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...RTS. That's right, there's a HUGE amount of Quality RTS games coming in 2009.

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Battleforge

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

Empire: Total War

Tom Clancy's Endwar (PC)

Dawn of War 2

Demigod

Halo Wars (X360)

League of Legends: Clash of Fates

Majesty 2 – The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Stormrise (PC/PS3/X360)

Worldshift

 

13 RTS games are in the list. Platform Breakdown:
PC - 12
X360 - 2
PS3 - 1

Some of them should be in a unbelievably high quality level: Starcraft 2, Empire: Total War, Dawn of War 2 and Demigod.



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Mmm, easily the best genre.

I need to get back into RTS. When I upgraded to Vista a year and a half ago, I kind've got out of PC gaming (too many compatibility issues at the time), and just haven't gotten back into it since, outside of Supreme Commander and it's expansion. I'm really behind!



oh man, i used to play rts games on the pc all the time. i love em. that list looks AMAZING! demigod looks quite interesting.



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Endwar looks pretty sweet.

Halo Wars is looking VERY promising.



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Dawn of War 2. Yummy.



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starcraft said:
Endwar looks pretty sweet.

Halo Wars is looking VERY promising.

 

I'm still not convinced Halo Wars is going to be good.  They even showed some in game footage today of what I can only assume it a near final build which didn't look bad until the Scarab entered the scene.  Watch the video and you will see exactly what I mean...

http://kotaku.com/5075409/finally-some-more-halo-wars-gameplay


But other than that, looks great for RTS!  I've missed that genre almost as much as much point and click adventures.



Crap....I don't like RTS games =p;






Demigod and Worldshift look pretty amazing looking, been looking into those 2.

Edit: Which one is PS3?



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starcraft said:
Endwar looks pretty sweet.

Halo Wars is looking VERY promising.

 

Why is it looking very promising? Ive seen nothing to differentiate it from other RTS's on Consoles besides a horrible sales boost strategy of tacking the Halo name on it. I dont know many frat boys that will put down the FPS and play an RTS. But thats maybe just me.

On topic, while there will be alot of RTS's I have yet to see an RTS on a console that was better than mediocre. They are just still a PC genre, the controls are typically just too demanding for a controller. So all the Console based ones for me are a wait and see proposition.

As for the PC, there are alot of RTS's, but the PC hasnt really been a massive presence in the circles that determine the "Year of" catagories. Im sure it'll just be the Year of The Shooter like the last 2 years. :-/

 



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twesterm said:
starcraft said:
Endwar looks pretty sweet.

Halo Wars is looking VERY promising.

 

I'm still not convinced Halo Wars is going to be good.  They even showed some in game footage today of what I can only assume it a near final build which didn't look bad until the Scarab entered the scene.  Watch the video and you will see exactly what I mean...

http://kotaku.com/5075409/finally-some-more-halo-wars-gameplay


But other than that, looks great for RTS!  I've missed that genre almost as much as much point and click adventures.

I didn't have a major problem with the Scarab?

Are you saying you wanted it to be more powerful?

 



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