The North Remembers
- Nov 18, 2009
I think RTS games are just less popular/ profitable than they used to be. I'm not really a huge RTS gamer myself so I can't say too much based on experience, I haven't seriously played an RTS since LOTR: Battle For Middle Earth and I'm not even sure what an RTT is.Shadow-Phoenix said:Ho?, did I imply in my previous post there there were no other RTS games?, I am well aware that there are some from the past, I am also well aware of the sub-genre known as RTT, most of those games on that page alone are mostly RTT based games with only one or two new ones being RTS and even then they are more akin to company of heroes and not what PA,AOE and C&C are about.Sight Unseen said:Umm... There's way more RTS's than just Planetary Annihilation.
What I was implying is that there is a huge lack of RTS games based on the latter I mentioned at the end above, PA comes to mind because it basically is a lot like it's predecessors but with a slight new innovative twist, that twist alone is what makes that game an instant sell for me, I'm not seeing other RTS games out there today that are doing the same, the more recent few on that page as of this year or last were again more like Company of heroes or being RTT and not RTS, why is it hard to make RTS games like C&C, AOE,SC and UAW?, PA has managed to accomplish that and add something new yet everyone else has gone chasing Company of Heroes so much that it's caused a divide and lack of RTS games like C&C, this is why I bought into PA at the time, in the past I looked into previous RTS's dating back at least 7 years, most of them again like company of heroes besides the much older games from 2004 to the prior decade.
If you look at today's Strategy games there's more RTT and turn based than there are real time with base building and resource based management (resource base al la Supreme commander/C&C/AOE etc, not COH), I'm only seeing Grey Goo and PA along with possibly a third RTS to peak my interest but even then that's such a small number compared to all the ones I played in the past which is why I see there being a severe shortage of actual RTS games with involved base building, resource management while adding something new to the table.
I love the RTS games of the past but I don't count them towards what we should be expecting of the current present, other genres are doing fine and blooming as usual, the RTS one doesn't seem a big massive smash hit like it once was at least a decade or two ago.
Also to your initial reply, you didn't just imply that there were no RTS's, you directly stated it:
so I apologize for misunderstanding your meaning by that.So far Planetary Annihilation seems like the only actual RTS game on there and it's still in early access
Genres often have dormant periods. Recently horror games have had a big comeback after being practically non-existant for years, same can be said of platformers and CRPGs. RTS's and other genres that are in a slump right now will hopefully make a comeback in the future. I'm personally hoping for a come back of band based music games because I was super into Rock Band in its prime and was really sad when it died completely.