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Habebe
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Sat Aug 01 06:00:46
Does anyone else play or have played these games?

Basically you conquer China, strategy game.

The original was probably the most in depth NES game of all time, my uncle gave it to me as a kid cause he didn't know how to play, and once I showed him didn't habe interest to Do So... Tough to fimd friends that.would play too.


But I loved it, still do, he original had such a cool new.concept , great songs and visuals and was in depth enough to let you

Develop land for flood protection/ better harvest, form alliances with everything from gifting horses/gold to marriage.

The warfare is so broad for an NES game just more soldiers won't win, its takes into account terrain, food, gold, intelligence scores and wind direction for fire.Training level of troops, metal weapons etc.

Later games would introduce bribing off tribes.to.do.raids, sending ninjas to steal technology, naval ships, war machines, elephants and tricks like setting traps and rigging rock slides on enemies which can also effect morale.

I still prefer the old lay put and wish new concepts could be brpught in. 11 for PC was amazing, but for some reason no multiplayer which they've had since the NES/Amiga versions.
Habebe
Member
Sun Aug 02 12:16:24
Or how about great text afventures like Zork? I would still play Dork. Kind of shocked it hasn't been ported yet.
Habebe
Member
Sun Aug 02 12:16:42
Zork*
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 12:20:22
I played some version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms a long time ago. I've played Zork more recently, but still quite a few years ago.

Your mention of Zork is interesting - have you read Ready Player One?
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 12:39:35
Omg! Im playing Dork right now, I foumd an app that reads text games, you have to download it separate but they have a depository built in so its easy.

I have seen bits and pieces of the movie.The book was probably better.

The newest ROTK game I played was 11. Great game. The PS2 ome was cool too.

I just killed a troll in the basement of the white house I broke into in Zork and took his axe...its been like 25 years simce I've played this.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 12:40:25
My autocorrect keeps turning Zork into dork.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:18:04
The book and the movie are very different, but the movie does manage to maintain the overall spirit of the book through a lot of changes. Both have a lot of issues, but the book is worth a read if you enjoyed older games and like 80's pop culture and geek references.

The book's sequel is due out in late November, so now is the time to read it if you think there's any chance you might enjoy it.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:19:11
As for games, I do have a lot of older games that I occasionally circle back to, but my time is limited enough that I don't get the chance too often.
Paramount
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:19:45
I haven’t played Romance of the three Kingdoms.

But I’ve been watching some videos on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. That game looks AMAZING.

It has stuff like LIVE WEATHER and LIVE AIR TRAFFIC. And you can fly all over the world, over any city, to any airport!

But Flight Simulator 2020 won’t be coming to PS4 or Mac, right?

So if I want to play this game I have to buy a PC with the most expensive Graphic Card? Like a RTX 2080? Or buy a Xbox? That sucks. I don’t feel like paying thousands of money just for playing the game.

I’m gonna tweet and ask if they can release this game for Mac and PS4 also. Does Bill Gates have Twitter?
Paramount
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:25:14
” Basically you conquer China, strategy game.”

If I want to conquer I just play Hearts of Iron.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:31:00
Woo, I'll definitely check out the book.

Paramount, The PlayStation versioms of rotk are good, but the PC games are always better. I happen to have a nostalgic love for the NES original, but truth be told Ive never finished a game for the NES version....i have a saved game Ive dabbled back to I started like a year ago.

Id imagine the mac version is similar to the PC. All the phone versions are horrid and are not made by Koei. Koei has there Historical sim games down Pat.

Nobungas revenge looks good and is similar in feel, but thw problem is that it has too many options for an NES/SNES game so they squeeze in actions using pictures which I have nonidea wtf half of them are.

Genghis Kahn series is also similar.

They even had a US colonial game that was built around the same engine I think it was called Linerty or death but again it was too confusing to figure out what the oprioms were and I lost interest by the time I researched them.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:39:41
An RTX 2080 is only the "ideal" setup. The recommended is much lower (GTX 970, which isn't that beefy these days).

Keep in mind that the 3000 series for Nvidia is likely arriving within the next few months, and rumors are that the new gpu's are significantly faster than the current line. So while an RTX 2080 will never be cheap, if the new line is as good as the rumors claim, older gpu prices will definitely drop.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 13:44:59
I'll toss out an old late 80's/early 90's game that was awesome - Master of Monsters. You can still play it via emulator, of course.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 14:16:18
Never heard of it.

Invokes thoughts of tecmos deception games. They came in in the late 90s for ps1.

Remember pre doom with Wolfenstein?
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 14:47:05
In some ways, but Tecmo's Deception was a different genre.

Master of Monsters was hex-based and turn-based, and really had no story whatsoever. Each game was a battle on a map between your chosen master (and the monsters it could summon) and those of your opponents - winner take all.

A current somewhat similar game might be Battle for Wesnoth, which is a fantastic game. It's actually better, save for the nostalgia. Wesnoth has stories, campaigns, set pieces, differing goals, troops that carry over, etc.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 14:50:14
I do recall the Wolfenstein games, too. I never did much with the first two games, but got more into them once they became 3D first person shooters (Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny).
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 14:53:25
Honestly, though, nothing can match the outright insanity of some of the levels in the Serious Sam games. Those were straight chaos and ridiculously fun.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 15:19:10
Huge fan of turn based strategy or tactics games. So master.of.monsters/ was both sound cool.

Later rotk battles are he's based. The original being square tiles. Sort of like 2 board games in one with 58 varying battle boards.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Aug 03 16:19:41
If you're a fan of those types of games, I have to assume you've played Final Fantasy Tactics. That is easily one of my all time favorite games.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 16:52:19
Woo, Funny you mention that. I was going to mention it in my last post.

If you liked ff tactics , I would highly recommend Ff tactics advance if you havnt played it. It is more child oriented in story but SOLID gameplay.

It's actually the game that really got me into tactics games. Although you could argue ROTK and later civilization are tactics based as well but FF had more depth early on at least.

Later ROTK lets you, steal, cause chaos, rock slides, infiltrate, duel etc.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 03 16:53:45
Honestly Id put ff tactics up there with FF7 and Mario RPG as in my top 5 rpg's of all time.
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