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I guess it's a matter of taste, but guys, why Starcraft? The whole game is about micromanaging morons. You simply have to explain every little thing to your unit, it's like they are friggin' one day old kittens with their eyes still closed. Honestly, I've tried getting into SC and similar RTS games, but alas, these aren't real time strategies, they're more like real time caretakers, because that's what you are in these games - a damn caretaker. But then again, I suppose it's a matter of taste. Though it is a shame that RTS became synonymous with Dune II and C&C clones, because the term doesn't really specify any specific gameplay, just that it's a strategy game in real time.
Edited by nielsbohr - 6/2/11 at 4:39pm
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Sins of a solar empire with entrenchment addon, diplomacy was meh

if you like epic space battles
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You best start off by warzone 2100 coz its free http://wz2100.net/ Plus its one of the greatest RTS games ever.

Also Men at war is awesome.
Warzone! Lol I remember spending hours playing it on Playstation 1. Loved it
post #94 of 98
Soooo, we have gone from "recommend me an RTS" to a Starcraft II vs Starcraft I / BW flame war.

<Sigh>

OP... Arent you glad you asked? Have you come to any decisions yet?
post #95 of 98
Anyway OP decide which game you want to play.

I just stated my opinions on SC2 and you are not obligated to accept them.
Edited by iWantACookie - 6/2/11 at 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by nielsbohr View Post
I guess it's a matter of taste, but guys, why Starcraft? The whole game is about micromanaging morons. You simply have to explain every little thing to your unit, it's like they are friggin' one day old kittens with their eyes still closed. Honestly, I've tried getting into SC and similar RTS games, but alas, these aren't real time strategies, they're more like real time caretakers, because that's what you are in these games - a damn caretaker. But then again, I suppose it's a matter of taste. Though it is a shame that RTS became synonymous with Dune II and C&C clones, because the term doesn't really specify any specific gameplay, just that it's a strategy game in real time.
This pretty much. To me, RTS should be about having an overall plan and executing it, reacting to your opponent and countering his advances better than he does yours. A high APM requirement and insane amounts of micro get in the way of the overall game; yes there should be room for some mechanical player skill but an RTS should be above all else a thinking man's game.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. While I may or may not like it I can at least try Starcraft II. I will also try Rome Total War cause it also looks pretty entertaining. And I just got Shogun II about an hour ago, so we'll see how it goes.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. While I may or may not like it I can at least try Starcraft II. I will also try Rome Total War cause it also looks pretty entertaining. And I just got Shogun II about an hour ago, so we'll see how it goes.
Most welcome. Have fun, its a great genre!
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