Qt3 Classic Game Club #12 - Zeus
Time for another installment of the classic games club. What to choose? My first and second picks (Fantasy General and Warlords 3) are unfortunately not available anywhere. It is a little too soon for the likes of Civ 1 and Planescape Torment since we’ve just played those 2 genres. They are also true classics so many in the club have probably already played them. Looking back on past choices, nobody’s picked any city builders yet. I have my genre! There’s so few of them on the market these days but quite a few old ones to choose from.
Why Zeus? I wanted to pick something I’ve never played before. Sorry Tropico and SimCity, you’re both out. It came down to Pharaoh, Caesar 3 or Zeus. We already have more modern builders for Egypt (Children of the Nile) and Rome (Caesar 4), both of which are fine games. Zeus is the last in the Impressions Games series and presumably is the most well-refined. It also has great reviews on GoG, so Zeus it is!
I’ve started playing through the tutorial already. Being a fan of the Tilted Mill builders, I’m already feeling quite at home with the mechanics. Hoping to start on one of the adventures this weekend.