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Strategy games which include ancient civilization?

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by an Administrator, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Make America Great Again Agesilausgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I played a good amount of the original FOG. It was a very face paced, very simple, multiplayer-only experience. It was quite enjoyable because the community was large and active.

    If FOG 2 can capture that spirit and offer a campaign mode, improved interface, and a little more complexity, then it will be fantastic.
     
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    I can't believe nobody's mentioned Empire Earth yet. The first age is literally beating each other with clubs and stones, you don't get more ancient than that.
     
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  3. Beastrogender: ⚧ Magister

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    I think the strike against it is how generic that part is oppose to trying to add some authentic bits of style and weapon design from that era, but we don't have much if any of that, so all they could do was generic.

    That is ultimately why so much ancient history is cut off as Rome and Greece. We all know their styles and we also have more than enough material to draw from from their culture, both militarily and non-militarily. The further you go back and less of that is around alongside the added worry that many modern audiences simply won't know enough to know what Mesopotamian or Egyptian weapons looked like.

    Think about making a neolithic city state game where you could play Jericho or any of the rest of the ancient Levantine city states that borrows from the spirit of The Settlers where conflict is a rare end game thing where you need to keep you population intact because even a Pyrrhic victory will cripple you for generations. I've often thought that would be a neat idea for a game, but so much of what would make that interesting would be the different styles of the cities architecture, weapons and the differences in their cultures, but we simply don't know enough about them to do that, and given the way the Neolithic era was there might not have been all that much differences to being with.

    That is what makes Ancient Egypt so damn interesting. It's in the air if their weapons were effective, but they certainly did have a wide variety of different clubs, axes and swords that are ripe to give modern game developers plenty of room to work with.
     
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    That's porn for my eyes. I wish there were more strategic games set in ancient Rome and ancient Greece (this is such a neglected era).
     
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    Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War

    Units actually on ships, not just "icons" like in Age of Empires
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    Stop shooting arrows at walls, just climb them
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    Directly control your hero
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    We need a "cool" button. Is the game good or simply looks that way?
     
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  8. Make America Great Again Agesilausgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=78154

    New developer journal for FOG 2!


    Campaign mode is a huge announcement. It was sorely missed in the original, which had no meaningful single-player mode. I made a Cleomenes III scenario for the original, but if the campaigns are moddable then I can make something even better to honour that king.
     
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    They list "Mod friendly" as one of features.

    Besides Pike & Shot, which FOG 2 shares engine with has player made campaigns available.
     
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    http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=78413
     
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    Wargames are riddles with the most basic idiotic AIs in existence. Doesnt stop the vidya from selling enough to sustain rehashing the same mechanics forever and ever and ever. Its not like grogies care.
    Fucking Pillars of Eternity has better enemy AI then 90 percent of wargame titles.
    And really, does anyone believe that a budget niche titles like that can pay a dedicated AI programmer? They slap a large if else tree on top of it in crunch time to be done with it.
     
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    Hi there. I'm making a turn-based strategy MMO based off 5th century history; no magic or supernatural elements, just politics, strategy and usual player vs player battles. Squads go up to about three dozen soldiers; large armies require multiple players for sieging and so forth. You can check it out in the website (it's WIP, so bear in mind it's a little clunky). www.riseofthefoederati.com
     
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    It is interesting and very much worth a shot, but I wouldn't really call it "good".
    Why, I cannot remember for the life of me. Too much time has passed since I played it.
     
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    No idea why they used sci-fi styled sound effects in that trailer.


     
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    Try the Hegemony series of games. Most recent is set in bronze/iron age Italy back when Rome was still a small city-state and the Etruscans were the most powerful faction in the area.

    Previous games in the series are about Caesar in Gaul, and about ancient Greece at the time of the poleis.
     
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    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/06/the-flare-path-serried-ranks-and-buried-tanks/

     
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  23. Make America Great Again Agesilausgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    It's good. It's very good.
     
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