Jul 072009

I still remember reading the PC Gamer issue in which Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri received the highest rating that magazine had ever given, in which it was implied that this might be the greatest PC game of all time. An examination of subsequent “best of” lists shows that their prediction or their memories failed, but it’s worth asking what about the game so captivated its players. I think that in part — and this is something you would not expect to say for a game of this kind — this was due to the story. Other games in this genre, [Read more…]