Introducing the Boy to Video Games
I take it as a given that my children will be corrupted by the world, so I intent to do everything in my power to corrupt them myself. I’ll want to refrain from imbibing hemlock-based liquids, but that’s a price I’m willing to pay. To this end, I’ll be introducing my son to some classic video games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. He’s played some very basic games like Excitebike, but the official introduction will not begin until he’s learned to read without assistance, a milestone that is within sight.
So, dear readers, which game do you recommend I use to initiate the boy into the world of video games? I’m sticking with the NES as nostalgia has dictated me to do so and I worry that starting the lad on the Playstation of PS2 will incline him not to try the 8-bit masterpieces. Besides, playing video games demands a skill set, and the early Nintendo games are perfect for building them.
The early contenders are as follows: The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros., and Crystalis. I’m leaning towards Zelda as the game play is fairly straightforward yet incredibly challenging. I pride myself on having beat first and second quest without dying. No pressure, though, for the Cupp spawn.
Anyhow, the boy’s “official” first game doesn’t have to be one of these titles. What say you?