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Oldschool Games - What Are You Playing?

emistzemistz Miami, FLPosts: 54Member

Hi gents,

A couple of days ago I dusted off my old copy of Planescape Torment, and I have been playing it non-stop for hours.  I gotta say, I don't know if it is nostalgia or what, but there is something really exciting about some of these old classics.

Is anyone playing oldschool games? I'd like to checkout some of the games that I might not have had the chance to play while growing up.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,668Member Uncommon
    Been paying Wizardry 8 again. 

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • fyerwallfyerwall Posts: 3,155Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by emistz

    Hi gents,

    A couple of days ago I dusted off my old copy of Planescape Torment, and I have been playing it non-stop for hours.  I gotta say, I don't know if it is nostalgia or what, but there is something really exciting about some of these old classics.

    Is anyone playing oldschool games? I'd like to checkout some of the games that I might not have had the chance to play while growing up.

    Wing Commander

    Bought it on GoG after cleaning out the closet and finding the empty box for WC3.

    There are 3 types of people in the world.
    1.) Those who make things happen
    2.) Those who watch things happen
    3.) And those who wonder "What the %#*& just happened?!"


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  • RaijukinRaijukin Atlantica, AKPosts: 63Member

    day of the tentacle

    sam & max -hit the road (they have new games they turned into episodes and released but hit the road is a classic)

    fable 1

    jade empire

    grim fandango

    spiderman 2 the game (not a bad game to kill some time! big city to explore and lots to do. good ratings also)

    max payne 1 and 2

    Jedi knight 2 outcast

    Jedi knight 3 jedi academy

    prince of persia 1-3

    assassins creed (all fo them)

     

    secret of mana (snes - get an emulator. its worth playing ;p )

    and if ur getting a snes emulator you can just go nuts haha

    -chrono trigger

    -final fantasy 3

    -final fantasy IV (or 2 in japan)

    -earthworm jim

    -donkey kong country

    -super mario world

    -zelda link to the past

     

     

    and thats everything i can think of right now ;D

     

     

     

     

     

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,539Member Uncommon
    EQ1 as usual.
  • ZandilZandil templestowePosts: 234Member Uncommon

    Vanguard saga of hero's  

    It's only 5-6 years old but it's a very old play style. 

     

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  • tedgartedgar yucaipa, CAPosts: 52Member
    ultima series and the mmo
  • emistzemistz Miami, FLPosts: 54Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Been paying Wizardry 8 again. 

    Wizardry looks legit.  I'm gonna get me a copy.

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  • VladamyreVladamyre South Shore, KYPosts: 225Member

    Final Fantasy 7

    Resident Evil 1

    Resident Evil 2

    Resident Evil 3

    Mario Kart 64

    Goldeneye on the N64

    In a world of sharp knives, you would be a spoon.

  • GroovyFlowerGroovyFlower RdamPosts: 1,245Member
    Originally posted by emistz

    Hi gents,

    A couple of days ago I dusted off my old copy of Planescape Torment, and I have been playing it non-stop for hours.  I gotta say, I don't know if it is nostalgia or what, but there is something really exciting about some of these old classics.

    Is anyone playing oldschool games? I'd like to checkout some of the games that I might not have had the chance to play while growing up.

    RTS-Commandos:Behind the enemy lines, 1998.

    Great game enjoy it alot playing this oldie.

    Most old PC games you can buy again on GOG.COM !!!

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,396Member Uncommon

    Wizardry 8 is great. You won't be disappointed. It can be brutally difficult at times, however.

