ITT; That special game that helped defined the best time of your life.
I'd give anything to go back. . .
Gamespy's shut down though so you need an unofficial patch. But you can still play it.
I'm talking about the time of my life when I was actually happy. I got to play it everyday and I wish I could relive those days. I don't think I'll ever be as happy in life as I was way back then.
my best video game experience was during endgame BC and WOLTK in world of warcraft.
However it was also the worst period of my life and I don't wish to return to that. I also no longer have time to as committed as I was to a video game like wow. I'm just glad I was part of that long strange trip that was World of Warcraft before it was garbage. I have my memories.
Fifth grade was the best year of my life, the last time I felt like a kid before my bipolar got bad and I had to be put on meds. stuff just hasn't been as fun since.
During that magical era though, Wind Waker came out and it just felt really special. Pokemon ruby and sapphire, too.
This fucking HL2 mod, I met long time bros on it and it was almost everything I ever wanted in a shooter.
You had bases, you had vehicles that you could customize, you had small skirmishes to large scale tank battles, you had coordination between your squad members and the commander who played in RTS mode, research tech trees, and there was a sense of camaraderie.
Sure, there were problems like occasional griefers and being a mod, it was glitchy at times. The community had also turned into full on autism during its decline up to its death. But no other game has ever got close to what it did for me and I kinda wish some big dev who isn't shit tried RTS/FPS hybrids on a large scale.
Counter Strike Source
I played on one server constantly, and everyone there kicked my ass all the time, but it was still a ton of fun because they were all having a good time. Making jokes constantly, dicking around from time to time, overall just a community I really liked.
I also think of CS 1.6 a couple of years ago when the gro/v/e was active, that was also a lot of fun even though I got my ass kicked constantly.
2 carl gustavs
hell and destruction below
>crashing the carrier into the island
That was the bane of my existence lol. Players driving the carrier into range of flak guns and ground fire.
Trying to take off while being BTFO from all sides
Oddly enough I look back and laugh now, didn't back then
Anyone else agree that it's the darkest turn based-strategy game they have played?
I tried to think of a game that defined the best time of my life, but I couldn't. A lot of games left lasting impressions, but none of them stood out, and I don't even know what the best time of my life is.
However, when reflecting on it, I realized that there is indeed one constant in my gaming history, something that follows me to this day, and started when I started gaming. It's the arcade racing/driving game genre, and its numerous subgenres. I don't know what it is that drives me to these games, but they've been with me from day one, and still are with me. Just a short list of the ones that I remember and really enjoyed for various reasons: OutRun (DOS), Skunny Kart, Wacky Wheels, BC Racers, Death Rally, Stunts, Slipstream 5000, the Screamer series, Whiplash, the Destruction Derby series, Hi-Octane, Battle Race, the old Need For Speed series, Killer Loop, RollCage, the wipEout series, Trackmania, the Test Drive Unlimited series and coming full circle with OutRun 2006. I know that some of these games are only arcade racing in the loosest sense, but it's the one thing that ties them all together.
Used to play LAN against my dad who would be downstairs and me upstairs in my room.
Our matches would last for hours. We would take breaks to eat dinner, always trying to pry info out of each other about our strategies and number of forces.
I remember calling him a pussy on the chat and getting explained to what a pussy actually is. I only knew it to be slang for being scared, but I learned that day it also meant vagina.
He would almost always win, due to me being young and reckless, while he was way more strategic and patient. I learned a lot about how I should think and act from playing those games.
Good times, I'd do anything to relive those days.
[/spoiler]Did I really type this all out? I'm sorry.[/spoiler]
>Get my first pc for excellent grades, 2 years after everyone
>RADEON 9000 Pro 128Mb, sickest card in town
>Unreal 2 is the only game i have
>Launch it for the first time
>Dat scene-ish intro
>Dat briefing room
>3D wires hanging from the ceiling
you should call your dad and tell him that before he's gone ;_;
>older brother wasn't working during the summer
>play nothing but this game with each other
>we loved the game alot
>tfw he got married and had a daughter
>tfw he doesn't play games anymore
>playing the other day
>didnt know he was watching from the doorway of my room
>"should have parried that"
>he's walking away
This and Might and Magic 6 are the reason I got into video games.
