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What's the first RPGs you've played?


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mid-twenties is old?  ;)

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As I said, I was talking from a purely "computer gaming experience" point of view :)

 

Tomorrow I'll turn 27. I think the first comp I played something on (another nice topic of conversation) was an Atari 2600 back in '83 or '84...Yeah, when I was 5 or 6, so I consider myself quite "old" :blink:

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Well, the downside for us so called "veterans" is that, posting messages like these, we are suddenly starting to feel very old even if we are still in the mid-twenties or so >_

 

Exactly! I'm 24 and gaming makes me feel like I an old codger.

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Baldur's Gate got me hooked on the cRPG scene.

 

I didn't really play the old console RPGs like Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy. I liked action and adventure games more back when I was a kid.

 

I haven't tried the older cRPGS like the Goldbox series either.

 

Ah well. I don't think I'll have the time to go back and play through them all. I'll have to look to the future.

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Well, the downside for us so called "veterans" is that, posting messages like these, we are suddenly starting to feel very old even if we are still in the mid-twenties or so :p

Exactly! I'm 24 and gaming makes me feel like I an old codger.

 

You young whippersnappers don't know old!

 

(34 next month...grabs back and reaches for cane before doddering home to search for false teeth).

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Probably a game whose name I cannot recall, for the C64.

 

It occurs to me that Oregon Trail (for Apple II) may as well be considered a roleplaying game, since I don't know what else I'd consider it, so I'll include that.

 

I didn't play the RPGs available for my TI 99 in its heyday (Adventure and Tunnels of Doom being the major titles, which I did not own then), so I can't count those as firsts.

 

Dragon Warrior for NES would be the first major canonical RPG which I played extensively.

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I might have had a shot of Eye of the Beholder and Zelda: Link to the Past before but Serpent Isle was my first proper play of an RPG. It took me about 6 years and a walkthrough to finish it. I remember fondly the old days, wandering around Serpent Isle without a clue of what to do, endlessly trying to get through that swamp without falling asleep and going into the strange wibbly land of dreams.

 

In retrospect I have to say I really dont enjoy games as much as I used to. I could blame it on falling standards but the truth is I've just played too many games now and my brain won't let me enjoy them as much anymore.

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I might have had a shot of Eye of the Beholder and Zelda: Link to the Past before but Serpent Isle was my first proper play of an RPG.  It took me about 6 years and a walkthrough to finish it.  I remember fondly the old days, wandering around Serpent Isle without a clue of what to do, endlessly trying to get through that swamp without falling asleep and going into the strange wibbly land of dreams.

 

In retrospect I have to say I really dont enjoy games as much as I used to.  I could blame it on falling standards but the truth is I've just played too many games now and my brain won't let me enjoy them as much anymore.

 

It's just a burned out phase--i've been there, looked uupon the scum of third rate games with sad tired eyes, shuddered as i searched desparately for a game in my collection which i could replay yet again, then decide that insomnia was better...but i become addicted again whenever the right game comes along so hang in there.

 

 

as far as 'my first', it was the Nameless One. Unforgettable, just like they say :cool:

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My first on console was probably Dragon Warrior.

 

I'm not as sure about on PC, but I think it was Ultima Underworld.

Icewind Dale and I thought the blood in that game was horrific ;) (I was eight)

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