Let's Discuss: Childhood Video Games
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Author:  Lief139 [ Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:12 pm ]
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Thought that the video game section could use some more interaction and more diversity past ZDoom (No Offense) So I wanted to start a Discussion topic!

This will not be the only one that I will create hopefully if this one kicks off well. Now then, Let's Start!

Today I wanted to ask everyone what their childhood video games were when growing up, from the earliest of PC games and those from the time of the NES and beyond. What were the games you had played as a child, what made you who you are today?

For myself, Pokemon was the largest influence, gotta catch 'em all applies to many of the video games I play nowadays as collect a thons and others are still some of my personal favorites. As well as the NES and all the early Nintendo systems from NES to Switch, I have them all (Except Gamecube and Gameboy, I really want those...).

Thank you! Le's have fun with this topic, I want to hear what this community has to say and reminisce about their childhood games, Thank you!

Author:  RV-007 [ Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:34 am ]
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Marketin', are we??? JK! No problem.

ZDoom is not really a childhood game, but more as an instance, continuation of a childhood game. It's more like a childhood development/mod dream come true. You know, like, "What if instead, blah blah blah, blah blah blah".

I hardly remember in terms of playing games back in the day. I believe I fiddled around with some rpg development stuff, but I barely grasped what the fuck they (visual novel [we are, the disciples of holy lust and vanity {and immaturity too}!]) are, lol.

Some of the games I remember due to someone playing it would be Command and Conquer (objects of conquest! sorry about that, gender identity dynamics issues [stopped after witnessing the need to raze up bases]), it was more like Risk. Wolfenstein3D, fucking killing the policeman, bitch! Levels boring. There was Doom too, I sweated on that shit, creepy, took me 15 mins to a few hours, with rest, figuring out the map01. It was like my first Myst experience thing. Awesome. You can say that computers were a thing for me back in the day.

Console years, me not really playing. There was Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt (frustrating and eye straining), Time Crisis, Street Fighter/Mortal Combat, and Twisted Metal 1/2 (fun, but I didn't remember using weapons). I remember playing board/card games more than video games.

Early school years, me playing a bit of something. I remember Math Blasters, Lemmings, tons of Lode Runner (puzzle than arcade hybrid theme). Cool stuff. Then, retro Mac. I remember too much Dungeons of Doom. Not good for hot seat arcade situations, lol.

Home and later school years, got the NES from a second handed hand-me-down. Busted Super Mario Bros. for around over 10 times, includes both skipping and full run. I beat you Mario, I beat your ass! Tetris, a interesting favorite because I had more time with card than board games. Puzzle logic stuff. You can tell that I am not really a arcade or time person. So it's puzzles, roguelikes, and FPS for me. Eventually, I was introduced to PS (don't own it, but closer to home), where I was introduced to rpgs. I love reading up, but I knows it's like a tally up than a movie. I kinda hated dragging my ass around despite the depth of realism, lol. Remembered playing Soul Edge fighters, fun, but button mashing pain. Vigilante 8 and Future Cop L.A.P.D. was great despite questions of replay value. Well, maybe V8 was better in terms of more freedom of movement. On someone else's computer, there was Starcraft and Pokemon, whatevers.

Now at games that I have access to! The computer card games. There was Glover (which I still have), which was like my temporary lease of Mario64. 3D can hurt my eyes like hell! Plus, I think it was true that I was degrading in my studies. Both of those titles, I never passed the second level (gave up). Gearheads was like a pong. Then I went onto online in Runescape (boring, but I can literally switch games and homework without dropping performances) and some flash arcade games like Tank Hunter and Rogue. Eventually, I was given Roller Coaster Tycoon, Gangsters: Organized Crime, and Unreal Tournament 99. A lot of puzzles were in it for me. Tried out strategy games. You can say that bite size pieces of time were life savers for me! lol, UT99 was more like a exhauster so it's like I went to the movies, only that it's like a mutoscope/kinetoscope. Better internet advances allowed me to play Glest and more roguelikes. For a really really long time, I was with the (time/turn) strategy and puzzle genre. Quick and stoppable.

