I finally, after some inexplicable delay, picked up Galactic Civilizations II, and while it's an intriguing game so far, it appeals to me strongest by invoking the ghost of Microprose-past and this easy classic.
Diablo was bound to be a Classic Game of the Week pick sooner or later, and why not sooner? After all, Blizzard's addictive inferno-crawling clickfest remains one of the most universally enjoyed and critically acclaimed PC titles ever created.
In my thirty-four years clutching tight to this swiftly rotating ball of dirt in the dead of space, I've suffered a lot of advice. "Remember, don't shoot food," may, in the end, be the single best piece delivered to me so far.
Welcome to the late-on-Friday edition of CGOTW, done by replacement nostalgic old-guy, me.
In thinking of those games from the distant past that shaped my development as a gamer, a species only developing back in the '80s, I often think of the personalities that used to surround our games.
We love great games, and more than that we love talking about great games, which is why we are introducing our Classic Game of the Week series every Friday. These are the games that have earned a storied place in the hearts of gamers, the games that refuse to be forgotten. We begin with a space flight-sim PC classic.