10 Games that make us all glad DOS is a thing of the past.

10 Games that make us all glad DOS is a thing of the past.
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While this list has a few gems, its clear that the games were loved in the early 90s and late 80s were in fact pretty awful.

1) Mystical

A vertical shooter with graphics that were cutting edge for the time, while the gameplay is incredibly simple compared to today’s games its actually a fairly decent play and one  of the few DOS titles that i would play for entertainment value, and not simply for game archaeology or nostalgia

2)The Great Escape

For those who lived through the early 90’s you will know what i mean when i talk about teletext games, well this is pretty much that, a monotone affair of block like pixels and midi music, the only redeeming value for this title is nostalgia or game archaeology, as honestly the tiny resolution and clunky controls make this a hard pass.

3) Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection

Christian games have a habit of being awful, and while many successful mainstream games contain christian references both implied and explicit, games made by christian studios are often very poor, and honestly feel tacky and preachy, this collection is no exception.

From the awful music, strange mobs (seems village people style bikers are the enemy in one of the first levels lol), and bizarre theology aka a Pear being a fruit of the spirit, overall its a embarrassment to christian gaming and is better forgotten.

4) Elf

The biggest challenge this games offers is starting it, with no manual or any hint of the controls needed to actually start the game, trial and error and googling finally got me started (shift is for some reason mapped to the start function unlike enter like 99% of games)

5) LAST RITES

While its a very dated game, you can clearly see the seeds of a modern shooter, with gorgeous for the time 2D graphics and fast gunplay, this gem is worth a play for fans of the genre, while game-play doesn’t hold up compared to today’s shooters, for game archaeology sake, this game is a fantastic purchase and one which will be instantly recognisable as one of the ancestors of the zombie shooter genre.

6) Chaos Control

Reminiscent of the really awful low polygon model style of the early 90s, this shooter offers only nostalgia value, gameplay is very much like the arcade machines of the early 80s and is frankly the type of on rails gameplay that is very much out of favor with todays gamers.

Not recommended for any except game archaeologists.

7) King’s Table – The Legend of Ragnarok

Digital boardgames are rather timeless, in the fact they kinda suck the same no matter what year they were made, that being said this one isn’t too bad and is worth a play if you have a hankering to play the viking version of “chess that is not chess”.

Graphics look good for the era and have a feel good early 90s vibe to them.

8) Marco Polo

Marco polo is super dated but offers something of a warm fuzzy feeling, from its terrible postage stamp resolution videos which move at about 12fps to the grainy pixelated images it screams 1990s education games and that is just fantastic, while not much of a game, its worth it for children of the 80s and 90s to relive those school/library pc days.

9) Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess

Gonna copy what i said about The Great Escape.

For those who lived through the early 90’s you will know what i mean when i talk about teletext games, well this is pretty much that, a monotone affair of block like pixels and midi music, the only redeeming value for this title is nostalgia or game archaeology, as honestly the tiny resolution and clunky controls make this a hard pass.

10) Wizardry 6 & 7

While the great grandaddies of CRPG deserves respect, they are simply too old and far too simple to be worth a play in 2019, only nostalgia or game archaeology would be served by playing these blocky and awful sounding CRPG.

I must however point out for the time there was a fairly good array of character creation, and while the graphics look hideous today they were very good for the early 90s.

An amusing note is Wizardy 7 asks for words from the manual to start a new game, vintage DRM for the win!

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