Reading this thread about the new Sims II expansion pack I looked through my cabinet of PC games that I have near my desk. I knew I had the Sims II in there somewhere! I also realized there was a reason it wasn’t on my computer…because I devoted too much time to playing it. I enjoyed it, but I just didn’t want to devote so much time in it after awhile. I actaully have a few games that for different reasons I don’t play at all, or enjoyed by haven’t got them on the hard drive any longer. What games do you own but don’t play for whatever reason? Heres my list.
Games that I have no longer installed
Pharoah: Has anyone else ever played this? I really enjoyed it, but after some time got bored. Hell, I even have its expansion pack, Cleopatra.
Europa Universalis II: Looked like fun when I bought it, but its pretty much a resource management game. Got bored with it pretty quick, though I think its a good game from my limited playing time…for someone with more patience than I.
Sim City IV: For some reason I get fed up and bored with my cities rather quickly. One of these days I’m actually going to reinstall this game and finish one!
Alpha Centauri: Loved it when it was new, but it wasn’t cooperatring with windows XP when I rebuilt my computer. I know theres a patch, but I didn’t feel like reinstalling it.
Arcanum: I was really close to finishing this role playing adventure game, and it was fun! Then my computer died. I’d have to start all over now, so I never reinstalled it.
Empire earth: I can barely remember buying this. But I do remember not liking it. Can’t remember why, but I knoqw I didn’t have fun and i thought the graphics looked shitty.
Rise of Nations: I bought this, loaded it, played a bit and unloaded it and I have almost no idea whether i liked it or not. I put it on my “reconsider pile”.
Zoo Tycoon: i bought this for my wife thinking she’d enjoy it. I guess she didn’t. i might give it a whirl one day.
Sims II: As I mentioned. I’m thinking about playing it again to be honest, but it may have to wait until winter. Once it gets cold enough that I don’t wanna go outside I may have time for it.
Games that I have installed
Civ IV: I’ve always liked the civilization games, but IV didn’t grab me like the others did. Still, i keep it installed, and will probably play it again. I don’t know why but it doesn’t give me the “one more turn” fever that its predecessors had.
Neverwinter Nights: I’ll probably uninstall it soon. Its fun, I’ve played the expansions and a boatload of the player created mods you can download. But NWN II is coming out soon, so I’ll just wait for it.
City of Heroes/ Villains: I’ve had a blast playing this game, but it is starting to get too much “same old same old” to me. I’ll probably keep it as my subscription is good for a few more months. Its debatable if I’m gonna re-up on it.
**World of Warcraft: ** A few coworkers and friends play so I joined up. I think its fun, so I’ll probably keep it up.
Dungeons and Dragons Online: I only picked it up because there was one copy in the ridiculously small PX here. Hell, usually there aren’t any games at all! Plus the first month is free. It hasn’t intrigued me much yet, but i’ll give it the entire free month to do so. I’ll only pay for 2 subcriptions to online games so DDO better beat out City of Heroes in that time or its bye bye.