So, simple idea - I wanted to try out a new RTS, but I've been out of the loop for quite a while. I used to spend hours upon hours on Age of Empires II, but then took a very long break from these games until called forth by the hype surrounding Supreme Commander. Sad to say, I didn't like it one bit, possibly because my expectations were too high. Later, I bought World In Conflict, which has kept me busy for a very long time.
Recently however, I began to grow tired of the fast and furious TDM gameplay style in WiC and started longing for some base building, resource gathering goodness.
But I'm completely out of the loop. :[ So, any help in chosing a new game to try out?
Well if you liked Age of Empires 2 and like star wars, you could try Galactic Battlegrounds, I put a TON of hours into that game
Or if you want something a little more complicated, you could try Stronghold 2, I like this game because if your not in the mood for a fight you can just play a game based entirely on the economics, while some might think it boring, I enjoy just gathering resources and building a huge castle for my people
I actually did a bit of looking around, and it appears that there are two new Command and Conquer games out, plus an expansion.
I admit, I haven't actually played any previous command and conquers. The two that are out are Tiberian Wars and Red Alert 3. Either of those a recommended buy?
As for Galactic Battlegrounds, there are two issues with that. It's terribly old, so I wouldn't be likely to find it in a store - and I own Empire at War, which appears to be an updated version of the first.
what kind of RTS are you looking at? i mean, do you want futuristic laser battles like in Supreme commander and Command & Conquer or do you like ancient sword vs axe RTS like in Age of Empires? when you like the second i can give you a advice for a realy great game: Rome: Total War! (but might be hard to get your hands on one of them cause it's pretty old for a game) when you want futuristic you might want to try C&C Red Allert, but when you want it for PC you might have problems with Securom like the rest of humanity does :( (reason i got me an Xbox 360) i would totally not recommend C&C Tiberium Wars, i own this game and it has bored me in the same week as i bought it... but a realy great RTS game is without doubt:Tom Clancy's ENDWAR! i will maybe buy it to when the price is down and when i have some money left to spent cause i'm waiting on Halo Wars
Command & Conquer series is my favorite in the RTS genre since the first Command & Conquer game. They're basically exactly what you're looking for; base building, resource gathering goodness. Last one I played is Tiberium Wars. To be honest, I like the old ones better, but you can't go wrong if you take Tiberium Wars.
I'm really leaning towards one of the C&C games. How does Red Alert compare to Tiberium Wars? Or in fact, what is the relationship between the two games?
Metall_pingwin;4774548Or in fact, what is the relationship between the two games?
They're brother and sister. :D
Seriously now. Tiberium Wars is the sequal to Tiberian Sun which is the sequal to the first Command & Conquer. In Command & Conquer and Tiberian Sun, you have 2 opposing factions; Global Defense Initiative (good guys) and Brotherhood of NOD (bad guys). Tiberium Wars introduces the third side; alien race called Scrin. They all wage war over a mineral called Tiberium. Each game takes the story further into the future.
Red Alert (the first one, ofcourse) acts as a prequel to the first Command & Conquer. Beside having it's own story, it also serves as an introduction to the events that take (or took, if you preffer) place in the first Command & Conquer. Opposing factions are Allies and Soviets. Red Alert 2 continues where the first one left off, but in another timeline, so to say. Red Alert 3 furthers the alternative timeline style and introduces third side into the conflict; the Empire of the Rising Sun. All Red Alert games are basically set in the past (before the first Command & Conquer), but they also have certain high-tech aspect, especially Red Alert 3.
I could go into more details, but I think there's no need for that. You can always use Google to look for more informations and watch some videos on YouTube.
If you're longing for some basebuilding/resource management, you gotta pick up Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. There is the game plus 3 expansions, and I think you can get them all in one package. Great game, tons of fun, plus you can play as one of 9 different armies. :cool:
Probably Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, I'd get Dark Crusade. It's the best of them all, Winter Assault's not bad either.
I always liked Warcraft (Warcraft II best) and Starcraft (still waiting for Starcraft II) also, Command and Conquer Generals (I liked Tiberium Wars also) was cool!