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Post by mandelbrot78 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:21 pm

How about something like an early Grand Theft Auto? Mercenary perhaps?

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Post by Zilog » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:29 pm

Can only really go on personal experience, but here goes!

Hunter (Amiga) 1st game that was truly free roaming and gave a sense of dimension in terms of playing area (maybe JSW as well)

Manic Miner (ZX Spectrum) First game with humour!

Virtua Fighter (Arcade) 1st game I saw in true 3d polygons

Resident Evil (PS1) 1st 'cinematic' story telling game I played

Track n Field (Arcade) 1st speech I'd heard in a game
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:58 am

Zilog wrote:Virtua Fighter (Arcade) 1st game I saw in true 3d polygons
Wasn't the first polygon game Winning Run?
Track n Field (Arcade) 1st speech I'd heard in a game
I think Gorf was the first example of speech in a game

Nice list though. :) I know you said they are your personal experiences, so I'm not trying to correct you. I just wondered if I'm right or not! :P

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Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:05 am

I’m pretty sure that Yie Ar Kung Fu was the first fighting game to feature a female character.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:21 am

Zilog wrote:Hunter (Amiga) 1st game that was truly free roaming and gave a sense of dimension in terms of playing area
That came well after Midwinter and its sequel, Flames of Freedom. The previously mentioned Mercenary is closer, being free roaming, allowing you to enter/exit vehicles at will and set your own goals to a large extent.
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Post by Mickey T » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:25 am

RetroKingSimon wrote:
Zilog wrote:Virtua Fighter (Arcade) 1st game I saw in true 3d polygons
Wasn't the first polygon game Winning Run?
Track n Field (Arcade) 1st speech I'd heard in a game
I think Gorf was the first example of speech in a game

Nice list though. :) I know you said they are your personal experiences, so I'm not trying to correct you. I just wondered if I'm right or not! :P
The first polygon game was I Robot as mentioned earlier in the thread
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Post by C=Style » Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:31 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Zilog wrote:Hunter (Amiga) 1st game that was truly free roaming and gave a sense of dimension in terms of playing area
That came well after Midwinter and its sequel, Flames of Freedom. The previously mentioned Mercenary is closer, being free roaming, allowing you to enter/exit vehicles at will and set your own goals to a large extent.
That's true enough but they weren't anywhere near as accessible to the average user as Hunter was. But Elite came before all of them which allowed true free roaming. I think it's sequel Frontier on the Amiga had some of the best atmosphere in a game ever and done a superb job of convincing you you were free to go about doing what you like, wherever you wanted.
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