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11 January 2015 @ 10:03 am
Old School Games  
I've recently went through some stuff and found three over ten-years-old computer games. \o/

The first is Pharaoh, one of those isometric city-building games. It was my very first pc game back in 1999 and I remember loving playing it. All those tiny people running around and trying to please me...well, until I forgot to throw parties and the gods got angry. Oops.

The second one is Technomage, a German developed role-playing video game but even back then I played both versions (German and English) because it helped me to learn to speak English (at least that's what I told my mom). The different worlds are really beautiful, even though they're not as HD as these days, and the quests are sometimes not as easy to solve as you would think at first. :D

My favourite though is and always will be Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, also a role-playing video game with an incredible open game world that I haven't managed to see all of it yet. I love the whole world layout and you can literally get lost in it and forget about your main quest. You have the choice between good and bad decision, and you never know how it's going to effect your journey until much later (when you're so bad that no ones wants to speak to you, you're screwed. Damn. I did better the second time around...) It's an amazing game. xD
Meredithxfirefly9x on January 11th, 2015 09:40 am (UTC)
Zach loves Arcanum. I haven't really played it yet myself. :)
Haven't heard of the others.

Are you on Steam?
Mercy: [SGA] Atlantis - tiny river townmercscilla on January 12th, 2015 09:18 pm (UTC)
Zach loves Arcanum. I haven't really played it yet myself. :)
It's addictive and even if you haven't played it for a while, you fall right back into it the moment you start again. xD

Are you on Steam?
YES. I love anything Steampunk, really anything. Not only online but in real-life too. :)
Meredith: River Song - dwxfirefly9x on January 13th, 2015 07:30 am (UTC)
That's what he's told me too. :)

I haven't really looked into steampunk nearly enough. "Roil" by Trent Jamieson is pretty awesome, though!

Also, this is me on Steam.
Mercy: [Misc] P!nkmercscilla on January 13th, 2015 11:00 am (UTC)

I found my steampunk books and games mostly by searching for a very long time. :D At least Goodreads offers a genre-search and so I found more steampunk books there than anywhere else. ^^

AH-HA! I had an account there once, early on, then my computer died and with it that account. I really need to make a new one. So far I'm only lurking. xD
Meredithxfirefly9x on January 14th, 2015 06:40 am (UTC)
Goodreads is amazing for that kind of thing, yeah.

Add me if/when you make a new account!
Mercy: [Moonlight] Beth - pink heartmercscilla on January 16th, 2015 08:32 am (UTC)
It truly is. Sometimes I spend hours there looking for new books to add to my list. :D

I WILL! First thing. :)
Meredithxfirefly9x on January 17th, 2015 03:33 am (UTC)
Me too. I don't wanna imagine how many books I could've read in the time I go searching for new ones on goodreads. :P

Mercy: [Revolution] Miles/Charlie - fairytalemercscilla on January 23rd, 2015 06:40 pm (UTC)
Time is a fickle thing and you never have enough when you really need it. Other times it's like time isn't passing at all and you're stuck at work for what feels like days. *headdesk*

We need to be able read and look for new books at the same time! YES!
Meredithxfirefly9x on January 24th, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely. Always one or the other.

YES. So much.
Vicky: [The Librarians] Flynnvickysg1 on January 11th, 2015 12:27 pm (UTC)
Pharaoh! I have it! I even reinstalled it on my parents' computer a few years back, but then I stopped playing once again. Some levels are just too complicated.
Mercy: [SGU] T.J. - smile downmercscilla on January 12th, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
LOL, I know what you mean. Sometimes I give up and set it to the easiest level just to get over with it. xD

I love the long campaigns, the ones where you can build for years and years and watch your little town grow to the biggest city in Egypt. <3
Bonesobsessed_psyco on January 11th, 2015 09:59 pm (UTC)

Not going to lie. Haven't heard of any of them but they sound awesome!!

Mercy: [Alice] Alice - legendmercscilla on January 12th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
THEY ARE. If you need something to help your foget about real-life and disappear for some time in a great fanatsy world, they are the best thing next to books. And fandom. xD
Bones: SG1 - Vala - Smileobsessed_psyco on January 12th, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
Definitely noted! :)
Jupiter: TV | GoT | Sansa | Looking downkateheightmeyer on January 26th, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
Die Titel sagen mir alle nichts.

Pharaoh klingt ja sehr cool! Wie Sim City. Werde ich mal googeln.

Ich hab mir zuletzt die Box mit allen 3. Black Mirror Teilen geholt. Kennste die Reihe? SO TOLL! Für den PC. Ist ein Point & Klick Adventure und demenstrechend viele Rätsel zum lösen. Aber ne total coole Story um eine englische Familie insklusive alten Familienfluch :D . Was will man mehr? David Nathan spricht den Hauptchara im ersten Teil. Das rockt auch schon ♥ .

Die Graphic vom ersten Teil ist auch noch ziemlich oldish, zugeben, aber die anderen zwei Teile sind schon sehr schick *find*. Aber ich würde echt sagen, da ist der Plot klar im Vordergrund. Und der Rätsel Teil natürlich.

Edited at 2015-01-26 08:48 pm (UTC)