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anyone remember detroit

Post by abyss » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:48 pm

Detroit was a managerial car game by Impression and published by sierra in 1993. The depth that was in the game was impressive. You had to financially keep your car company in working order. It had so much strategy and I feel it was quite possibly the best game from impression but really I don't see the game getting a lot of the attention that weaker titles like caeser does. Why is that.

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Re: anyone remember detroit

Post by Tawmis » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:11 pm

Hrm, I can't say I recall this?

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Re: anyone remember detroit

Post by the_doctor » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:15 am

maybe we should get copies for the Big 3. if they can't win the game, they lose the bailout money and have to close up shop. (not like they're making decent products anymore anyway)

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Re: anyone remember detroit

Post by Rudy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:28 am

Detroit was ok for its time. Quite some depth indeed, but i didn't figure out how to make the business successful, lol. I tried different car models (sports vehicle, commercial vehicles, family cars,..), marketed them, provided competitive prices and all, but they simply did not sell. Must have missed something...
I wouldn't call it the best game from Impressions though. Shortly after Detroit, Impressions also released Airbucks, which had a similar concept (with the airline industry) and was far more entertaining to play (i actually turned the business into a big international airliner, lol). What i like most of Impressions would be the citybuilding series though (Caesar,Pharaoh, Zeus, Emperor,...) and let's not forget their Lord of the Realm and Lords of Magic Series.
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Re: anyone remember detroit

Post by DeadPoolX » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:15 am

I remember Detroit. I wasn't too impressed with it. Maybe my attention span was less back then. Whatever the case, I had other games to play.
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Re: anyone remember detroit

Post by abyss » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:22 am

It was very hard and you had to succesfully manage a car company but it was my favourite impression game. You can't get sound on newer computers though.

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Re: anyone remember detroit

Post by Andy Roark » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:44 pm

Detroit was a cool game - it was an Impressions release from before the Sierra purchase that got re-released under the Sierra Classics label in 95-96. Just to see what I had up I checked SierraVault and I've only got Mobygames box cover scans but this "bullet point" on the back jumped out at me....

- Turned based business simulation from 1908 to 2008

Freaky, huh?

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Post by DeadPoolX » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:03 pm

abyss wrote:It was very hard and you had to succesfully manage a car company but it was my favourite impression game. You can't get sound on newer computers though.
That reminds of Air Bucks. The idea was to create and run an airline successfully to make money. Obviously that game is fictional, since airlines are lucky to break even (usually they lose money).

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