Just looking back and recalling what the first games I ever played on each system that I own or have owned are, both because I’m feeling nostalgic and I’m thinking of doing a youtube channel as a way to promote the other stuff I’m doing. I mean, I have a lot of crap so I might as well try and do something somewhat productive with it. Not necessarily my favourite games or games I even liked at all, but the first I remember playing.
So, the first computer I remember having was a BBC Micro, so long ago that I don’t remember what the first game I played was, but I do remember Time Pilot and another side scrolling game where you flew along in a spaceship and bombed stuff. And Monopoly… I played a lot of Monopoly on that. I think we also had a text game based on a Jeffrey Archer novel, ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’. I only remember the cover to that, which is probably just as well.
Then I got the Commodore 64. Again, can’t quite recall what the first game was. I bought it off a friend of my older brother and it came with a lot of games. It might have been Dizzy or one of the football manager games.
Then came the Sega Megadrive, and I remember the game I got with it was Alien Storm – a side scrolling blast ‘em up fighting aliens. And there were these cool bits where it went into a first person mode and you just blasted the hell out of everything scrolling in front of you. Sega CD it was Road Avenger, which I still remember the music from. Never had a 32X.
Can’t remember the very first PC game, but on the first PC that I owned I remember my cousin came round and we played Space Hulk.
Sega Saturn… it was Daytona or Sega Rally. Those were the games I played the most on that anyway. Dreamcast it was Metropolis Street Racer I think. I also played Soul Calibur a lot.
Then came the Playstation 2… I’d skipped the PS1 because I’d stayed loyal to Sega which obviously really worked out. But the game I got with my first PS2 was I think Dave Mirra.
Xbox 360… I’d almost forgotten but suddenly remembered. It was Star Ocean: The Last Hope.
Playstation 3 I again came to a little late and the first game was Alice: Madness Returns. PS4 was obviously quite recent and I got a few games with it. The first I had a go on was Need for Speed Rivals, then I went on to Assassin’s Creed IV.
Any I’ve missed… oh, the original Xbox I had as well. Probably Halo was the first thing I played. Phantasy Star Online was the game I played the most of on that though. And Wii which I haven’t played on ages… The Force Unleashed.