So this year I've pretty much finally surrendered my "gamer" cred as I don't actively play any new video or computer games. Instead, I'm playing or replaying old ones! So there I was about 2 months ago, playing FF7 on my dying, ancient PS2. And I see in the Midgar raid opening sequence that FF7 was made in 1997. That's 17 years ago. Seventeen. Years. Ago. The average age on Iwaku's membership right now is about 23. Most of you weren't even reading full sentences much less playing FF7 when it came out. At any rate, I am slogging through the retro games of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. I'm in the middle of replaying Parasite Eve 1. The only Parasite Eve that matters. The. Only. One. That. Matters. And it is as awesome as I remember it. Tight controls, tight storyline, and a protagonist with a tight ass. Heh. Anyway, protagonist Aya Brea makes a great opening showing when the opera house she is attending spontaneously combusts at the command of an on-stage villainess. Does she run screaming? Does she panic? Hell naw, she whips out a Beretta and CHARGES that pyromanic bitch in high heels and a classy black evening dress. And that, my friends, is how quite a few adolescent video gamers first fell in love. This game was absolutely bitching and innovative for its time as a action-RPG hybrid. And hell, even if the graphics haven't kept up to date, the tight controls and even tighter storyline still make it one of my favorites out there. Next on the list is going to be FF6 more than likely. Or Chrono Trigger. Or Ace Combat 5. I don't know, I have a lot of games on the shelf. What's YOUR favorite retro game and why?