Thursday, March 8, 2012

Slightly Redder Red: My Greatest Gaming Moments

The title explains what I intend to accomplish with this. It's just a list of my greatest moments in my gaming career, some of them of which I'm not proud of. These are in no particular order whatsoever, they're in whatever order I remember them first.

     Saying goodbye to Kairi  (Kingdom Hearts).
     Emerging from the Imperial Prison's sewers and seeing Cyrodil for the first time (The Elder Scrolls IV).
     Beating the game for the seventh time (Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal).
     Winning my first race (Road Rash on the Sega Genesis).
     Hitting level 80 (World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)
     Defeating the Lich King (technically, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm).
     Jumping off the Empire State Building, only to catch myself at the last second (Spider Man 2).
     Defeating Seto Kaiba in a duel (Yu-Gi-Oh: Forbidden Memories).
     Multiple "It's 5am already?!" moments spread across years, from World of Warcraft to The Elder Scrolls V.
     Moving through the Detroit Police Department without being detected once (Deus Ex: Human Revolutions).
     Killing well over fifty people with a roller coaster aimed at them (Roller Coaster Tycoon 3).
     Dropping into a half pipe off a twelve story building, with Sublime playing in the background (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3).
     Killing the Elite Four (Pokemon: Emerald, but this one is probably on everybody's list).
     The first time someone ever told me to "Get out of here, STALKER!" (STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl).
     Playing as Zero for the first time (Megaman X6).
     Killing Saren (Mass Effect).
     Playing The Elder Scrolls IV for the first time on my new computer. Absolutely stunning.
     Placing a blue portal below me and an orange one above me and endlessly falling (Portal).
     Using a portal gun for the first time (Portal).
     Fighting the final battle with Xemnas with Riku by my side (Kingdom Hearts II).
     Capping the flag at two hundred sanics (Tribes: Ascend).Literally all of Guitar Hero 2, songs that stand out being Trogdor, Beast and the Harlot, War Pigs, Jordan, Sweet Child O' Mine, Freebird, John the Fisherman, and You Really Got Me. Seriously, if my guitar controller was working, I would be playing that all day. Guitar Hero 2 probably doesn't get enough praise from me to say this, but I consider it to be on my Top 10 Games of All Time list. No joke.
     Defeating the Mutant Proto-Pet in seven seconds flat with the RYNO2 (Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando).
     Popping in Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction for the first time and feeling my childhood flooding back in a crashing tsunami of nostalgia.
     Getting killed by a Creeper while carting diamonds, obsidian, and all my best gear, and then not being able to find all of it, followed by deleting the world out of rage (Minecraft).
     Summoning a titan for the first time, and the subsequent wave of total destruction that came with it (Age of Mythology: The Titan Expansion Pack).
     Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance co-op with my brother.
     Champions: Return to Arms co-op with my brother and Chazz.
     Getting my Burnout: Elite Class license (Burnout: Paradise).
     Racing down Paradise Avenue as "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne blasts in the background, making me race like I'm goddamn Steve McQueen (Burnout: Paradise).
     "200 Hours? Already?!" (The Elder Scrolls V).
     My jaw hitting the floor as I finished the game (Half Life 2).

     And, lastly, and probably the greatest moment of my career in vidya gaems, would be finally defeating Xaldin after long hours of trying, trying, and trying some more (Kingdom Hearts II). Seriously, why the hell was that boss fight so hard? I probably put more hours in fighting Xaldin than into the endgame.

Thanks for readin'.

1 comment:

  1. Xaldin? Not Sephiroth? Fuck that fight, and fuck Sephiroth for being so cool.


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