I'm pretty sure that most of us first started playing video games just for having fun. we may have paid attention to some of the gameplay and/or story but the biggest reason why we played games was simply because it was entertaining. But as we grow and learn more things we also begin to evolve as a gamer. What game made you realize that you are not just playing video games for the "fun". That you started to get emotionally invested in the game. Where in you really cared about the characters? Maturing as a gamer could also mean, you started to make budgets for you video games. Or you started to follow video gaming news. For me it's FF7. It is the first JRPG that I played and it was the first game that I really cared about. It's also the game that made me realize that video games can tell a great story. After playing this game i began comparing video games to one another. I started looking for depth in a story, characters to care about, plot lines, and all other video game related things that we like to read in video game reviews.