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Old March 28th, 2005, 06:05 PM
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What kind of games would you like to see made?

For me I would love to see a game that combines the eliminates of a space 4 x game into a earth conquest game. By that I mean you start the game in control of a region and, any place on any planet, and you must expand, exploit, exterminate, and explore the world. You use infantry, artilary, air, sea, and land power to do so. You must discover resources, cultivate resources, and manage them in order to keep your empire going. Now I AM NOT TALKING about games like Empire Earth or Age of Empires as those games are resource gathering games with small maps and for lack of a better term, are not empire building games but rather skirmish games.

The game I want to see is one where your playing area is the entire globe of a world. When you encounter an enemy you go into strategic or tactical combat much like you do in a 4x game.

Basically take the 4x concept and instead of being based in space, base it on a planet. (Random map generators keep the maps changing.)

Games like Civ3 and such are poor examples of what I mean. Civ3 was a well recieved game but it lacked the depth and game play that a good 4 x game like Space Empires 4 had. In the Civ games you plant a town, expand, plant a town, expand, etc etc etc. What fun is that? After a few turns you have control over the map, and are locked into an unbalanced and decidedly poor combat system with the AI. When musket men can defeat a modern day army, its time to quit the game and uninstall it.

The game I would like to see made would make combat real, more involving, and far more balanced. Your cities would grow with increased population, your economy would grow with the addition of more resources and taxes. You build up armies, airforces, and navy's to defend your territory. You see your troops, planes, tanks, and ships fighting, as you control their tactics and strategies.

I have played a lot of games that claim to be what I am looking for, but NONE of them are. Cross Empire Earth with SE IV, Dominions 2, and Civ 2, and you might come close.

Well any ways that is the game I would like to see made.
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Ever played Emperor of the Fading Suns? This is a combined ground/space strategy game though it doesn't have very much in the way of 'simulation' features. I agree that large "strategy" games would benefit from a proper inclusion of simulation features. MOO III tried, and failed miserably. I am hoping that SE V will move a few steps in this direction even if the ground combat module will not be much more complex than SE IV.
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I'd like to see a Civil War Game based on the Napoleonic Total War System. The entire Civil war map broken into areas or zones for conquest....

And an updated version of the old Star General Game or updated version of Colonial Conquest
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There was once a board game named Patrol!

There was once a computer game named Close Combat.

Take the major concepts of Patrol! but play it top-down-2D in continous time like Close Combat.

If you are not aware of the basic concept of Patrol! I can explain.
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I'd like to see a Civil War Game .............The entire Civil war map broken into areas or zones for conquest....

This is now in development by Gary Grisby and the team from 2by3games.

He is an independent developer and no publisher has been announced............

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I'd like to see more games like Deus Ex 1. The game blended RPG and FPS and had a great story. I loved it so very much (I played it through about 8 times...)
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4th generation warfare. See:
http://www.d-n-i.net/second_level/fo...on_warfare.htm
http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/...urth_gene.html
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This is now in development by Gary Grisby and the team from 2by3games.

He is an independent developer and no publisher has been announced............

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I'm not sure if this is the game you're talking about, but "Gary Grigsby’s World at War" was announced as available via a competing publisher as of tonight.

Blue's News has the press release.

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A game about pants would be nice.
or badgers
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I would also like to see a game made that takes the best of a game like Starfury and mixes it up with a game like KOTOR.

A quest based land/space RPG flight sim. You can go from planet to planet, simular to Freelancer, but instead of just being able to go to one or two locations, you can do what you do in KOTOR and go on quests about the planet in the 3rd person view.

In space it would be like in Freelance and Starfury.
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