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Old May 15, 2007, 06:21 PM
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Very old - The original Wizardry series on the Apple II

Came with graph paper (no mapping function), when a character died, he died and if there wasn't a party member left alive there was nobody to drag your body back to be ressurected. Even ressurection had a constitution penalty so there were limited times when you could do it.

I'm sure I spent over 200 hrs on each of the installments.

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Elite - Vector graphics space pirate/merc/trading game. Docking at the stations was a major PITA until you could afford an auto docker. (Not really playable any more due to graphics, but the game play is still life sucking!)

Classic - (two on my list)

Pirates Gold - Hours and hours of play trying to keep your crew of cutthroats together long enough find the spanish treasure fleet and plunder the spanish main! (Still playable for a fun evening)

Civilization (original) - What can I say other than "I want those 3 years of my life back.... :) . Still playable (if you can get it up and running in a virtual box).

Timeless - Gotta be DiabloII

No other game has provided so many hours of replayability to so many for so little.

Can't beat a game you can pick up for $40 which has free on-line play and still has a strong community. (Not to mention that blizzard is still supporting it with real content patches).

Too many RPGs to mention that should be on the list.... I played just about every non-linear rpg I could get my hands on in the 80's. (Didn't like the kings quest style as I found them too point a - point b limiting.
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Old May 15, 2007, 06:40 PM
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My first CD game with VOICE - Kings Quest 5
Master of Orion 2
RPG - Planescape Torment -Why oh why does Nameless have to go to the Blood Wars? I played and he was GOOD :(
Shooter - Deus Ex
A very cool little game - HQ Command


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Old May 15, 2007, 06:42 PM
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Heh.... I had that on floppy... it was 10 or more!!!!! :)

The kings voice was kinda creepy on my old Pro Audio Spectrum card..... :)
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Old May 15, 2007, 07:40 PM
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Timeless: Sacrifice.
Nothing beats fire-breathing, gun-toting, suicide gnomes. I still play it to this day. It is absolutely fantastic.

OLD: Castles II
The first strategy game I played.

Timeless: Starlancer
Great game...they just don't make them like that anymore

Timeless: Freespace 2
The last great space shooter. I shed a tear whenever I think about what COULD have been in this genre.

Timeless: Imperium Galactica II
Grand Strategy at its finest

Classic: Earthsiege / Starsiege
Before Mechwarrior and such a good series.

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Old May 16, 2007, 12:29 AM
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I know there's some old-schoolers around here, but speaking for myself, I'll always have a soft spot-for the first computer games I ever played like leisure suit larry in the land of the lounge lizards, LOOM (I think george lucas had a hand in this one), king's quest and champions of krynn- even if some of them weren't so great.
Any of the Sierra Games were awesome. Day of the Tentacle, Interstate 76, Jazz Jackrabit, Wing Commander, Catacomb Abyss 3d, Magic Carpet, Carmageddon, Worms (original), Quarantine, Skate or Die, Summer/Winter Games, Zork... man what else < why is tongue out : bleh :?
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Old May 16, 2007, 06:23 AM
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Zork drove me absolutely nuts!!!!

>Open Door
>I can't do that here

>Look Window
>It's a window.....

>Use Key
>How would you like to use key?

AAAARRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Planescape Torment -Why oh why does Nameless have to go to the Blood Wars? I played and he was GOOD :(
Cause what dies in the Blood War, stays in the Blood War. That's how that sh*t works.

Out of curiosity, were you able to use that Lawful Good sword you get from that angel? I only ever managed chaotic good (probably because I freed a major demon in exchange for an axe that drinks souls).
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Old May 16, 2007, 02:35 PM
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Ultima 7 Part 2 : The Serpent Isle. Easily the best RPG ever made.

Wing Commander 2 and Wing Commander: Privateer. Both are the best Flight/Space Simulators ever made.

Master or Orion. Best turn-based stategy game ever made.

Starcraft. Who can actually not like Starcraft?

Ultima Underworld 2. Very good first-person/adventure/RPG game.

Oblivion. I've played a good 2-300 hours, and still have more yet in me :)
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Cause what dies in the Blood War, stays in the Blood War. That's how that sh*t works.

Out of curiosity, were you able to use that Lawful Good sword you get from that angel? I only ever managed chaotic good (probably because I freed a major demon in exchange for an axe that drinks souls).
Ya the blood war thing was because I tried all the different ending scenarios and couldn't escape it... :)

I don't remember the sword - if lawful good was the requirement I probably did.
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First/oldest = Test Drive on Commodore 64...LOL

PC= Unreal (the first), Deus EX 1, KOTOR 1 & 2 and QUAKE4....

I can't help it but to play Quake4 online. In a few weeks I'll be setting up a 2 computer LAN to play Quake4 with my daughter...she's 7 and she loves it and it gives me the excuse to buy more gear also!!!
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