Thursday, June 28, 2012

City Building

In my small amount of free time I've had, I've been playing lots of Zeus. Basically just all Zeus. That game is great. It's complex and you have to manage a lot of things in order to make the city work. If one thing fails then the whole city is in danger of crumbling and failing. Especially if there is a food shortage. If there is a food shortage, everyone will leave and there will be no workers to produce said food and deliver it so that people will come back.

What is really fun are the scenarios. They make it so you can't you use everything and have to make due with what they give you. The one that I played that I really enjoyed required me to trade a lot in order to provide services for the city. I didn't even have to ability to produce fleece. The only source I had was importing. Which meant that I needed to make money, which meant I needed to export. Not being your own self sustaining economy makes the game very different. It feels like you're almost running a real country.

I also purchased Pharoah. I loved that game back in the day. I haven't gotten time to play it again, because I've had a limited time to try and get it to work. currently, whenever I start it, it only shows a black screen. I push F5-F6, and I can get into the title screen, but after it goes into a cut scene, I can't see it anymore. I haven't tried too hard, as I want to "finish" my Zeus binge before I move onto another system of game.

I'm entertaining the notion of buying Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 again. That was a great game. Maybe I'll just download it, but for $10, hopefully they get a small cut of the money.


  1. Zeus
  2. Pharoah
  3. WoW