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Tribute to the first cd-rom pc video games. Live action ftw

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I can't remember for sure my first CD game, but the first game I remember not being able to play for lack of a CD drive was King's Quest 7.

    As for live action...

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    Enough said.

  • KimFidlerKimFidler Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Didn't Phantasmagoria have tits in it too?

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  • AkatsukiAkatsuki Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Those were the days. Remeber the X-Files game? 7 cds.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Everyone remember the load times for each WC3 mission? I laugh derisively at anyone who complains about today's load times

    Fuck, I spent 200 bucks to upgrade my 486dx2 50mhz compy (first compy ever) from 4MB to 8MB just to play that game

  • MeatPopSICKleMeatPopSICKle Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Privateer 2: The Darkening... Whats this, Clive Owen as the lead actor in a video game, yes please.

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  • Red LegRed Leg Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I remember my first being WarCraft. After that, I ended up playing 7th Guest a lot. Two other early ones I remember having were Darkseed and Martian Memorandum. As a kid, Darkseed really did a number on me. I don't think I ever beat Martian Memorandum. I bought my CD Roms at a local Flea Market (...) and I had no concept of what was new or old. I mostly just bought stuff for the packaging. Sometimes got lucky (Loom, Monkey Island, Cannon Fodder) sometimes I didn't (Descent...)

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  • Original RufusOriginal Rufus Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Zek wrote: »
    I can't remember for sure my first CD game, but the first game I remember not being able to play for lack of a CD drive was King's Quest 7.

    As for live action...

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    Enough said.

    I was going to say it if it hadn't been said...so thank you sir. Though Rebel Assault constitutes my earliest experiences with FMV, nothing touched Jedi Knight for bringing in the coolness.

    When I was 9 anyway.

  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited July 2007
    I have an entire shelf full of FMV games on my games rack, as it's one of my favorite parts of gaming history.

    The first FMV game I ever encountered was Dragon's Lair II, which wowed me, followed by Mad Dog McCree. That would go on to be my first CD-ROM game, and then later Myst and 7th Guest. I'd pretty much play anything with video in it.

    I asked my parents for a Sega CD just so I could play FMV games, and play them I did! Sewer Shark was great, someone mentioned that. Night Trap was a classic of cheesiness, and set the tone for many FMV games to follow. I'm not sure if this is good or not.

    Many of my favorites on the PC have been mentioned already. Fox Hunt is genuinely funny, and so is Zork Grand Inquisitor. I still play both now and then. Wing Commander 3, 4, and Prophecy are the best of the best. I remember thinking that Phantasmagoria was going to revolutionize adventure gaming. Sadly I was wrong. :(

    However, my most replayed old CD-ROM game has got to be Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle. I played it first on floppy, and then when the CD version came out I absolutely had to get the talkie edition. It's like playing a cartoon and I love it. Right behind it is Monkey Island 3, which was gorgeous and still is today. Many many fond memories. My childhood gaming revolved around early CD games and FMV, and I loved every second of it.

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  • SinaelSinael Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Quarantine. <3

    The soundtrack to that game rocked so hard; I still whip it out from time to time.

  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zek wrote: »
    I can't remember for sure my first CD game, but the first game I remember not being able to play for lack of a CD drive was King's Quest 7.

    As for live action...

    kylekatarn1ww5.jpg

    Enough said.

    I was going to say it if it hadn't been said...so thank you sir. Though Rebel Assault constitutes my earliest experiences with FMV, nothing touched Jedi Knight for bringing in the coolness.

    When I was 9 anyway.


    man I used to dread the first few levels of Jedi Knight (and the sequel too) where you didn't have the saber or powers yet.

  • EntriechEntriech Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I know someone mentioned it in brief earlier, but how about some more love for Harvester? 4 discs long if I remember correctly, filled with large amounts of off kilter violence and implied sadomasochism. With a hillarious plot twist, and some comical live acting. Look up 'Harvester PC Game' on youtube if you're looking for a good laugh.

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  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I believe it was Star Wars: Droidworks for me-hilarious modding of star wars robots through various puzzle missions.

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  • SoggybiscuitSoggybiscuit My food is teasing me. WVRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    First CD-ROM game: Megarace! Came with an awesome ISA soundcard that lasted for about 10 years.

    First CD-ROM game I enjoyed:

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    I still have it, too. God, I need to find a computer to install Win98 on.

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  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Kings Quest 6 was my first. But I've played all the others on this list as well.

    I remember I got Kings Quest 6 and a game by Dynamix at the same time. Stellar 7 I believe.

    7th Guest was amazing way back then. I'll just keep it in my memories though, I'm sure it would be terrible these days.

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Remember back when EA was awesome?
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    My first real RPG, the Genie's Curse. Really fun action-rpg.
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  • victor_c26victor_c26 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    First CD-ROM game: Megarace! Came with an awesome ISA soundcard that lasted for about 10 years.

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    Still have the disc in mint condition:

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    When did CD ROM become standard? 1994ish? Thats when I remember getting a PC with a CD ROm.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Entriech wrote: »
    I know someone mentioned it in brief earlier, but how about some more love for Harvester? 4 discs long if I remember correctly, filled with large amounts of off kilter violence and implied sadomasochism. With a hillarious plot twist, and some comical live acting. Look up 'Harvester PC Game' on youtube if you're looking for a good laugh.
    Let's Play of Harverster.

  • EtelmikEtelmik Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    @Disruptor:

    You just posted a shot to Hexen. Hexen and Hexen II were the shit. I'm surprised no one mentioned it.

    Tie Fighter was awesome too. The AI for your allies was awesome. You could get them do all sorts of amazing orders, like follow you, save your ass, go do your mission for you, do nothing, go to this specific area and patrol it, etc.

    I can't remember the name of it, but the Star Wars FPS was great, and the weapons were creative in a way that hasn't really been matched yet. Also the first game I know that had primary and alt firing modes.

  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Etelmik wrote: »
    @Disruptor:

    You just posted a shot to Hexen. Hexen and Hexen II were the shit. I'm surprised no one mentioned it.

    Tie Fighter was awesome too. The AI for your allies was awesome. You could get them do all sorts of amazing orders, like follow you, save your ass, go do your mission for you, do nothing, go to this specific area and patrol it, etc.

    I can't remember the name of it, but the Star Wars FPS was great, and the weapons were creative in a way that hasn't really been matched yet. Also the first game I know that had primary and alt firing modes.

    Dark Forces. It was the predecessor of all the Jedi Knight games, and starred Kyle Katarn before he grew a beard and became a Jedi. Concussion Rifle FTW!

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Return to Zork
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    I recall playing that on, uh, dos I think. Never got it to work on Windows 3.1 for some reason from memory. Man, I need to go back and play it again, it's been so long. But yet the voices and (rather awesome) music are still stuck in my head.

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Return to Zork
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    I recall playing that on, uh, dos I think. Never got it to work on Windows 3.1 for some reason from memory. Man, I need to go back and play it again, it's been so long. But yet the voices and (rather awesome) music are still stuck in my head.

    WANT SOME RYE?

    COURSE YOU DO!

    I've not played this game in the better part of a decade, how the fuck can I remember his voice? I was like 7 when I heard it!

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