Games you wish you could have amnesia for and get to rediscover them again like the first time?

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  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    So I just finished the main quest in Morrowind and really takes me back. I really enjoyed my replay of it, I originally played it 2003 or 4 on the original xbox and I loved it, I sunk so many hours into, loved playing it with the map that came with; it was such an immersive experience.

    I really wish I could play it again for the first time, I remembered some things, but not everything, so it was mostly new, but it didn't give that sense of wow given how time has passed, but I'd give a lot to go back in time to be able to have the time to fully play it and discover it for the first time again and not be too put off by advancements in gaming and amount of games I have in my backlog.

    The other is Mass Effect,
    the first time I had that showdown on the beach with Wrex which sadly I wasn't able to save him my first play thorough was one of my favorite moments in gaming, and one of the most tense I've come across or when I found Vigil and learned of the Protheans, it made me feel so small and insignificant, it blew my mind
    , and of course visiting new planets was pretty cool. Sure most were similar, but there were a few unique things to find on a couple of them, and I liked they were mostly isolated and you could find info from dead explorers or crashed pods.
     
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  2. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Any of the Playstation Final Fantasy games, because they were the first RPGs I'd ever played and I remember being blown away that video games were more than just side scrolling platformers. I rushed through 7 and 8 because I was enthralled. Then 9 I went through and enjoyed like a great story book. Those were the three prized moments I remember in my gaming past. I'd love to have that feeling all over again. It probably helped that I was only a teenager and I could relate with the characters.

    More recently Witcher 2 because I'd not known the back story before playing it. It would have meant more if I had the knowledge of it like I did for 3. Also, 3. The game was incredible and even by today's standards, absolutely blew me away. It has ruined every game I've tried to play since then.
     
  3. Fool's Requiem

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    I like this idea for a thread.

    One I know for sure, would be Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Gamecube. I had some play time with the original on the N64, but Melee was what got a lot of gametime from me. Going through the menu for the first time looking at the character's special moves and then spamming them in play without a clue what I was doing was a blast. Not knowing what characters were unlockable or how to unlock the extra stages. Randomly stumbling unlockable characters and maps, that's the dream.
    Same goes for Dynasty Warriors 3 for the Xbox.

    I would love to play through Beyond Good & Evil for the first time again... for the characters alone. "Chili con carne!!!"

    Another is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The anticipation was huge, and the payoff was almost worth it. That first week or two of online play was pure bliss. One of the few games I took off from work to play at launch. Too bad it was all downhill from there when people started finding all the glitches. Still, I would love to go back to that first week. That first match when the final kill cam was from someone using a grenade launcher and everyone mocking the guy, "You couldn't wait at least a few days before ruining the game with that?"

    Dead Space 2 for the chaos witnessed in second chapter. The rest of the game was amazing too, but that second chapter is always my favorite.

    I'd list a Legend of Zelda game, but I don't think I'd want to go back to not knowing what I'm supposed to be doing in those games, it sucks not having a clue what you're supposed to do and where you're supposed to go. First LoZ game I ever played was in fact the original, and all I did was wander around trying to figure out what on earth it was I was supposed to be doing. The constantly respawning enemies probably didn't help.

    I could go on for days listing games I would love to go back and play for the first time. Halo 2, Medal of Honor Frontline, Super Mario World, Metroid Prime (when I finally put forth effort to actually play longer than the first 20 minutes), Luigi's Mansion, Soul Calibur, SSX 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Battlefield Bad Company 2's beta, Max Payne, Donkey Kong 64, Prince of Persia (2008), Capcom vs SNK 2, Crazy Taxi, and even most recently, Overwatch.

    He died in your first play through? I had no issue keeping him alive, and I wasn't using a strat guide to do it (sure would have helped with the weapon bullshit, though). To be fair though, my first playthrough was to be as nice and reasonable as possible. Talking Wrek from doing something wreckless was pretty easy.


    Edit: Test Drive 5 for the PS1. It plays like shit now and played like shit then, but there was something I liked about it... and it wasn't the damn cops. I think it was some of the tracks... and maybe the music.
     
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    I don't really replay games partially because of time constraints but mainly because I remember them too well, so I wish this was a thing.

