There are a few games that indirectly introduced me to new genres, for example:
Mario RPG was technically my first RPG in the traditional turn-based sense, although I had played several action RPG games or games with RPG elements up to that point like Zelda II, Faxanadu and Ys III.
Jurassic Park on SNES was technically my first time playing a FPS since the indoor areas were played from a first person perspective Doom / Wolfenstein style.
Body Harvest on N64 was the first open world / sandbox type game I played even before the original GTA.
And my first ever 1v1 fighting game even way before Street Fighter II was Karateka on Atari. That game was awful lol.
On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.