Oh, youth! Sweet innocence... (Or not.)
We start gaming at a certain age. Then we grow up and keep gaming, and some day we feel nostalgic and start thinking about those times when we were younger, maybe just a few years ago or perhaps decades, and, oh yeah, everything seems so good and beautiful... until some annoying image or scene from the past suddenly crosses our mind, and a little, simple question arises:
"What the fuck was I thinking?"
So that's it: what the fuck were you thinking, people? There are no limits to what you can regret on this thread, as long as it's related to gaming. It can be something you did, something you didn't... Whatever.
As for me, there's at least one thing I regret not doing and another one I regret doing.
What I regret not doing is paying more attention to music every time I played something. When I was younger, the only thing that mattered to me was what I could see on screen, so I missed a lot of great songs because of just ignoring them.
And the thing I regret doing was finishing a certain game. Yeah, finishing a game. Or well, actually, it's not finishing it what I regret, but doing it before I got the last collectible that I needed to 100% complete the game. Guided by my curiosity, at some point I just thought: "Well, I'll go fight the final boss and, when I defeat it, I'll turn off the console and go back to my quest for the collectible."
But that never happened. Instead, when the battle was over, I was so curious about the ending scenes that I didn't turn off the console, and then... Then, I don't know how or why, I ended up overwriting my saved file, losing all chances of getting that one and only collectible that I needed to 100% complete the game.
This little anecdote may sound pretty silly, and probably is, but I've got kind of a problem with fully completing stuff, so to this day, more than a decade later, not getting that collectible is still a little thorn I've got stuck inside.
It's worth noting too that I never replay a game unless that game cannot be fully completed (be it because it doesn't have a clear ending or because it doesn't have an ending at all), but this particular game will probably be the first game that I get to replay at some point, just to be able to get that damn collectible and 100% complete it.
And that's it for me. Now, what about you?Last edited by Verter - on 13 December 2020
I have periods of social disconnection, it's a part of me that I need and keenly embrace. I'll still log in and read news and threads during those disconnections, but I won't be (very) active on the site, so I apology for any inconvenience that that might cause (late answers, bumps or the like).
Please, feel free to correct my English.