A friend and I took some inspiration from some comedic storytelling podcasts and transformed it into one focused on gaming narratives. Our first series explains the events of the first four Resident Evil games. We explain the story, the characters, and how it all relates and have a little fun in highlighting its ridiculousness.
If this sounds like something for you..
Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-of-the-lesser-medium/id1515277572
Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDI4MjY5LnJzcw==
As the years keep coming, I find that I can still remember which games in my collection have been with me since childhood. Or even if I've let some go along the way, I still remember owning them in my youth. (I think that's pretty common among everyone here)
What I've also noticed, is that I can remember games that my friends had that I didn't. Some are lifelong friends that I keep in touch with, and some I haven't spoken to since elementary school. For example, I can still remember that my first time playing Bomberman on NES was at a kid named Chris' house in 3rd grade. And that he also had Paperboy, Excitebike, and Faxanadu. I haven't seen him since 5th grade.
And it's not just one or 2 of my friends that I can remember having certain games, it's the majority. Those titles reminded me of the good times had with those friends, so I found myself gravitating towards those games when I first started collecting. I get a kick out of having friends over and them saying "Wow, I had this game." Then, rather than saying "Yeah, I know.", I just smile and say, "Let's play it."
So how about you all?
Do you remember the games that your friends had growing up?
And did nostalgia drive you to pick them up?
What games stood out to you?