Since i had the chance to upgrade my system
a bit, i also got the chance to play some of those "modern" games i've missed out so much the past 7-8 years, thanks to the new GFX card.
So i first bought Command & Conquer Generals - Deluxe Edition which had both the original and Zero Hour add-on and was about to buy Far Cry too, but it required a DVD drive which i of course don't have in my outdated system
Anyway, Generals was nice, i generally like the C&C series from the original to Tiberian Sun (haven't played Red Alert 2 though), but what strike me as odd was the lack of the "epic story" and the in-between-battles videos (zero hour had the videos, but didn't really have a story...). C&C has always been know for those things (even if they are corny and filled with buxom women) so in that sense there was definetly something missing in Generals, but the gameplay was definetly to the better direction! I loved playing with all of the sides and all teams seemed balanced very well to me.
Overall 15's well spent!
On to the next one, which was Prince of Persia the sands of time. I can really see why this is a "classic" (odd to me that a game should become a classic in mere couple of years though...) to many gamers. The insane yet very easy to pull off stunts are great, the clever story was good and surprised me quite a lot towards the end, and of course the graphics were good too (finally a chance to really test out that gfx card). This game is great, but it has very little if at all replay value which is a bit sad, i had good times playing through this game, good times...
Another 10's that i don't regret spending!
And then... what? No more games? Aww nuts...
The reason is that there really is only one game store around here which sells/buys used & old games and it isn't a big store either. My gfx card can't really churn up the graphics of the most recent games so i still have to stick to the 3-6 year old games which have lower system requirements.
On the bright side, Diablo 2 LoD is interesting again and this time i just might have a character on the way that will take me to hell and back. The last one that did made to hell died, no i wasn't playing hardcore, just died because she lacked any decent equipment.
Oh yeah and happy Winter-een-mas
to all you nutty gamers