    I've got so many new games I haven't been playing older ones. I have played King's Bounty: Crosswords, however. It's got a nice oldschool TBS vibe that comes as no surprise if you've played the original King's Bounty.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,998Member Uncommon
    I think I've still got games in my garage that are on 5 1/4 disk format. I know there's many on 3 1/2. I'd love to revisit some of the later Might and Magic titles.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
    "I don't have one life, I have many lives" - Grunty
    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
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  • AnthurAnthur StolbergPosts: 686Member Uncommon
    Currently playing Eschalon Book I and really enjoy it. Might try Wizardry8 too, looks interesting and somehow I missed it in the past. I liked Might&Magic6 a lot and it looks similiar. Somehow those old games got "it". Can't describe it, they are just more fun than newer games.
  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member

    All the Sierra series:

    Leisure Suit Larry 1-5

    Kings Quest 1-6

    Hero's Quest 1-4

    Space Quest 1-5

    and many others...

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  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,148Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Been paying Wizardry 8 again. 

    Same here not super long ago. 

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  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,396Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    I think I've still got games in my garage that are on 5 1/4 disk format. I know there's many on 3 1/2. I'd love to revisit some of the later Might and Magic titles.

    One of those small studios should make a M&M6 HD. I'd love to revisit it, but one thing I absolutely can't stand nowadays are low resolutions. HD gaming spoiled me.

  • chrisatronchrisatron LondonPosts: 139Member

    Just finished Tomb Raider '96 

     

    Going to start Tomb Raider III soon ^^

     

    In the mean time I might complete MGS2 again.

     

     

  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,114Member Uncommon
    Skyrim was my answer for many many months.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,459Member Uncommon

    I've just started planescape (never played it before) and also a bit of Baldur's Gate.

     

    I keep trying to get into Daggerfall but I really hate how you have to use the mouse for combat (swing your sword with the mouse).

  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member
    Atm I'm playing Icewind Dale again after so many years and it still is a great game, I also playing Star Control 2 from time to time.

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • BrooksTechBrooksTech Canton, ILPosts: 163Member
    Masters of Magic
  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member

    AC and AC2, granted this post is in the non MMO section but those are definitely old school now.

     

    Every year I dust off Doom 2 on some system and bust through it all again to relive the good ole days when that was a whole new type of gaming. Did the same to Duke Nukem 3D a year or two ago. I used to do the same with Counter Strike, but I wasn't a big fan of the newest one that came out and that kind of made me get over the whole series pretty quickly.

    I have fond memories of the Heroes of Might and Magic series, but I never go back and play them.

  • SawlstoneSawlstone barrie, ONPosts: 301Member
    I've been playing with my NES emulator. Working on;

    Dragon Warrior 2
    Zelda
    Mega man 2
    Metroid
    Castlevania
    Final Fantasy 2
  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member

    Steam released this old gem from my arcade days Dragon's Lair http://store.steampowered.com/app/227380/?snr=1_7_15__13 and I could not resist.

    Made me go on the hunt for Rastan, another of my old arcade favs.

    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can
    be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
    -Robert E. Howard

  • HappyFaceHappyFace nahman, MIPosts: 27Member

    Planescape Torment, Fallout 2, Icewind Dale 2, Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights and Arcanium ... 

     

    Been playing those off and on. 

    "This hand of mine glows with an awesome power....."

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member


    Originally posted by Sovrath
    I've just started planescape (never played it before) and also a bit of Baldur's Gate.I keep trying to get into Daggerfall but I really hate how you have to use the mouse for combat (swing your sword with the mouse).
    That is what is keeping me from getting into Daggerfall, too. It is strange because I have a blast in Arx Fatalis where a player uses their mouse to create the runes to cast magic spells.

    OT:
    Right now, I'm not doing much gaming as I am in the middle of building a new PC. Should have my case fans this week and all will be good to go :) I am just playing short Board Games right now like Rail Empires: Iron Dragon or Catan: The Computer Game. Puerto Rico and San Juan are other good computerized board games I start up quite a bit lately.

    I went on a buying spree earlier this month at GOG.com (Good Old Games) and have a good list of games that I will be getting into shortly. I even picked up Wizardry 6,7,8 from them, thanks to Loktofeit :)

    I got Planescape: Torment when it released way back when and never got into it. Never made it out of the starting City :) This is another purchase I made at GOG and look forward to getting into.

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

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