GUG writers all team up together to tell you what games made their jaws drop.
What was the first game to make your jaw drop?
Madden 2001, Gears 1, Uncharted 2/COD4, The Order. That's just me being suprised on graphical leaps. When you play games you "see" before you "play" typically.
First Guilty Gear for me. Beat my friend 4 times consecutively, he got mad and punched me right on the chin, which dislocated my jaw... That's what they're talking about right?
Resident Evil Code Veronica then Soul Calibur Sega Dreamcast
First game to blow me away was Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil 2. Just gaming bliss as a kid.
Those are the same 2 games that I remember as a kid being amazed by these games! That's when snake had no face, lol. I enjoyed RE2 a little more tho.
I got a ps1 for RE2, thats the best RE game EVER!!!!
I had finally got a ps1 for Christmas and the only game I wanted was metal gear solid because it had sweet ads, 2 discs, and multiple endings. I had no idea what a mind blowing experience that would be. Same with RE2. I group played it for a while and we were just floored taking turns dying. Lol
metal gear solid always made my jaw drop. Another time I remember the jaw drop was when I came out of the vault for the first time in fallout. I know the graphics weren't the greatest but the size of the world was amazing!
Seeing the first colossus from shadow of the colossus Seeing gears of war for the first time Seeing batman on the amiga
It happened somewhere in there for me. Not the first one, but one of those beautiful titans probably made my jaw drop for the first time. After that, it was probably Xenosaga. Not for the graphics, but the scale of the machinations that kept appearing. I just couldn't get over how big stuff got.
Super Mario Bros. 3! I still remember seeing The Wizard in theaters, and the entire marketing hype that went with it. Completely lived up to the hype & far surpassed it! It has remained timeless & can still be enjoyed just as much today.
The Elder Scrolls Morrowind than Oblivion dropped it even lower.
Per generation (not exactly the best games of all time, but were the FIRST I seen to make me feel in awe when they first came out): In terms of gameplay (not just graphics) -NES/Sega Master System: Ninja Gaiden; Phantasy Star SNES: Donkey Kong Country PS1/N64/Saturn: Final Fantasy 8; Star Fox 64; Nights Ps2/Dreamcast/Xbox: Persona 3; Jet Set Radio; Halo PS3/Xbox 360/Wii: MGS4; (none on 360); Super Mario Sunshine Ps4/Wii U (so far): TLOU remastered; Mario Kart 8
The mission "All Ghillied Up" in COD4. The beginning of it, when the captain blended into the trunk of the tree with his camouflage and the photorealistic lighting and movement in that mission...
Twilight Princess, Wind Waker and Assassin's Creed II.
I went straight from 8bit era to Playstation and my first game was Dino Crysis 2, I couldnt believe my eyes.
Mine would be Mario 64. I just played games then, but saw one at Blockbuster right when it came out and was amazed when I played mario 64. I didnt know what a N64 was because I was 10 and was playing Doom and my SNES, not following gaming news. I reserved a n64 and got gamepro and EGM subscription. Went on to get PS1, Dreamcast and Voodoo 3 PC to go with my n64. All because I saw mario 64 and became obsessed with what was next.
* Too many in many minor and different ways. The one that did the most was probably Mario 64, or maybe Wave Race 64. * Plenty of NES & SNES/Genesis games did as well though.
Going to my buddy's house in grade 3 or so and seeing Super Mario Bros running on a nice 27 inch tv. Then in 1989 or 1990 going to my cousins house and seeing sonic and Altered Beast and when it talked (RISE FROM YOUR GRAVES) it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. (worst thing I had seen up to that point in my life was megatron killing Optimus Prime in the transformers movie that I watched in the theater. Instant hate for Hot Rod.
27 inch was huge back then. I was lucky to have a 19 inch tv in the basement.
wow dude, you just described me when i was a kid! sonic, Mario, altered beast, duck hunt, kung fu, and transformers the movie!!!!!! hate that peace of garbage hot rod. mega like this post.
Mario Land 2. 6 Golden Coins.when I first encountered Wario at the end of the game and he gets to use power-ups.
Super Mario on the GBA.
The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker. Definitely when seeing Link stab Ganondorf in the head.
I started playing games way back on the Commodore 64. When the NES came around, I came to see RPGs as the reason games exist. I was VERY impressed by games like Final Fantasy 6, Shining Force, and Chrono Trigger. But, the first game to really make my jaw drop had to be, *shocker*, Final Fantasy 7.
The first time I played legend of Zelda. Star Fox is a very close second.
MGS1, The introduction.
Super Mario 64 when the camera pans around the castle MIND BLOWN!
Same for me ... Mario 64 was the biggest leap in gaming I have ever experienced.
I agree, blew my mind the first time I saw the demo at toys r us. Nothing has had really come close since then.
same exact thing happened to me at BBV. I was 10 and went to rent a SNES game. I had no idea there was a N64 and played mario 64 demo. I nearly shit my pants when mario climbed a tree. AslO went to my friends before school once thinking we would play some regular nintendo....THEY WERE FUCKING PLAYING SOME CRAZY NEW SUPER MARO WORLD WITH YOSHI and 4 [email protected]!#!#@[email protected]!!
