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Magic that will never be captured again.

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- Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:04:46 EST 35a4TSYt No.740550
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What are some games that, for some reason cannot be surpassed or recreated?

For me: RE4 captured the Zeitgeist of a post 9/11 white boy with fantasies of fucking Britney Spears and shooting terrorists in their stupid faces. It was like, all the horror of my life could be channeled and fucking shot in this game by some wise-cracking pretty-boy who doesn't give a flip about your stupid cult.

Made me feel powerful... brave... and needed. Me and my friends would play it and swap tricks... scare each other.

good times.
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Tyrant T-103 - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:36:17 EST XCHiW7gO No.740552 Reply
>>740550

Playing TimeSplitters 2 and 3 back in the day with the bois.
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Niko Bellic - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:39:35 EST 5LYJws1L No.740553 Reply
>>740550
Dark Age of Camelot. So many fun times, MSN gaming Zone.. man im old..
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Capt. Falcon - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:52:05 EST FJboFaXM No.740555 Reply
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LoTR: BFME II

Young teens, in love with fantasy when the greatest fanstasy films of our time were released and then they brought out a game that was probably the best RTS on 360 and i had good chums to play it with.

I still play it now and then occasionally on PC
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Princess Daisy - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:29:50 EST jiCxVAHM No.740559 Reply
>>740555
Wait, I thought BFME doesn't work on modern computers or something.
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B.B. Hood - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 21:35:04 EST Y/UytUdG No.740565 Reply
I feel like Eternal Darkness won't ever have a good follow-up game...
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Feng Wei - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:02:49 EST zJ1NPD12 No.740566 Reply
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I wanna experience Blodborne for the first time again...
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Cheetahmen - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:32:15 EST BrS4+5cw No.740568 Reply
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>Running through the Halo CE campaign on Legendary at least 3 times a week with my cousin for pretty much all of middle school
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Heihachi Mishima - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:52:59 EST s8wxxuki No.740570 Reply
receiving my first gameboy and a copy of pokemon red
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Kyle Hyde - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 23:33:21 EST R8xVP9gf No.740571 Reply
Finding out how to do special moves in fighting games for the first time.

I remember spamming hadoukens in SF 2 Champion Edition once I found out how to do them.
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Lemming - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:33:51 EST RxQQHUKj No.740572 Reply
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>>740550
Will Pantheon surpass good old EQ?
public responce: hehe MMORPGs are ded, classic is better heheh. I play league hehe.
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AC !QqL8nX9URE - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 03:53:36 EST hi2hFY86 No.740577 Reply
Shooting The fucking moon right at the end of Portal 2. That gag was set up so fucking well and when that little team rocket lens flare and ding sound effect hit my face lit up like a kid on Christmas
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Sabrewulf - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:05:20 EST Ehy9IHjp No.740578 Reply
Yakuza 0, no matter how many sequels Sega will make, they will never surpass that game.
The atmosphere, story and mini-games were fantastic, even the side-quests were fun to play.
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Imperial Guard - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:06:52 EST FJboFaXM No.740586 Reply
>>740559
Yeah it's a real fuck on to get it installed and running, but it works. You can get online matches through gameranger or tunngle but almost everyone is a pro now.
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Cyan - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:48:44 EST 83OVFi0U No.740589 Reply
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The feeling of the first Animal Crossing

Mostly it was the stupidity of my kind brain I'm sure. That village seemed so mysterious and alive. My first year playing it I had such a sense of wonder about everything. No internet to fuck up the experience, just a few patterns and pictures of other towns in Nintendo Power.

Exchanging memory cards to visit friends towns, leaving hidden riddles and treasure hunts, connecting the gameboy and finding out little by little what it was capable of. It was all exciting to me.
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Tetra - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:06:04 EST loxom9RC No.740590 Reply
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Going to the video store on Friday after school to rent a new game for the weekend.

Come to think of it, also having every member of my family rent a movie and we'd watch one every night that weekend. I got to watch Terminator, Alien and Predator when I was WAY too young to be watching those movies.

