I don't know about you guys, but I love reading, or even hearing stories people share about playing video games. Everyone has Elder Scrolls stories, so that's a great example because each person plays the game slightly different, and that can bring out totally unique (and hilarious) experiences.
Plus I just want to brag about what I just accomplished...On to it!
So I'm playing DOOM on SNES on the hardest difficulty, and here's the situation I get myself in.
On E3M3 (One of the last levels in the game), and I die. So I start the level with just a pistol, losing all of my weapons and ammo. I get to a part where I know there's 2 Pinkies up ahead, just waiting to spring once I hit the switch. Normally not a problem, but I'm completely out of ammo, I even had to use my last BFG shot to kill a Cacodemon to even get this far. So I'm backtracking as hard as I can trying to find ANYTHING to help.
Well the good news is I found a room I haven't been in yet, the bad news is there's always demons around the corner. So I carefully check the room and aside from some easy Imps I punched out, it's clear. I see a switch though and I know it will lower a pillar, and knowing this game, there's some demon waiting for me. Out of ammo, and only at 102 health, I go for it. Lucky me, it was a shotgun instead of a demon! Unlucky me, it only has 4 shots! However I know it takes 2 shots to kill a Pinkie, and with 2 Pinkies waiting for me...The math is there, time to back-backtrack!
With only 4 Shotgun shells, I hit the switch and here come the Pinkies, BOOM BOOM, one down, BOOM BOOM, the second one down. Alright, good to go. As I approach the next room, I see it's HUGE, which means there's some big demon in there to, probably a Baron of Hell. So I try to sneak a peek Sam Fisher style, and see nothing, but I hear it, god dammit I hear it.
With my balls in check, I sprint into the room spinning around trying to find whatever it is I hear, but the only thing I see is a stash in the corner with a rocket launcher, shotgun shells, and holy shit it's a backpack that not only doubles my ammo capacity, but fills it to half full!
Needless to say, I was able to blast my way past the last section of the level.
This is why modern shooters fucking suck, because they can never replicate this feeling of survival horror, while feeling absolutely rewarded.
Edit: Woah, 666th post is about DOOM. The Alpaca-lypse!