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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:15 pm

The Hag wrote:
TwoTonic Knight wrote:Heroes of Might & Magic. Okay, sue me for self-promotion, since I worked on both I and II (though III is better than II), but this is one of the very few games that I actually continued to play after working on it (and you have to understand that I had to play games unto death when I was in the software biz).

Wooo my hero ! I ve been playing heroes II till death, a quick question, were you responsible for thos dang Ghosts ? :lol: they were a bit unbalanced :D . What exactly was your job back in the good old days of 3D0/New World Computing ?

My advice would be to play HoMM III over II. II introduced some stuff that was better implemented in III, to be quite honest. And anything that is unbalanced is defintely not my fault (which sounds like a joke, but I was really good at balancing things in games).

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Postby JPinoy » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:14 pm

Medieval: Total War + expansion
Shogun: Total War
Fate of the Dragon
Age of Empires + expansion
Age of Empires II + expansion
Age of Mythology + expansion
WarCraft II
Prince of Qin
Anito: Defend A Land Enraged
The Settlers: III
Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile
Cossacks: European Wars
The Rise of Nations
Empire Earth
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Postby Lord Nev » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:53 am

Actually, I'd rather go for Age of Empires 2 rather than one. Don't play AOE 1 if you've already played AOE 2.

Oh! and Morrowind.
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Postby E of Alshire » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:40 am

AoE I, II, and III
The Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind

Okay, so TES3 wasn't that much of a story, but I really liked the ideas and weapons and armor; and the ability to create your own. It could've been a lot better, but it's still pretty good for a Fantasy RPG. I'm eagerly awaiting Oblivion.
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Postby rogue27 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:11 pm

Heroes of Might and Magic III: Complete (Macintosh, Windows)

Excellent Game. I even ran a fan site for it, but I haven't really updated it in a few years now.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)

Great strategy game. 9th Fire Emblem game ever made, but only the third one to be released outside of Japan. The other two English language versions are for Game Boy Advance. Game is like a novel with strategic battles in every chapter. Storyline is actually pretty good. (Something I rarely say about video games)

Battle for Wesnoth (Mac OS X, Windows, Unix, Linux, maybe more)

Looks like I enjoy turn-based strategy games. :) This is a great game. It's open-source. It's a free download, and I even submitted a (code) patch that was accepted by the game's developers. Addictive and fun. It will probably run on whatever operating system your computer is running. Try it out.
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Postby cnelson » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:46 pm

I've been playing through Fable lately, and it's a good, rich game with lots to see and do. It's addictive to do it one way and then go back with a different character to play a different way--there's both a Good and Evil track in it, and both are enjoyable.

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Postby Histo-Sci » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:13 am

SHOGUN Total War??!!??!?!!

Man, I gotta try that one. What's it like? I think it was Age of Empire or something like that that was supposed to have stuff about the famous Korean Admiral Yi Sun-Shin in it. Does anyone know if it does or not? (I like Sir Yi! But not Won Kyun! Grrr! Traitor!)

I play the Civil War Generals II game, and that is all as to computer games (although I love to terrorize whoever will challenge me on my ancient PS 1 in Army Men...heh heh heh....). Are the medieval total war games, the shogun one, and the rome one similar to this (if anyone has played it)? Thanks!

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Postby JPinoy » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:35 am

I just got Age of Empires III a month ago. Im kinda disappointed at their selection for Expansion civilizations.
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Postby Anubisconq » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:36 am

Two words: The Hobbit.

I LOVE that game! The graphics are good, but not good enough to scare anyone. And it follows the book so well!
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Postby HenrytheV » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:19 am

I like playing Battle for Middle Earth. It's pretty cool because the cavalry can ride over infantry and you can upgrade all of your units with things like fire arrows. It's pretty cool. If anyone else plays PM me and maybe we can play online sometime.
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Postby SuperRadz » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:59 am

BlackVrabac wrote: waaaay off topic but speaking of RPGs Fallout I and II: IMHO by far the BEST RPG EVER made. By the large margin.

You should totally try Arcanum, made by the same people and a bit more on topic. It's a Baldur's Gate-style world progressed to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, whilst still maintaining the old-world, magical end of things. That's right, elven knights in full plate with magic swords and mechanical spider side-kicks... :D

Has all the aspects you probably like about the Fallouts, too!

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Postby wunztwice » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:23 am

I haven't actually played many medieval games, however I really enjoy the age of empires games. It's been a while, I may have to check out some of these games y'all ahve listed here.
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Postby Moroder » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:07 am

Okay, I tried it out, so I need to second this:
rogue27 wrote:Battle for Wesnoth
This is a great game. It's open-source. It's a free download, and I even submitted a (code) patch that was accepted by the game's developers. Addictive and fun. It will probably run on whatever operating system your computer is running. Try it out.
Yeah, try it out! I must add, you will want to download it if you are really interested in medieval fantasy; you'll see the obvious races (humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins, ogres, trolls, undeads) and a lot of uncommon ones (merfolk, nagas, drakes, lizardmen, woses). Check it out only if you want to become addicted, because you will!
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:38 am

lets see,
warcraft 2 + the expansion
these got me into the whole RTS games. they're like playing a cartoon. how could you not love that? :D

AOE 1+2 + the expansions for both:
these rock, I still play them from time to time, my favorites are to play as the Romans or Carthagenians in 1, and Vikings or Teutonic Knights in 2

Baldurs gate + the expansion. While not really into things like this, it was still a lot of dang fun, until I learned the cheat codes, and then it was too dang easy to cheat. :D then of course it lost its appeal.

Great game, I still really like it, want to play the new one Stronghold 2, but my slow computer won't play it.

deserves its own spot. its probably the game I play the most when I play computer games at all anymore (in my copious amounts of free time :roll: ) I love the way this game plays, I love the farmers, the quarry men, the strategy. Crusader Rocks!

Recently I dug out all my RTS games for my boyo, and now he is as into them as I am. (non castle related games, are Starcraft, C&C (everything from the original to Tiberian Sun, including the Dune2k) a couple of mech games, things like that - Starcraft is still my favorite though, followed by Red Alert 2!)

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Postby The_Fright_Knight » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:47 am

I haven't played many Castle computer games, but right now I'd say it's down to two:Age of Empires
and Lego Creator Knights Kingdom :D
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