I think everyone on this site can agree to one thing, theres nothing like playing a great game for the first time. This is especially true if you knew nothing of the game before hand. Theres that feeling of wonder and suspense of what is going to happen next. Honestly I think that what gaming is all about, experiencing the ups and downs of a game for the first time.
The game that really showed me this is Persona 3: FES. I bought the game off PSN on a whim when I saw it had like a 4.95/5 stars out of 2,000 reviews. I never even heard of the game but for $10 it seemed like a steal so I downloaded it and began playing. I played about 2 hours of it and was completely turned off by the games dark and weird atmosphere. It took me about 2 weeks to give it another try and this time I played untill the first full moon boss and thats when I fell in love. Seeing the main characters after the near death experience and how they reacted to each other and their emotions all the while having the perfect OST setting the mood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HahbI2caOfk). It just made that moment so magical and made me want to keep playing and the rest is history.
I played the game to completion, spending over 80 hours experiencing the highs of going on vacations and school trips with my friends and the lows of the deaths and struggle of loved ones. Everything just felt right, the twists and turns of the plot, it just made the game so memorable. It made it even more memorable not knowing anthing about the game beforehand because every second was new and fresh.
So do you guys agree?
Also would you rather have a game that is great but has very little replay value or a game that is ok with lots of replay value?
feel free to share your experiences on the topic.
PlayStation Vita Japanese Software Sales (Media Create Physical/ Famitsu Digital)