ITT: /vst/ only you played.
story was absolute kino.
>>168027>>168034I played the free demos of both of those as a kid and enjoyed themnever bothered to buy them and i think i tried them out just before the time i learned how to pirate
Castle building was really comfy, the tech trees were interesting as in you could choose mid-game what faction you want to play, The AI was kinda meh tho, and pathfinding was weird. I still play it sometimes out of nostalgia. Too bad it will never get a remaster with better AI/performance.
>>168134Same. It's on steam now if you're interestedhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/694500/Army_Men_RTS/
>>168134I played this on the gamecube HA!
>>168034Massive Entertainment have a hell of a legacy- Ground Control 1 & 2- World in Conflict- Just Dance for Android phones
>>168027>when the game changes from the standard pewpew lasers into producing combat-spiders, Street Sharks and quake-inducing drills.
>>168034>sequel never ever>expansion where you play out the virons' last stand against the imperials never ever
Gotta provide that fossil fuel
nobody came to my thread so i'm going to say nexus the jupiter incident:>>168683
>>168569>that first mission where the enemy has a vastly expanded base and access to subterranean units.>you only have access to one subterranean turret that can barely keep up with two units at once
>>168958 I wanted to join but boss was looking at my screen I wish we could play with Sol-system level tech a little longer, before everything turns to alien shapes.Otherwise its a perfect second helping of Homeworld style game.
>>168994iktfhard agree. there's just something more rugged and brutal about those ships. plus the rotating sections were kino
There was this medieval game based on cows. Milking cows, cow warriors, cow knights, capturing cows. Played it twice at a friend's house and haven't been able to find it since. Had a lot of RPG elements to it
>>169027once upon a knight?
>>168470the campaign with branching paths was really cool, I didn't even realize it had branching paths until I replayed it years later
>>169055>accept Catapult into my life>suddenly denounce God and become King*tips crown*
>>169037Ye, that's it
Old belarusian turn based strategy game from 2003, where you also conquer other territories and In general try to gain map control. The AI is also neat, instead of aggressively pushing everything, I had a situation where I was waiting for enemy units in neighbour territory to make a move, but instead it turned into both me and AI skipping turns, because the AI was doing the exact same thing.
>>168134No love for the earlier RTT games?
The game was crap, but the novella that came with it was decent.
Simple but fun I enjoyed it.
>>168958I played it, but I didn't get far. While I enjoy reading or watching these sorts of combat, playing them really wasn't my jam
>>169063the first pagan mission where you have to defend the island of the previous mission but this time it's winter is mega comfy
Real WarZ: Steel SoldiersBlack Gold
Slav Warcraft clone coming trough.
Seven Years War (HQ Team 1998)A South Korean warcraft 2 clone based on the Imjin War.
>>168027>readd gaming magazine>think it was the one featuring the doom3 release>later pages had like 4 reviews on 1 page, 3 paragraphs per game and a score>text that goes with the perimeter review is like>"wow this game is actually really good i wish they spent more money on advertisements so it would be featured more prominently, now it has to make due having a second spot">8/10And none of those cuckholds had the idea of pushing a lesser known but good game towards the front and tell people shit was actually great.
What happened when the guy who did empire earth tried to just focus on the main eras people played anyway and somehow it ended up being a weird gimmicky mess
>>168470I thought the AI was quite good. Compared to most other rts games it never cheats so you can actually use tactics like raiding to win. The only complaint I have is that it struggles in mobilising the huge army necessary for a siege to destroy your manor.
>>170337I think the problem is much less evident in the original Warrior Kings compared to Battles because the campaign missions are designed in a smart way that hides the AI shortcomings. Also the game is really really slow and the maps are very big so skirmishes against a single AI enemy are really underwhelming. The campaign is the best part of the game
>>169099Whooo, man! Played the shit out of it against my brother. Good times.
>>168134i used to play this online and have clan battles, 1 playable faction, terrible selection of multiplayer maps, and retarded balance flaws (you can lose games in under a minute if your opponent walks the hero unit you start with to your base and you dont get the first shot on him)but it was still so much fun, the art direction and sound design are proof soul can carry bad games
>>168134BASE UNDER ATTACKBASE UNDER ATTACKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E8zVPGUCfQ
>>168027Motherfucking Battle Realms
>>168027rts on the DSit sucked
Not sure how obscure, not super old.
