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Title: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Yoda on April 06, 2011, 08:03:41 PM
If you could go back in time and grab yourself by the shoulders at the moment when you 1st fell in love w/ games as a kid and say

"Lo! Look unto the future of games, and despair because when I leave you shall have to keep playing DynoWarz: Destruction of Spondylus"

and then show you a game to blow your mind what would it be?

I think I'd take God of War 3. That would probably have made my glasses shatter because I would've found it so awesome. 1st of all, it's basically a relative of the side scrolling nes beat em ups. wave of baddies and then some bosses. But the epic scale, incredible graphics, fast combat, and FUCKING TITS would have shocked me into a coma so deep I'd still be in it.

Second choice would be ME1. As a kid I was even more into scifi than I am now. Besides the awesome graphics, the story, conversations, and codex library would've hit home.

Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 06, 2011, 08:09:20 PM
I've always thought about this question -- but with movies.

Id' love to take like Lord of the Rings or Tron (both CGI fests of different genres) and wow an audience in the 1950's haha

No idea otherwise.  I'd actually have rather answered this with movies, games got too good too quick.  And I still play a few old titles. x)
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Kevadu on April 06, 2011, 08:15:37 PM
Most of my favorite games are 'old'.  I wouldn't want to ruin my childhood gaming memories by exposing myself to the flashy but shallow crap they make today ;)
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Tooker on April 06, 2011, 08:17:46 PM
Honestly, I think I might go with my iPod Touch and show "me" something on it like Solomon's Keep or even Street Fighter 4.  Because "I" would be blown away by that (I'm 36), but not overwhelmed by it, either.

If I thought "I" could handle it, I would go with something like inFamous, because I have always loved superpower stuff, and that game looked great and was extremely fun to play.  But I remember how I felt playing the demo - you had a bunch of powers, and it was overwhelming.  Then I think back to the Atari and NES days, and the difference between those controllers and a PS3 controller, and I think that if I showed inFamous to me as a kid, it'd be too much to take.

Aw, who knows - maybe I'm not giving "me" enough credit. :)
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Yoda on April 06, 2011, 08:27:46 PM
I'd actually have rather answered this with movies,
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Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: kyuusei on April 06, 2011, 08:41:24 PM
Devil May Cry, SMT (maybe the less dark ones and where you don't eat your enemies)... whatever I like that isn't too gory, violent, confusing etc.

Actually, anything Katamari would have kept me younger!me occupied for a while.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 06, 2011, 08:42:08 PM
I'd actually have rather answered this with movies,
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Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Eusis on April 06, 2011, 09:38:52 PM
Depending on how far back (let's say early to mid 90s) I think I'd bring along... one of the Dragon Quest remakes, probably V. Show that, yes, RPGs other than FF can be damn good, plus technically it wouldn't even be a game that didn't exist, just a shinier version of one that does.

Honestly I think of this more about movies, TV shows, and books, and largely because I discovered them long after they were produced, IE Twin Peaks.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 06, 2011, 09:48:18 PM
Honestly I think of this more about movies, TV shows, and books, and largely because I discovered them long after they were produced, IE Twin Peaks.

Dice +1 point
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Ramza on April 06, 2011, 09:48:48 PM
I'd show 11-year-old me (who just played Chrono Trigger and FFVI) Chrono Cross and FFXIII and say "this year was the best year of your gaming life. Enjoy it."

And then I'd show him Persona 3 Portable and say "this game is awesome but you wouldn't understand why. Go back to youth group."
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 06, 2011, 10:07:58 PM
Persona 4
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: MeshGearFox on April 06, 2011, 10:19:14 PM
I'd drag myself to the park and be like "Games are bullshit, go become Johnny Motherfucking Appleseed."

Alternatively, Super Meat Boy.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on April 06, 2011, 10:29:13 PM
Dark Cloud 2

I would have been inspired to play the guitar and the violin much earlier.

Also take up drawing as a hobby.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Alisha on April 07, 2011, 12:03:28 AM
at first i was gonna say queens blade on psp or some super robot wars game but when i first started playing nes i woulda been like 10 or 11 at wich point i would of been playing side scrollers like megaman 3, whomp em,totally rad and megaman 3 and blaster master so id probally show myself stuff like megaman X4,megaman zero, and devil may cry 3. also back then i played a lot of co-op games like double dragon so id show myself dynasty warriors 7 or something.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Annubis on April 07, 2011, 12:07:31 AM
I'd show myself Duke Nukem Forever and go "Only 20 more years to go trolololol!"
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 07, 2011, 12:09:32 AM
I'd show myself Duke Nukem Forever and go "Only 20 more years to go trolololol!"