    I'd say any good game would fit the list. But in particular, those that present a really enjoyable world to explore - Fallout 4 (and 3 & NV) and The Witcher 3 are two that stick out from the last couple of years - or those that have a particularly good story. That would include stuff like LA Noire and Phoenix Wright which by their nature are pretty tough to replay since they rely so heavily on the twists and turns of the story, but also those that are just really proficient in that department including stuff like the Bioshock series and Red Dead Redemption (which I suppose fits the other category as well).
     
  5. Gorge

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    I'm like @dimmerwit , I dont replay games very often because nothing is a surprise or feels new anymore. Any 3D GTA game or most open world games like Fallout 4/NV, Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind. All of those games had a huge sense of discovery which just added to the awe-inspiring feel when first coming across something. But I think open world games is just easy mode.

    If I could go back I'd like to first experience the opening levels to Call of Duty 2 and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. They both focused on Operation D-Day and the landings at Normandy. I know it was popular to do a WW2 game with a beach landing level at the time but those two games (though not released very close to each other) did it the best. The sounds, the chaos, it all created for a very tense moment and I remember playing each of those opening levels many times over just to take it all in.

    Oddly enough I also wish I could go back and experience Sonic Adventure for the first time. I remember being blown away by how good that water looked and how fun it was to play a Sonic game (was never a big fan of the 2D games).

    Spec-Ops: The Line
    is another one that would be great to experience again for the first time. The gameplay was average but that story telling was some of the best even to this day and it was multiplied by the fact that the game didn't even hint at what it was like in the promotions for it. You went into it blind thinking it'll be another average military shooter and then out of no where it shakes you violently and slaps you across the face. Hard to have the same impact on a second play-through.
     
  6. Fool's Requiem

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    While CoD 2 had a D-Day level, you didn't storm the beaches, you climbed a cliff. Also, you started on the Eastern Front in CoD2. You played as an American last.
     
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    Yes to this one. I remember hearing people talk about it in school and I went out to the local rental store and grabbed it for the weekend. I think I played that opening level 5 or 6 times because it was so awesome.
     
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    Well, technically there was a small beach before the cliff that the boats have to land on. Along with Allied Assault I think it was the console game MOH:Frontlines which also had a big beach landing level.

    I liked MOH:AA as well. For some reason, I have a vivid memory of playing that game whilst eating crumpets. No idea why.
     
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    @Fool's Requiem I assume it was because I didn't use him a lot, or maybe I played more in the middle, but I didn't have the level of charisma or renegade or what ever to get him....I was going for the achievements and sets of them were completing x amount of quests with each character only really being able to get 2 max per playthrough
     
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    Journey.
     
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    I used Wrex a lot. Him and Garrus.
     
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    It had a cliff...on the beach...at Normandy.
     
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    It was late in the game. What you were describing was the opening scene of MoH: Frontline where you literally storm the beaches akin to the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan. :)
     
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    I never played that MoH. Allied Assault had an opening beach landing level. Whether or not the CoD2 level was the first one doesnt matter as much, it was still the opening level for the American story.
     
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    After getting the achievements for using everyone they were without question my go to crew, so much fun
     
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    I liked to keep a balanced crew with me in ME1. Since I usually played an infiltrator (tech/assault) I used either Garrus (tech/assault) and Liara (full biotic) or Kaidan (tech/biotic) and Wrex (assault/biotic), so I seldom had the two of them together. I really underused Tali, and I was often a male Shepard that kept Ashley alive thus eliminating the second combination.

    In ME2 and ME3, I spread the usage out more, but Wrex was never playable again.
     
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    I found Tali to be pretty useful.
     
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    I always just used the characters I liked most. So lots of Garrus and Tali.

    Then in ME2 is was all about Miranda because Yvonne Strahovski.
     
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    You need to play the ME3 Citadel DLC then!
     
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    She was, incredibly. She was attached to the hip of my soldier, along with Liara. I liked her story, too. And it arced well through all three games.

    I hated Miranda for the first quarter of ME2. I never really liked her abilities much, either.

    I did! I played every DLC for every ME game. I was crazy like that. A single DLC worth of Wrex wasn't enough. That's like saying Adawale was a playable character because a DLC allowed him to take the place of Connor. It was nothing more than a short side-quest.