Horde 2 Citadel had a very fun RTS battlesystem, despite the really annoying unit pathfinding.
>>168027I saw first Submarine Titans in a previous "games only you played" thread, so I guess that means more than one of us played it, but I just think it's such a novel setting for a game with a cool setting/story that I can forgive the fairly "clunky" gameplay.I think there's a good game in there somewhere and would just need to be tweaked a little big to really get it out.
This game was the shit.Synchronized Mech battles and customizable weapons were really cool as a kid.>>169198A bit bummed that Earth was never a full faction>>171096The first one was really good, the mission were fun and I even liked the moral system
I'm not even sure if it can be considered a strategy game, but Magic and Mayhem is a really, really good game held back by its weirdly low framerate that makes it feel sluggish.
Apparently it was a really bad game but i just didnt notice it at the time
>>169312>Try the demo>It locks the refresh rate to 50hzDid they ever fix this?
>>171161Medieval Gundam was fun.>do first run as Rebel Scum>instantly replay it to cuckout to oppressors for your redhead waifu princess>turns out this is the best way to ensure peace because she can't help but be tsundere for you
>>168958ThisI also made a thread about nexus a while ago and it died too
Love these threads as there's always something to find that I haven't played before. Here's my contribution
i dont think i've seen microsoft ants in these threads'anybody remember this shit? was free on zone>>168134I played the aliens one Army Men Toys in Spacepretty fun series
>>168034Massive Entertainment just made pure immersion.
>>171146I loved this game. Looks like it was rendered frame by frame with clay models
>>171356That's how they got all the sprites for the game, they built clay models and took pictures of them in different poses. It seems people did that a fair bit in the 90s, both Doom and Blood did it for some of their enemies.
>>171161I am trying to get into this, but dang its hard.
>>171090og was better >>168993
I know for a fact the game isnt that obscure, but I just realised I've been on /vst/ since it got made and I cant remember a single mention of it despite being one of the GOAT
>>171434i've played that a bunch, game way ahead of its time, but holy shit was it ugly even back then
>>168027It was basically Empire Earth with better graphics, it's even made by the same guys behind the first one. Too bad it lacked an ancient age.
>>171441I think its ugliness was by design.To give you this "you're FAR from home" vibe.
>>171582partially, but it was also severely limited by the days 3d capabilitiestake a look at some of the concept art and imagine what it could look like if it was made todaywhat a truly beautifully ugly and alien world it would behttps://jgwyn.artstation.com/projects/lVNg9z
>>171672I remember this one. The weapon pickup mechanic was cool but kind of clunky in practice.
>>171034Played and loved this. Was just a total war empire before Empire for me
>>171672Isn't that from the same devs as Golden Horde?How was it? I was always kinda interested in those games but never got to try them.
>>171096So much replayability. I love all the different choices you can make in this game and how they effect what's in your army. Always felt great getting the Green Knight on side.
>>171148This game is actually too hard for me. Also needs a remaster. I can't figure out what half the sprites are even meant to be.
>>171672Have the cd somewhere.Man was the game weird
romulans were the coolest
>>171711Nah Tristan was my man.I think I often went Rightous but still recruited sir Balan because I like his background.Man why did 2 suck so much
>>171034>Win a battle>Game crashes 90% of the timeApart from that annoying bug it is pretty fun. Basically a jankier knockoff Empire TW.
Glorious Rising Kingdoms, warcraft 2/3 clone. Currently replaying it now that i remembered the name and found it on steam
Total War Arena, it was my goto game, if I just wanted to have some fun to play a quick match for 15 mins, but they killed it, the pigs at ca. Never again I gonna buy a game of them, I even preordered rome 2. They scammed me two times... A third time they won't get me.
I'll contribute some obscure slavcore strategies.
Heroes of Annihilated Empires
>>171141Hey duder-brother, you still here? Does the name Outforce ring a bell for you? Cause I have it and Submarine Titans on my CD rack, both RTS from the same publisher.>>168027Perimeter campaign was such a mad trip.
