Friday, 20 July 2012
Next game up on the randometer was Operation Market Garden: Drive on Arnhem, September 1944. It's an old hardcore strategy wargame from 1985. I've never been a big fan of these kinds of games - I've never had the patience or the inclination to understand them (or sometimes even to get through the manual), but I'd like to give the genre a proper go - and there are a lot of them on the list. Sadly, though, this isn't going to be the one to get my attention. It's a very old game, and the interface leaves a lot to be desired. I couldn't work out many options for each unit, so I was basically just moving around and attacking enemy units. I thought I was doing quite well - I'd killed 5 out of 10 German units and not lost any myself - but then the game abruptly ended because I'd failed to hold a strategic point in the allotted time. I didn't even know a) that I was supposed to be holding a point, or b) where any such point on the map was, so away to the done (or disgraced) pile it went.
So, next up on the randometer is...Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator! Ooh, fun. It's a game I bought on GOG way back when and I'd always fancied giving it a go. It's a console-style PC RPG, made in the JRPG style (but by Western devs). The graphics all look a little goofy because of it, but I loves me a good RPG, the goofier the better. Looking forward to this, and I'm looking forward to Gabriel Knight 3 on the series list...Ooh, I don't know which one to play first!