What are the best games that focus on exploring an area that is covered in fog of war and unearthing its secrets? HOMM is a classic of course but I was thinking something mission based maybe?
>>8520689Oh yeah I forgot XCOM which is another brilliant example that uses it in a suspenseful way
Have you ever played a fogcorevania?
tell me some fogcorelites
the peak of crocforming
San Fransisco Rush, Buck Bumble, some other Forsaken, etc. Lots of stuff on N64. The draw distance was so shit that in lots of games they just made stuff 10 feet away appear foggy. Everything was muddy and blurry on it. It's why I got a PSX and then Dreamcast, but my friend first had N64 first.
Spider-Man PSX is a go-to example. It's literally a plot point that a villain has covered the city in fog that Spider Man can't jump into below the rooftops, as a cute way to justify the graphical limitation. Batman Arkham Knight did that same plot point like 20 years after to SHOW OFF its graphics. Weird times.
>>8520689How about Warcraft 1 and 2? I think Warcraft 2 is the game that popularised the term 'fog of war', although it doesn't refer to the blacked out unexplored area, but rather the fog that covers areas that your units cannot see.
>>8520689Does the Merchant Prince series count? The maps you got in the beginning were very accurate close to home but less and less accurate further away. Especially with randomized maps there was a big sense of exploration.
>>8520689Age of Wonders.
>>8520689>play RTS>clear an area from fog>leave area>fog gradually comes back
>>8521993name one game
>>8520689Have you tried the old Exile games?
>>8521623This and Hammer of the Gods were pretty good.In a way, most RTS and 4X would fit the bill, so would Infinity Engine games.
>>8521030No it isnt. It's just an excuse as you said. You dont explore the fog and it's barely even addressed in the game, just the intro
Shadows of the Empire.
>>8522145Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun does this if I recall.