Khali wrote:Due to health reasons it looks like I am going to be stuck at home for a extended period. Since physical labor is out of the question right now and I need to keep my mind busy I thought I would pick up a couple of strategy games to add to my collection. I used to be big into strategy games several years ago. Not so much lately because they all seemed to be getting more and more complicated to the point you can't keep track of everything that's going on in them. I have a good collection of Strategy games but I am looking to add a few before I give that category of games a rest permanently. The three that put me off Strategy games were Earth 2042, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Hearts of Iron.
One I did enjoy playing a lot was Age of Empires 2. They are going to release a updated version called Age of Empires 2 HD. I can pre purchase AoE2 HD alone, for $18 or get a bundle that includes AoE 3 for $28. I know nothing about Age of Empires 3. Is it worth the extra $10?
I am also looking at the Command & Conquer™ The Ultimate Collection from Origin. I played all the C&C games up to Tiberian Sun then left off until Generals was released. I also picked up Renegade but I don't consider it belonging with the strategy C&C games since it was a FPS. Any thoughts on the collection being worth $30?
Any other recommendations for Strategy games that would be worth the time and money?
Hawkwing74 wrote:I don't play Starcraft II but I am curious what you mean when you say Blizzard killed it?
Aphasia wrote:That probably holds true for any large franchise that once was a small and very dedicated and very vocal community. Same thing goes on in Battlefield. OMG, no commander, the game is ruined. BF2 was soo much better. But when it all comes down to it, most of the people are still there playing like never before as well as gathering lots of more people in to it. Somebody said it very, very well. Heard it on a podcost not long ago. Had to google it to find out who though.
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
~ Marcel Pagnol
kamikaziechameleon wrote:such a true quote.
I don't reflect on the past much because I have no power to effect it. I dream of the future and concentrate on the present. Truly happy people spend little to no time reflecting and focus on what is in front of them. Strangely successful people operate much in the same way.
kamikaziechameleon wrote:Is he referencing the major patches and balancing, that is what happens in mp games, the good ones atleast.
MadManOriginal wrote:I can understand an intellectual dislike of how Blizzard handled WCS (although it is the fuirst one, and seemed a little rushed, so I'm sure that like the game itself it will be 'patched') but...unless you're a pro gamer who was expecting to do well in the WCS, I don't see why that would make you quit the game if you still enjoy playing it.