Well, for today’s gaming challenge we will get to discuss my favorite genre when it comes to gaming. I fit in the small niche category of those who enjoy the time consuming RTS. Games like Civilization, Total War, Crusader Kings 2 really get my mind going. I love thinking. I love being presented with situations that make me wonder what my next move might be. Sometimes I don’t even think about the future, I deal with the immediate present and adapt my strategy to work in a direction that changes as events happen. I know a lot of gamers find this genre to be lacking and not as engaging as the immediate satisfaction of a first-person shooter or RPG. Strategy games are like fine wines, they take a long time to get the body but when they do, you can have some truly massive engagements. Games in the series like Total War, present situations were you can truly live out battles on an epic scale like no other.
Turned Based, like Civilization where some of the first ones I played. Civilization 2 Test of Time, was the very first rts I played and it has been a loving relationship ever since! I love crafting a civilization from nothing and making a power to be in fear of or a cultural power house. Though, it often ends with me just conquering the living life from my AI enemies. But, it is always a joy to be able to play games like these and then be able to share them and write about them. I know strategy is not for the faint of heart but, give them a shot! I can recommend for Xbox-360, Halo Wars and for PC just about any one will work.