So nostalgic right now. I played this game for 5 years before they killed the servers for it on Xbox Live... I want to play it again... My friend sent me the main menu theme song the other day got me feeling all nostalgic since then.
That game is my childhood and my teenage years. First video game I ever played was Wolfenstein 3D when I was 5 or 6 years old. That game had me scared as shit but I only played it with my father so It was all good. I would open the dorrs by pressing the space bar and he would do the shooting. lol. At 13 Years old when Return To Castle Wolfenstein I bought it on Xbox and it was the most amazing game I had ever played. Still my favorite to this day. I didn't like school so much, didn't have many friends so all I would in school is think about the game and how I could get better at it, bragging to my friends about my current kills to death ratio and my position on the leader boards. As soon as the school bell would ring I'd rush home to get on it and re-unite with my XBL friends and we'd play until 3AM, until 3 AM or until someone's mom would come in and shut down one of our Xbox and then we'd all leave.
Played it on and off for 4-5 years, some friends I met online back then at 12 or 13 years of age I am still friends and still talk to everyday. It was quite a unique experience back then to thanks to the internet be able to talk, hang around and beat 18 to 22 years old grown ups and listen to their life story. Make teams and clans and wage war forever on, everyone that played this game and spoke French knew of each other, the community was fairly small maybe 15-20 something regulars, the rivalry between us was intense but we'd also help out each other and stick together to beat the Americans. Despite being so young I was pretty good, Maybe the third best player from our community, probably top 15ish worldwide.
I even remember at one point my mom wanted me to stop playing or whatever so she topped paying for the yearly subscription which was around 80$ back then and one of the older guys I used to play with paid for my subscription so that I could keep on coming online and play. It was the first time a stranger had ever done something for me. It touched me.
Just listening to the themes and tunes I can picture every map, every hallway, every spot we would rush and throw grenades at. LMAO. It was home and for me it was also the beginning of something bigger, it was where I would earnest and spend my competitive spirit, the beginning of a passion for eSports.
I want to play again.
Anyone knows if there still are some communities of people that plays on PC ?