RTS of the Year

#1 Posted by TheIneffableBob (243 posts) -

2009 will be a big year for RTS games, with major releases like Dawn of War 2 and Empire: Total War, but neither will be able to best the greatness that is StarCraft 2!

#2 Posted by Skepsis (11 posts) -

I couldn't agree with you more.

#3 Posted by Overrated_Hero (238 posts) -

I hope it's as great as the original game.

#4 Posted by zeox (89 posts) -

From what I played of it in Paris last month, there is no doubt in my mind that this will be one of the best games to be released next year

#5 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

Red Alert 3 and SC2 are the RTS games I can ever play

#6 Posted by Eonkid (17 posts) -

I'm sorry, SC2 might be awsome and all. But it does not seem like they are doing anything more with the game than wamping up the old SC to the next gen of games, please correct me if i'm wrong. Red Alert 3, I hate the look of it, but that's one that even i'l play. And I freakin hate RTS games.

#7 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I'm excited for SC2... I'm hoping it's better then the original!

#8 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -
Eonkid said:
"I'm sorry, SC2 might be awsome and all. But it does not seem like they are doing anything more with the game than wamping up the old SC to the next gen of games, please correct me if i'm wrong. Red Alert 3, I hate the look of it, but that's one that even i'l play. And I freakin hate RTS games.
"

Well, again, when people say the RTS gerne I say the StarCraft Gerne because thats been the only fun one EVER
#9 Posted by JoelHH (22 posts) -

I've been playing a bunch of Brood War recently and it is definitely one of the best RTS' I've played.  Really looking forward to Starcraft II coming out next year!

#10 Posted by NoRemnants (386 posts) -
Eonkid said:
"I'm sorry, SC2 might be awsome and all. But it does not seem like they are doing anything more with the game than wamping up the old SC to the next gen of games, please correct me if i'm wrong. Red Alert 3, I hate the look of it, but that's one that even i'l play. And I freakin hate RTS games.
"
Well obviously if you hate RTS games then you're not going to think SC2 is going to look good.
#11 Posted by Kenzo287 (722 posts) -

Yeah I'm going with StarCraft II

#12 Posted by Mikael (33 posts) -

Might be because I'm a huge fan of StarCraft but I'll have to say SC2. I've played Dawn of War without really liking it and Red Alert has never been a game of my taste. Will probably buy all three of them though.

#13 Edited by giyanks22 (2681 posts) -

It has to be RTS of the Year . Blizzard games just seem to turn to gold. They have a "Magical development team"

#14 Posted by hustheman (29 posts) -

I would vote for SC2 over any other game just based on Blizz's past reputation
I mean have you seen the alpha pictures of starcraft? and then they made it into the Starcraft we all know and love today

Starcraft alpha


#15 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

Its gonna be good. Is the new red alert released this year?.

#16 Edited by LouisLeGros (24 posts) -
hustheman said:
"I would vote for SC2 over any other game just based on Blizz's past reputation
I mean have you seen the alpha pictures of starcraft? and then they made it into the Starcraft we all know and love today
Starcraft alpha


"
wow that looks like it was probably a modified warcraft engine

I don't think we have to worry about Stacraft II being awesome, it is going to be great game, or greatest game (<3 Colbert).
Now if only it won't consume every aspect of my life when it comes out...


Also I think RTS of the Decade might be a more appropriate title for the thread :P.
#17 Posted by giyanks22 (2681 posts) -

Starcraft II is one of two candidates to win GOTY. The other one is Spore, because it is so different.

#18 Posted by dietmango (1667 posts) -

Starcraft II is going to be one of the biggest candidates for Game of the Year in 2009. I'm predicting SCII will be released sometime this year, probably around late-November or December. Oh man, after a decade later, Starcraft has returned...I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.

Oh man the first one is still played today....10 long years and still going strong...just imagine when Starcraft II comes out....possibly 50 years hahha dammit I may be exaggerating a little bit...LOL

#19 Posted by Patchinko (841 posts) -
SSbabel said:
"Its gonna be good. Is the new red alert released this year?."
Yep.

It's a good year for RTS fans. :D
#20 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

Hate to plug in Halo Wars, but that's also going to be a heavy hitter when it comes to RTS's. I never had gotten into StarCraft, but I might play StarCraft II.

#21 Posted by giyanks22 (2681 posts) -

Starcraft II will win GOTY Starcraft won it, Warcraft III won it, and World of Warcraft won it. Starcraft II will win it. Blizzard is incredible

#22 Posted by Free2game (13 posts) -

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Endwar











haha

#23 Posted by Cribba (293 posts) -

Haha, StarCraft II out in 2009, that's a good one OP!

#24 Posted by kenya24 (235 posts) -

Isn't Starcraft 2 basically going to be an updated Starcraft 1? Similar gameplay? How has nobody here mentioned Company of Heroes? Now there's a quality RTS.

#25 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

I agree, because I too have already played this.

#26 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

I love rating games before they come out too!

I know, Blizzard doesn't let people down, but there's always a first.

#27 Posted by Demilich (2598 posts) -
Eonkid said:
"I'm sorry, SC2 might be awsome and all. But it does not seem like they are doing anything more with the game than wamping up the old SC to the next gen of games, please correct me if i'm wrong. Red Alert 3, I hate the look of it, but that's one that even i'l play. And I freakin hate RTS games.
"

I am correcting you because you are wrong. Blizzard's entire reputation is based on misleading looks. Their games have delivered for as long as I can remember despite looking very lackluster in video. They aren't afraid to push back dates to improve their games and equally unafraid to cancel games altogether if they seem sub par. StarCraft 2 is 99.9% likely to deliver.

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