When I was little I'd watch my dad play them for hours and help him make decisions. They're two of my favorite games and I still play them today, especially Might and Magic which is in my disc drive at this moment.
Just thought I would share.
Fuck, call me stupid but wasn't that a CS 1.6 map too? I remember that having like 2 arcade cabinets in the garage of something and would trigger Ryu's hadoken callout whenever you walked near it.
I was 17 and an insomniac as a result of chronic sleep paralysis. It was actually a shitty time in my life, but this gem turned that right the fuck around.
>The soundtrack will hit me right in the feels for the rest of my life
Had so many good fucking times on this game. I still get nostalgic every time I think about it.
They have a lot more to them than just "kill x, grab x, go here" shit everything else has.
You actually get to do something in RuneScape quests.
They have writing and stories that are interesting, and have continuity between questlines.
You don't do them constantly to level up constantly. They require different skills, some are puzzles.
Even if you just look at the quantity compared to other WoW-like titles, the very fact there are fewer gives them greater meaning. Not every single person and their mother has a quest to hand out that will give you a new piece of gear and a ton of exp.
During a diplomatic meeting between about a dozen of the world's most important leaders, an evil chef/wizard freezes them in time and holds them hostage. The only way to free them is to go around the world and cook the favorite dish of each diplomat.
Just one example.
>play as an immortal despot presiding over a cult of personality engineering the lives of all your citizens to fuel an endless war machine bent on crushing your enemies, keeping swarms of psychic worms from eating their brains, and nerve stapling dissidents
yeah its pretty dark
What do you mean by best time?
hate on me
But this game represents
1. last years of responsibility free life
2.last years my family was in good health
3.last years of hanging out with friends on a regular basis
4.last years of my childhood before life fucked everything over
>wasted so many hours on this shit game
>I have no regrets and would do it again
i'm still not over my Stockholm syndrome.
I vaguely remember someone making it into a 1.6 map.
Been like a decade though, but I still remember some villa with arcade cabinets. Might have also had a TV with some anime clips (or was ported to source, but I remember it moreso for 1.6)
>those days when planet half-life and modding in general were exciting
>didn't get into PC gaming until Source modding was in it's death throes
It was an awful time to be alive.
This or Desert Combat.
Never felt that amount of freedom even with other Battlefield games again.
Still, I find myself having a fantastic time with games even now. Mostly Nintendo games like the two obvious Wii U games, there's plenty of online communities that are fun to play with.
I'd trade it all for DICE getting their shit together or TF2 rolling back to 2007 gameplay...
Funny how that worked out. My parents divorced and my dad was quite abusive at the time. He would then try to buy me things afterwards so "I didn't hate him". The first thing that he got me after the divorce was an xbox and halo because my uncle said it was awesome.
Because the time was split 50-50 between his place and my moms, I pretty much only did two things over there: lift weights, and play Halo.
I loved that game so much.
quests werent really used for leveling (though they did give some decent xp)
generally quests were like mini adventures with puzzles, dungeons, bosses and remote dangerous locations and no 2 were similar
completing a quest would usually grant you access to a new area/weapon/ability/spell or something that actually progressed your character
also the fear of losing your shit when you die made them exciting
Halo was the last game I really got into with friends before my mom lost her job.
then we lost the house.
then she lost her sight from diabetes.
then she had a stroke.
then people in the family started dying.
>Waiting for heart transplant
>Wasn't pretty sure if I was gonna live long enough to get new heart
>Start playing Persona 3
>Waste days playing game
>Characters felt like friends, start caring for them
>Realize what ending meant
>Didn't feel so bad anymore
>Halo 2 and 3
mostly because I had always had a hard time making real friends, and halo gave me something to connect with people in my school. I ended up meeting some my best friends in Halo 2 matchmaking, and we all live within 20 minutes of each other right now.
