Old School Games, were they better? 38 replies

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Brozan

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#1 12 years ago

As I've been replying to some of the threads about games i've been thinking about my favorite games. When i think about what my favorites are i'm hard pressed to come up with a modern one that stands out above older games that i absolubely loved. Anyway i though I'd start a new discussion, were the older games better and if so why? i am speaking mainly of RPG's and Strategy/war games as those are the main genres i play. No one can dispute that genres like the fps and tps have definatly gotten better I enjoy Halo and EFII quite a bit. When i say old school i am thinking ultimas 6-8 final fantasy 2,3,7 secret of mana, ogere battl, vandal hearts, shining force III, dragon warrior 4, chrono trigger paladins quest etc... Of course graphics and sound have come a LOOONG WAY, i'm thinking more of content and fun and replayability. So weigh in folks what do yall think.




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#2 12 years ago

Transport Tycoon Deluxe! For the win. Best old-school strategy ever in my opinion. I don't think Chris Sawyer ever made a game that I haven't played to death.




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#3 12 years ago

The only Tycoon game i've played so far was railroad tycoon ii and yep i played it do death did a ton of making my own maps. Speaking of games i've played to death Civ II master of Magic and Master of Orion 1 & II haven't beaten 3 yet, haven't played it a whole lot. aaah master of magic what did i ever do wit hthat cd.....gotta find it!

Transport tycoon huh what is that one about? I've heard of railroad and airport but not that one.




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#4 12 years ago

You've never heard of TT? Shame on you!

About TT(DX).

Open Source WinXP Compatible Version.

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#5 12 years ago

I need to go out and buy that, reminds me of sim city.

Another excelling Chris Sawyer game I loved to eath was Roller Coaster tycoon 1 and 2. They were great games. The 2d artwork was excellent. I loved to make a serario on RTC 2 and mak it so I have unlimited money. I could build a 500foot tall coasters that went 120 mph:D

Another favorite is Sim city 2000 and 3000 unlimited. Both allowed you to make your own custom building and import them into the game on your cities. I ran one city in sim city 200 for like 2 million years with 100 million people. In simcity 2000, if you built enough of these things call ecrago's all of them would launch out into space to colonize parts unknown. It was sweet to see them all take off. The songs for sim city 2000 rocked, I <3 those polyphonic tones.

Here is one the ecargos: il.sc2.gif

Screenshots http://images.google.com/images?q=Sim+city+2000&svnum=10&hl=en&hs=T2l&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official_s&start=20&sa=N




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#6 12 years ago

I read that the launch arcos only launch in the Mac version of the game, and that you need to build 100 of them for it to happen. Then you get a message that says "The exodus has begun" and they all take off.




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#7 12 years ago

CnC Red Alert, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Corsairs, Master of Orion 2.




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#8 12 years ago

Daikatana.

They were just as bad.




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#9 12 years ago
CyberRaptorI read that the launch arcos only launch in the Mac version of the game, and that you need to build 100 of them for it to happen. Then you get a message that says "The exodus has begun" and they all take off.

I I need to find a SS of me doing it on the PC,if I can get it to run on windows.

Another neat thing you could do was take your target button and click on a heliopter. You would make it crash:). Another neat thing was to build acargos around a flying airplane and get it stuck between the building. It would blow up if you had diasters enabled, but I did not so it was stuck there for several thousand years.

I think they were better back then. Publishers did not push them on crazy dead lines and graphics were not everything. The games were cheaper back then too, you could get 3 or 4 good games on the PC for $50. I am relly not sure if you can concider halo "old school" but it seems alot better than games today. Another "old school" game may be freelancer. The music in both games were excellent and the gameplay was good.

Old school>New school.




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#10 12 years ago

They were all good cause every thing was better when we were young. Yet i always liked playing rollercoaster Tycoon... I played no stop once after cedar point for like 32 hours.