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Re: Old memories of Star Control 2
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2009, 11:56:04 pm »

My first experiences with SC2 were toward the end of my elementary school, around 1995, before my family moved to another part of the country. I was like 13. Super Melee mode fun to play and the first thing that captured my interest, but soon after I decided to take a crack at the actual game. Almost instantly the Super Melee mode became irrelevant (I play it rarely nowadays), and in summers of 1996, 1997 and 1998 SC2 became THE game of my life, which it remains to this day. I really had problems finding my place in the new surrounding back then, and SC2 was a wonderful comfort...or maybe a distraction.

Like someone also said earlier, it was the first game and perhaps remains the only that caused such honest excitement. Truly brilliant and unmatched writing in computer games creates a live, important and almost tangible world. I love it!
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Re: Old memories of Star Control 2
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2009, 01:02:49 am »

I was 6 years old when Star Control 2 came out, about the same age when my brother brought the game home. I was a frequent spectator when my brother was playing, but I don't have any clear memories of any events that took place back then regarding my brother's playing. Anyhow I fondly remember the copyright protection method; identify a star by its coordinates. Even around the age of 6 to 8 I was able to remember nearly every constellation on the map, excluding the ones in Ur-Quan/Kohr-Ah space.

Yes! I actually missed that copy protection when I saw it wasn't there in UQM Tongue
It was sort of a small challenge and a fun start for the game...

Very few games could give me such a strong sense of nostalgia and fondness... SC2 and Thief: the Dark Project were the ones where this was most pronounced (not incidentally, these two are the best games of all time in my opinion Cheesy)
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