When I moved away for a couple years during the last half of high school, Halo 2 and later 3 kept me in touch with all my friends until I moved back.
it was also just a fun as fuck game.People had no qualms about shit talking and getting pissed at each other and your opponents. Zombies on foundation with the honor system was top-tier fun. It was great because you'd always have people for weird-ass custom matches since people would just spam invites to anyone and everyone. Not having stuff like party chat on the 360 made sure that everyone talked in game, and that just led to even more interactions.
I miss it ;_;
>Go to school
>Come home and play Halo 2 all day
>Repeat for five years
I miss my online friends ;_;
Is there any feeling more bitter than the feeling of a wasted youth?
>want to get Halo
>obsessed with Halo
>literally became best friends with my best friend because he had Halo and I could play 1/50 times I came over
>Halo halo halo halo halo
>lived for halo
>parents never let me play it
>had to play it secretly
>wouldn't even consider buying it for me
>denial leads to obsession
>become best friends with someone I share few interests with
>meet no girls
>vision is so clouded by desire that I never truly live
>finally get Halo Reach in High School
>realize what I've done
>you will never have a copy of Halo 3 back when it was the biggest thing in videogames/your life.
>you will never have a childhood
>your life had no best time
>greyness and emptiness extend to the limits of the horizon
fuck you halo, fuck you bungie, fuck you mom and dad, and fuck you david. my life is empty now
It's still pretty recent but still by far the best.
>for a year between studies, doing nothing except living on my own, NEETing
>join an american outfit
>wake up at 22:00, go to store to buy frozen pizza and soda
>00:00 - 06:00 play Planetside 2
>after that maybe some solo play
>watch miscellanious TV series and movies
>go to bed between 14:00-16:00
Literally, the time of my life. People say they became happy when they got a job and a girlfriend, but to me they aren't that special. Being a NEET was the best thing ever, like a fulfillment of all my childhood dreams.
>you'll never run OMA noobtube spam classes and get at least 5 messages per game from buttblasted scrublords ever again
>alterIWnet is dead
>Fourdeltaone is dead
>pc and consoles versions of MW2 are rampant with hackers in every lobby
>you'll never go full parkour class with Marathon, Light Weight and Commando in Favela anymore
You are in the majority with that opinion, but I felt the maps in 2142 were all over the place.
Cebere Landing and Fall of Berlin were pretty good, but the others were wonky and inevitably you'd still be inclined to get into the Titan which was always the same design every time.
So I just never played Titan maps after awhile.
I felt like a lot more love was put into the design of maps like Dragon Valley, Kubra Dam, Sharqui Peninsula and motherfucking Daqing Oilfields.
But 2142 was still great, I can't deny that.
>play COD4 7 years ago
>an entire year playing it so get bored of it
>install it again a week ago
>tfw COD 4 on PC is still alive and kicking
playing on our dial-up connection when no one was home, using game cards to keep my sub going
If you ever played BF2 Special Forces, there's a map called The Iron Gator. One team infiltrates a huge aircraft carrier and takes it over from the inside, other team has to stop them.
BF4's Titan mode is that but with a thing that you can blow up to win the game.
Added as DLC.
I know it's really recent but this game ushered in the greatest year of my life. For that I will never forget it
Kinda, it was called Carrier assault in BF4 as one of the DLCs. It worked the same way for the initial parts where you capped points and missiles were shot at the enemy carriers to a certain health and then you would be able to attack the carrier directly.
The problems I had with it were the game just turning into a glorified rush mode when you're inside the carrier and that the carrier itself didn't have much to defend against attacking vehicles like the titan did with its exterior guns.
This game was awesome in its prime. And all the mods that came, and of course project reality. I think I was around 13/14? When I remember I played project reality and was maximum comfy. Anyway. BF2 in its prime was amazing and I feel sad for those who never got to play it.
Can't forget how lucky I were to play 2142 in its prime either
Tribes was the last game I enjoyed playing. It marked my descent into cynical gaming.
Everything is too casual, too slow, to play.
I don't think a competitive multiplayer game will fill its shoes for a long time.
>there are so many games you will never experience the way other people did, and they will never experience some the way you did
This fucking game, it was a blodshed
I still keep the save game files from the year 2001
For almost ten years I'm waiting the day to replay all the campaign again, hitting enemy positions with artillery and moving my pooe vulnerable infantry in...
