Damn you were either a much more informed kid than I was, or whoever was buying the games for you had some seriously good taste. I ended up with Pandemonium, Medi Evil, Rayman (wich I all love <3) and Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets XD. But I missed out on FF7 because I thought for the longest time that it was a Ps2 game, for whatever reason. I wanted to play it SO badly and always thought I wouldn't be able to. My mom might have actually lied to me like 'your console cant actually play that game' so that I wouldn't monopolize the TV. She was of the 'play outside' school of moms. :P
Oh, I weren't only playing "good" games. There were a lot of questionable games as well (Disney's Tarzan, A Bug's Life, Hercules, Monsters, Inc., Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, etc).
My two older cousins somehow knew which games to buy though. They introduced me to most of the classics. I remember being scared for weeks after seeing them play Resident Evil but I still wanted the game myself
Can't wait to see how the RE2 Remake turns out.