There was a time when I could picture all of Quake in my head. I knew it so well I could literally "play" it in my head. First PC and first FPS so yeah. I played it a lot. :P
Would be fun to play it again after all those years and do it drunk to add that extra bit of flavour. :)
I can't say I played it back then, I was just a few years too young. I played contemporary games, but I was too young to get any enjoyment from pure grim and gloomy badass violence.
But goddamn I love it now. Especially the pace of it. Entering a room and stepping on a tile in the middle, triggering doors and monster-spawns all around you, and you blast them all away in flurry where you have no sense of time, dodging grenades like crazy.
I didn't get into these games properly until around the UT2003, but I can see myself as being a Quake-junkie back then.
Also, I've laughed lots at the short texts between the chapters. Especially reading god names like Shiggurath had me rolling with laugher.
Might be the beers though :p
Also, game ads were f****ing awesome back then, I tried to find a picture I saw of a quake ad that showed a hideous man cave ridden with snacks and coffee stains and Quake on the screen...
But all I found was this german