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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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.
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.
That's just my point. Some of the more recent titles have been excellent. Why they haven't pursued it baffles me.
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.
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.
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.
I guess every country has a different preference.
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.
Very familiar with Paradox. Hearts of Iron II is one of my all time favorites. I'll have to check out those other titles.
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.
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.