We all have our first video gaming memories, our first system, our first experiences, and our first video games. Thinking about it though, have you’re first video games created a bias? Do you hold any of them up higher than they should be, simply because of the memories; even if not so, have your first video games influenced your tastes in their perspective genres? Tell me what you think.
As for my “biases”, the 3 main ones would be, “Skyrim”: My first ever open world RPG; the sheer level of exploration and immersion, detail, lore, and the terrain ranging from snowy mountain tops- my favorite- to grassy hills; have honestly made it very hard to compare other RPG’s i’ve played so far to it.
“Bioshock”: My first ever FPS, who’s beautiful and interesting setting, brilliantly crafted story that makes a smart well thought out point (that alone could result in untold hours of debate and philosophy), and the very fun combat system of weapons and plasmids who’s design leaned much more towards arena type biased shooting as opposed to the seemingly norm “cover biased shooting” ie “waist high walls galore”.
“Team Fortress 2”: My first multiplayer game; nine incredibly funny, interesting, unique, balanced, diverse classes with their own role. A wide selection of game modes to play as well as maps. The community; and again an arena biased combat system that only gets more diverse with every update, as opposed to, again- everybody being the same and waist high walls galore. (also, forgot to mention FREE TO PLAY.)