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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/19/2009 12:55:52 PM   
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Spartan/Troy. 

No RTS.  Period.  Give orders, watch things happen.  Relatively easy to get into.


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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/19/2009 2:41:53 PM   
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Nefarious,

I thought Legion of Gold was the same engine, just a might older.  I was going to purchase LG today since I have the day off to play and then teach it to my father.  Thanks again everyone for the support and suggestions. 
Oh yeah, even Osprey.

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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/21/2009 4:20:01 AM   
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Heck, go download the original SC1 demo.  If he likes it, the old game is probably only about $20.  Hours and hours of fun against a decent AI and H to H, well its great with many varied strategies.

Later there are the more current versions if he really gets into it.  Why settle for less than all 3 combat dimensions, land, sea and air and its historical.

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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/21/2009 8:35:18 AM   
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Heck, go download the original SC1 demo.

SC = Star Control

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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/21/2009 3:35:09 PM   
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Sorry Matti,

I assumed everyone knew, SC = Strategic Command, by one of the most intuitive and responsive developers on this planet, Hubert Cater.

PTO is surely the best Pacific theater, grand strategy, game around that doesn't take a lifetime to play.

And soon to follow, will be the Global SC version, which can be played leisurely under the constraints of todays cultural demands.

The AI is close to the best, if not the best on the market with the +2 expert level.

H to H.....well...what can be said, the customs and mini campaigns are tournament quality, even the grand campaigns can be completed on a multiple basis for tournament brackets.

I'll add the editor is TOAW capable, with dynamic scripting for the AI.

Sorry...most of the people that have a problem with the tile grid are simply missing it.

Each to his own. Other than Panther's editions, its all I play, nothing else compares.

SC and AA.....a league of their own.

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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/22/2009 2:34:35 AM   
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Seamonkey,

You are right, SC1 would be a good choice especially for a low end system.  I am going to work with him right now on Legion Gold since he likes the time period.  One step at a time...

Thanks for the recommendation though, I had forgotten SC1.

BTW Seamonkey, I'll bite, what's AA?

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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/22/2009 4:41:41 AM   
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Wasn't baiting, thought you knew, the clue was the mention of "Panther".  Panther Games, Airborne Assault series, RDOA, HTTR, COTA and soon BFTB all right here at matrix(well...no RDOA).

Truly without reservations, AA is the cutting edge of wargame simulations, excluding the graphics.  For you now, for your dad later.

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RE: Game for Father (He read Erik's Article) - 1/27/2009 2:20:50 AM   
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Ok, a followup of getting my father into strategy gaming...

I had a copy of Civ III complete.  It isn't on my system, since I installed Civ IV.  I figured, well shoot, if he doesn't like Civ III, well he just ain't a bonafide computer "strategy" gamer.  So that is where we are right now, and I will let you know how he gets along with it.  Well that is if you are interested in my quest to have more quality father and son time...

Again thanks for all the help and recommendations. Truly a great bunch of guys, even Osprey...

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