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From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:03 am

What's your favourite Strategy game? Can be turn-based or real time.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by Lorfarius » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:04 am

Theme Park for the puking customers alone!
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by the_hawk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:18 am

Has to be Utopia: The Creation of a Nation on the Amiga. It's all the small touches like when you give your spies a ridiculous amount of funding they come back with over the top detailed information about neighbouring alien races that you'll never ever need to know but is none the less entertaining.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by necronom » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:44 am

It's a close call between UFO: Enemy Unknown and Breach II, both on the Amiga.

UFO had better graphics, story, and extra features (but I only played through it once), and Breach II looked basic, but had a level/mission editor that kept me entertained for years.

After those it would be Laser Squad (Amiga), which is also a great game.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by jdanddiet » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:05 am

Turn based: Laser Squad on the Speccy, Real time C&C Red Alert, both fantastic games I still play now that have hardly aged at all.
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Post by nakamura » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:26 am

Can't say I am a huge strategy fan but myself and Matt(Darran's brother) sunk hours into Return Fire on the PS1. Great little action/strategy title and the Allelujah music was genius. :mrgreen:
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by hydr0x » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:21 am

Lorfarius wrote:Theme Park for the puking customers alone!
Not a strategy game ;) It's part of the somewhat horribly named construction and management simulation game genre. Same genre as SimCity.
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Post by hydr0x » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:25 am

Mine is definitely the superb Colonization by Sid Meier. It's Civilization simplified where it needed to be with a bit of fun and education thrown into the mix. Also, dealing with the natives is a lot more fun than the diplomacy in Civilization.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by lanky316 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:31 am

So many great ones. The Europa Universalis series are some of the deepest experiences you've ever seen in a game, though understandably not everyones cup of tea. Dungeon Keeper was a nice little real time player with cheeky humour (the looks I got off my mum at those mistresses in the chamber sound effects...) good to play the villain for a change. Theme Park had humour aplenty and while simple to learn to make money at some of the sites took real planning, different type of strategy really but took some thinking. Civilization of course was great but I also loved Colonization perhaps more (head to head), the smaller scale actually worked to make it deeper. There's so many I've not mentioned, what was the question again?

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Post by pforson » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:42 am

Simcity by a country mile.

Every iteration has improved on the previous and the level of complexity is astonishing. Version 4 with the NAM mod and custon bats/lots is simply untouchable. The level of support the game receives even today is astounding - check out Simtropolis for the ultimate online resource.

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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by Sputryk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:21 am

Although I thoroughly enjoy the two Spectrum classics Vulcan and Rebelstar Raiders, I think I must plump for the Amiga's Battle Isle. but it's a tough decision.

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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by yakmag » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:25 am

A favourite of mine was Balance of Power (on the Amiga)

If only for the end screen (when you screwed up and caused WWIII)

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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by Havantgottaclue » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:46 am

Another vote here for the original Colonization, which I played to death on my Amiga 1200. The new Civ IV spin-off version just doesn't seem to hang together quite as well, for me.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by sirclive1 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:14 am

The Lords of MIdnight - predictably , but it is amazing , gathering your armies and setting up your Lords in various Citadels around the land to stop the Doomguard is just as good today as it was over 25 years ago.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 80

Post by markopoloman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:06 pm

Does this include RTS?
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