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    QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Some say the old ones are still the best, so which classics do you continue to enjoy?
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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Nothing taht old - systems won't load. Crysis is always something I boot up occaisonally
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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Heroes of Might and Magic II and III. I know there are recent ones, but they don't do it for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Got a stack of things from GoG recently, though I don't think any are considered Classics... just old.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    I only go back to real retro games on occasion and it is usually for an hours worth of nostalgia hits and then switched off, but not too long ago I played through the original GTA and GTA2, the soundtracks and missions are still amazing even today, and the top down gameplay may be old now but it feels like a nice change/break from all the 3D games we play these days.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Another vote for Heroes of Might and Magic 2 and 3. Also regular Might and Magic 3 onwards. Whilst I have a soft spot for MM1/2 as well, I found it hard to play them last time I tried. I also sometimes try and (re)play PS2 era JRPGs, but usually bounce off them again.

    I think maybe the reason I never got deeply into them (the titles I never got round to playing) back in the day are the same reasons I don't stick with them now. And the ones I *did* stick with? 100+ hr investments that still seem fresh in my mind, and I don't need to go back when new games are still to be played.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Roller Coaster Tycoon, Age of Empires 2, Platypus, and, on occasion, the original Quake on ChromeOS.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    RCT3 is fave at moment.... still play Oolite - which whilst technically is current is based on Elite
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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Doom, Age of Empires 2, Transport Tycoon, Half Life 2, Counterstrike, Team Fortress 2, Peggle & Championship Manager 97/98

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Currently playing Sentinel Returns - a 1998 remake of the Geoff Crammond original, which I either had on my Amstrad CPC128, or possibly the Amiga A500

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Finished Time Crisis 2 & 3 PS2 on PC with emulator.
    Currently going through Prince of Persia : Sands of time !

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Still enjoy the odd blast on Grand Prix Legends, which still has the best feel in a simulation for me (iRacing is more realistic, but GPL still feels better to me, and is certainly more rewarding), but it's just hotlapping once every few months now.

    Every few years I get into Theme Hospital and I'm really looking forward to the new one the original developers have coming (Two Point Hospital).

    Other than that, not much. Up until recently I still liked the odd Carmageddon 2 blast, but it's a struggle to get it working on Windows 10, and none of the methods I've tried have worked with my current install.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    I was thinking that I don't play really old games (to me that's Amiga and Spectrum) but I realised that Deus ex is 18 years old now & I still play that from time to time.

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    Re: QOTW: Which old video games do you still play?

    Well, WAY too many to list, but includes various genres, so examples would be Doom 1 through 3, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Thief 1 & 2, Myst series, Duke Nukem, Leisure Suit Larry, oh, wots-it-called ... Guybrush Threepwood thingy, pirate comedy. Plus various car and bike racing games.

    I can go back to late '70s Apple IIe games, like Wizardry and Tigers In the Snow (WW2 strategy thing), as the hardware still works, but rarely do.

    But for PC, the above is just a taste. I lke to pick something I haven't played in years, and take it for a spin, and I have a choice of, oh dunno, several hundred games.

    And, given the "loading" issues, old PCs from 486 upwards, together with (critically) old and often temperamental sound cards from SB16 up to AWE32 etc.

    Some of my forays into the past are on modern hardware, care of GOG updated versions, but many are my original boxed games on genuine 80s and 90s systems.


    In part, it's because these old games remind me of games that were genuinely mould-breaking, original, totally new. Never been anything quite like it before. Today's games are rarely if ever like that. Oh, graphically outstanding, superb sound, atmospherics etc. But all to often, variations on a theme, not grnuinely new.

    I shall now go hide behind a rock, dodging howls of protest .... where I find a small, golden key. Now, where was that locked room I couldn't get into?


    Also, somewhere, I have a 1960s version of Battleships on punch cards. Sadly, I can't play it, not having access to the £1m+ IBM Series 360 mainframe it was written for.

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