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Which old classics do you enjoy? (Single-player campaigns)

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:21 pm
by kakhome1
It looks like this might be a more appropriate forum than the single player one, so I'm moving the topic here (and modifying the subject a bit).

Old classic = I'm basically defining this as any campaign released before The Lost Levels (but excluding Bahagad Outbreak since it's by the same author). But I (hopefully) covered all the really well-known ones in the poll options. Which ones do you still enjoy, the ones you feel still hold up best? You can pick unlimited options here, but please only pick ones you legitimately still enjoy.

I had to group a few similar ones together to not run out of options. And I know I left out 'Chasm', but it seemed the most logical one to omit to fit the others in.

Any commentary is always welcome as well!

Re: Best of the old classics? (Single-player campaigns)

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:33 am
by LightWolf
Why can't I vote for the 8 that I like?

Re: What old classics do you still oy? (Single-player campaigns)

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:16 am
by kakhome1
I changed this poll to ones you still enjoy and allowed 10 votes (i.e. you could pick all).

Re: Which old classics do you enjoy? (Single-player campaigns)

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:06 pm
by Sirius
I'm not really sure how to vote on this one. I've played almost all of them in co-op over the last couple years in various (Rangers) Co-op Saturday events - with the notable exception of Ironstar and Ironblade due to reported issues that appear to make them non-viable in co-op - and can say I enjoyed all of them.

To different degrees, yes. Some are better than others - but they are all worth playing, if you have the time to play them all. Maybe some are more enticing to go back to, but recency (or more specifically lack thereof) is more of a determinant of that to me than quality, unless the mission is actually bad - and none of the above are.

Re: Which old classics do you enjoy? (Single-player campaigns)

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:43 am
by AlexanderBorisov
Sirius wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:06 pm
with the notable exception of Ironstar and Ironblade due to reported issues that appear to make them non-viable in co-op
What issues are there in co-op? And have you played those in SP mode? Do you think they are worth it (I am going to play it on Insane difficulty without saves and death as usual)?

Re: Which old classics do you enjoy? (Single-player campaigns)

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 pm
by Sirius
Umm... it was either no/insufficient co-op player starts (a very common mistake) or that there was a crash somewhere. Might have been a crash - I forget. I got that info from a report from Whoskyd rather than first-hand - I haven't played them myself.

Edit: Looked it up. Ironblade apparently has only one start position, while Ironstar: "Crashed in a previous attempt, but this might not occur consistently"