The "Damn, I Know Too Much About This Game!" Games
We all have them. The game(s) that will always have a permanent spot in our minds; those that hold no secrets from us. We know ever last tiny detail about it and nothing surprises us...and we love that.
I think it'd be interesting to see the titles that various gamers have absolutely mastered over the years. Just bear in mind that I'm not necessarily talking about the games you play over and over; I'm talking about the games that, regardless of the question, you can answer it. It could be the most obscure tidbit on the planet, and yet, you know all about it. When you think about it like that, there aren't many games that can occupy a slot on the list, now is there? For me, I always like to think it's one of the Final Fantasy titles, like FFVII, VIII, IX, and X, but in retrospect, I don't know everything there is to know, even if I did almost everything there is to do. I'm sure I might be stumped on a really, really random and obscure question, even if I know the exact process for getting a Gold Chocobo.
That being said, there are at least two games that qualify: Final Fantasy Tactics, my favorite game of all time, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is most certainly in my top 5. My brother is currently playing through the latter and I just recently pointed out the secret rooms that hold things like the Holy Sword and Sword Card, and how you have to fly through the cave as a bat to open the cave with the Jewel Sword, and the Ring of Varda and Crissaegrim... Things few would ever know without checking a FAQ or a map. Then there's FFT; yeah, did you know that only Lv. 98+ Ninjas will ever throw the Chirijiraden in the Deep Dungeon? Or how to get Cloud and open Nelveska Temple? Or how to strip Elmdor bare of all the Genji stuff?
After a good 12 or 13 years of playing both on a relatively frequent basis, I don't think either holds any remaining unknown secrets for me. But what about you? What games do you know everything about?
8/1/2010 10:14:54 PM Ben Dutka