Civil War. Good Conflict. No love :-( 8 replies

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devldawg7051

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#1 13 years ago

I love stratagy games, especially Napoleonic Era and earlier because there's more tactics involved in maneuvering armies through terrain, deciding which way will bog your troops down more, cover, supplies, morale, etc...Gettysburg was a great classic, antietam was great too. Waterloo was alright, and more recently another came came out that was ok, great graphics but the AI was funky and the troop count and overall flexability of the game was lacking (can't remember the name off hand). And yes, I realize there's age of empires etc, but thats not the command I like, I don't care about base building, or controlling one guy at a time....watching two massive lines of battle move together is my thing. (that sounded kinda graphic... ;-) ) Anyone think there's hope for a Civil War:Total War type game? Whats you alls take on that type of stratagy game? Am I a dying breed?




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#2 13 years ago

Givin the lack of responses this thread has gotten I guess I'll take that as a hint..




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#3 13 years ago

Not so much of a RTS fan myself, but certainly I agree, games like those are too few and far between.




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#4 13 years ago

The Civil War certainly has been one of the most neglected wars in games, but I don't think there will be a wildly successful RTS being released anytime soon. The History Channel's Bull Run (I think), is the closest to a Total War game that we are going to see. If it had a more renown publisher, I think it would have been quite successful.




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#5 13 years ago

Perhaps if they integrated that conflict into a even broader strategy game it could be successful, but otherwise I don't really see it working with society's obsession with WWII over all other military conflicts for entertainment inspiration.




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#6 13 years ago

Yea, I don't get the obsession with WWII. You name it, they make it. You'd think people would be done with it already. Damn them all :-( I figure though if I could just get that one good one I'd be set for the next few years... :-D




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#7 13 years ago
devldawg7051Yea, I don't get the obsession with WWII. You name it, they make it. You'd think people would be done with it already. Damn them all :-( I figure though if I could just get that one good one I'd be set for the next few years... :-D

I think it is because WWII is one of the most interesting wars. It wasn't "slow" like the Civil War where most of the fighting was still basically forming parallel lines and shooting each other. It really took place all over the world with so many new technologies between so many different peoples, for so long. It's also ones of the easiest wars Americans can boast about how they saved the war seemingly single-handed from evil dictators. ;)




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#8 13 years ago

Yeah, it's mostly about publicity. Make a game about Americans killing each other over slavery, or one where they 'save the world' from e'vil'?




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#9 13 years ago

Killin' is killin' in my book.

I saw expand on the game titles and make a Civil War RTS. I'm tired of WW2.