A bunch, really. I actually enjoyed video games for a very long ass time.
>Age of Empires
1, I never got too deep into 2
>Worms Armageddon and Heroes III
>Warcraft III and custom maps
>Counter Strike and Battlefield
>World of Warcraft
And I played a ton of singleplayer games, but I dont go replaying them all that much.
I see people who have hundreds or even thousands of hours in a singleplayer only game, I dont see how that happened unless you forget it on while you go on vacation.
Definitely this. It came during the year or so of my adolescence where I was actually happy.
Dark Souls 1 at launch (before all the cheating and shit).
Summoning someone and seeing they have some awesome weapon you haven't even SEEN yet. Invading people and having fair fights. Being the guy that everyone asks for help/information.
Now everyone knows everything and backseats in twitch streams and even try to correct me when I knew the game back to front before they had even played it.
>tfw you're trying out new games every week through source mods
>tfw the ridiculous number of games in one garry's mod was
>tfw doing your best to turn rp servers into City Station 13
Please it hurts to remember.
All the servers left just have badmins, instaban addons and other petty nofunallowed
Hell I got baned for being top of the scoreboard, a few times.
Clearly must of been cheating nothing to do with being one of the top 20 mechpilot.
I just wanted to play again
I was only really into the game for about a year but goddamn Galaxies was an amazing mmo, I don't think anything has come close to it since.
Mmm-hmmm, this right here.
Also pic related.
Back in the golden years. Before the dark times. Before high school.
I remember that one quest that had you go into a cave and you needed a light source or bug will eat you or some shit so I got a candle and went in. Little did I know I walked into a trap and caused my candle to go out apparently. Lost all my shit.
actual EQ on PC was way fucking better than that drivel, dude. that was a shitty version for consolefags.
pic related, the superior game
before SOE ruined it with all their shitty expansions
Oh god I miss it so much, I wish I could stay 12 forever and go into a universe where RS retained in charm and just play it forever and ever.
Playing doubles on xbx live with my dad. Played for hours, ranking upp, getting good. Memories are coming back.
The original Monster Hunter
>Bought it in the first month
>Hopped online a week later\
>First online game ever
>Made tons of friends, wasted away adolescence through the game
>Was on the last day before the servers shut down
>Only a few hundred maybe a couple thousand people at most in NA experienced this glory
>Tri didn't even come close
>Tfw your screen name is partially immortalized in a memorial post on Capcom's forums
I'd give anything to see a private server for that game, but everyone cares about the newer games more. I can't get the same feels from the newer games.
Doesn't mean I don't adore them, but nothing beats the old tavern music.
I miss Demon's Souls before the Dark Souls bandwagon hit.
DeS threads used to be GOAT, so much good content and trying to figure out the game with other people was part of the fun for me. Same can be said for Dark Souls when that first came out, but then the bandwagon hit and now the Souls fanbase is pure cancer.
fucking this, ill never forget the excitement i had when i had a gamecube and found out there was a game series where all the nintendo guys fight each other to the death. i missed the n64 version since i had only had a nes previously. fucking still one of my favorite games of all time and i aint even a melee fag.
Introduced me to video games.
Maybe I should hate it because video games practically killed my early social life, especially after MMOs blew up. But I don't. I played too many games with all kinds of different feelings since then to hate it.
I always felt like whereas dark souls's lore felt hidden, but available in the game. demon's souls's lore was mostly just absent. i would love to find out more about the setting of that world though, know any nice places for good canon information or at least fun speculatory shit? demons left me with so many unanswered questions like why does the adjudicator have a bird on his head, why was the dragon god in the intro sequence and so on.
Fucking RuneScape. I loved this game, back when my perception of MMOs was of mystery and adventure. RuneScape, WoW, and MapleStory (yes, fuck you) were such a large part of my middle school and high school life.
Nowadays I can't see MMOs as anything but min-max number crunchers driven by a constant struggle to be as efficient and progressed as possible. The magic is completely gone for me and I don't think I'll ever get it back. It's a fucking shame.
