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[Video Games]

What happened to RTS games?

I grew up with games like Command and Conquer, Total Annihilation, Homeworld, Starcraft, Warcraft, and Age of Empires. For the past several years this genre seems to have experienced a great decline. For the past several years there hasn't been a successful big budget RTS with a cinematic storyline and good multi player. What happened? Who here misses this genre? Now I am really excited for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. I hope it is successful and we will end up seeing more games in this genre.

by: CmdrShepard2154


January 11, 2016 (3 years ago)

3 Replies & Comments

I am with you CmdrShepard2154 ! I feel old, because my references are from the early 90's ! Games like "Battle Isle", "The Settlers", and the holy grail to me, which was "Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty" (aka Battle for Arrakis). I can't count how many hours, days, weeks, or months, I spent on these games !

It's true that, it looks like this kind of games are no longer fashionable, … but tell me what still exists beside FPS and Sports games !

I also wish to see a bad-ass RTS AAA game to revive the genre.

Now, sharing my personal experience, I found that RTS are less easy to learn than it was in the past, or I am getting too old. So, maybe it's intimidating for new comers, or people who have not followed the evolution of games for a while.

The second point which I found annoying, is that, what is great is that now you can play against others through the Internet, which is definitively improving the interest of games, but, how the hell are others so superior ?! I mean, I tried a couple of parties of StarCraft, and I didn't yet have the time to build and develops things, and yet my opponent already had a whole army, and was vaporizing me!

By the way, it looks like RTS has found a second life on mobile devices, there are tons of little games which look interesting.


by: OldGrouchy

Message #1

March 10, 2016 (3 years ago)

Hi guys, I think there is lot of RTS games nowadays, and for all kinds of players.

If you are looking for something which blows you away, you should consider giving a look at "Ashes of the Singularity".

by: G-857

Message #2

March 17, 2016 (3 years ago)

You can find lot of RTS on mobile phones.


by: G-1563

Message #3

October 30, 2018 (11 months ago)

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