Oh yeah. Here’s a topic I can comment on.
a. Am I hooked? Take a guess.
b. Why am I hooked? I think the other posters here have covered it. The main thing I remember is that I enjoyed games on the Commodore PC more than the console games at the time (Atari, ColecoVision and Intellivision), because the PC games were a little more strategic overall.
Favorite Atari Games:
Indiana Jones. The first time I beat this game, I felt like I had just kicked Kasperof’s(sp?) ass.
Several others whose names I can’t remember;Activision made kick ass games for the Atari console.
Favorite Commodore 64 Games:
Gunship. This Apachi simulator was WAY ahead of its time.
Wizard’s Crown and Wizard’s Crown : The Eternal Dagger.
Questron. This game still has one of the best endings of any video game.
M.U.L.E. I got the Commodore emulator just to play this game again.
AD&D’s Pool of Radience and Curse of the Azure Bonds.
Elite. Oh hell yeah.
Favorite PC Games
Duke Nuken 3D.
Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2.
Fallout 1 and 2.
Command and Conquer.
Total Annihilation and TA: Core Contingency.
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. How cool is this game? You get to thwack other players with a light saber,use force powers like Speed and Lightning, use cool combos like immobolizing your enemy with Force Grip then shooting them with a rocket launcher…
Wing Commander: Prophecy.
Carmaggedon. Wanna make unwanted guests leave shuddering? Play this little puppy in front of them.
MOO and MOO2.
Master of Magic. From the makers of MOO and MOO2, this game combined cool unit combat with the general building set up of Civilization.
Entrepreneur. Now I know how Bill Gates fills. It’s fun to buy the planet.
I think I’m getting over my addiction. I simply can’t play a game for 10 hours straight like I used to.
You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.