They sure will, times move on and technology get better and easier to get the hands on.
But the graphic of a videogame may reach photo-realistic by that time, and everyone get used to that shit and not caring about polygons like these anymore.
Playing Rise of Nations at one of those overnight lan places
This one hurts me the most. I always played with a bunch of people on teamspeak everyday and an effective team could turn the tide.
This was such an awesome game and it's a shame nothing will ever touch this gameplay like it did, back in the day.
I spent so many hours just wandering around in Super Mario Sunshine's comfy as fuck levels imagining I lived in a non-rainy country. Something was lost in the entire Mario franchise after this and Galaxy. Now everything has the same sound effects for Bowser, generic Hammer Bros sounds, little shit like that.
It's between this game, Fallout 2 and Might and Magic 7.
I'm sorry I was only 12 when it came out and everyone was playing. It was also a lot of fun with friends.
Before somebody says underaged I turned 18 4 days ago.
>do like 5 minutes of homework
>get on the pc and play WC3 customs until it was late
I feel the same about a few games - FF7 when I was young, Battlefield 2 a bit later - last time I saw people really talking and working together properly in an online shooter, had some great skirmishes, WoW burning crusade + early wrath, first playing skyrim when it still seemed good.
Well, yeah. But i'm talking more the rehashed nature of the actual sounds. Bowser has the exact same sound effects in every game from Galaxy onwards, most of the time just copied directly into the game folder from the prior games.
tfw duel servers
tfw bespin streets
I would give everything to go back these days. It hurts to know lucas arts or ea will never do the same or atleast similar game to this game
>A Chinese RPG which doesn't have an English translated name.
I didn't really play through them, but these are the childhood games of my life.
>mfw I knew these games because my older brother played it. Now he get married and have a daughter. And only me become a game enthusiast even took it as my career.
>Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1, 2, Tiberium Sun.
RA 2 is a great game, I still play it from time to time, gives me quite a good time.
This game ate tons of my time, sometimes I regret I put so much time on it. My high school life is totally wasted and no girl. At the same time I am glad I join the MMO genre before it went to shit since WoW came out. Best time.
>Neverwinter Nights 2
This game really turned me into a game enthusiast. Story is mediocre but every things are so new to me at that time, I enjoy every twists even it seem cliche right now. It introduced me into a bigger gaming world and classic trpgs like Dnd, WoD. Mask of the Betrayer is god-tier.
>mfw someone in the game mention Sigil, I found out Planescape: Torment because of what the NPC said.
>WarCraft III, TFT and custom maps
The campaign itself is tons of fun and the custom maps brought me into map making, I even ignored my exam for it, the map turned out really famous and is worth it.
>The map looks shit when I look back, tons of flaw but its existence always remind me I should make a game the way I think it's fun. I wonder how many developers and publishers thought about it these days.
Metal Gear Online 2 was the best of the best for me.
I used to just work 2 shifts a week and lounge about at my parents house and play this all day and all night. I'd stay up till 3 in the morning with other desperately obseessed Aussies and Kiwis just to play Survival for the next 4 hours.
I used to train people from noobs and pitch them against other friend's noobs.
I wasn't the best at 1v1 me cunt situations but I was known for being a sneaky cunt with strategies.
I'd give my left nut literally if it meant a re-release of MGO2.
>I was only 12 when this came out
>Literal 12 year olds who played this game are posting here now
Any Everquest bros here? It pretty much ruined my academic pursuits forever but man I have serious nostalgia for that game, just spending weeks on one level and traveling around exploring the world to avoid going crazy
Your description of NWN2 is identical to my experience with it. Looking back at the base campaign now, it's almost laughable, but back before I was exposed to any other RPGs, it blew my mind. MotB blew it even more, that expansion is still on my top vidya list. Penultimate writing on Obsidian's part.
Anyone? Looked like shit but huge maps cos of the voxels
This will always be mine, I remember I played this in around the 2nd or 3rd grade, and I easily sank 600 hours into it. I'd take my Game boy Advanced every where with me, and always be playing it. I remember exploring the world, and being blown away. I can just remember the flowers and the bright colours,or going furniture shopping with my parents while entering my Pokemon into contests. It's a good time to think about, I was tiny, so I didn't really worry about anything in the world everything was simple.