>>172259>Does the name Outforce ring a bell for you?I'm afraid not, but this is the game, right?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znKzrTINfSY
>>171145Two different flying pieces on the same combot are fun, try it sometime if you haven't yet. Shows the regular planes what real air superiority looks like.
>>171153>Apparently it was a really bad gameIt's not. It's not what everyone wanted but for a pew-pew in space "sim" it's good enough.
>>171153not "bad", but not what people expected
>>171434>and I cant remember a single mention of it despite being one of the GOAThttps://arch.b4k.co/vst/thread/24863https://arch.b4k.co/vst/thread/62617
>>170333I played that, my friend!
>>171387Diablo was also originally planned as claymated.
>>171722I did not know this existed. Played star trek Armarda, which was amazing, but not this.
>>171732I'm not sure I even played 2. Maybe a demo. I saw how linear it was and just noped out.
>>172475wait what?I never figured that out I was cleanly seperating my wings and my rocket boots
Does Kohan run on modern systems? The 2nd was cool when I played it as a teen, but when I tried the first it wouldn't work.Also I know it will be good because I had a friend that would buy obscure strategy games and if he said they were shit, they were actually good. He said it about Disciples 2 as well.
>funny childrens puzzle rts made by Monolith>hair pullingly hard
>>169198One of the few rts that actually felt good on xbox 360
>>173513wasnt the xbox port done by the same peeps that did the c&c port for xbox? I remember them playing similarly. I used to play the xbox ports of rts games back when my computer was a shitty bargain bin laptop from 500 years ago.
>>173485Yep, Neuropa torso and I think Rimtech legs. The resulting speed is much higher than just from one part. Older games tended to reward experimentation.
I really want another game like this. The alien faction has to flood the map with water while the human faction has to terraform the terrain to survive.
>>173758Absolute king game. Flooding the map felt so satisfying.
This absolutely kino game I will never stop searching for.
>>171986what a based game
>>168475Have it on gog.
>>169978Defending the city mission is kicking my ass.
>>171096Been working through the campaign as we speak. Good post.
Warfare reloaded you play as Russian fighting USA. There is the other game warfare, playing as USA.
>>174322WARF^BE : RELOADE
>>168027dominion storm over gift 3dark reign 2robo rumble
>>174371I can't for the live of me get Dominion Storm over Gift to work right. Guess I should just use a virtual machines running windows 95?
>>174377See >>>171183 for a general workflow with older gamesAs for Dominion, DxWnd works for me (in WINE with Windows compatibilty set to Windows XP), dgVoodoo2 was glitchy and DXWrapper crapped out
>>174315Good or bad and pagan or christian? I will judge you based on your answer.
Total annihilation anyone?
>>169969I played it as kid and couldn't pass the first mission.Replayed it recently - it's shit.Still, cool I guess.
>>169969>>174749Is it fantasy or historic?
>>174760Fantasy but based on Polish history.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polanie_(video_game)
>>174747>/vst/ only you played>TAI like replaying it every now and then but the pathfinding is the worst. I wish I had a way to make it less dumb.
I doubt I only played it but I never see it mentioned - which seems weird because it was really solid for what it was.
>>173998All Monte Cristo games were kino. I absolutely loved Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and D-Day.
>>174811I only got to play BotB but from what I've seen those other ones look great. Was there ever a compilation published or will I have to pirate them individually?
>>174814Not that anon, but neither of those are digitally available. D-Day is a real pain in the ass to find a copy, I stumbled upon a comment on Youtube that had a working link with both CDs, a patch and a crack but I haven't tested it yet
>>174793I remember reading reviews and seeing screencaps in gaming magazines, thinking the game was a pretty big deal. Somehow I never heard about it ever since I got on the internet. Never played it either, not even a demo.
>>175152I played it when it came out so I might be mis remembering some facts but it's kind of a cross between StarCraft and WarCraft III in a fantasy setting.The regular units seem copied from StarCraft (I remember a clone of the reaver in the dark faction for example) and the hero-mechanic isn't as big as in WarCraft III - although heroes are still unbalanced as fuck. I think the human faction had a permanent flying dragon as a summon (with casters that could channel mana to other units)
>>171918This is what you get for expecting excellence from F2P game.>>171971Damn, I remember playing demo of this and that wierd music.How its called in English?