Thanks for ruining that shit forever, Netflix.
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The Arbiter - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:27:36 EST ZffG7YEO No.740592 Reply
Warcraft 3 custom maps
hoping the remake Blizzard is doing will revive that community but sorta doubt it.
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Ebisumaru - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:03:42 EST IcB310ea No.740600 Reply
>>740553

Yep. MMOs were virtually unheard of and DAoC was just near perfection, even today only graphics hold it back imo. Multiplayer in general wasn't mainstream, and suddenly I was in a world with thousands of other players. I can't even begin to explain all the things that made DAoC superior to other MMOs. You just had to be there.

>>740589

I feel this completely.
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honk - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:01:36 EST hRfsG87y No.740649 Reply
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>>740550
>RE4 captured the Zeitgeist of a post 9/11 white boy with fantasies of fucking Britney Spears and shooting terrorists in their stupid faces

I lived through 9/11 as a child and I definitely do not share this sentiment, that's fucking strange if this is actually how you feel.

It was a magical game though and I remember seeing a shit quality gameplay video of the village on GameTrailers.com in 2005 and just getting hooked on it. Everything about it looked amazing: it sounded good, it looked fantastic, and the freedom of movement around the village seemed insane at the time.

Luckily, I had a friend who rented (and then stole) it from a local video store and I got to play through the village on his shitty late 70s cabinet TV. I borrowed the game for a couple of days, but then we had to go on a school field trip to another state where I bought my own copy at a FYE and I fucking couldn't wait to get home.

It's still such a good game.

Kind of on topic, I do wish I could really get excited about games again. I'm an adult and can get video games easily and I've played so many where I've become a little jaded. Don't get me wrong, I still love games, but I very seldom get really, REALLY pumped up before playing a game. Last time I got really excited was when I got my Switch, so it happens here and there, but for the most part that anticipation spark just isn't there. There are just no games that I see coming out that I feel like I felt about when I saw that RE4 gameplay video ~15 years ago. And that's fine, it's just odd. It also doesn't help that my brain is still getting adjusted to being sober after years of alcohol abuse. At least I have the memories of warm feelings about these games :|
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Raphael Sorel - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:26:23 EST IcB310ea No.740650 Reply
>>740649

I think that's just part of getting older, you don't get SUPER pumped the same as you did when you were young. Then you have a kid so you can experience that excitement vicariously through them.

And yeah the 9/11 whiteboy fantasy thing was pretty weird.
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Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:13:28 EST IFxzGGco No.740680 Reply
>>740650
Some of it is wisdom plus some of it is that you SHOULD expect less. I remember when EA meant consistent good games even Peter Molyneux delivered on his hype. Not that everything is worse, I think things were different but a lot of it is perspective. We've seen enough stuff turn to shit to know it happens. As a kid you haven't lived the requisite years without a drastic change in taste to see a beloved franchise turn to shit.
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Dregs - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:50:56 EST vvta9jFf No.740683 Reply
>>740680
And then there's the fact that back then we considered Fable an immersive and amazing open world experience because before that every RPG was basically Final Fantasy XXVIM. We're constantly comparing our games to past technology, and early 2000s was the first time major 3d games could be considered a full experience rather than an idle distraction.
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Lord Gwyn - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:46:34 EST F/KTcrV8 No.740687 Reply
>>740680

>>740680

I guess I’m in the minority on this but I think games generally are of higher quality these days. And that it’s not wisdom but jadedness as he suggested. It just happens as you get older, and especially when you over indulge in a specific hobby, especially a consumer hobby.
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Vault Boy - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 01:47:25 EST VvZQ2z8p No.740705 Reply
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FFXIV 2.0 until Heavensward. We were a close knit community, every area was like a chat with its own jokes and culture. People helped each other out not for gil or tokens but for the chance to make a new friend. Heavensward ruined everything. Big ass lonely areas, Fate System is dead, Duty system made interacting with other players pointless, Unskippable msq scenes and bullshit duty grind. Turned FFxiv game from an mmorpg to a single play game with the option to mmorpg. With the recent new Trust system they recently implemented you can go through the entire game without having to bother with other players completely. Makes me regret ever purchasing this game.
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Kim Kaphwan - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 03:05:30 EST AL25j+4c No.740709 Reply
>>740705
>With the recent new Trust system they recently implemented you can go through the entire game without having to bother with other players completely.

