VIDEO the Alpha Centauri appreciation thread!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Ghost, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Ghost Chosen One

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    10 years later, and I still feel the urge to play a couple games every once in a while. Just... one... more... turn... :p










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    Great plot, great factions, great technologies, great "social engineering" model, great terraforming, great diplomacy, great unit customization, PLANET BUSTERS, so many awesome quotes, what's not to like about this game? :D
    Last edited by Summer Dreamer, Feb 27, 2013
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  2. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    This is not the thread you're looking for.
  3. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    This is why the boards get broked.
  4. DarthDragon164 Jedi Grand Master

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    I've never played the game, though I have played Civilization. My personal back story for the game, based solely on what I've seen in this thread, is that Morgan Industries was founded by Morgan Freeman and that guy in Summer Dreamer's picture is his descendant.
  5. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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    I consider it to be the most high-brow video game in existence. It was good times. My favorite faction is the psycho Human Hive.

    FYI, you can still download and play the original and its expansion pack from gog.com.
  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    Every game I played always seemed to end with Miriam blowing up entire continents :p

    And yeah, I think it's tied for the highest-rated computer game of all time.



    Check out these cool quotes from the game.
    Last edited by Summer Dreamer, Feb 28, 2013
  7. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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  8. Ghost Chosen One

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    Nooooooo!
  9. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Welcome to hell, citizen. :D :D
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  10. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Miriam was a psycho that I always tried to eliminate early on. Bonus points for doing it with nukes. Take that environmentalist!!

    Anyone play the expansions? The new factions were pretty interesting.
  11. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Ah...Miriam was the God nut. Deidre was the tree (or mind worm) hugger. But either way nukes are great :D
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  12. Ghost Chosen One

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    Yeah, the Cybernetic Consciousness, Data Angels, Cult of Planet, Nautilus Pirate, Free Drones, and especially the Progenitor Aliens were all really cool. I still like the original 7 factions the best, though!

    Yeah, I loved how in Alpha Centauri, the Planet Busters actually blew stuff up! Like, actually destroying the cities and physically altering the entire landscape around it. Nothing like the puny nukes in Civ.