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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by felgekarp » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:48 pm

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:22 pm

Independence War, its subsequent expansion telling the tale from the opposing side and its sequel, Edge of Chaos.

Tracking at least some of the people involved shouldn't take too much work ;)

The games are now available from GoG.com too, so there's an easy route for new readers/players to access the content.

For a possibly wider known title, what about Night Shift from Lucasarts?

The Commandos series has long been a favourite, hovering somewhere between RTS and arcade game, like a more strategic Cannon Fodder.

Zipping back in time a little, the PC version of Wings of Fury holds up well.
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by MattyC64c » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:24 pm

RetroBob wrote:X-Wing and Tie Fighter series, X-Wing Alliance was certainly the pinnacle of that series, great stuff.
Yes, yes, yes! Xwing was the one of the first 3D games I experienced on a PC, a 386 25Mhz PC no less. I was quite literally blown away by the graphics on that title and the rest of the series.

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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:42 pm

Good as it is, its the obvious choice, unlike Independence War which oozed class, had a more 'realistic' physics engine and could use the coverage.
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by Haabermaaster » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:53 pm

Stay away from "the big hitters" that everyone always focusses on. They've been done to death already. So no Monkey Island, Doom, Wolfenstein, Command & Conquer and that stuff.

Give us some Warcraft 1. Dig deep into The Elder Scrolls history. Not mentioning Falcon 3.0 should also be a capital offence.

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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by The Angry Jock » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:16 pm

The PC game I spent the most time on wasn't Lula (that was a distant second) it was Transport Tycoon, that was some game.
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Post by mainvein » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:23 pm

battle chess took up alot of my time at uni
harvester (rubbish fmv game that was pretty fun)
carmegeddon
grim fandango
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reckon any of those would be great to read about
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by oli_lar » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:32 pm

An article on the strategy/RTS genre would good, seeing as it is near PC exclusive. From Dune II & C&C to more strategic stuff like Total Annihilation & Supreme Commander, then more tactical stuff like Sudden Strike, Blitzkrieg, Mechcommander etc.

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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by DanWelsh86 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:03 pm

Quarantine, now that was an absolute cracker ported to a few consoles as well. Ha! Memories........

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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:06 pm

System Shock. Everyone raves about the squel, as well they should, but I know very little of the original.

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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:36 pm

Ecstatica 1+2
Little Big Adventure 1+2


Oh and there are TONS of great Star Trek games on the PC - any chance of a Star Trek feature?
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:29 pm

Further pleas here for RollerCoaster Tycoon and Little Big Adventure 1 & 2 (mostly 2).

Also, how about Terminal Velocity and its sequel, Fury3? Fury3 was, I think, the first game we ever played on our PC, and it's still amazing today.
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:35 pm

jdanddiet wrote:Hasn't Craig already been trying a while on Carmageddon? Any luck CG?
A double no. The in-house guys seemingly weren't that interested when I pitched it (ages back) and the original authors never responded to my emails, so that was a big bag of poo. However, if the in-house guys did an about-face, I'd gladly start hassling Stainless Games again.

Civ II's another I'd dearly love to do a making-of on (the recent Classic Game spread was mine), but I'd again want the nod from the mag before spending the time trying to sort the feature.
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by RetroMartin » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:12 pm

How about a feature on all the bajillions of " x simulator" games out there for the PC, some of them have gotta be cranking in a decade old or so. I picked one up (and put it down 2 minutes later) earlier on called Police Simulator....seriously? Do I REALLY look like I want to control a bunch of American Cops doing riots and raids? Give me Brit cops and we might start talking...


Ooh on a more useful note what about Looking Glass Designs THIEF series on the PC? Those are quite old now and were fantastic games, and as Looking Glass no longer really exists would be good for an article surely?
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Re: Pc Games you'd like to see

Post by markopoloman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:21 pm

pforson wrote:
Another suggestion:
Homeworld


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