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Real Time Strategy Games Discussion of all strategy games that use a Real-Time system, from the typical RTS games to the hardcore wargames.

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It depends on a game. I like 2D graphics of older strategy games (Sudden Strike, Blitzkrieg, Stronghold etc.) and I also enjoy massive 3D battles in Napoleon: Total War which I cannot imagine without freely movable camera.
Totally agree. I'm still playing Blitzkrieg and it looks good, especially when using mods or add-ons like Mission Kursk... And I never got interested in any 3D World War II strategy, there's something missing in them. But for Total War games 3D works really well, I have to admit it.
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Graphics can easily carry a game, but it won't get any replay.
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I very much enjoy my graphics but for strategy games you don't need to have the best video card but with newer graphics engines developed for games coming out it almost necessitates it. I've found Rome 2 Total War to be very taxing on my FX-6300 CPU, 8GB 2133Mhz RAM and R9 270X GPU. It does well but when over 4000 soldiers are on the battlefield it does lag at high settings. So while I don't need to play at high settings, I want full immersion too so I will continue to upgrade my machine every 2 years to compensate for the technological advances. The trend is towards smaller chips and lower power usage yet faster and more efficient operation. Intel's CPUs have done this well and AMD is catching up. Yet for the price and performance I prefer AMD. I can deal with the extra heat. As for strategy games that have impressed me recently, I like the tactical UI of Men of War Assault Squad 2 and XCOM but also the large tactical views in Wargame: Red Dragon and Rome 2 Total War. I like being able to go around the map and see the big picture but then have the option to zoom in on one unit, either a special forces team or a heavy pike phalanx platoon and I want to see the details and be able to move around instantaneously. So yeah graphics are important for immersion's sake.
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If you think of a game like chess its not graphically pleasing but incredibly effective as a strategy game. Graphics are nice but they should never railroad the dynamics of play as they some times do. Also ive played text based strategic games and the one im playing now empires and federations last for years and years then die out as people come and go or get sick of being at the top and restart- so in this non graphical game which has multiple pleasing backgrounds long rang planning is essential and over looked things like winning allies and manipulating the trade market become patient deliberate tasks spanning months.
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