Replaying Old Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by welsh, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. SL¥DE

    SL¥DE Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 21, 2007
    I've been bouncing between D2:LoD and Daggerfall lately.
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Wot! Can you get Amiga disks working in a PC drive? Because there's some stuff on old disks I wouldn't mind rescuing if you can.
  3. Glowing Ghouls

    Glowing Ghouls First time out of the vault

    Jul 5, 2008
    What older games do you play still ?

    What older (several years at least) games do you still play ?

    Obviously FO/FO2 for everyone here of course, but what else ?

    For me:

    Star Trek Armada 2 (well, mods anyway, the stock game was crap)
    Star Trek: Klingnon Academy, one of the good games that interplays 14deg east label turned out.
    Operation Flashpoint, about the only shooter I've played in the past fifteen years that can actualy be called revolutionary.
    Empire Earth, one of the better RTSs to be released
    C&C series
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hmm, thinking here.

    Well Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake (best of the MG series IMO)
    Sub Culture (awesome underwater Elite game)
    Most of the Lucasarts adventures
    Most of the Metroid games
    Half Life 2, Ep 1, Ep 2
    James Pond 1, 2, and 3
    The Civ games
  5. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
  6. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    A great deal of Snes games

    and usually these from time to time :

    -Call of Duty 1
    -Sim City 4
    -Carmageddon 1
    -Carmageddon 2
    -Serious Sam 1st Encounter
    -Serious Sam 2nd Encounter
    -Baldur's Gate 2
    -System Shock 2
    -Broken Swords 1 ( every two years approximately )
    -Max Payne 2 ( one of my all-time favourites, perfect gameplay, story, characters, charisma, physics...It had everything )
    -Raze's Hell ( best coop experience...EVER )
    -Daggerfall ( even though I really like this game, I never managed to get very deep in the main storyline, I always get distracted from it and start exploring these huge, randomly generated and ugly lands.

    And probably a lot of of other games I cannot think of at the moment.
  7. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005

    Started playing Orion Burger recently. Thank the gods for DosBox.
  8. FrattBorrigan

    FrattBorrigan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 5, 2008
    FO1+2, PS:T recently. Also trying to beat Empire Earth.
  9. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Began playing some Starcraft again. My, that campaign is good.
  10. Misty

    Misty First time out of the vault

    Jun 22, 2008
    Lemme' see here:

    Quake 2
    Ultima 6
    Icewind Dale
  11. Farnirs888

    Farnirs888 First time out of the vault

    Jul 16, 2008
    Rage of Mages 2: necromancers revenge A.K.A Allods 2 ( takes action at medieval times, have much fantasy elements)

    Basic idea is that you are warrior or mage(as you choose) and you receive missions from tavern located in town. there you can recruit some mercenaries to assist you and buy items in local shop. As you do more missions, more mercenaries are aviable to you and new items appear in shop. At first time you enter tavern you meet some warrior who is willing to join you( you take control of him as your own character in missions) But other mercenaries are only aviable for 1 mission, after that they refuses to join but you can recruit them later ( after one more mission). So you have to choose wisely.
    If you take all mercenaries at once than next mission you have to fight alone with your companion and that means almost certain death. There are not many mercenaries ( only 2 at beginning ) but after more missions more appear. You cannot edit their inventory or give items but they buy their own items after time so you don't have to worry about their inventory. More missions you do, more closer you get at your main target and main mission.

    This game was weary hard because you always ran out of money and even if you looted all maps. And end fight was almost impossible.
    All the time you were forced to make you and your group into tactical formations against enemy, if not than it was 100% death because almost always enemy was stronger than you and it was more than necessary to use advantages that you had.
    There was some points in game where story was even shocking to me. Of course there was so much dialog you had to listen, but it was fun and interesting to listen to it. If you didn't than you might miss some valuable clue about your next mission or main target.

    Diablo 2 ( i hope no explanation needed)

    It was interesting to play it but in time it became boring if you played it in single player, but if you play it with friends online than it becomes almost new game. I didn't play in official servers but just made my own ip server, invited some friends and than just played till we beat the game in all 3 difficulties.
    Now day mmo games are much simple than old good diablo was. As i sad i sometimes think they are made especialy for retarded persons. In diablo you was able to develop your character in endless ways and if you messed something up than it was your own fault. In now day games there is almost no way to mess up you character and game abilities is weary limited of course images are almost like real life.
  12. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    Oct 7, 2008
    For me:
    Fallouts of course
    Half life 1: Far superior to any of the sequels or expanisions
    Dues Ex: I love the music and realistic combat
    Max Payne 1 and 2: Awesome gameplay, cool charaters
    Splinter Cell: Yay sneak kills!!
    GTA VC: Funny charaters, fun no-consequence romp
    Baldurs Gate series: Replayability is maxamized when soloing
    Arcanum: Usually stop half way... Then start a completely new charater
    PS: T: The perfect RPG IMO
    KOTOR: Also cool to solo
    Civ games: I suck but they are fun indeed, currently doing a turn a day play by email game with my bro

    hmm maybe more but I can't think of them...

    Back before I got a PC I only had a few games for my old crappy mac that I replayed a ton.

    Marathon series
    Civ 2
    Fallout 1
    Sim Ant: The one I always went back too.
  13. marko2te

    marko2te Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 24, 2008
    Recently I replayed Baldurs Gate 2, System Shock 2, Arcanum, Enclave, Close Combat 4, Myth Fallen Lords, Majesty Fantasy Kingdom Sim and both Fallouts.
  14. TTTimo

    TTTimo It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 26, 2008
    Funny no one mentions Alpha Centauri. For me it's both Fallouts, Monekey Island series, Warcraft III and expansion, Civ III and IV and Sim City 4.

    Want to get my hands on Planescape, Arcanum, Commandos, Jagged Alliance, and the Baldur's Gate series.
  15. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 26, 2005
    After reading about it in another thread - I just started up Sentinel Worlds I: Future Magic again :-P
  16. Lich

    Lich Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 23, 2004
    X-Com (only 1 and 2 part)
    Unless second part have broken research structure (so you may stuck in middle of game unable to finish) also ship missions are too big! But part 1 is perfect.
  17. zamppe

    zamppe First time out of the vault

    Jan 24, 2007
  18. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

    Jan 5, 2004
    Isn't Oil Imperium available on the PC as well?

    The only "old" game I'm playing these days is Thief 2.
  19. zamppe

    zamppe First time out of the vault

    Jan 24, 2007
    I don't know. I was using emulator, because I don't have a TV for using original C64, and well, C64 would feel rather clumsy after using PC for so many years, rather just use an emulator nowadays. Besides I prefer a keyboard over tac-2 nowadays.

    And let's admit I lied, I didn't play oil imperium, because I couldn't find the game for emulator. I just mentioned it as a great game. I should perform a search if it's on PC, I know it was on amiga at least.
  20. horse

    horse Vault Fossil

    May 31, 2003
    i hate it that i cant play ufo - enemy unknown with sound. (might be x-com 1 for you amerifags). this game cost one guy i know his "abitur" (highschool diploma?) - he was playing so obsessively he had to repeat his last year. hehe.