cunnalingus wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:36 am
PlusCaChange wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:20 am
HolidayFriday wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:12 am
All the video games are starting to seem alike now. I've gone through tons of stuff on Steam trying to find something interesting and new, but it's pretty much all post-apocalyptic, battlegrounds, or medieval. They all look the same.
If you like strategy games 'Europa Universalis' is a sort of history simulator. You don't have to worry about it getting old because they change everything about twice a year and you have to learn it all over again.
I like strategy games like age of empires and rise of nations. Both good games
They are OK but a good strategy game is about making decisions. If decisions are trivial because only an idiot or someone new to the game would do it any but one way then the game is only interesting while you are learning the right way to do things. The other kind of bad decision is were you just have to guess with no information to go on. This can be interesting in the way seeing how the cards fall in a game of solitaire is but it's not really strategy. Frequently a poorly designed strategy games will force the pace of decision making to increase the feeling of difficulty without actually improving the strategy decision making.
The best strategy games give you decisions with either an overwhelming amount of data, so you have to decide based on your feel for the information because there is too much to analyze or they force you to use kinds of perception other than simple reasoning. The very best ones make your decisions reflect your personality, like seeing a picture in a Rorschach inkblot.