Games that I miss

By on July 24, 2010 7:38:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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Wing Commander Series: The pinnacle of "Space Opera" solid combat and story. Never have I been so immersed in space.

Tribes/Tribes 2: The absolute most epic FPS game. Back when T2 hit we were running servers with 150 players! The jet packs, vehicles, massive massive combat all back before Youtube. 

SimCity: There hasn't been a new PC SimCity sequel in 7 years. Plop a city down in easy mode for a relaxing zen garden like experience, or crank up the difficulty and have a nail bitting session as you deal with fires and debt.

Early Bioware games that were top down

 

PC games in general are something that I miss. I like a little number crunching, learning the menus, hotkeys, and fiddling with .ini settings. Everything I've played in the last 3 years is either a console port, feels like a console port(streamlined derp), or is a short, sweet indie game.

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July 24, 2010 9:45:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I miss the intriguing nature of games like Syndicate, and Dungeon Keeper... Bullfrog at their best... And the incredible settings of games like Fallout and Arcanum. Then there's all the Maxis classics that have gone the way of the dinosaur... SimEarth... Ah, but I miss when cockroaches ruled the earth.

I think I have to second you on this one... PC gaming seems like it's slowly giving up the ghost.

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July 24, 2010 9:48:01 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Tribes and Tribes 2 were AMAZING! God I miss them.

The game I miss the most has to be Nox.

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July 24, 2010 10:00:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Some good choices but I miss the old style RPGs the most.  Ultimas, Wizardry and Baldur's Gate type games.  Lot's of others that I miss but these three in particular are almost unrepresented anymore and they remain some of my favorites of all time.

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July 24, 2010 10:19:16 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Master of Magic

 

X-Com: UFO Defense

 

 

Battlezone (1998 version)

 

 

Dungeon Keeper (especially 2)

 

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July 24, 2010 10:27:24 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

battlezone 1998 is free to download and use now. 

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July 24, 2010 10:46:40 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting OMG_BlackHatHedgehog,
battlezone 1998 is free to download and use now. 

Is it possible to run on a vista 64 bit system though?

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July 24, 2010 11:08:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Crusader, No Remorse. Damn good game.

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July 24, 2010 11:14:20 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting ,

Wing Commander Series: The pinnacle of "Space Opera" solid combat and story. Never have I been so immersed in space.

this (except imo tie fighter and freespace 2 were better games). the space combat genre is dead

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July 24, 2010 11:28:10 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Nostalgia plays a big part in saying that PC gaming is losing it's edge.

I mean, I love all of the games mentioned but I don't particularly love playing them now. 
When I think back to the games that helped shape my youth and have stuck in my mind over time..  there are some gems. 

Bards Tale
Might and Magic I and II
Warlords
Castles
Below the Root
Powermonger
Alternate Reality
Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
Pools of Radiance
M.U.L.E.
Archon

The list goes on.  Yet these games don't hold their edge.  I have gone back and played a few.  I spent 3 days recently on a Warlords campaign.  About a year ago I fired up The Bards Tale for a couple of days...  Back in the day I played the living daylights out of these games and I could not get enough.  Now they are nice diversions but advances in technology and my own expectations limit what enjoyment those games can give me now. 

Still, there are many games being released that fit the same mold as these classics.  Dragon Age has its flaws in my mind but it is still a great game.  Oblivion has even more flaws but its modability makes it very fun to play.  Machinarium is one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played.  PvZ is another example of a great idea well executed. 

I just think that there will always be innovative and fun games being released.  We will appreciate them for what they are but in the long run our children will wonder what in the heck was/is wrong with us. 

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July 24, 2010 11:29:10 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

quoting post

Wing Commander Series: The pinnacle of "Space Opera" solid combat and story. Never have I been so immersed in space.

this (except imo tie fighter and freespace 2 were better games). the space combat genre is dead

 

I agree.  I lost half a year to tie fighter.  I didn't even own a computer at that time..  I just showed up at my buddy's house every day...

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July 24, 2010 11:30:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Blaze of Glory,
Crusader, No Remorse. Damn good game.

 

HELL YEAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 25, 2010 5:21:16 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

What!?!  No mention of Master of Orion I & II!?

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July 25, 2010 5:58:02 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Dungeon Keeper, Warlords [Warlords 4. was crap ], good old party based RPGs like Wizardry 6.

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July 25, 2010 8:52:45 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Chibiabos,
What!?!  No mention of Master of Orion I & II!?

Truth. They were both fantastic. Too bad about the 3rd one being a letdown and killing the series.

 

DOOM! The new Doom was worth playing, but the old dooms got it right--fast paced, running around, uninterrupted action.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 25, 2010 10:17:52 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Hollywood drags the same shit out every summer..but the PC development community lets some of their best loved titles languish is no man's land.

