My Game Collection: The First Games For Each Console I Own.

In case it hasn’t been obvious, I love gaming. I have loved it since the first time I picked up the Sega Megadrive controller and tried to guide Sonic through the first Green Hill Zone stage. So, with February being the month of love, how can I share my love for this entertainment medium, considering I’ve been talking about it on this blog for the past five years? Well, I thought that today I will share with you a glimpse into a part of my gaming that I don’t often share on this blog- my physical video game collection. Now, I’m not one of these mega collectors with thousands of games, complete in box but I have kept every single game I own for each of the consoles I have. Since this is the first time I’m showing off my collection, I thought the best place to start would be with the first game I owned for each of my consoles. I’ll apologise in advance- I’m not great at taking photos, so someof these pictures may not be the best quality. OK, with that said, let’s take a peek at my video game collection!

OK, so the first game is a rather beaten up copy of Spyro: Year of the Dragon. This is was actually a game that my parents bought with our first Playstation One, for the entire family to play. The rest of my family have either lost interest in physical console gaming or just don’t play video games at all anymore, so a few of the family games have ended up in my collection. Spyro: Year of the Dragon was an amazing introduction to the world of Playstation and I remember my brother, sister and I spending hours playing this game. If I recall correctly, my sister was the only one that got close to completing this game. Perhaps it is time for me to revisit this game in the Spyro Reginited Trilogy?

The next game is one I’ve talked about alot on this blog- Pokemon Yellow for the Game Boy Color. As you can see I still have the manual, albeit well loved, but unfortuanetly not the box. Pokemon Yellow was easily the game I spent the most time playing growing up. It was during the height of the Pokemon craze when I just couldn’t get enough of the monster collecting series. To this day, both game and my Game Boy Color are still in working order!

Sticking with the Nintendo handheld systems, we have Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire for the Game Boy Advance. This game is a platformer based on the animated Disney film of the same name. I remember this game being pretty difficult and little Thero struggled to get past the fourth level… I guess not must has changed concerning my struggles with platformers! I do remember accidentally stumbling onto a late game level, by mistyping the password for the fourth level, which naturally was well beyond my ability at the time to comeplete. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to show some love to my Game Boy Advance games but I’ve now started to experience such classics like Advance Warsand Final Fantasy Tactics, I will definietlye be looking at more games to add to my collection, for this console, in the future!

Like with Pokemon Yellow, this next game, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, is a game I spoken quite a bit about on this blog. Now, it isn’t the first Playstation 2 game that I had played but it is the first one that I had bought. This fantasy RPG is one that I love to this day. My friend, Khinjarsi from Upon Completion and I spent many hours trying to beat this game. Unfortunately, we never did get to finish the final area but we did get close. To be honest, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is one of those games that I love to ssee brought on to more modern consoles, or at least on PC as I think its a fantastic Dungeons and Dragons video game that deserves more love than its gotten.

Speaking of games I love, my first game for the Xbox 360 was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I can honestly say this is still one of my favourite RPGs to this day. That feeling of excitement and awe, upon leaving the Imperial City sewers, and seeing the land of Cyrodiil lie before you is incredible. Many games says they give you the opportunity to make your own story but few do it as well as Oblivion does. Yes, it is now showing its age but that doesn’t stop it world, story and gameplay from being some of the best I’ve seen in an RPG. As a side note, I do also own a physical copy of The Shivering Isles expansion for the game, which just soolidified my love for Sheogorath.

So, the PSP is actually the most recent console I have purchased. There are a number of JRPGs that released only for this console in Europe, so when this PSP was on e-bay, I decided to go for it. The PSP came with a couple of games- Sonic Rivals and Dissidia Final Fantasy. I haven’t played either of these fully yet, as I’ve been working my way through Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade. However, I will be delving more into the PSP’s library of games in the future.

OK, so Professor Layton and the Curious Village isn’t actually the first Nintendo DS game I owned, it was actually Animal Crossing Wild World but unfortuantely I wasn’t able to photograph Animal Crossing. Still, Professor Layton is the first game that I bought for my DS. This puzzle game, developed by Level-5, isn’t normally the sort of game I wouldplay but the concept and art style piqued my interest, which led me to picking this game up. I wasn’t disappointed as I completed in a weekend and really enjoyed the story. I’ve been meaning to revisit the puzzle series, so you may see more from Professor Layton on this blog in the future.

Back to the Sony consoles and here is my first physical PS Vita game, Persona 4 Golden. My Vita actually came with a few digital games but Persona 4 Golden was the first physical game I bought. I had read many reviews that raved about this game and I can honestly say it did not disappoint. In all honesty, this game alone makes buying a PS Vita worth it. As someone who wanted to experience more of the JRPG genre, Persona 4 Golden was a great choice. The story, characters, soundtrack and gameplay were all fantastic and to this day, Persona 4 Golden is one of my favourite JRPGS.

So, when I bought my Nintendo 3DS, I actually bought three games at the same time: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Out of the three games I would say Fire Emblem: Awakeningwas the one that I enjoyed playing the most, it was also my introduction to the Fire Emblem series, which I still enjoy playing to this day. I also enjoyed Theatrhythm Final Fantasy which took the amazing music music of the Final Fantasy series and made a rhythm game out of it. Lego Batman 2 was OK but I think the limitations of the handheld console did affect it. Overall, these three games were a great intriduction to the 3DS

The second to last game that I want to show is for my PS4 and that is inFamous Second Son. I’ve spoken about this game recently on the blog but I will say that this is such a fun game. It may not win awards for its story or gameplay but if you are looking for a game that will give you a great time then inFamous Second Son does just that. I revisited the game last year and enjoyed it so much that I ended up picking up its expansion/prequel, inFamous First Light.

And finally, the game that presuaded to buy a Nintendo Switch was not The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but it was actually Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee! Anyone who knows me well would know that telling me that Eevee would be my starter Pokemon would be the thing that sells an entire console to me. I did enjoy playing this game. Yes, it was way easier than any other Pokemon game that I’ve played but I did enjoy revisiting the Kanto region. I guess nostalgia will always be a good selling point for game publishers…

And there we have it, the first games I purchased for each of my consoles. I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my game collection. Please let me know in the comments if you would like to see more games from my collection and I’ll talk to you guys soon!

4 thoughts on “My Game Collection: The First Games For Each Console I Own.

  1. Nice collection! I wish I still had all my video games over the years haha. I’ve lost some and given some to family members. I will say that my very first video game that was mine and not me and my brothers to share, was Snowboard Kids 2 on Nintendo 64. I will forever be in love with that game and my mother purchased it for my on my birthday 🥳. I actually still have that game somewhere around here lol. I love to see Oblivion on the list, because I quite enjoyed that game back on the 360. Thank you for sharing your collection!

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ve become the person that family members give their video games to, as they know I will actually tplay the games and take care of them. I guess I kept my older games because I have memories attached to them, which now I’m really glad I kept a hold of them as I’m replaying a lot of older titles, recently.

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      1. My fiancé has his old N64 and he has games on there that I’ve missed. We’re going to hook it up when we move and likely play a bunch of 007 Goldeneye and banjo kazooie 😂😂😂

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