So, I'm sitting at work, right? And my coworker is playing music, and this soulful accoustic cover of "Hey Ya!" by Obadiah Parker comes on. It's such a distinct and memorable cover.
But more importantly for me, it was the second track used in a game of Ribbon Drive. In other words, it was the song that we all based our characters off. It was the song that defined the cast of our road trip. And so it brought back a cross-country trip, a pregnant girl running from her flake-out boyfriend, a troubled boy flaking out on his steadfast boyfriend, a grad student who hasn't amounted to anything.... trouble in Austin, heartbreak in California.
Now, Ribbon Drive anchors a game in the group's music library, so that nostalgic throwback factor is pretty high. But it's not unique in this regard - little turns of phrase, plot twists, visuals... they can bring back such awesome gaming memories.
Anyone have any other instances of this? of little moments bringing back fond memories that we never actually lived through?