I bought Omega Ruby a few days ago, and playing through it has been amazing, it's a bittersweet nostalgia. I'm not complaining about my life now. But it makes me miss when things where so much simpler.
This and Fable will always be amazing to be because of that
That game was sooo much fun online.
>playing all nighter
>accidentally stumble across the skill of getting instant head shots
But yeah I played this at a time where I would just drink all night and play video games, sleep all day, wake up and do it allllll over again. No worries and no problems
I can still have fun to go through the main campaign just by enjoy that multi-class system. Shame many games today tend to simplify everything and too protective for its players.
for me it was halo 2
halo 3 was the time where I was beginning to have all of that adult shit hit me in the face and I didn't get to spend as much time on it as I'd like- to put it into perspective I had about half the amount of overall kills in 3 compared to 2 and never bought any of the maps for 3
IMO Halo 2 was the pinnacle of the series in terms of multiplayer and Halo 3 was everything I wanted from 2, just a few years too late. I really envied all the little shits who started their online careers with 3, wireless controllers, solid online experience and very little glitching/hacking. At the same time the kids who jumped on the Halo bandwagon ruined the online experience, I remember only playing customs and avoiding matchmaking like the plague after maybe 6 months online. Gone were the days of saying "good game" and trash-talking without using "your mom" or "nigger".
>you'll never have your friends over on a Saturday night after bringing home free pizzas from your part time job and getting beer from your older brother and hooking up the Xboxes in System Link and trash talking all night while getting drunk
fucking Xbox Live ruined social gaming
also fuck 343i for trying to cash in on my nostalgia, I know there are still 10 year olds waiting in the wings to ruin my 1-flag CTF on Lockout by leaving early after hurling racial obscenities at me
I'd give anything to have one more Socom golden age
Also fuck /v/ for telling me Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was shit
>GR:FS is shit
last time you were happy you probably "got it" for free (childhood)
now you have to work for it
think what would make you happy, set some goals and start working for them
you can make it
this shit right here. my dad got this for free with pcmag and i played the shit out of it. i remember being on edge on every loading screen and laggy moment because my computer would constantly BSOD. fuck windows ME.
I couldn't go to my Senior prom because my grandma's cancer was getting worse. So I bought this for my now wife to make up for it.
First Pokemon game for her, remake of my first Pokemon game. Shit was magical for both of us, for different reasons. Used to have a team just for her in battles so she actually stood a chance.
>Final Allied mission for YR
Fuck it straight to hell.
This and BF2142, with emphasis on 2142
The atmosphere of it was just insane, huge titan battles, leading your squad to glory, often making last stand with granade as your last flag was overrun.
Modern BFs are just CoDs mixed with BF.
>Tfw you will never play runescape for the first time ever again
Why even live
It was like the best fucking thing ever, I played it as soon as I got home from school on my shitty PC. It could barely run anything, but it ran runescape fine. Those were good days.
I remember spending fucking HOURS on 3 with my friend, we later got 2 and were amazed at the balance and quickly switched to just playing that.
Zipper socom was good shit
Red Dead Redemption.
I was just getting into drugs when it was released, and I remember snorting 30mg of oxycodone right before booting it up. Truly a magnificent time, before I became relentlessly addicted to heroin and started methadone treatment.
Fuck are you me? I wasn't diagnosed and put on meds until high school, but otherwise, that sounds just like me. WW is even one of my favorite games of all time, but I'd also switch it out for MK:DD or SSBM.
Back when was when my brothers used to play vidya with me too. Now I'm the only one who ever plays the shit that I play, it's depressing.
my nigga , my GOTY all years
Ro2, 1 is still good but 2 has majority or players. The feel of the game is one unlike others.
Dustbowl 24/7 servers are still full with players.
Anyone wanna play?
