Did the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Kill Real-Time Strategy?

Alex Mazey from GamersFTW writes:

“I’ve already written about how much I’m enjoying a MOBA like Smite, and I know many of my friends and colleagues enjoy other popular, multiplayer online battle arenas. Saying that, I can’t help but feel like these MOBAs are a natural progression from the real-time strategy genre, offering increased connectivity and deep tactical combat without the slow resource gathering, and city building of their predecessors.”

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alexgibson904d ago

I really miss the golden Era of RTS. Company of Heroes is still one of my all time favourite games, but eve before that games like Rise of Nations and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds were ace. MOBA has definitely shifted popularity away from those sorts of games.

Maple22904d ago

I think people tend to want something a little more fast paced these days. I enjoyed sinking hours into Age of Empires, but there is also an appeal to getting stuck into a quicker game as well.