Lost in Nostalgia

Where have I been recently? Lost in Nostalgia, that’s where. A month or so ago I was so bored and wondered to myself “where are all the cool world/city builder games like the ones I used to play, they were so awesome!” and it seemed like they just didn’t exist anymore. I decided to search for a few games I used to play to see what similar games I could find when suddenly I stumbled upon gog.com which is a site full of teenaged dreams and nostalgia. Nearly any game I can think of that I used to love, they have and their goal is to make all the “good ol’ games” playable on current operating systems. I cautiously typed in one of the games I used to love and there it was! For sale and for the same price as most iPad apps you can buy these days. There was Caesar III.

A bustling city in Caesar III

A bustling city in Caesar III

Caesar III is a Roman city Builder game where you get assignments from Caesar to build up desolute or poor villages into something better – working towards world domination, of course – and then you move onto your next mission and start over again. What I love most about the game is that you start with villagers in tents and slowly they get wealthier and start building better places and everything gets a little fancy. The only problem I found with the gog version of this is it doesn’t like window view, it freaks out a bit so it’s best to leave it as full screen, the issue with this is you lose hours while you build up your city and empire and don’t even realise until your eyes are dropping out of your face.

I put so many games on my wishlist like RollerCoaster Tycoon, Patrician III, Theme Hospital, Abes Odyssey/Exodus and I have been able to find games I’ve never heard of before, like Deponia, which looks so beautiful that I couldn’t resist. I really love the animation style and the storyline is so silly and snarky that I knew it’d be just for me. That being said, it’s been a while since I’ve played an adventure point and click game and I’m pretty terrible at it. A few walk thrus have saved me on multiple occasions as they clues can be very obscure and complex but I’m getting better.. sort of.