NOLF

Wing Commander

Homeworld

And nothing before or since has so many people been around my computer monitor, with smiles and laughs all around ...You Don't Know Jack  

Thank god someone was smart enough to make a Mafia 2.

Company's like Stardock should be buying up old great titles for future releases....Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel ...

(Elemental)...Imagine the excitement, name recognition, and not to mention the free publicity such re-worked titles would generate.

Tell Tale games had a great idea ...find a great unused, much loved title, Monkey Island Series and run with it, how much free publicity did they get from this?

 

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July 25, 2010 10:42:17 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Tribes/Tribes 2: The absolute most epic FPS game. Back when T2 hit we were running servers with 150 players! The jet packs, vehicles, massive massive combat all back before Youtube.

omg.. I loooooved Tribes.  loved loved loved.  Played up until 2007... but the very few good players who remained dwindled and quit completely when I did :/

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July 25, 2010 10:52:57 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

battlezone 1998 is free to download and use now.

Can you also download and use Red Odyssey? I never managed to find a copy of the expansion.

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July 25, 2010 10:53:17 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Battle Isle II ( I get my fix now through Advanced Wars on Nintendo DS)

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July 25, 2010 1:23:29 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Ahhh that screenshot of Crusader turns me on! That was an awesome game. If something didn't blow up or break I would be really disapointed. (not to mention the best subtitles ever "No Remorse", "No Regret".)

X-Com? How can you MISS X-Com? Im playing it right now. Still an increidable(speling fial) game, and the amount of destruction you can wrought over the enviroment, oh it makes me positively unstable!

 

Im sensing a pattern...

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July 25, 2010 2:09:16 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Company's like Stardock should be buying up old great titles for future releases....Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel ...

I wish. It's too bad the companies that own the rights to most of these games just sit on them. Like Homeworld. Seirra didn't do anything with it afte Homeworld 2, and it looks like THQ is doing the same.

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July 25, 2010 2:14:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

One of my favorites from way back when.

Starflight for C64

 

 

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July 25, 2010 4:22:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Here is an oldie, I used to love this to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGIAKKsNylU&feature=related

 

Quoting kyogre12,

Company's like Stardock should be buying up old great titles for future releases....Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel ...

I wish. It's too bad the companies that own the rights to most of these games just sit on them. Like Homeworld. Seirra didn't do anything with it afte Homeworld 2, and it looks like THQ is doing the same.

 

Or Destroy them

EA Games - Sim City (4 and societies suck)

2k Games - X-COM (Turned it into a FPS, It didn't work for Hasbro so I don't know what their smoking genre swapping again)

EA Games - Syndicate (or to them project red line another imaginative FPS)

Quicksilver - Master of orion fail, or a 3 ya thats right (another butcher job on a classic game)

EA Games - The entire Command and Conquer series

EA Games - The Ultima series, and Ultima Online went downhill due to their brilliant leadership

of course,

instead of Sim City, we have City life, City's XL which is a reasonable substitute

instead of X-com, we have UFO Afterlight, Aftershock, Aftermath (kinda more like Xcom 3,) but there is also UFO : Extraterrestrials 1 and later this year part 2.

Instead of Syndicate - well we have all of nothing, but we have hope for another uncreative run of the mill FPS from EA games.

And so on............

The problem with most the games that come out is that there is no real innovation anymore, most publishers either duplicate a past title, or take it down some other direction that is so completely different from the original concept that they loose 90% of the original fan base. They never work with the fans to give them what they actually want, where as far as "Elemental: war of magic" is concerned they took the 4x game genre improved on it, and worked with the community of fans to bring it to something we all want. I've been waiting since civilization 2 for tactical combat, but no still getting my tanks killed by spearmen, and have absolutely no control over combat what so ever. here are some examples.

Heroes of might and magic : a better way to defend your resources, the game consist's of hours of re-capturing your mines, since 1 and it hasn't changed and were on 5.

Civilization : Tactical combat, and possibly the ability much like alpha centauri to build units to your specifications.

RTS : Every RTS game has a hand full of units, you build a base, and spam build the most efficient unit to destroy your enemy, 20 years of zerg only tactics gets a little boring.

Anyway I'll rant forever if I don't shut up.

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July 25, 2010 5:07:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Tie Fighter and other similar games.

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July 25, 2010 5:20:30 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I LOVED the 1st Supreme Commander (I know, no veteran gamer cred there) but the 2nd one was made by Square Enix (Final Fantasy creators). I avoid it on that basis alone. The only FFs I have enjoyed were the very first and the 9th (even though i have not gotten past the first of four discs.) Just my two cents.

 

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July 25, 2010 6:30:51 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

    My first Wing Commander game was #3 Heart of the Tiger. I remember installing 8 megs of addition ram/ up from the 4 I had, just so I didnt have to look at Mark Hamel's face sitting in the cockpit waiting to launch!

But it did the job...from half a minute to seven seconds.....whew..

 

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