Can't quite say exactly what got me into gaming in the first place really. Back in the day I was rockin' original nintendo with games like the ninja turtles and sky shark it was alwsys me trying to get that much further and see if i could beat it. Most of you, fondly or otherwise, remember the dark days before sony introduced the massively expensive memory card (honestly $40 for an 8mb card... while gig SD's were only 30...wtf)
But from there it had to be Metal Gear Solid that MADE gaming for me. I mean a game that was unconventional and had REAL characters that you cared about ( I got blisters on me fingers from rapidly pressing O to save meryl from ocelot). But then there are also the staple franchises like Final Fantasy. X is my current favourite, IX is the sentimental favourite... and ok ok I get that I am BLATANTLY COMMITTING HERESY for not putting FFVII there...BUT... when VII was released I wasnt really there for it... I had never played FF before and only just learning about the ways of the bandicoot and FFIX was the first FF that I played so steady on, and FF tactics... well if you played this game then you know. And then all the titles of Naughty dog - crash, jak, and most recently nathan.