I had alot of testing before I settle on what are really my childhood video games. There was no title that stood with me over the years. I can only go with the ones that makes the greatest impression upon my mind. I would have take up Lode Runner, but there are frustrating puzzles and if I wanted more, the screen size was minimalist. Maybe because of those vns/rpgs, first person view led me to attach to ZDoom with its three dimensional architectures. TOME2, Dungeon Crawl (new version is Stone Soup), and Hellband roguelikes are like the custom stylized thematic exploration Command and Conquer (no more time stress) for me. Granblue Fantasy, lol, personally stated the ultimate card-rpg (remember C&C)-vn hybrid as one. I forgot about pokemon and other intimations even though they don't really hold a interest to me (didn't own the game anyways). Okay, that's not really a child's game, more for teens or adults. I had a lot of experiences showing both hit and miss, pros and cons. There was no real childhood video game for me. If anything, I have to say if there was a impressible medium that aspires to the path of personal preference. Oh yeah, you can say I don't really have a purchase as I'm some fucking cheapsake. As long there's fun in the sun (and enriching), it's fine with me!

Author:  YomToxic [ Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:48 am ]
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Lief139 wrote:
childhood video games

Hm, for me - it'd be the game gear and famicom system.

I recall a shooter game on the game gear - much like Gradius, but the player's 'machine' had two small white wings (which could be upgraded ingame). The screen would scroll around on loop in both directions horizontally and a boss creature would appear after the stage was cleared. To this day, I can't for the life of me remember what this game is.

For the famicom, it's the classic super mario bros. The one where the fun really never ends. I only made it up to world 6, though.

Author:  RV-007 [ Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:17 pm ]
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I haven't really decide, but the longest that is the most impressible would be the tetris. Musical frustration! :D Plus, I could adjust and customize and shit, sort of.

Author:  SomebodyElse [ Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:50 am ]
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When I started, it all began with the N64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, that wasn't my favourite game, and the N64 wouldn't exactly stay in the family.

See, my family had its fair share of problems. One of which being we couldn't stop pawning shit. So we'd get game systems, then we'd pawn them off to keep the house, only to buy and pawn over and over again. Nonetheless, as jumpy as everything was, I basically stuck to Nintendo consoles (excluding Virtual Boy) all the way up to about 2010. To keep things simple, I'll list probably my top fives (in descending order) for each system. Further, I'm only going to limit myself to games I played up to my teen years (18 at the most). Lastly, sequels and ROM ports do count on this list. This way I can still do handhelds.

-NES: I actually had the most limited selection here, but my favourite games were Star Tropics 2, Star Tropics, Wizards and Warriors, Duck Hunt, and Final Fantasy.

-GBC: Easy picks here, but for the record, all of these are ROMs. Pokemon Crystal, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and Pokemon Red.

-SNES: This was probably my number two system, being honest. My favourite games were Seiken Densetsu 3, Sim City, Final Fantasy II (IV in Japan), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Very honourable mentions are Pinball Fantasies, Super Pinball: Behind the Mask (where I earned the title of "Wizard" in recent years), Super Mario World, F-Zero, and Mario Paint.

-N64: The first console and number three on my list. Favourites were Donkey Kong 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Wave Race 64, Banjo Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. This was actually a tough choice because I also really love Tetrisphere, Tetris 64, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Goldeneye 007, Pokemon Snap (in fact I'd easily swap it with one of the last three of my top five), and Super Mario 64.

-GC: My number one system, hands down. Favourites were Soul Calibur II, Tales of Symphonia, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (my favourite FF game), and Pokemon Colosseum. Also a tough choice because I really love Mario Kart: Double Dash, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Shadow the Hedgehog (yes, I just said that), and Sonic Riders.

