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If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« 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.


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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #1 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)
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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #2 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 ;)

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #3 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. :)
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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 08:27:46 PM »
I'd actually have rather answered this with movies,



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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 08:42:08 PM »
I'd actually have rather answered this with movies,



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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #9 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."

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 10:07:58 PM »
Persona 4

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #11 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."

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: If you could show any game to a younger "You" ....
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 12:07:31 AM »
I'd show myself Duke Nukem Forever and go "Only 20 more years to go trolololol!"