this obsession with killing orcs


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VoxDawg
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re: First video game that blew your mind
I'd say there have been a couple of iterative leaps, but the OG Zelda on NES was definitely the first that got me hooked on long-form adventure games.

Dragon Warrior (NES) was my gateway drug to RPGs, but

Final Fantasy (NES) was the game-changer. I tried to beat it with practically every combo of classes. Eventually, my save file data got corrupted and weird stuff started happening, like a Gas Dragon showed up super early in the game (like first 4H early) and it had area-appropriate stats. When I killed it, it gave XP & G like it should in the end game, and my party's level up music went for about 5 mins.

Next Gen SNES - FFII (IV) The scope of the game was amazing, but the soundtrack really was the game-changer. Little easter eggs like getting the quest chain to go back and forth to get frying pan to exchange for the spoon, just to throw it at the end boss was amazing.

I'm an RPG junkie, so FFIII was pretty epic, too. Particularly with points in the game where you could permanently gain/lose party members.

PSX - Metal Gear Solid & VR Missions - The sniper rifle in this game was my favorite wrinkle. It was nice to have a MG game that didn't make you want to rage quit.

Final Fantasy Tactics - The depth of the game, along with the class system was very much a game-changer, IMO. I took a couple of sick days at work to play FFT nonstop.
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Muff
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Member since Oct 2014
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re: First video game that blew your mind
I made my first sick call into any real life responsibility to play Dragon Warrior as a kid.

The well timed practice lives on to this day.


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TigerMyth36
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Final Fantasy 3. Those 3D scrolling backgrounds were the bomb.

Morrowind for the PC blew me away like nothing before it.


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Athos
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Ocarina of Time.


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Bard
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re: First video game that blew your mind
There was an Star Trek game on the old TRS-80's with the cassette tapes. That was my very first computer game (not counting Pong since that was a console), at least that I can remember. Most of it was text based and having to wait to "warp" to a quadrant (translation: wait for the cassette to find the right spot to pull data from) was even okay because the imagination would take over.

The next was playing the original Neverwinter Nights on AOL.

After that was seeing my first hill giant in the Everquest beta.

And after that was getting a Rift S, setting up my home in it for the first time and just sitting there and looking out into "space".


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


I wanted to play that one but I didn't have a computer that could handle it. PS2 was pretty fun but think it missed some depth that the original had.

Mario 64 with the 3d was amazing.

But back in 1998 getting to play online zfps with 64 players was amazing. Starsiege tribes. No fps has topped it to this day. 100s of maps, huge and small, vehicles, speed of play, not hitscan.


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Ace Midnight
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re: First video game that blew your mind
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There was an Star Trek game on the old TRS-80's with the cassette tapes.


That was ported to a lot of games. The original version was written in 1971, and then Super Star Trek came out in 1974 (which was essentially a version of the original ported to Microsoft-BASIC ).



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jefffan
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re: First video game that blew your mind
man this is tough.


I'm going with Horizon Zero Dawn.


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zzemme
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Metal Gear Solid when psycho mantis reads your memory card


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re: First video game that blew your mind
Doom multiplayer.


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Tactical1
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Member since May 2010
26503 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty



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Breadstick Gun
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Member since Apr 2009
8798 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
Mario 64


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Marfa
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Member since Sep 2016
1216 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
NBA 2K for Dreamcast


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topcat88
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Member since Nov 2015
2582 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
NBA 2k on Dreamcast. The graphics were insane. The fact that I could see Allen Iversons tattoos was crazy to me at the time. Also The first Halo blew me away.


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Sun God
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re: First video game that blew your mind
DKC 2

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Fight4LSU
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Member since Jul 2005
9046 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
First to blow my mind? Well the first was Duck hunt when I got my first gaming system. I was 6 years old and thought it was awesome that I could shoot ducks on my TV.


LSU Coyote
Member since Sep 2007
30726 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
First might be StarFox on SNES. At the time, I thought it looked insanely real.

First story to blow my mind, probably HL2. It was the first time I truely felt hopelessness and despair from a video game.


Sun God
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Member since Jul 2009
28893 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
The original Half-Life was up there for me. A classmate gave it to me because he didn’t play PC games and it stunned me.


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AllDayEveryDay
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Member since Jun 2015
2235 posts

re: First video game that blew your mind
FF7. Been searching for that high ever since.


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