yeah well, "resume" may be the odd choice of words, but I found it funny. I'll share mine too of course, I just wanted to know which kind of games have influenced you growing up and how did they enter your life.
I am born and raised in France. Born in 1992, blessed year. My family was not that all that much confident in video games and hardly ever invested in them, but I got around pretty swell. Also I grew up quite in the underprivileged class and my parents were divorced, so there's that.
1992-late 2000s: playing on friends' devices
- A friend of mine had a Sega Megadrive/Genesis and once invited me to play Sonic. It only was that one time, and then I never saw Sonic again until a long time!
- My father was living with a woman whose daughter had a SNES and a NES. But I didn't understand well I was too young. I just remember I played a lot "Circus" and "Ice Climber" from a 30-game collection on NES; and also lots of grinding and raging on Magical Quest featuring Mickey Mouse... I eventually got to beat it!
- My cousin had a Nintendo 64 and I remember playing some F-Zero X on it, I was impressed by the musics and the races.
- A friend of the family had a Nintendo 64 with Zelda: Ocarina of time. Didn't get to play it, just watched.
2000s: My first Gameboy! Offered by my father!
- It came along with my first ever Pokémon Red. I'd only had discovered Pokémon with the anime and I instantly was a fan. The Pokémon Red craze dured very long. I explored, visited glitch forums, all the good junk.
- Then in the next few years I've got a Pokémon Gold offered by my father too. I used to trade with a friend, using cloning, and such. I completed the Pokédex up to 255 but eventually it got destroyed because of the failing battery. Don't abuse cloning trick, kids.
- I also remember other games such as Choplifter II and Roland Garros tournament (great OSTs! but can't find them anywhere!), Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2, Wario Land II, Super Mario Bros Deluxe, Donkey Kong Land II, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
late 2000s: My first SNES!
- My cousin gave it to me and then my mother's partner at that time placed it onto the TV for me, not without trouble.
- I'll always remember the feeling of glee I had when Illsuion of Gaia's starting screen blasted its OST on my TV for the first time.
- After that I re-discovered Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Kart that I had already played on the other SNES that was in my life.
- I played Donkey Kong Country with my sister a lot and eventually we beat it.
- I played Secret of Mana a lot... Grinded a lot... Spent my afternoons on it to the point my mother was sick with the OST. I don't fathom how I had this kind of patience before.
- Surely enough Super Mario World was there too. I came accross Lunar Magic while searching SMW's tips and secrets.
- I was surfing the Internets on AOL to find Donkey Kong Country, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, Super Mario World advice. It was a fun time full of forums, huge loading times, funny gifs and midi songs. Lots of midis actually.
- I also have beaten The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the past.
Late 2000s: First Playstation and first Dreamcast!
- My cousin, the same who had a Nintendo 64, gave me her Playstation, coming along with some games, some of which were pirated. At that time, Playstation 2 was the new trend.
- I played a lot of Tekken 3 and Street Fighter: ex plus alpha with my sister. She cried because I won.
- Huge hits were Metal Gear Solid and Dino Crisis. I've explored them a lot!
- Some friends lended me or gave me other games, inclunding Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. I'm proud to say Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 was the game that made me discover the band System of a Down, rock'n'roll and metal.
- Then my mother's partner gave me his Sega Dreamcast because this shit was out of trend already. The only real success I've played there were Sonic Adventure 2 and Zombie Revenge (great OST! but can't find it in midi!)
2000s-Late 2000s: PC Gaming!
- I had quite a box of cheap games bought by my father, including Prince of Persia II, Caesar II, Pharaon 2. I liked to build little cities on that.
- There also was this weird Sierra game "Torin's passage". My father and his partner helped me beat it but I think I never made it to the final boss.
- At some point I've enrolled in a MMORPG called Dofus but I quickly became awfully angry at the amount of fucking grind needed. I still come back to it when I'm bored but eh, being that much bored is for losers.
2000s-2010s: RPG Maker!
- This was kind of a weird phase but I was addicted to RPG Maker 2000/2003 games.
- On the French RPG Maker communities, the game series RuTiPa's quest was hot like fire! I played them all 1 through 8 and witnessed the huge increase in quality and commitment by the authors. These authors really caught my admiration.
- At that time I was discovered I can take a music from elsewhere and put it in an unofficial game. I was happy.
- So, with the advent of emulators, I went crazy on SNES games. I tried a bit other platforms such as NDS, Nintendo 64... But my computer just wasn't powerful enough.
- I completely loved Seiken Densetsu 3's fan translation to French. Then played Bahamut Lagoon and probably at that time I discovered Sould Blazer (but I can't remember well).
- I discovered Pokemon Emerald... Did not like it too much.
- Pokémon romhacks for the win.
2010s: Playing on friends' games, chapter II.
- I was playing some stuff with friends, Worms on Game Cube, Naruto fighting on Playstation 2, Super Smash Bros on Gamecube and Wii, but never got to be committed to these "new" stuffs. I could not buy them and eventually lost interest. That's why I'm so retro :shrug:, it was free and small.
- At some point in 2009 my friend lended me a Pokemon FireRed and it was quite delightful.
- I remember some other friend lending me a Gamboy Advance with Harry Potter II, and the two games of Golden Sun, which I've enjoyed very much.
- After that, in 2015 or 2016 another friend gave me his NDS with Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon X. They already were kind of outdated, I enjoyed a lot and even bought a R4 to enjoy more Pokémon romhacks. Eventually my friend claimed back his NDS but I refused. I hope he's not angry at me now.
2019: Modern PC gaming!
- Took me some time but I accepted to buy a brand new video game and it was Undertale on Gog games. No regrets.
- Recently I've been using Steam to buy: Trials of Mana, Super Seducer 2 and Soma. I regret Super Seducer 2. For my defense a French youtuber named Joueur du Grenier made super funny streams about it!
Since I move a lot, I never cared to offer myself a new video game system even if I could afford it, so when it comes to anything older than Playstation 2 I'm an uncultured person. Since Playstation 2 was released in 2000 (!!!) I guess I've missed on a lot of stuff. But if I had got hard into this stuff, Super Mario World probably would not hold the tremendous nostalgy it has for me now, so it's all good.
I guess that sums it up and I probably forgot the less memorable experiences. My 29 years of existence in the video game realm were't as easy to describe as I thought.
I have big time nostalgia for all my favourite SNES and Gameboy games, I think those really threw the foundations of how I do my little gaming sessions. Unfortunately, I'm not as enduring as I used to be, which is why I ragequit games way more often now.
Thanks for reading and I can't wait to see yours!
--------------------Previously known as Darkslayer (2008-2020)
My video game resume