I’d like for this to be a thing I do now, like every week or so. A lot of who I am was built around video games. Most of my favorite childhood memories revolve around them, and I can track each ‘phase’ of my life through gaming. SNES madness got me through my childhood, n64/gamecube through my teen years, ps2 thru college with a heavy dose of DDR at the arcade near school, and warcraft/xbox 360 late/after college. Ive actually owned (and still do) every console excluding the newest ones (bone/ps4) but I’ll get those eventually.
So anyway lets get this started huh? The first game that shaped me, and had a big impact on my life was as follows…
This game…omg this game. I still vividly remember the day that my father brought it home. He was so excited about it! He held the box up above our heads and proudly read the text. I remember something about “the best graphics possible” and “weather effects” and I was so excited to see this hyper-realistic new game.
And it was beautiful. I still think the game looks absolutely stunning.
I remember how much time my dad spent in the first half of the game. I had grown fond of the bright colors and awesome soundtrack… Then all went dark. The music was even more awesome- but I remember being terrified of dark world.
Even when I got the chance to play the game on my own I remember being so scared of Dark World that I would quit the game as soon as I got there…If ever I did brave dark world- I would quit when I got to the forest… Too much scary!
To this day this is still one of my favorite games of all time. I love it. I love Ocarina as well but I love how dark this game is (TP is also a similar feel)
This game is what made me fall in love with video games in the first place. I’d played other games before- but this one…Id dream about this damned game. I wanted link to come and save ME! He was my knight in shiny green armor. My very first crush…was a video game character.