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Offline Psilontech

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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2005, 12:57:01 pm »
I'm not that into RTS, but of the games I own, I would have to say that starcraft is the best of them, gotta love bnet! :)
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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2005, 04:48:27 pm »
Gotta go with the TA.  It's one of the only games I've ever bought that I got multiple copies of and gave away to people.  Combining air, land, AND sea battles?  Fuggedaboutit!  I still have it installed on my computer - love the Shore to Shore map.  Maybe after I get through with finals (meaning, this weekend), I'll have to work my way through Core Contingency again.
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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2005, 03:21:04 pm »
TA was and is great!

Kingdoms was a let down imo, but so loved the gameplay of TA.

Spend far to much time on it back then :)
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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2005, 02:54:08 am »
Going to have to go with StarCraft on this one.  Reminded me of the time I was in Korea and played some of the local kids there.  !!!I was scary how fast I got crushed.  I got builder drone rushed and annihalated.  Great fun though.

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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2005, 03:17:04 pm »
Starcraft is awsome  ;D easy enough to learn alot of play
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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2005, 05:40:56 pm »
Tough to decide, I enjoyed TA a lot in the old days and WH40K: Dawn of War is a lot of fun(especially with the half-scale mod), but I'm going to go with Rise of Nations.

The formations are such a break from most RTS games where units clump together, it rewards complex multi-formation tactics where you cover your army's flanks with other armies, protecting your cannons and flanks was of paramount importance. And yet it wasn't a perfectionist tactical game, if you screwed up you could just try to hold out until you've got another army ready to deploy.

To me it stands out as one of the few games with a rock-paper-scissors balance that ISN'T contrived and illogical. I'd say my favorite phase was around the Imperial/Napoleonic times, where firearms and cannons made formations extremely important yet the war moved slowly enough to keep track of things.

I was horrible at the naval game of it though, to be honest, I f***ing hate fireships. :) I would usually just sneak around with my immense armies in transport boats, and try to land where they least expected it... or in the modern era, I'd have a fair number of warships and just keep them concentrated in a small area, and use a few or dozens of fully-loaded carriers to protect the fleet and ANNIHILATE any cities or fortresses they could reach with immense concentrated squadron attacks.

edit: Another major thing I enjoyed about Rise of Nations was that you built cities and industry, not just bases. It gave me more of a feel of leading a culture, I got much more attached to cities and the whole territory and resource acquisition part of it really appealed to me. It's not a real old game yet, I think you can still find the deluxe pack with the original and the expansion for 30$ or so at any good game store.
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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2005, 02:14:07 am »
Anyone know where I can find the new fanmade version of TA?

With all the news about Supreme Commander I'm looking for the TA feeling again :)

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Found it:

http://spring.clan-sy.com/
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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2005, 08:30:07 am »
I would have to go with TA, though I did have a lot of fun playing TA:K, especially Boneyards, the online element of it.  In it's final form, TA:K was an enoyable game.  I think that Cavedog were a company before their time, their demise was a shame.

For some reason, WarCraft3/Frozen Throne keeps me coming back for more.


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Re: Best ... RTS ... Ever!
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2005, 06:33:07 am »
I would have to go with TA, though I did have a lot of fun playing TA:K, especially Boneyards, the online element of it.  In it's final form, TA:K was an enoyable game.  I think that Cavedog were a company before their time, their demise was a shame.

For some reason, WarCraft3/Frozen Throne keeps me coming back for more.



I did not care for TA:K.  I think it has to do with the fact that every thing fellt so artifical, like they were animals but the moved like robots.  Been playing TA again lately.  One think I find I also like about the origonal was the weapon trajectories.