Sounds like the best MMO ever.
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Sub-Zero - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 05:40:55 EST s8wxxuki No.740714 Reply
>>740705
trusts are slow as fuck though and honestly i still prefer running with other players

im in a really active and helpful FC (one of the oldest in fact, it's been around since OG 1.0 with a lot of people who came from ffxi) and a couple active linkshells. And i still have plenty of good interactions with random players and helpful people. I'm sorry you lost a bit of the magic but it is still there, at least for me. The unskippable msq scenes are only for 2 specific dungeons in one specific duty roulette so its not THAT big of a deal, especially with the massively increased rewards for doing them. Fates have been revived somewhat with the new gem system. It seems to me like you just don't have any specific in game communities to interact with and are trying to force it solo. Maybe you just landed on a shitty server. I dunno dude but I came back to the game for Shadowbringers after taking a break for a few months at the end of Stormblood and I'm having a great time with plenty of friendly and helpful people.
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Bubsy - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 06:15:04 EST HqF1QEo5 No.740715 Reply
Watching my dad play Duke Nukem 3d and Half Life 1 when I was a kid.

Playing LAN Quake 2 with my dad after watching him make the LAN cable and setting everything up.

Playing Aliens vs Predator 2 multiplayer with our shitty net connection which made the ping quite high but it was still possible to play and master that game and for a while I was really good until they shut down the servers.

Playing cs 1.6 with my friends in highschool with mics. I can remember what a bunch of annoying teenager douchebags we were, the same sort that make me frown if I hear them playing cs now but I always remind myself that I was like that except less douchier in some cases.

Getting high and going to a PC place to play battlefield bad company 2 with my roommates/friends. That game and Left 4 Dead 2. It was great being room mates and friends for a while and I'll always remember those gaming nights fondly. It sure beat going out to the city to drink and it was 5 times cheaper too and way more fun.

This was over 7 years ago and I don't think I'll ever have the same gaming experiences again.

For a while though I use to enjoy smoking weed and playing games myself but that novelty has worn off/ died with my depression. I don't find anything fun any more and think about killing myself daily. Yay.
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Q-Bert - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:11:31 EST 93voU8ra No.740719 Reply
>>740715
You've just got to find more rewarding activities that make you enjoy life.

Also, stop doing drugs for a bit, if you're not so severely addicted that that's now impossible. Or, take a psy and face your problems head on. Depression is often just shoving your problems to the background and numbing your feelings with other things... drugs, video games, masturbation/sex, etc. If you stop filling that hole it'll start to shrink.
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Patroklos Alexander - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:53:36 EST palwHU/N No.740741 Reply
>>740719
The hole depression creates is actually just lack of love, and only love can fill it.
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Gutsman - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:08:37 EST 9rXB3kDe No.740744 Reply
>>740592
This. It'll never be revived though. SC2 has arguably better custom map abilities, and a lot of old WC3 maps have been remade on SC2 (island defense, mafia, td games, etc). And it hasn't really come back that much.

WC3 was just a special time and place back in the day. A magical moment in the history of the internet that spawned at least two entire genres of games (tower defense and mobas).
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Sander Cohen - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:30:14 EST Y/UytUdG No.740777 Reply
>>740744
I think that a bunch of it was just that Blizzard either didn't care about the SC2 custom games community, or they outright tried to monetize them, which backfired horribly. With Warcraft 3, the ability to make custom games was somewhat of an afterthought that most people only fell into after the stock multiplayer was just so-so. But then people discovered that there were tons and tons of awesome custom games to play and they stuck around for those. With SC2 the multiplayer focus was on competitive 1v1 multiplayer and decidedly against things like custom maps.
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Seong Mi-na - Sat, 27 Jul 2019 01:54:19 EST W4fzDviE No.740807 Reply
>>740715
>BFBC2 and L4D2 all nite err nite.

