Hopefully we haven't had a topic exactly like this.. I did some searches and didn't find anything that quite matched
Anyway, I was thinking about the games that got me interested in gaming, which led to some thoughts on the first games I played.
My introduction to gaming was actually on a Super Nintendo Entertainment System on which I played things like [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrono_Trigger"]Chrono Trigger[/url] and [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_RPG:_Legend_of_the_Seven_Stars"]Super Mario: Legend of the Seven Stars[/url].These games were not terribly in depth, but they were great fun!
On the same machine I also played one of the Ultima games, I can't recall the title.. but it involved ant tunnels, portals, and a *huge* area to explore.
Then I got a "super fast" Pentium 1...
On it I played [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myst"]Myst[/url], [url="http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/spqrtheempiresdarkesthour/review.html?sid=2533146"]SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour[/url], some game about Atlantis, a couple of the [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lands_of_Lore"]Lands of Lore[/url] titles... and [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_McGee's_Alice"]American McGee's Alice[/url]. The latter is the closest thing I've ever really played to a slice and dice game, but with the wonderfully warped atmosphere, dialogue and background it was great!
The same machine allowed me to play BG1... and then I got hooked on Black Isle. *nostalgic sigh*
Other stories of lost innocence?
Note: I put this in SYM rather than RPG Discussion because I figured people would also be mentioning games that were not RPGs, I hope that's okay.