Final Fantasy 7. At the time the summons were mindblowing.
This! Also being my first RPG,plus with the plot twists ff7! Just made my jaw drop, especially with what happened to Aerith's and who cloud's was.
Uncharted 2-those pretty graphics and superb story / Resistance 2 with the chaotic 60 player matches
There were certainly good looking games (for their time) earlier than the PS2 but for me the first game to make my jaw drop was Madden 2001.
Uncharted 2 no doubt.
san andreas To this day, I still wonder how that much stuff was put onto a single disk.
And now its on a phone. O_o
Gears of War for the 360. It was a really good looking game at it's time.
The first game that I remember leaving me speechless was Snake Eater. Not giving you my life story, but I had lost my mother, figuratively speaking, and those last few segments shattered my very core. However I remember both the first time you see Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time, and the opening sequence of Majora's Mask dropped my young jaw.
Idk I never thought about that. I have no idea really. Maybe God Of War III.
The ending to the original Metroid
Final Fantasy 9 Bahamut Vs Alexander.
Imo the best cutscene out of any FF game.
Shadow of the Colossus and God of War III literally made my jaw drop.
GOW3 is such a beautiful game
It was. On top of that, it redefined "epic".
fourth gen super Mario world and super street fighter 2 turbo fifth gen super Mario 64 and metal gear solid. sixth gen shenmue,god of war,halo 2,final fantasy x and metroid prime. Seventh gen COD 4,uncharted 2,gears of war,bioshock,fallout 3 and skyrim. Eighth gen........NOTHING!
Seeing the curve of a Halo arc into the sky.
First jaw dropped...Alex Kidd Sega master system, I was 5. Second jaw dropped...Sega megadrive/genesis, **RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE** *knock knock bash!!* Altered beasts, I think I peed myself a lil' lol Third jaw dropped...Nights into Dreams, Sega Saturn. Fourth...Resident Evil 1 , FF7 ps1 Fifth... Shenmue, Sega Dreamcast Sixth... Zelda, ocarina of time, N64. Seventh... FFX, Kingdom hearts 1 and 2. Eight... God of War 3, first battle against Poseidon! Ninth... Gravity Rush, Vita.
First game i saw that made me think 'i must have' was the first assassins creed, the visuals for the time were very impressive and the setting and story was like nothing ive seen previously.
Starfox on my old nintendo was one of the first I remember, or "Hero" on the atari 2600.
I went HOLY sh*t the first times , with a few stellar titles from the Snes era , like Actraiser 2 , Tales of Phantasia , FF6 , Axelay , Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2)
One word ....Doom
Oh yeah, DOOM . When i first played DOOM on the PS1 in 1995. I first killed a couple enemies . Then i was waiting for screen to scroll or something . Then i opened a door , seen a bunch of enemies , paused game, and could not believe i was in first person view . A mind blowing experience for me!!! My first , first person shooter!
Tomb Raider. It was the 1st game I played on my PS1 after owning a Megadrive and it was the 1st time I saw a 3D world in a videogame. That T-rex will forever be ingrained in my mind.
Super Mario 64 gave me goosebumps the first time i saw it!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 the Arcade game on nes. I used to love the Ninja Turtles when I was a kid and had all the toys, even had a Turtles backpack for school. Words can't describe how excited I was when my dad got me the game for christmas, then played it and it was just like the cartoon.
For me it was the ARCADE VIDEO GAME CABINET "DEFENDER" 1980 ! The sound that was made when you put a quarter in the coin slot , all those buttons . First time i seen a " HUD" in a video game, the speed of the game . And the challenge, the game gave me . My first game lasted about 20 seconds ! But around 30 dollars in quarters, and a month later , i became very good at playing DEFENDER ! And the high i got from playing that game was unbelievable fantastic ! What a rush !!!!!
Mgs2:sons of library,skyrim,resident evil 4,gran turismo 4.
GOW3,TLOZ:ocarina of time. TLOU:R. Smash Bros. 64. First ever was MarioKart 64. Also the classic Rampage game ^^
Mortal Kombat w/ Blood Code on Sega Genesis. Played it at 5 years old so that might be why.
The biggest mind blowing video game thing I've witnessed was probably Mario 64. It wasn't the first 3d game ever made or anything like that, but it was the first one I played that really showed what the future of games were going to be like with that thumb stick. This was probably the biggest leap I can recall in terms of both interactivity and graphics. Going from sprites to 3d models was just way more excited that just getting higher resolution and better frame rate these days (Ps3->ps4). Maybe I'm just old and lost that sense of awe, but so far I haven't witnessed anything as ground breaking as Mario 64 since. Maybe when oculus rift or other VR stuff gets better I'll get that awe?
God of war 3 Poseidon execution. Uncharted 2 snow effects How awesome COD 2 MP was Playing gears of war for the first time. Halo CE Batman arkham city Mgs snake eater Manhunt the whole experience RDR's ending
Seeing Metal Gear Solid 1 being played at a FuncoLand.
hmm dunno probably killer instinct arcade I think it was 1996