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Offline Detoxicated

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Political Games
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:42:13 am »
So is there any new or newish games that simulate politics of the world in a good manner. I played the geo political simulator, which failed for breaking down on me after 4 (endless) years. And man did I do good, I was saudi arabia, building all these renewable energy suppliers, helping the poor, and still I was richer and richer each and everyday!


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Re: Political Games
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 03:28:36 pm »
Nothing great comes to mind.

It's not a super realistic simulation but you may like Fate of the World. You run a special wing of the UN trying to stop global warming. How that is accomplished (or not) is up to you.

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Re: Political Games
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 01:58:57 pm »
I've played a few US Presidential campaign games. Either they're far too simplistic or they're sort of difficult to use.

I get most of my political jollies from games where politics are more of a feature and less of the central theme, such as Victoria II.

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Re: Political Games
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 04:56:49 pm »
The weak link is the diplomacy aspect. Doesn't seem like anyone has been able to code diplomacy in such a way that it is believable and worthwhile.

Or maybe I'm wrong? Someone please prove me wrong! :D

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Re: Political Games
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 05:56:36 pm »
Paradox Interactive is pretty damn good at diplomacy.

It's nothing like in, say, the total war games.

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Re: Political Games
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 06:43:23 pm »
Paradox is great at diplomacy, I will second that claim.
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Re: Political Games
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 11:22:16 pm »
There's Democracy 2.  It's not new, but if you have the patience for that sort of thing it's pretty good I think.

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/