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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:26 PM

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1. Chess (Oldest Strategy Game known to man; invented the overall genre)


Tafl predates Chess by over 1000 years, but isn't nearly as popular. Other forms predate it, too.



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Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:31 AM

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is pretty good.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:37 AM

Final Fantasy Tactics is another of my favorites on console, especially in the beginning of the game (later in the game some things get pretty cheap for your benefit).

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:53 AM

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Conquest of the new world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_the_New_World


I remember that game, I loved that game. Wish I could find a reliable method to play it on modern systems. Last time I tried DosBox for it, it didn't work out that well.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:01 AM

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Conquest of the new world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_the_New_World


I remember that game, I loved that game. Wish I could find a reliable method to play it on modern systems. Last time I tried DosBox for it, it didn't work out that well.


Yeah it was a great game.

I've been thinking of making a clone of it for a while now, just never managed to get around to it. Maybe in a month of so once the university semester is over and i've got some time on my hands, i might have a go at creating it.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:18 AM

It's a draw between GalCiv II and Master of Orion.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:21 AM

The first Turn based strategy computer game I ever played was Conflict: Middle East - I could never win, but maybe that was the point...! From there, I played things like "Cosmic Conquest" which lead on to "Stars!" and Master of Orion, etc. I loved all those games.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:32 AM

How about Diplomacy?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:42 AM

hi, what do you mean by saying "recreate". if it means to make a remake of an old game, then i recommend you "Master of Magic", best ever TBS in my opinion.
on the other hand, if you want to play TBS game in Windows XP then my call is "Master of Orion II".

all the best,
y.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:01 AM

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:15 AM

It depends whether you are referring to video games or board games; I'll assume you mean the former.
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Battle for Wesnoth
http://www.wesnoth.org/

This one is one of the best I've played. However, it's not in need of any recreating; it plays fine on Windows Vista, since it's still being updated by the team.

If you want to recreate something awesome, then recreate Warlords 3: Darklords Rising. [smile]

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:04 AM

My vote goes to XCOM/UFO and Fantasy General

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:15 AM

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1. Chess (Oldest Strategy Game known to man; invented the overall genre)


Tafl predates Chess by over 1000 years, but isn't nearly as popular. Other forms predate it, too.


Shameless plug :)

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 06:57 AM

Final Fantasy Tactics.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

Age of Wonders. The art for that game was amazing, and the gameplay was pretty fun. AoW2 wasn't as good art-wise (it went with a 3D rendering feel instead of the almost-hand-painted feel) but the gameplay was also pretty fun and I still wish my disk hadn't broken. :{

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:05 AM

For computer games I'd still have to go with Alpha Centauri. While it's Civ on another world, I really enjoyed how they brought each of the factions to life through the personalities of their leaders and that they were ideology based instead of nation based. As for a board game, Settlers of Catan has to be the most vicious, non-violent game I've ever played. I've also gotten an appreciation of poker lately, though it truly is a game that has to be played in person with others and not over a computer.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:11 PM

Fricken Pokemon, yo.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:31 PM

I can think of a couple of TBS games that are rooted in fantasy designs, and yet are so different that you really can't compare them.

King's Bounty - The original New World Computing gem, predates Heroes of Might and Magic by a few years (1990 IIRC). Troop, treasure, and artifact locations are randomized, as is the villain locations which gives it considerable replay value. I used to beat it once a week, back in the 386/486 days. It's still fun today. It was effectively remade for the PS2 as HOMM: Quest for the Dragonbone Staff.

Age of Wonders: More tactical than HOMM/KB, this was another excellent, yet very different game. You had 12 races to choose from, each with their own units and strengths.

Civilization: The original empire builder; you should know this one.

Steel Panthers: World at War: A World War II freeware TBS. Basically, it is a battalion-level tactical game, with a breadth of units unmatched by nearly any other game. While the AI isn't all that great, it can still put up a fight and can be quite challenging. Especially if you use historical or bizzare formations (Panzer II light tanks and cavalry FTW!)

Master of Magic and Master of Orion are two more well liked TBS games, but I regret to say I haven't played them.



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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:48 AM

Age of Wonders is a good game, I always preferred it to the Civilization games. There are things that really bug me about it though.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:11 AM

Age of Wonders was okay, but certain bits were unbalanced. And the whole 'no random map generation' bit. It's only the most vital feature of any 4x game...




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