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Has the strategy video game genre been abandoned?


Not long ago the world of video games had a wonderful collection of strategy titles like Command and Conquer, Warcraft, and World in Conflict. Nowadays the genre has largely dried up aside from a few big annual releases. Is it dead? Why or why not?

 

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    I hope and believe it will. FPS is just the hot choice right now. In the meantime you should go after Total War Rome II.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Sadly video games are like everything else. Trendy. Shooters are in right now. It's a shame because I think both could be used in concert.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    That's just my point. Some of the more recent titles have been excellent. Why they haven't pursued it baffles me.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Agreed. To me, part of the exhilaration with RTS games was the work you put in. You knew if you overwhelmed a base and conquered a map it was because of your strategic thinking. The payoff is so much better than simply shooting my way to the end.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    That's a shame. Everyone seems so enamored with being on the ground fighting. I enjoy control the troops, acting like the general figuring out weaknesses in defenses.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    The relentless pursuit of new gamers makes studios forget the old ones. That sucks and rather unfair to a genre that really helped launch so many successful series.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    I guess every country has a different preference.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Total Annihilation is one of my favorite RTS games. So underrated. I heard about the new C&C Generals 2. Very excited. Starcraft has kept me going.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Very familiar with Paradox. Hearts of Iron II is one of my all time favorites. I'll have to check out those other titles.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    I own XCOM and loved it. I wished there were more like it. CoH is a title I just got into. Steam has been my go-to but I still think the genre is under-appreciated.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    I admit XCOM was a pleasant surprise. I own it now. My beef is that the genre is not readily available like it used to be. Now it's mainly Steam or the seldom big titled like Starcraft.

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Yeah, it is much thinner than it used to be. Starcraft 2 is good but can't hold the genre up by itself.