Mah nigga.

>This was over 7 years ago and I don't think I'll ever have the same gaming experiences again.
Now you really my nigga.

> but that novelty has worn off/ died with my depression. I don't find anything fun any more and think about killing myself daily.
Did I post this and just get amnesia about it. Because this sounds like me but I never had a dad playing Duke Nukem and HL.

>My list:

Jak 2 and 3.
The good Ratchet and Clanks. Namely Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal. Deadlocked was aight too.
Fallout 3. I love the sense of desolation and just the introduction of me to an open world game where you don't have to do shit but whatever you want.
Some flash game called Mud n Blood 2.
RE4
FNV. By this time in life I'd learned that repetitive smells or sounds applied to significant experiences can cause extreme nostalgia and reminiscing feelings about things so I'd always buy some weird colon that smelled extremely unique and just randomly spray it while playing a game I knew was going to be good. I still have an empty bottle I sniff when I feel like complete shit just to get my brain to trigger on that sense of joy and youthfulness I've lost in life. FNV has a smell association with me lol.
Sim City 4.
STALKER
L4D2, mainly the online community in the later years after most people had left and only complete weirdos were still playing it.
For better or worse, the online experience of 7 Days to Die. I never got into Minecraft so I guess it is just a more mature Minecraft deal.
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Dash Rendar - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 21:15:48 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.740869 Reply
>>740807
> By this time in life I'd learned that repetitive smells or sounds applied to significant experiences can cause extreme nostalgia and reminiscing feelings about things so I'd always buy some weird colon that smelled extremely unique and just randomly spray it while playing a game I knew was going to be good. I still have an empty bottle I sniff when I feel like complete shit just to get my brain to trigger on that sense of joy and youthfulness I've lost in life. FNV has a smell association with me lol.
That's...one of the most uniquely creative things I ever heard of, at least for gaming. Doesn't sound like a bad idea either.
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Kazuya Mishima - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 22:23:23 EST W4fzDviE No.740873 Reply
>>740869
>most uniquely creative things

Paranoid schizophrenia with suicidal depression causes you to think and do weird things just to try and survive the beast.

I only eat chicken and dumplings on Halloween for the same reasons to usher in Fall and Winter and bid a farewell to the utterly loathsome creature known as Summer.

I also made a thread on /g/ way back when about making chatbots with arduinos that would talk to each other and keep me company with inane babble about shit. Then I would have switches and speakers/arduinos applied at various trinkets and gadgets around the house so that I wouldn't feel so alone. To think how insane I probably actually am. Lol.
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Kazuya Mishima - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 22:25:48 EST W4fzDviE No.740874 Reply
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>>740873
I forgot to mention it was suppose to imitate the Think Tank from Fallout NV's Old World Blues. But I scrapped the idea because I couldn't get consistently unique personalities and voices.
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Dregs - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 04:11:45 EST cPyn8qX3 No.740880 Reply
>>740879
Dude is trying to make AI chat bots talk to each other like the think tank cyborg scientists that are in new Vegas. He intends to use them as companions.
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Kessler - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:35:13 EST I+d0TStq No.740891 Reply
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>>740879
I think mental illness is far more pervasive than most people care to realize.

I have been an ambulance coder for 2 yrs and I had no idea how many whackjobs there were until reading thousands of different ambulance trips.
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Kessler - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:36:09 EST I+d0TStq No.740892 Reply
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>>740879
I think mental illness is far more pervasive than most people care to realize.

I have been an ambulance coder for 2 yrs and I had no idea how many whackjobs there were until reading thousands of different ambulance trips.

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