>playing deathmatch hours on end
>blasting some edgy shit like Clawfinger or some other NDH
This was the closest me and my bro came to becoming super sayins
RuneScape pre-GE, GWD and EoC was truly the One True MMORPG.
This fucker right here. Helped me through High School a lot.
Did a marathon of the whole series during the Summer holidays last year. Felt fucking good, I miss those times.
I miss when people played Half-Life mods. Gaming is dead =(
Fuck yeah, i remember playing that before school early in the mornings. Were you ever commanded by that dude headshotmaster or whatever his name was? Dude was like a celebrity in that community.
I'll admit i griefed a shit ton when 9mining was still a thing.
GunZ, I used to play it all the time when I was a teenager.
The game is now dead, sadly.
Playing zombie mod in CSS back when ZML was popular, those were some great times.
Then when zombie escape maps were being made and ffvii_mako_reactor was first released. Some servers even dedicated themselves to being 24/7 mako reactor. RIP Steamgamers.
I miss when i could just sit down with a console like the N64 and pop in a game i've had for years and have a great time
Maybe it's just the depression but now i can't enjoy video games unless i just buy a shiny new cool one, and that's only for a couple days until my interest fades
rest in peace in peace my friend.
you gave awesome moments!
Counter Strike: Source
Probably the best time of my life, because I managed to keep a healthy balance of playing games obviously, but also have a social life and do somewhat well at school. Met some great people through that game, even added some on Facebook, but I don't really talk to them anymore.
After CS, life kinda went to shit, lost alot of friends for reasons still unknown, they just dropped me. Only thing that kept me happy was the things I enjoyed, and I keep telling meself it was for the better.
Luckily I met one great guy towards the end, managed to pick myself up and get good grades overall, and now at college doin' what I want, I guess.
I'm gonna get shit for this, but I played an unfathomable amount of Halo 3 in high school and used it as escapism from my shitty life at the time.
343 has killed the franchise snd filled me with rage. I want Bungie Halo back.
Playing through single player with two of my friends, each has a personally outfitted dude with his own gear, taking turns after we die.
I did only a few quests and only got to level 80 after years of playing that game. Almost all of my time was spent trading and fucking around. It's an MMO done right.
>tfw trying to find good deals in the clutterfuck of the world 2 trading area
>Playing domination mode or whatever Metal Gear called it.
>Run over to one of our flags
>Another player runs over and sees what I'm doing
>Other player goes prone
>Also plays dead
>Enemy player runs over and starts to capture flag
>I spring back to life and shotgun him to death
>Lay back down in exact position
>Same player runs back and aims his gun at me
>Slowly approaches me
>Other player playing dead with me stands up
>Snaps enemy players neck
>I stand up and go into a box and hide in the corner
>Other player joins me in the corner
>Same guy comes around for a third time
>Shoots a box in a different corner
>Me and friendly appear out of our boxes and gun him down
>Enemy leaves game
Good. Fucking. Times.
I really wish I had got in on MGO when it was popular, I only played for the last month that it was available.
I used to stay up till 2 in the morning, sustained by excessive Jammy Dodgers consumption, playing Wolfenstein ET then
wake up for highschool at 7. No idea how I did it now.
Is ET still going at all?
Final Fantasy Tactics. Was in high school, was optimistic for the future, wasn't stressing out over a 150 dollar water bill because the local water department is run by the goddamn mafia.
>trying to survive and fighting to stop war before Shit really Hits The Fan
>fighting enemies of Motherland, both foreign and domestic, by any means necessary
>leading kids, workers and farmers to free Nogova from Soviet "peacekeepers"'
truly the best game
FFIX. I used to get up an hour early each morning to get some time in before school. This was huge because I hated waking up early more than anything else.
>- 3, engage that man at 2 o clock 500 meters
>- oh no, 1 is down
>- 6 is down
>- this is 2, taking command
>- oh no, 2 is down
Holy shit, memories time.
>Start playing Ocarina of Time
>Barely able to walk
>Unable to read
>No fucking idea how to read
>Ask grandma to read dialog for me
>She gets into the game
>Finds the world and characters almost more interesting than me.
>Gets stuck at a random dungeon
>Not sure what to do
>"Well sugar, we'll figure it out."
