CzarQwerty wrote:I've enjoyed reading through here so much that I'll post my list as well... It's funny that my list ends when some of yours begins.
Haha, it's funny, man, but that's the difference that just a few years in age makes! When talking with guys who are only a few years younger than me, it's later generations of PC games and consoles that provided the formative experience. So, too, does your set lie chronologically just before mine!
I'm so intrigued by the old, old Civ games. I somehow never heard of the Civ series until Imperator introduced me to Civ 5 in 2012, and the game is certainly pretty neat. Have you ever played the 5th one? How do the older Civ games compare to it? I've actually heard the older ones had a great deal more complexity and that 5 was the more streamlined experience with lessened depth and a shallower learning curve.
Same here, 5 of us playing hot seat, destroying each other, was a lot of fun
Oh man, YES! My dad, my brother, and I would do the same exact thing! My favorite weapon in the game:
And if you'd like to time travel and see another of my favorites (although the video is a bit strange / language warning) - weapon employed at about the 40 second mark:
It's just such a good game. If the members of this board all ever hang out in real life, I will break out DOSBox, and we will have to tear this up.
Sim City/Sim Farm/Sim Ant
I still have my copies of these, too. Making the human and dog abandon the house in Sim Ant was so satisfying, and it's one of the first strategy games I can think of that let you play an "adventure mode" of sorts by controlling an individual bug. It's another underrated classic. Sim Farm was great, too, and I've tried to recreate some of its core mechanics with Outer Colony's plant, weather, and farming systems.
Space Quest/Kings Quest
Balders Gate/Icewind Dale
I've got to google the rest of these, but I trust your tastes to be exquisite. Space Quest and Kings Quest both look pretty awesome! I did really love Starcraft, but I played most of it on the N64, which definitely makes my experience with it a bit wacky. The split-screen multiplayer in an RTS is a really hilarious, interesting, and fun dynamic!
MUDs (you younger folk might have to look this one up)
Ah, now these were, indeed, before my days. Do you ever have the desire to go back and play MUDs? There's something to be said for games that make you use your imagination a bit, and I think that's almost a part of the allure of the graphically simpler ones. I love the visuals of SimEarth, but whenever I'm playing it, I always find myself imagining and constructing the world in vivid detail in my mind.
If you were playing MUDs, you must be pretty old.
Hahaha, and don't mind Torvus, he's just jealous of your wealth of experience.