Maybe you were too young when game XY originally released. Or you weren’t into games then. Or you just completely missed game XY and never even knew it existed. Or (insert any other reason for why you didn’t play game XY when it originally released). Do you know such a game? Do you think you can still play it now that it’s probably outdated? Thankfully, thanks to platforms like GOG, it is very much possible to play these old games. But is it any fun?
For me, there is Mass Effect, for example. For some odd reason, I thought it was a simple FPS shooter with a story. And I cannot play first person shooters because of simulation sickness. I need at least the “over the shoulder view”. But I had been looking for a good SF RPG for quite a while – until I was told that Mass Effect is exactly that. I’m 17 hours into the first game of the franchise and I really love playing it – or loved, rather, as my hand issues spoiled the fun and I had to take a break from it. I am just not sure if I should start with the first Mass Effect game or jump to the sequel. I’ve seen recommend skipping the first and starting with Mass Effect 2, but since I’m playing the games for the world and the story, I guess I’d feel like I’m missing something.
I was also recommended Planescape: Torment for its amazing and deep storyline when I’d talked with friends about games and that I’m often not too happy with the stories narrated in RPGs. I have only started to play it, so I can’t yet say if I like it or not.
I am certain there are a billion more great games that I never played or even knew about. But I think Mass Effect is the “worst” one on that list as it fills the gap I’ve been trying to fill for years and the only reason I never touched it was that for whatever reason, I was absolutely certain that this was a shooter game!