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face_master
12-11-2002, 03:33 AM
In my opinion, Alpha Centauri (http://www.firaxis.com/smac/) was the best game ever made. It involves strategy, politics, research, military, space, neuclear bombs, + more. So fun to play. Anyone here play it?

Bring it!

ammar
12-11-2002, 03:36 AM
I like "pure strategy" games, more that that type of games.
I like games like Diablo, Red Alert, ...

face_master
12-11-2002, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by ammar
I like "pure strategy" games, more that that type of games.
I like games like Diablo, Red Alert, ... Games like those are too simplistic for me. I love this one becuase its so complicated and the other factions have almost real personalities

ammar
12-11-2002, 03:49 AM
Acctualy DiabloII, maybe you'll like it, and I'll add another game which is Resident Evil.

face_master
12-11-2002, 03:51 AM
Lol, D2 doesn't exactly have politics or atomic bombs!

OneStiffRod
12-11-2002, 04:10 AM
Best game, only because it keeps getting better is...

Operation Flashpoint Coldwar Crisis

www.flashpoint1985.com

--DEMO-- (http://www.bistudio.com/resistance/depository.html)

I have to give it to this game b/c of the user community is constantly making new weapons,vehicles,ppl and missions and even ISLANDS for the game plus the MODS that'll hopefully soon be out.

adamviper
12-11-2002, 07:32 AM
i have alphi centuri b\c i love sid mayer games but i think civ3 is better of the call to power games

Polymorphic OOP
12-11-2002, 07:34 AM
BMX XXX!!!

BMX XXX!!!

Govtcheez
12-11-2002, 07:55 AM
> BMX XXX!!!

Penny Arcade had a great comic on that a month ago or so - I'll see if I can find it sometime.

> Diablo

What's strategic about Diablo? Click click die click click die click replace mouse.

Polymorphic OOP
12-11-2002, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
What's strategic about Diablo? Click click die click click die click replace mouse.

Agreed. I really don't see what the fuss is all about. It's not strategy, it's just point and click... a lot.

Aside from it not being a strategy, I personally don't find it fun at all. Give me an RTS, FPS, TBS, adventure game, action game, platformer, hell, even a sports game, but please, don't make me just sit and click at things on the screen for hours on end. I want to at least think a little bit when I play a game!

abrege
12-11-2002, 08:09 AM
D2 does somewhat involve some strategy. If you don't make your stats proportional, you'll end up with a crappy character...take it from me :rolleyes:

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12-11-2002, 08:24 AM
the sid meier civ series (including alpha centauri) were definitely some of my favorite games too. but computer opponents became too easy and the games didnt lend themselves well to multiplayer because of the time it took between turns, and that you never got into the late ages in a multiplayer game (the final battles usually involved chariots or knights).

for that reason, my other favorite strategy game(s) of all time is RTS: the entire Age of Empires series, especially Age of Kings.

aside from those two, the award for the most addicting game of all time (that ive ever played) goes to: Ultima Online. i know this decision is controversial, and i never played Everquest, so i cant judge whether i like it better or not as much.

those are my choices.

Govtcheez
12-11-2002, 08:42 AM
> (the final battles usually involved chariots or knights)

I noticed that, too - my friend and i were playting through, and in the end, we had tanks, ships, etc., but had somehow never researched gravity, so we didn't have planes or anything like that.

jessie23
12-11-2002, 09:05 AM
i played a alpha centauri demo once and thought it was okay. ill probably get civ 3 when i get a new computer in the spring. as for a good rts game i suggest starcraft. you can get it and the expansion for 20$ or less and it is a great game, to say the least.

deathstryke
12-11-2002, 09:21 AM
Starcraft is nice, but it tends to where on the single player audience (me) as it starts to lack depth after a while once you discover workable strategies for the various races. I prefer good ole story-driven rpgs because (the good ones like xenogears any way) are like good books, no matter how often you read them, you pick up something new. To me the greatest game of all time is final fantasy tactics because of the sheer volume of things to do in the game. I have put two or three thousand hours into the game and still haven't seen everything there is to see.

Shadow
12-11-2002, 09:36 AM
In my opinion, Mario or Mega Man are the best games ever made. The company that made Mario(Nintendo) revolutionized video gaming, and always does. The same goes for the company that made Mega Man(Capcom...resident evil? street fighter?). Not only that, but, each character has more games than you can shake a stick at.

I know that there are 47 Mega Man games. Mario, I'm not sure about.

I like both characters, but prefer Mega Man.