This made me smile.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Yoda on April 07, 2011, 12:14:13 AM
Honestly I think of this more about movies, TV shows, and books, and largely because I discovered them long after they were produced, IE Twin Peaks.

Dice +1 point

You ruin everything
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 07, 2011, 12:21:13 AM
Honestly I think of this more about movies, TV shows, and books, and largely because I discovered them long after they were produced, IE Twin Peaks.

Dice +1 point

You ruin everything

Fact: I have no friends. :(
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Yoda on April 07, 2011, 12:25:36 AM
Sometimes I wish this thread had never been born.

I'd go back in time and tell me not to make this thread
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Super Mario Galaxy is another good choice
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Demon_Princess_Kay on April 07, 2011, 01:46:10 AM
Sometimes I wish this thread had never been born.

I'd go back in time and tell me not to make this thread
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Super Mario Galaxy is another good choice

Why does that cat have no body!? It's like a fucking floating head!
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Alisha on April 07, 2011, 02:22:41 AM
Sometimes I wish this thread had never been born.

I'd go back in time and tell me not to make this thread
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Super Mario Galaxy is another bad choice

why its better than another night of posting in "what the haps"
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 07, 2011, 02:28:35 AM
Sometimes I wish this thread had never been born.

I'd go back in time and tell me not to make this thread
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Super Mario Galaxy is another bad choice

why its better than another night of posting in "what the haps"

I'd argue otherwise, I like it there.  I don't like it here, thanks to Yoda.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Lard on April 07, 2011, 07:32:40 AM
I'd probably show Ico, because I just remember continually thinking it was exactly how I had pictured text adventures like Zork in my head.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Starmongoose on April 07, 2011, 08:21:36 AM
I'm pretty much happy with what I played when  I was younger funnily enough.


To be honest, younger me would be more surprised that it's only ten years away from time travel, and it's so cheap anyone can go back in time for trivial reasons.

Also, why would I waste my time on younger me? Fuck him. He's old news, I care much more about current me.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Tomara on April 07, 2011, 08:39:07 AM
Quote
I'm pretty much happy with what I played when  I was younger funnily enough.

Me too. Plus, I was smart enough to buy the right games. If I had the possibility to go back in time, I'd tell my old self to buy some more extra copies of Terranigma in 1997. I'm evil.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Vanguard on April 07, 2011, 10:36:57 AM
I feel like I've been pretty happy with what I've played. I think I would've told myself to skip some games back then, because I had way too many games I never finished.

Also, I would've told myself not sell my copy of Paranoia Agent. Shit's like $100 now.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Tooker on April 07, 2011, 12:56:34 PM
Ooh - likewise, I would tell me not to trade away Grim Fandango. :(
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Kevadu on April 07, 2011, 12:57:32 PM
I'd give myself stock tips.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: CDFN on April 07, 2011, 01:06:31 PM
I would show myself a sonic game running on a nintendo console. It would blow my fucking mind.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 07, 2011, 01:08:52 PM
I'd probably show Ico, because I just remember continually thinking it was exactly how I had pictured text adventures like Zork in my head.

On that, and to finally answer Yoda's crap question [jk!], I'd go with Shadow of the Colossus.  The mere grandeur of it all would have made me go like this (http://noproblo.dayjo.org/ZeldaSounds/WW_Rips/WW_Tingle_Wow.wav)
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Alisha on April 07, 2011, 02:37:18 PM
id also show mysel shadow of the colossus. also i'd give myself the password the progress in star tropics...
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: GrimReality on April 07, 2011, 03:25:59 PM
If I go back to being 11(A long damn time ago) I would have been playing NES games. Metroid most likely. So I would show younger me Metroid: Other M, or even the Prime series.
I also like Yodas pick of GOWIII. Perfect example of how bombastic games have gotten.
This is all in fun, but I would never actually want to do something like this. I really enjoyed the games of my youth, and have many fond memories. Best to focus on the here and now.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Alexander on April 07, 2011, 06:03:20 PM
I might go for Super Smash Bros Brawl.  Not because it's a perfect game (because it's not) but most of the familiar characters would really draw a younger me's interest.  The idea of Sonic and Mario duking it out was a common schoolyard fantasy at the time, but we never thought it would be more than that.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Dice on April 07, 2011, 11:11:52 PM
I might go for Super Smash Bros Brawl.  Not because it's a perfect game (because it's not) but most of the familiar characters would really draw a younger me's interest.  The idea of Sonic and Mario duking it out was a common schoolyard fantasy at the time, but we never thought it would be more than that.

Haha I like this answer!

