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In my native language there was and it was can be translated the same in the following text:

I had been playing this game two years ago. There was/It was interesting.

What exact construction must be used in this case? Can you provide an answer along with explanation?

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Your answer goes perfectly with "It was". With "there" (here in your sentence) you would generally have to describe a 'place' or 'thing' or a 'noun'. For example "There was a kid who did this or that etc". However with "It was" it is much more simple and grammatical.

"There was/is" is commonly used in English to introduce new info into the discourse. "There" is a dummy pronoun here.

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