So, I recently dug up this little gem
(basically all three Myth games alond with Chimera and the Total Codex expansions) from my collection and went straight into the first game, Myth: The Fallen Lords. Everything was peachy, cool intro, native wide screen resolution, everything just perfect. The first WTF moment was when my dwarf blew up half of my team (himself included) in the very first mission but OK, I remembered that they were always loose cannons. Quick restart and everything went more or less smoothly. Second mission? Not a big deal. Third? Err... had to replay it three times. Fourth? I had to try it seven times. But the fifth mission (Flight from Covenant)? "Myrmidons are coming! Fall back, fall back! Now, seriously guys flee for your life! I said flee! Just do it! Oh... you know what, never mind. Let's try again. Gah! Here they are again!" I swear it I just can't beat that mission and I've tried more than ten times already :D I get my ass delivered to me every single time! Isn't that hilarious? ;) Even more so because I did complete this game years ago and while it was a difficult game I didn't have so many problems right from the beginning!
The same can be said about Knights and Merchants: years ago I've finished it without many problems. Last year, when I decided to play it again, it was a struggle right from the beginning until the very end (yup, I finally managed to win every mission)
Is it normal that after some time you start sucking at certain games? Do you have similar experience? But I must admit (even though it may seem crazy) I'm loving it! It's so good to have a challenging game to play! And winning each mission is super-rewarding!
Oh, and it's a pity that we don't have Myth games here.
I just recently bought the total codex myself. Brand new, still shrink-wrapped, for a few dollars on Amazon. A tried Myth 1, which I positively loved and was awesome at. The controls were terrible, but they just took some getting used to. But even so, I couldn't beat level 1. I tried it 3 times and couldn't do it. Finally, I gave up and went to a guide to help me with my strategies. It's a tough little game!