First post, by hifidelitygaming
What kind of old simulator games (anything from driving, flying, submarine, space ship, tank, and any other military vehicle sim along with simulations that aren't military based) still have "redeeming value" today?
I mention simulations specifically because in the striving to be realistic, typically in graphics and physics models, things almost always seem to improve the newer that you get. Unlike a retrogame which may have it's own unique charm of some sort, a Pac Man, Kings Quest, or Need for Speed 3, simulations seem to be judged much harsher - I don't know anyone playing an older Flight Simulator if they have the new one for instance, or an older X-Plane if they have the new one and can run it well, because there's basically nothing the older one does the new one doesn't do far better.
Are there any simulations for which this is NOT the case? Whether it's artificial intelligence, or a game that 'dead ended' and didn't have new versions (there was some microsoft space shuttle simulator in the 486 era that i've heard still has ardent modern fans) or perhaps a game that was in competition with others at the time, say a combat flight simulator, and was superior or at least unique at the time even if they didn't produce any new ones after their dominance at the time.
Which would you still play and why/what's unique about them?