OLD PC GAMES!!
I started playing Age of Empires II during Uni days, got influenced by my guy friends. We love playing cheats and Photonman, just for fun. I am no where near their talent coz they are so into building up their army, while I like to decorate my town :-(
Hence, I was very happy when Caesar III came about, coz this was the game I was looking for - no need to accumulate army, just gather resourcs, ensure your people are happy, appease the Gods, and just get promoted everytime you achieve the required ratings.
It's no easy task, and I never managed to complete the last level, but it was a lot of fun building the Roman Empire.
Pharoah was the Egyption version of Caesar III (both are by Sierra Games). While I enjoyed the beautiful graphics, it was rather tedious playing this game, coz it takes forever to build a pyramid!!!! Also, I also got kinda bored when the layout is always swamps and desert. I can't be perpetually building huge monuments and harvesting reeds to make papyrus!!!
Eventually, these games became 'obsolete' due to Windows XP as they ran on W2K platform. So I guess it's time to trash out the old, and hope for the new.
I am already playing AOE III, now just waiting for the chance to get hold of Caesar IV, which will most likely be next year.