Up For Debate - If you could play any game for the first time again, which one would it be?

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Jun 13, 2021 5:00 PM
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Video games are a great source of entertainment for anyone of any age, but as with any other medium and piece of art you can only ever experience them for the first time once. No matter how long you wait until you play/watch/read something again, it will never be exactly like that first time.

All those emotional moments, those twists and turns, character developments etc. will only ever be as significant as the first time you play. You can arguably get close to that first-time experience, but will never be able to re-experience it for the first time ever again.

So, hypothetically, let’s say you can play any game for the first time again, which one would it be and why? You can only choose one though, so choose carefully.

There’s a plethora of games to choose from, and as games have improved and evolved over the years, storytelling ability and technical achievements have also increased. So I’d wager we’ll see more games in the Discussion area below from within the past few years rather than any older games.

That’s not to say any older games didn’t have the same emotional impact as any of the new ones, but it definitely seems like more and more games these days have exceptional storytelling and gameplay.

For me, and this is probably a pretty cliche answer, but I would have to choose The Witcher 3 as my choice. To me that was, and still is, the best game I have ever played and has had a lasting impact on how I play and perceive other games and stories of other mediums. If I could only experience 1 game for the first time again then that would absolutely be my choice, without a doubt.

But what about you? If you could play any game for the first time again, which one would it be? And why? Was it a fairly recent game? Or something from when you were younger? And do you feel the quality of games overall has improved recently? Or has it stayed the same or even gotten worse? Let’s debate!

Do you think the overall quality of games has improved recently?

What is your favorite genre of video game?

Do you prefer a good story good gameplay or an equal balance of both?

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19:38 Jun-13-2021

Definitely Metal Gear Solid

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18:44 Jun-13-2021

Bloodborne is the only answer.

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18:55 Jun-13-2021

indeed (sekiro being the 2nd for me)

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20:45 Jun-13-2021

Bloodborne is the only game

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17:48 Jun-13-2021

kingdom hearts series but back when i was little

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17:45 Jun-13-2021

Mass Effect series minus the last 2 hours. GTA san andreas and Fallout 3/NV. As for game quality im getting kinda pissed about the "f*ck it release it will fix it later (or never)" attitude you can make a first impression once so do it right!

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17:37 Jun-13-2021

Counter Strike 1.6/Source - multiplayer modded maps. So many modes, so many different "games" inside of one, so much fun... I have some of the best online memories from this masterpiece. I'm not much of a single-player type of guy, so all my favorite experiences were in multiplayer games.

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21:37 Jun-13-2021

Ah yes the good old days when people still used to play Counter Strike 1.6 in LAN parties.


Hell playing on LAN party was the best anti-cheat out there because if someone in a LAN group managed to get ban from favorite server it resulted of all computers getting banned (because of same IP address).
And the person who did that usually ended up getting a beating from whole group

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17:35 Jun-13-2021

Tomb Raider 1 (1996), love the classics of tomb raider 1-5

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17:34 Jun-13-2021

the evil within 1 2
dead space 3
far cry 3
metro series
outlast

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17:34 Jun-13-2021

I would say the first Ratchet & Clank. That's vintage in my book.

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17:31 Jun-13-2021

so there is no good gameplay chart while there are two same things balance and both, i guess its typo mistake.
as for a game i would like to be able to play for the first time it would probablly be Warcraft3 or Overlord 1

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