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The diversity has never been greater, there are games for all kinds of people these days. That is if you are young and have not played tons of hours over different kinds of genres. Not sure what game I first played, but I fell in love with Rayman and Hearth Of Darkness was probably the first game I ever finished. I remember going to the store with my parents. My mom was asking questions because the character on the box was carrying a gun. But my dad was cool with it.
Going into low grade school I can't really remember what games I actually played, other than 007 golden eye, Zelda and tons of Mario games. Halo came out played that at my friends place next door. It was amazing. We played so much of Halo. We had a LAN with 3 Xboxes. Laying out cables all the way down in the basement. I got the top score most of the time.
First MMOrpg I played was Guild wars. I got caught in it. It was my life pretty much. Go to school and wait for the bell to ring and get back in the real world. I*ve never been so invested in a game before or after. Why did I not play WoW? The friend that introduced me to Guild Wars never really got into it. I never thought my parent would let me play a game where they had to pay for me to play it. So I never asked.
Can't say I regret, I had so much fun in Guild Wars. It was such a good game. At some point I knew all the skills and what they did. (300+ ? or even more different skills)
And the PvP was the best, was it because I was so invested in the game? I'm not sure. It was true skill. It was hardcore. Around the same time I played alot of CoD 1 and later CoD;MW. Best FPS to date. Oh, and all the BF1942, totally forgot about that game. It's in line with CoD:MW.
After all those games, and years. A couple of CoD's, Halo's and a few casual MMO experiences later. There was no magic left. Everything is available.
If GW2 was my first MMO I would have thrown my future into it. But I've been there before. It's the same for all new FPS games. I've been there, it's nothing new. But if I could be a young teenager again. There woud not been a better time to be inexperienced.
So many games, but most of us have lost the sense of magic they do provide, due to being too much experienced in the format. Most of us are whining about how developers are not doing enough to evolve the genre. But why should they? There are tons of people out there that have not yet felt the magic of playing the games we have enjoyed for years.
Okay, I'm done rambling, sorry for wasting you'r time^^