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February 2010

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Pirates!

Among the old games I remember with the most fondness, near the top is Sid Meier's Pirates!, and it's updated Sequal, Pirates! Gold.

They were among the first open-ended games that I remember, where you could totally ignored the story line and just "be a pirate", if you wanted to. It had role-playing, adventuring, action, and greatest of all, piracy!

They were just plain fun!

Today I came across This press release from Firaxis, Sid Meier's game company, detailing that they are working on a Pirates! remake!

Now I just need to hear that LucasArts is doing another Monkey Island game, and that Sierra's doing another Quest For Glory game[1], and I'll be totally content. ;-)

[1] This last is, unfortunately, almost impossible at this point. A few years ago, Sierra killed the division that had been responsible for the truly great old Sierra adventure games.

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You have no idea what I would give for another Quest for Glory. Purely for nostalgia value... I remember playing those back on an old Amiga.

I also wholeheartedly support any game with an exclamation mark in its title!

QfG.

Yeah. . . I absolutely loved the old-school adventure games, and Quest For Glory was always my favorite. It was just a really entertaining game.

QfG1 was one of the first games I *really* played on a computer.

games.slashdot.org.

Yeah, the one about Meier being inducted into a video game hall of fame, thingy. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the mention of the new Pirates! game.

Even after 10-15 years (15 for Pirates!, 10 for Pirates! Gold), it's still one of my all time favorite games. I just *hope* that the new one lives up to that legacy.

Civ.

Yeah, Civ kicked huge amounts of ass, too. Another of my favorites.

I hope the new Pirates! game lives up to what the old ones were, 'cause then you'll have an opportunity to see just how cool it is.

Honestly, if it's even half as good as the old ones, it'll still be twice as good as most of the popular games these days. ;-)
My only experience with Pirates! was on a ROM, but even then - damn that's a good game. Definitely rivals Uncharted Waters for non-linear gameplay and quality.

Uncharted Waters.

Oooh!

I'd almost forgotten about Uncharted Waters. That was a truly awesome game, too.

Both of them rank up there as games that you can literally play for hours and hours without getting tired of them.

And Uncharted Waters reminds me of how awesome Romance of the Three Kingdoms was, too. Koeig knows how to make some damn fine video games.