Hmmm, great suggestions. I picked up Advanced Wars Dual Strike and find it enjoyable enough but it didn't give me that sci-fi feel. (Or any story whatsoever.) I know I have Company of Heroes floating around here somewhere.
I've heard a LOT of good things about Sins of a Solar Empire. I just watched a video of it and it looks great but like absolute madness! I guess it's just not the genre for me. I can't seem to wrap my mind around everything that's going on on screen. I will give the demo a shot but it looks like one of those I will get a few missions into then give up because of the complexity, not necessarily the difficulty level.
Warhammer looks interesting. For some reason I always expected Warhammer to be Warcraft style. I never "dawned" on me that 40K was a future reference. I never looked into it. Command & Conquer looks good. I can't find that 10 year package on Steam but I see it for $20 at Best Buy.
OK, cool. Than you all for your help. I have some demos to try. :)
This is really disappointing. Even more so is the spin they will use if this effort fails. "The consumers just weren't interested in purchasing games on demand." Completely ignoring the fact that they only offered old crap at a premium price.
I really wish they had a gamer or two working at Microsoft.
With all the talk of C&C lately I have decided to finally give them another shot. RTS games have always caught my eye, but the learning curve has been WAY to steep for most of the ones I have tried. Believe it or not the very first time I EVER played Starcraft was last year! I had some fun with the multi-player but couldn't get into the single player. Now I'm looking to get into a great single player RTS experience but I want to be able to finish the game.
Since there are a LOT of PC games that come and go without much fanfare I decided to call upon the Giant Bomb community. Please help me out.
I'm looking for a beginner RTS, preferably sci-fi with a great single player campaign. I know I'll get my arse handed to me on multi-player so I don't even want to waste my time there. Hopefully something less chaotic than Supreme Commander.
I really enjoyed the premise, music and "feel" of Homeworld but got stuck halfway through.
Graphics are "somewhat" important but they won't make or break the sale. More important to me is the story, accessibility and how well it envelopes you.
As for the exact page, only the flash developers would know. When you click on Manage Your Accounts in your profile then click on the Steam icon you get the following text.
Important: Please makes sure your game profile is set to public. Steam's "Custom URL" needs to be set up through settings. This may be different from your profile name. "Custom URL" for jeff is giantbombing, not GiantBombing.
Obviously not urgent, critical or important...but there we are.
Every hot new title, that isn't castrated by some form of exclusivity, has me pondering the same question. "Will THIS be the game that helps me make new friends on the PS3 and thereby removing online friends as a deciding factor?"
Someday Sony, someday... Metal Gear(?) sure as hell wasn't the game.
If trophies, rumble and just a little more exclusive content were part of the package, I would have been sold. Perhaps 2009 will be the year of the Playstation 3. The only friends I know that have PS3's use it exclusively as a Blu-Ray player. Blu-Ray won alright, but it seems it also won the fight against games on the PS3 that Sony didn't realize it was waging war against.