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Gavinfoxx
2009-09-17, 04:45 PM
I personally have started playing Warlords 3: Darklords Rising directly because of Erfworld (The similarities are uncanny! It seems to be one of the main types of games that Erfworld pays homage to.).

So I am asking, who else here is playing any OLD (defined as made in 2000 or before), video or computer games because of Erfworld?

Guancyto
2009-09-17, 04:48 PM
Age of Wonders II.

Fo' sho'.

Similar elements include mass-produced semi-casters, stack size and sub-zones. Plus "being awesome."

Gnomish Lab
2009-09-18, 01:35 AM
Master of Magic.

Not that similar, but still.

DoomITP
2009-09-19, 03:29 PM
What store would you buy old games like that at?

I would probably play master of magic.

Ellye
2009-09-19, 05:34 PM
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic (2003).
And I tried Elven Legacy (a not-old wargame) because of Erfworld too.

Fatso
2009-09-21, 02:37 PM
Heroes of Might&Magic III

That's how I roll.
:)

fangthane
2009-09-24, 01:32 PM
I haven't been playing anything specifically because of Erfworld, but then that's because I'm a bit of a wierd one to begin with. I play some classic games (some might say "old, moldy, dusty, and deservedly so" but not me) and would do whether or not Erfworld tweaked my memory. I'll admit though that I may have played some of the classics a bit more when Erfworld first came out; I just honestly didn't keep close enough track to be sure either way. So as to let others choose whether the old games were better (which is my general belief; I consider most new games an attempt to reduce depth and increase beauty because flashy games with no substance and useless annual updates make more money), I'll link up the Strategy section at one of my favourite sites.

Abandonia (http://www.abandonia.com/en/game/Strategy) is a great site wherein a lot of old software, no longer supported nor policed, finds a home. Goodies such as the Ancient Art of War, Ascendancy, Star Control, Command & Conquer and much more. (And including, incidentally, the already-mentioned Master of Magic)

WARNINGS:
1. You may require a DOS emulator in order to run some of the games on their site. You may further need a Windows 3.1 emulator (or install) on a DOS emulator to run some of them.
2. You may spend unwholesome amounts of time playing some of these old games because, while their graphics are dated and their interfaces sometimes clunky, some of them have depth of gameplay which hasn't been touched since. (offhand, the Might and Magic RPG series springs to mind, especially MM3.)

Dallas-Dakota
2009-09-24, 03:23 PM
Age of Wonders II.

Fo' sho'.

Similar elements include mass-produced semi-casters, stack size and sub-zones. Plus "being awesome."
Age of Wonders I >>> II

Fo' sho'

Or that might me having played '1 to death and never really got into 'II

Guancyto
2009-09-24, 06:07 PM
Unfortunately, I only got to play the demo of I, while I had the full version of II.

So it's entirely possible that what you're saying is true! I wasted a ton of time on just those two demo maps, and all in all I feel it's an excellent game.

How are the campaigns, by the way? Every now and then I get the urge to pick it up.

Grim ranger
2009-09-25, 05:24 AM
I am feeling this weird urge to start playing heroes III after reading erfworld... I guess I should pick up my old campaign... fully levelled necromancer and army of undead at my beck and call...ah, good times :smallamused:

I have also thought of starting to play one reeeeally old strategy game again... if I only find it :smallannoyed:

mutecebu
2009-09-25, 07:59 PM
Nope, but now that you mention it, I could go for some advance wars...

Jergmo
2009-10-17, 02:04 AM
Nope, but now that you mention it, I could go for some advance wars...

Bah! Infidel! *Currently playing Fire Emblem 6, beat Fire Emblem 7 again not that long ago*

Wolfman42666
2009-10-17, 09:58 AM
Yes Age of wonders II, I even looked into buying the expanisons:smallredface:
worse still because I owned it before but wan't interested and then spent a bit of time addicted to it after erfworld really got going.

RandomNPC
2009-10-23, 07:36 PM
Heroes of Might&Magic III

That's how I roll.
:)

ha! I've been playing might and magic 2. But that's because it was free, and i'm cheap. plus ... um... i duno.