Personally, I can't believe it has been 20 years since the original PlayStation debuted.
Looking back, the years have been filled with countless memories, many of which have yet to be equaled in my eyes. What are some of your favorite moments? Here are a few of mine:
Playing Twisted Metal 2 until the cows came home
I was late to the TM series; TM2 was the first game I played (I got to the original a little later and was quite disappointed). TM2 was just one of those games that I played constantly ; solo and with a friend. Going through on co-op was a definite challenge and something I really relished. I usually stuck with Warthog but I'd also experiment with Outlaw 2, Thumper and Shadow. Never understood the appeal of vehicles like Grasshopper and Mr. Slam, but Twister was kinda invigorating now and then. And yes, I still remember the codes. 😉
The PS2 launch
For those who weren't around, or who weren't into PlayStation at the time, they may not understand the ridiculousness surrounding this launch. I've seen many system launches in my time but I'm not sure any has even come close to rivaling the PS2 in terms of sheer anticipation and overall hype. I mean, after the explosive success that was the original PlayStation, and everyone questioning if Nintendo and Sega could withstand the Sony blitz, the industry was on the edge of its seat. When the PS2 finally came out, I think people would've been disappointed if it didn't make them a sandwich, tuck them into bed, and fly them to Mars the next day.
Creepy doggies in Resident Evil
Yep, they scared the hell out of me, just the way they scared the crap out of most people. It was just out of the blue and consistent with the entire freaky experience. I remember watching the scene (already knowing what was going to happen) with a friend, and he actually dropped the controller. Don't forget that up until this point, our experiences with anything scary in the game world were mostly limited to sprites.
Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy Tactics
These need no introduction or explanation. They will forever be three of my favorite games of all time, and I wouldn't be able to count the number of hours I put into each. The glory days…