What old games have you dredged up recently and why?

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jrralls wrote:

What old strategy game do you think would hold up best in 2019?

I still dust off panzer general 2 from time to time. I know there’s a new Panzercorps out that is a solid remake too, but if you’ve played neither, going with the first one never hurts

jrralls wrote:

What old strategy game do you think would hold up best in 2019?

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. It pioneered a lot of stuff that showed up in later editions of Civ and has an actual story. And it's actually not too bad! There are bits of writing from it that will stick with me forever (and granted -- I play a game of it every handful of years, but I think that'd be true regardless).

I think I'll install it right now.

jrralls wrote:

What old strategy game do you think would hold up best in 2019?

Since Alpha Centauri was mentioned, I'm gonna mention Fantasy General. Amazing variety of units, fantastic campaign, challenging AI and wonderful soundtrack.

fledermaus wrote:

Oh what a perfect thread! I hauled out my old ps3 a month ago when I learned I could use my ps4 controllers with it. Why, you ask? Fight Night Champion, EA's boxing game. It remains the best boxing game and maybe the best sports games of all time. There is no way to remaster due to having to license each individual boxer.

What?! I can?

jrralls wrote:

What old strategy game do you think would hold up best in 2019?

SMAC is also my go to older strategy game, although it’s got some rough parts. The unit customization is pretty bad. Another one to think about is Rise of Nations, which I’ve never played myself but apparently is still very solid. Not coincidentally, it’s also a Brian Reynolds game.

3 Moves Ahead did a bunch of retrospective looks at certain years that might give you some ideas too.

johnmurphy01 wrote:

I've owned Baldur's Gate since its initial release. I've probably started that game at least 15 times and failed to get past Chapter 3.

You and me both. Hardware failure got me twice. Save corruption once. Glitch once. And becoming distracted at least twice. Yet I never tire of starting over. The desire remains now still.

fledermaus wrote:

Oh what a perfect thread! I hauled out my old ps3 a month ago when I learned I could use my ps4 controllers with it. Why, you ask? Fight Night Champion, EA's boxing game. It remains the best boxing game and maybe the best sports games of all time. There is no way to remaster due to having to license each individual boxer.

Fight Night Champion you say. *makes note* I was reliving boxing games from the Mega Drive, GameCube, and XBOX recently. Fun times. Darn if I couldn't win a bout in Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing. I got really into Rocky Legends. It's so good! I played one Knockout Kings or another but it fizzled fast.

jrralls wrote:

What old strategy game do you think would hold up best in 2019?

Advance Wars.

Which it turns out is 18 freaking years old!!!

Warbits is a shamless modern iOS clone of it which is well worth checking out too.

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