>Ask grandma to play Zelda with me again
>She pulls out a packet almost as thick as a phone book
>"Whenever you're stuck, just ask me what to do."
>Breeze past monsters and dungeons because my grandma is reading the walk through to me.
>We beat it
>Shit was great
>Almost a year later
>It's a fucking blizzard outside
>Grandma bursts into my room with her coat on
>Starts demanding I get dressed
>Not sure what's happening
>She asks if I know
>Nevermind, I'll wait til you see it.
>Drives in the middle of one of the biggest snow storms either of us have seen to Gamestop
>She buys me Majora's mask and the game guide
>We get back home
>We immediately sit down
>She opens up the guide
>I boot up the game
>Spend the next week or two getting all the masks and 100%-ing the game with my grandma
That's actually how I learned how to read. When it came to school and books I gave no shits about them, but my grandma would actually help me read the dialog myself most of the time.
And you don't have to tell me to /v/, I hug her and tell her I love her every time I see her.
Parents wouldn't buy me many games but when they bought me a PS2 I happened to pick this game up.
I now have probably close to 300 hours on this game alone as it was the only PS2 game I had for nearly a year
>late middle-school to junior year of high school
>best years of my life
>was the most antisocial cunt ever
>only played video games all day every day
>WoW, Half Life and loads of singleplayer vidya took up most of my time
>great social life
>lots of friends
>lots of grills
Would still give it all up to go back to my careless school years of seclusion and vidya playing.
I never played the other ones though, been meaning to get 2 and 3 for a while now.
As someone who should be in the latter but is still in the former, no you fucking don't. Games were better as kids because everything was new and fresh. We're just playing the same games we've played for 20 years now but with some different coat of painting. You're doing well where you are. Don't be a whiny cunt.
I feel really nostalgic for the 6th gen overall, shit like Megaman Legends, Pokemon Stadium, etc.
But nothing will ever top Majora's Mask for me.
The sheer amount of time I spent just booting up the game, fast forwarding to the second day so its starts raining in Clock Town, then I would just walk around.
It almost never rained where I lived but it was easily my favorite type of weather, and the world just seemed so engrossing that I could just walk around and talk to people, feel like I was somewhere else.
I really wish I could feel like that ever about any game now. Don't get me wrong I still play older and newer vidya and still have plenty of fun with games, but I have never had an experience like that again.
And that is why Majora's Mask if my favorite game of all time
>Play as a university turned nation-state, where transhumanist principles rule, and where every year brings you closer to the technological ascension - if it weren't for those pesky Luddites, who you are forced to eliminate with technological horror weaponry.
Not that dark.. Just bright.. bright and clean.
Dont worry anon. Mario sunshine 2 is on its way. Just wait and see..
After Mario Universe, we will get to explore new villages, new islands, new cozy as fuck places.. :-)
Dont worry! Dont worry.
>all those custom maps
i've reinstalled a c4 client for some russian freeshard server that has >5k players on it everyday. The feels are strong but the game has aged alot. Mainly beacause the combat is boring but social mechanics are great. I just don't know if i can make myself through the grindfest again.
>ctr + f
The summers of Morrowind me and my friend called them. Hot summer days were wank -> Morrowind -> wank -> CS -> wank -> go to my friends to play Starcraft in LAN -> repeat
Only games could/can shroud the lust inside. Only times I can get those feels again is while playing high.
When I moved away from home, and got myself a laptop, I played Morrowind religiously.
I was so sad about being on my own. I was angry at the world for being so hard to live in.
But Morrowing made it worth to live.
Same story, except i have time to play now, even more in fact due to being NEET, but games are shit nowadays
>go around killing people with explosive rifle
>have a good time
If only I had a friend to play games with nowadays.
Too many to choose from for me.
>Super Mario World
>Sonic 2 + 3&K
>Silent Hill 1-through-4
>Resident Evil 2 + 4
>Team Fortress 2
They all gave me some unique period feels. I can't really choose which was the best.
Fuck anon, not this feels again. Though yeah, Ragnarok Online (iRO) for me.