-Wii: Not as big a fan, but has some good games. Favourites are Trauma Team, Trauma Center: Second Opinion, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Kart 7, and Sonic and the Black Knight. A few honourable mentions are Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (ironically hailed as one of the worst game series, and this is hailed as one of the worst games on wii, yet for some reason I love the concept to the point where I look over everything everyone complains about), and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

-Wii U: It's... A thing. I honestly only have a handful of games for this one. Favourites are... Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Hyrule Warriors. Those are pretty much all my games for the system. In fact, this one is so hard pressed, I had to go out of the age range to get five games. Otherwise, I'd only have Nintendoland.

-Switch: Don't own one. It has like, no games. It released after the age limit anyways.

XBox: I played the original XBox, and man, I love it! Favourites were Fable, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, True Crime: New York City, The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, and The Urbz: Sims in the City.

XBox 360: I got this one at about 15-ish with my own money. So I also had to get the games myself. Hard work, but got some nice ones. Favourites were Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fable III, Soul Calibur IV, and Soul Calibur V. Arguably, SCIV and SCV are tied, and so I'd easily slide in Fable II at last place.

PC: Saving the big one for last... Drift City, Mabinogi, Spore, Adventure Quest, and Gaia Online. Wasn't too big on more modern games, and while Minecraft is fun, it just doesn't make my cut. BOTS was also an awesome game, Eden Eternal was my definitive late teens game. Ragnarok Online 2 is just bad, so it isn't a favourite, Ragnarok Online is late to the party, and everything else is a lamesauce game based on the KRPG formula, even if they try to put a spin on it.

Author:  Lief139 [ Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:47 pm ]
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SomebodyElse wrote:

-Switch: Don't own one. It has like, no games. It released after the age limit anyways.

If I may ask, what do you mean by age limit?

Author:  YomToxic [ Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:41 pm ]
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Also, has anyone ever played the original runescape?

Author:  SomebodyElse [ Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:49 pm ]
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Lief139 wrote:
SomebodyElse wrote:

-Switch: Don't own one. It has like, no games. It released after the age limit anyways.

If I may ask, what do you mean by age limit?

In my above post I specified the age limit to be 18 for the criteria of listing my favourite games as well as my consoles. Hence, because the Switch released when I was about 20, I can't really list anything anyways.

Author:  Shaggboy [ Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:02 pm ]
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I really enjoyed playing jazz jackrabbit 2, DOOM and Civilization 3

Author:  YomToxic [ Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm ]
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Speaking of childhood games, I'm looking for something that could be an unlicensed game on the famicom/NES. I dont remember the name (big fancy kanji/chinese characters), but its about a ninja vs other ninjas, samurai and fire-breathing monks. Enemies thrown shurikens would often fill the screen but you could swat them away with the sword/melee attacks. I got some recommendations, and I'll keep looking this weekend.

Author:  RV-007 [ Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 am ]
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NES? Can't be too hard to find. Anyways, a bit off topic, but does got any (classic) titles to recommend for a switch console/hand-held? I'm gonna hate the download time. Also hate the size.

Author:  YABUJIN [ Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:23 pm ]
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favorite console has to be ps1, spent lots of my childhood there (fun fact - i wasn't playing any video games for a long time when i was little, I used to spend most of my time outside, with my backyard friends, untill I accidentaly made one cry and for some reason the whole fucking pack of kids started to chase me all the way back to my apartment and that's when I realised - I need a new hobby.) soo, not going outside because of that trauma was actually a pretty good choice since I had tons of fun at home lol (sad) fav games has to be: Kartia: the word of fate and Hogs of war, I couldn't really understand what kartia was about, but i tried my best and actually had fun somehow (and the soundtrack is fucking gorgeous.) and hogs of war was just a great game I used to play with my cousin all of the time, lots and lots of great memories from that one. ( i won't bother the grammar since i'm writing lots and i'm too lazy to check it fr.)

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