Whats the best turn based strategy game ever?
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:11 PM
JA2 is more of a squad tactics game than a strategy game.
For grand strategy games, you've got old 4X favorites like master of orion.
For more traditional TBS games you could look at the HOMM series, or Disciples. I also very much enjoyed Master of Magic when I was younger. Actually, its still a great, intricate game even now. I bought a strategy guide for MOM that contained a great deal of its formulas and charts for each faction and spell. The sheer number of strategies available to overcome those cheating impossible AIs was impressive.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:20 PM
The only problem with Computer Go is that it can't be bruteforced as can chess be. But AI is getting better and better. Personally, as a fan of monte carlo based ray tracing, I would go with the monte carlo simulation.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:42 PM
2. Risk (Inspired many games from the Wargame and Complex Turn-Based genre)
3. Checkers (Fun to play with family and a game you can practise for ages and still lose to people in the park)
4. Civilisation - The computer game (Revolutionised the whole Strategy genre with accessible and complex gameplay, which promoted its lifespan with the hardcore and regular gamers alike)
5. W40K: Chaos Gate (Got me into turn-based stategy in the "space-world" sense)
Pretty much nothing else after that.
[Edited by - Dex Jackson on April 23, 2009 7:42:50 AM]
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:34 AM
Anyway, for me it is Civilization or maybe Alpha Centauri. You may also considering checking out Armageddon Empires as it introduces quite a few neat mechanics whilst being relatively low tech (it's an indie title than ended up being well recognised (I think PC gamer gave it like 95%).