I don’t feel creative today so I decided to do a more personal post. A post about old video games came to mind. I got the idea while talking to my brother about beating something on Zelda Skyward Sword (which I beat before him. Maybe because I owned it a week before it came out?? Ha ha…)
As a girl growing up with a video game loving older brother, I gained a love for them as well. My greatest memories of being a kid is renting a video game on a holiday break and camping in the basement for a week playing it. I don’t know if kids ‘rent’ games anymore but when I was younger that’s what we did.
I remember when my brother got his Sega and Nintendo for Christmas and he wouldn’t let me play it because I was the whiney little sister that would bug him and his friends. That’s when the eww…little sister factor was in effect. It wasn’t until I was older and out of the barbie stage that we got along better. It did get awkward when I was a teenager because then I was the hot little sister that my brother’s geeky friends all had crushes on. I did get some free games from that though lol…
The most memorable game we rented and later bought was Secret of Mana, which was a two player game. And…there was a girl in it! As a kid I loved that. SNES rocked! Mario Cart and Chrono Trigger were some of my other favorites.
Playing games with my brother is one of my favorite childhood memories. Did I mention he’s a Zelda super fan? Well he is. He used to time himself on how long it took to beat Zelda on SNES. I think it was eight…or was it four? Ha ha, I’ll have to ask him next time I see him to make sure.
I remember having that whole Playstation verses N64 debate with him. I was a die hard FF fan and he a Zelda fan (FF9 is my favoritest game of all time by the way). For some reason he didn’t like the playstation. Hmm…well speaking of N64 there were some awesome games made for that.
James Bond and Perfect Dark. I loved those games and we’d play them for hours. Unfortunately my brother memorized where all the people popped up again after they died. He would plant proximity mines in those places so you’d blow you up before you even got a chance to move.
We’d get in arguments over that all the time. It so wasn’t fair! Too bad he was bigger than me. Then there was those laptop guns…wicked. The golden gun was fun too though and having lots of meat sims running around made you feel all powerful. 🙂
I also, as an immature kid, thought it was hilarious you could put men’s heads on woman’s bodies in Perfect Dark. We’d make the alien with lady’s head, or an alien in a dress, just funny stuff like that.
I was also a fan of Quake and Turok, if anyone remembers those games. In Turok I wanted to shoot those kids by the time I found them. That constant screaming of, “Turok, save me!” Cry, cry, “Turok save me!”, drove me nuts! Stay in your damn cage, you’re in a tree I can’t reach you.
Then there’s Duke Nukem. I loved the interactions in the bathroom and tossing the money at strippers. That game was fun.
My mom didn’t like this game and it’s the first I remember there being an ‘adult’ mode. Ha ha, like we kids would put that on.
One of the new games I ADORE is Fallout. That game is freakin’ awesome! Except those damn Deathclaws, those things still scare the crap outta me. They’ll come up behind you and claw the crap outta you and you’ll be dead just like that. Ekk… those guys still make me jump every time they appear and don’t get me started on Cazadors…those little buggers drive me nuts!
I played the first two Fallouts which were a little different from Fallout 3 but I still liked those too. The woman with the funny eye in the village still gives me the creeps. The battles in that one are nowhere near as awesome as in the new fallout though.
What makes Fallout great is you can be the bad guy or the good guy and you make your own path. I do admit though, I did use the fatman to kill some townspeople for fun. It’s okay if you don’t save right? Come on…you wanted to kill Dukov and steal his bitches and guns didn’t you?
Did I mention there’s a few chicks you can bang in the game? I remember stealing the chick in the arena’s clothes and putting the sexy underwear in her inventory so that’s all she could wear. Ha ha!
My favorite side kick in the game so far has been Fawkes, because you could beat him up and he wouldn’t fight back, well to an extent lol. It kinda reminds me of when you call the moogle on the world map a million times he tells you he’s sharpening his knife. Ha ha…
I like Grandma too, it’s hilarious to hear her battle cries.