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Submitted by X-Factor 899d ago | opinion piece

What Happened To Strategy Gaming

What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions? Money…

You need look no further than the strategy gaming genre for confirmation. I recall a time. A very long time ago, when finding a good strategy game was as easy as stopping at an Electronics Boutique, and going to the strategy section. You could pick out almost any game and not miss.

These days that’s not the case. Why? Well, money, and “they” think we Americans are stupid. (Culture, Industry, PS3, R.U.S.E., Team Koei, Tropic 3, Xbox 360)

X-Factor  +   899d ago
I wonder it XCOM will deliver, and finally fill that void missing in consoles. Nothing really worthy in the strategy genre.

All those games that IGN and gamespot rate with a 7 or 8, like Halo Wars and such, it should be more like 3's or 4's.

Those games utterly suck. About the only game that has gotten it right on the console is R.U.S.E
Sean Ryno  +   899d ago
I disagree very strongly with you. Ensemble did an OUTSTANDING job with Halo Wars. Go on there on any given weekend and you'll see there are more players in that than Halo 3. They built the game from the ground up for a console, and it shows. Albeit, the game is pretty simple compared to pc-strategy games, but the reason for that is obvious, the controller. I have played that game a lot and can say that it is still fun, relaxing, and a great change of pace.

Tell me please, how does Halo Wars "utterly suck"?
Robochobo  +   899d ago
It's still here, I enjoy playing the Total War series so much. The mods for each one keep it fresh, and the Third Age Total War mod for Medieval Total War II (Based off the LotR) has kept me busy for weeks. Continuous DLC for Shogun Total War II adds days of game play and makes it feel like a new game each time you run it. Games like Tropico and Sim City can have you invested in spending time building and sustaining massive cities for weeks/days as well. When Rome Total War II comes out at retail, the strategy genre will boom yet again, and will usher in a new era of what a RTS/Strategy game should be considered.
Qrphe  +   899d ago
Dood mods are fucking awesome
Ive brrn playing the Game of Thrones mod myself

And to answer this narrow-minded title
They're on PC!
iamlegend9999  +   899d ago
Well I still play Warcraft 3. I will never stop playing that game.
h311rais3r  +   899d ago
There's plenty o strategy games on pc.
AAACE5  +   899d ago
I miss dune 2000! I hate going through hoops to try to play it. The only game that kept me so captivated that i played for over 24 hours straight!
X-Factor  +   899d ago
That's the deal. You have to go to PC to play. You can't find anything decent on console.
-SetoKaiba-   899d ago | Spam
ACEMANWISE  +   898d ago
A big disappointment I've had with consoles. They really started to abandon this genre since last gen.

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