>>174767>it's the RTS prequel to Two WorldsNani?
>>173497based gruntz anon
>>168027DigitWars. A flash game series.
>>174803I would say it's a far away from "game only you played". There is even a thead about it right now: >>170252
>>175185It had so much potential and it was the only total war, where i liked the rts part. It was also such a social game, even a nerd like me, found a group to play it with. I am just so filled with sadness. I hope they bring it back from china without totally destroying it.
>>175214I don't think the series doesn't share the same setting & story mind you. The information that Two Worlds used to be a sequel to Polanie is also new to me. It's kinda funny how the series progressed. First game is rts, Polanie 2(also know as KnightShift and Once Upon A Knight outside of Poland) is a rts/rpg hybrid and "Polanie 3" is a full blown rpg.
Always loved this one as a kid. Customizable units and energy management. Awesome graphics for its time too.
Not to forget Jurassic War. Painfully unbalanced but had some nice RGP elements.
>>174847>>174814I found the games on an abandonware site along with Battle of the Bulge and Mockba to Berlin.I still have the .ISO files and I wish I could share them.
>>169136I personally loved it, especially the music
>>175576Are those cavemen beating up salsa dancers?
>>168027>only you playedHow cute to believe only you played Perimeter.I raise you Seven Kingdoms 2.
>>168470Tried that one on /civ4xg/'s advice. Pretty good, but I hate how wood/rocks are limited ressources and the AI will send spies to set fire to your place.
Dragonshard.I wish I could post a screenshot, but it's essentially a D&D party simulator except XP is its own ressource and you use it to buy upgrades instead of units levelling on their own.
>>177602I played this, been spending years trying to find its name. Thank you anon.
Probably cheating, but it doesn't get any more obscure than that.
>>177602This looks broken and potentially fun. Is this a good game?>>177652Are those just ripped sprites or does this game use (and probably mod) the original game's engine?
>>171148Great games, love both KKND Extreme and KKND2. Intro cinematics were fantastic toohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtcHzxIAwVkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clA3uvSY8S0
>>178788I wish 10 had English translation on PC.
>>171672was gonna post this
>>168027You play against enemies, make money buildings and build buildings that send agents to disrupt enemy buildings.
I feel like I'm the only person who played this. One of my favorite turn-based strategy games ever, and it's free.
>>169969One thing I remember about it is that the AI would pull hurt units to the edge of the map and then never heal them. Since you only win by killing everything the game would always end in slaughter of the helpless wounded.
>>179747Sell it to me
>>168027Outforce (aka Star Pilgrims)It was fucking BEAUTIFUL.Space combat, great aesthetics, some cool units.And even when I pirate it, it doesn't work anymore for some reason.
>>171141really fun and unique game
>>168027Castle StrikeNothing special, but kinda comfy.
>>168027One of best games Russia ever produced, Aллoды (aka "Rage of Mages" in the West)It starts off as an isometric RPG, then becomes squad-based RPG, but as you get more gold you can hire more mercenaries, so in the end it becomes bona-fide RTS, where you can field infantry, cavalry, archers, catapults, etc.Shop and creature portrait design is great, music is good.
>>180400>One of best gamesThat would mean the rest are just shit (which is not true) because in this one everything gets steadily stronger as you get stronger. This game fully embraced endless, pointless, depressing grinding before MMOs.
>>178960It's a shame Force Commander isn't ever gonna come out on GOG. I remember having a lot of fun with it as a kid.
>>180866Just download it from some abandonware site. LucasArts is dead, who cares.
>>180400I prefered Evil Islands.
>>171672>>171717How so? I remember reading a review in a magazine years back and they said its pretty shit whilst having some cool ideas.
>>171898The neutral camps is really what made this game.
>>169136Each time I see it, I must play the main menu theme song. Jesus this game brings back childhood feels!
>>180400Both Rage of Mages were unbalanced as hell. Comfy art direction though
>>181500Balance is overrated.
I still play this game from time to time.Its like meditation.
