Anyone else have trouble remembering if you've played something before? in Retro Video Gaming! Posted June 12, 2018 10 hours ago, kitsunebi77 said: So I'm reading through a blog as they cover Crystalis for the NES and although I'm pretty sure I've beaten it in the past, the blog's coverage isn't ringing any bells, nor do any of the screenshots evoke any memories. Was I mistaken? Maybe I never played it after all? Luckily, I keep lists (for this very reason.) After checking my list, it turns out that I DID beat Crystalis back in 2005, though I can't for the life of me remember a thing about it. Does this ever happen to anyone else? Hell, sometimes even my lists aren't good enough, like the time I played a translated rom of a Japanese exclusive Dragon Quest clone all the way through to completion, then realized I'd already beaten it years earlier when I went to add it to my list of completed games only to find that it was already on there. Either I'm going senile early, or some of these games just aren't that memorable... If you've played as many games as I imagine you have then it doesn't surprise me that you don't recall a flashing 8 bit tile game you beat 13 years ago. If you read an F.A.Q and blew through the game in three hours, the likelihood of forgetting detail would only increase it seams. I say this because I have had a similar experience. I have seen so many movies aprox. 1500-2000 and I probably wouldn't be able to describe half of them although when I do watch one again it takes about 10 to 20 minutes of watching before something will trigger a memory that I have seen this. This is also the same time I expect to be engaged with the plot instead, shutting it off in protest.