I love the series as is (I do think Melee had the better physics engine though); I think that would be an extremely impressive 3D title to show off to a younger me who's still used to sprite works.  Hell, those in-game models barely match the more professional CG work seen for these games earlier iterations.

I still love watching the mellee opening
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Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Lard on April 08, 2011, 06:18:59 AM
In retrospect, it would be a tie between Ico and the SMT games, likely Nocturne and DDS, for my younger, horror loving self.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Hathen on April 08, 2011, 12:41:34 PM
custer's revenge
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: John on April 08, 2011, 03:03:46 PM
I would take a 12-year-old me, show him Mega Man 10 and say, "THIS IS HOW FAR GAMES HAVE PROGRESSED" despite 12-year-old me having a PlayStation.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Yoda on April 08, 2011, 04:17:11 PM
I would take a 12-year-old me, show him Mega Man 10 and say, "THIS IS HOW FAR GAMES HAVE PROGRESSED" despite 12-year-old me having a PlayStation.

LOL!

Or the secret levels in super meat boy.


Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Lucca on April 08, 2011, 05:26:23 PM
I'd go back to 15/16 year old me, show them the current PSP version of Tactics Ogre, and be like, "WHY THE HELL DID YOU GIVE UP ON THIS GAME?! :("

Seriously though, I got hooked on video games at 7 or 8...which was the mid eighties with the first Mario game. I'd show them a current version of Mario, and blow my 7 year old mind.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Eusis on April 08, 2011, 05:45:40 PM
I'd go back to 15/16 year old me, show them the current PSP version of Tactics Ogre, and be like, "WHY THE HELL DID YOU GIVE UP ON THIS GAME?! :("

I'd think you just gave your younger self the reason.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Alexander on April 09, 2011, 12:52:11 AM
I might go for Super Smash Bros Brawl.  Not because it's a perfect game (because it's not) but most of the familiar characters would really draw a younger me's interest.  The idea of Sonic and Mario duking it out was a common schoolyard fantasy at the time, but we never thought it would be more than that.

Haha I like this answer!

I love the series as is (I do think Melee had the better physics engine though); I think that would be an extremely impressive 3D title to show off to a younger me who's still used to sprite works.  Hell, those in-game models barely match the more professional CG work seen for these games earlier iterations.

I still love watching the mellee opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56P3-TwuRBo

Yeah, I agree Melee has a tighter physics engine.  Mostly because of the speed, which makes the tourney crowd happy.  Adding the trip mechanics in Brawl was a very poor design decision.  It does add a sense of randomness that the franchise thrives on, but it just makes you end up feeling stupid rather than giggle.

I would take a 12-year-old me, show him Mega Man 10 and say, "THIS IS HOW FAR GAMES HAVE PROGRESSED" despite 12-year-old me having a PlayStation.

That is awesome.  Sounds like the perfect ending twist for an Outer Limits episode.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Aeolus on April 09, 2011, 11:39:12 PM
Depending on how far back (let's say early to mid 90s) I think I'd bring along... one of the Dragon Quest remakes, probably V. Show that, yes, RPGs other than FF can be damn good, plus technically it wouldn't even be a game that didn't exist, just a shinier version of one that does.

I'd go with that. Although I wouldn't suggest myself to go looking for DQV from yesteryear as it aged kinda badly compared to the PS2 remake/DS port. DQVI would be a better choice if only because it would've wowed the socks off of me back then (if I could teach myself the best character raising strategies). Plus 10 year old me (probably would've been 11 by the time I would've figured out how to get past Murdaw and build a party without min/maxing the hell out of it) would not have noticed the fact that during the Pegasus Awakening scene that I was looking at essentially a pixellated horse's ass.

Otherwise, maybe either PS4 or Wanders From Ys.

Or better yet, stop myself from getting an N64 and that lousy Quest 64 game and tell myself to get a Sega Saturn and Panzer Dragoon Saga instead.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: MeshGearFox on April 10, 2011, 02:13:04 AM
I'd probably go back in time and bitchslap myself for being a LoM fanboy thus saving both of us a lot of embarrassment.

I'd also probably give myself the Captain Comic 2 copy protection codes because fuck I love that game and it's a shame I couldn't play it when I actually bought it.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: Sagacious-T on April 10, 2011, 06:54:09 PM
I'd probably show myself some sort of perverted hentai game. Rape Lay.
Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: MeshGearFox on April 11, 2011, 03:06:31 AM
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Title: Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
Post by: msg on April 11, 2011, 06:06:18 AM
Well, since FF7 was the first FF released in europe I would show myself the earlier games so I could get into RPG's before 1997.