I just bought Metal Gear Solid 2!!
To my knowledge, this was THE first PC game EVER to be released on a DVD-Rom, and that happened at a time when A HELL of a lot of gamers still did not have a DVD-Rom drive (hell, those things were EXPENSIVE!!!). Now I may be mistaken about what I recall, and I’m not fucked to look it up, but I really do not recall ANY PC game before this that was out on DVD-Rom. I remember thinking it was so outrageous to pull a stunt like that – freezing out PC gamers even more broke than I was (and still am) from enjoying what was obviously already a cult classic franchise by that point.
I remember first trying this game out and although I was total shit at it, I do remember being really impressed by the fact you could actually see the breath of the main character in the cold. I wonder if I’m any less shit at it in 2020!