Hammer of the Gods
It's pretty unique
It kinda reminds me Commandos, but on a bigger scale and with vehicles
Tzar: The Burden of the Crown, one of my favorites
Everybody and their mother at least heard about perimeter. Fun game if you can get over the janky. God, taking over huge chunks of enemy base was so satisfying, I dont remember any other rpg that makes you feel like mechanical space cancer.
For most part it was a shit game, mostly aimed at kids. I did love the idea of taking perspective of tiny aliens the size of rats. Seeing how they build their buildings out of cans and random junk. Extremely rough around the edges, if I remember it was even missing proper animations, so during combat the units would just take a battle stance and stand still in front of each other till they drop.
>>182293Guess you could call it original
>>168027Pizza Tycoon back in 1994. God, it was good bros. You can play it for free online and it is still 10x better than all the shitty clones.
never seen it mentioned anywhere ever, maybe somebody on here has played ithad the disk when I was a kid
>>178636Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness
Played it for 15 minutes without realizing what was going on and never played it again. Never seen anyone talk about it
>>183145Have the Xbox and ps2 version. This game bare bone turn strategy.
>>181682Is this like medieval Settlers? Games like that are indeed very relaxing.
>>182293every slav in the east has played this.
>>183198Ye, Knights and Merchantscombat sucks, but city building, watching dudes running around, music... just so peaceful
>>183553>Chinese castle>Taj Mahal>Christian churches>temple surrounded by lavaI am twelve and what is this?
>>183559It is russian game called "By Fire and Sword" (I think in the West it was marketed as "Tzar"). There are three factions - Europeans, Arabs, and Asians. Don't remember much more tho.Its kinda regular Warcraft clone, IIRC.
>>174811>Desert Rats vs. Afrika KorpsThought I was the only one
>>182310Unfortunately, just like Magic & Mayhem and its unofficial sequel (Art of Magic), nobody got the license to distribute a digital edition.
>>168027Well, there's only one review.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FQVX7OY7KM&tBut i would agree that it can be tedious during some missions
>>183553>>183559>>183562https://tza.redHere ya go
>>168027Apparently it was a success in Germany, but I have never heard of someone who played this gameIt wasn't particularly good either
>>168938I played this
>>169099I have it on steam and still play it on occasionThe AI is suprisingly clever, I have seen it do diversionary movements, prod my defenses for weaknesses and launch well thought out counter-offensives.But it is bad at unit build priorities and movementTransports (both land and sea) have allowed me to do amazing offensives, and tanks make for a great first line, supported by ranged units of courseThey do often however see the immense value of bombers, although putting them to good use is differentThat said, those more difficult scenarios are fucking brutal man, some of which I still have never won
>>171722I had the demo but not the full version of that. I really liked it because all the unit data and menus were stored as ini files so I could make the Federation units (the only playable faction in the demo) godlike. There were also a few hidden levels in the demo that you couldn't normally access but weren't actually cut out that you could add to the mission screen by hand to play.
>>183904I remember seeing it covered in some German video game magazines in like 2001/2.
>>168938>The day for clearing bills. Taxes and wages are paid.I think the actual settlers fans despise this one though
>>183562>russianBulgarian. The maiden release of the studio eventually behind Tropico 3 through 5.>regular Warcraft cloneThe way all units gain XP, can become named heroes and carry over campaign maps is a neat addition.
Speaking of, I do remember what I could explain as "Warcraft 3 clone before Warcraft 3".It was a fantasy RTS with 3 factions (human dudes, orcs and some beasts, and woodland dudes) almost all the units were capable of leveling and did possess an inventory, and even skirmish maps had neutral monsters to defeat and such.You could make "heroes" out of normal units by giving them a name and you could save and import them to other maps.
>>184067It's a blind shot, but the woodland dudes makes me think about this >>171898 game.
>>184067Was it 3D or 2D?
>>184111>>184102Sorry guys forgot to say it, it was 2d, isometric I think
I'm surprised that nobody mentionned in a niche RTS thread "Gangland" yet
I can't believe no one has posted thisI skipped a day in school to finish the last mission of this game
>>183969It's because Ubisoft forced bluebyte to break with the standard settlers formula. And if you compare it with settlers 4 it's pretty bad. But it was my first RTS game and I still love it to this day.
>>168027ps1 game i played with
>>183356Actually it was reasonable. If you get an axe guy in the enemy camp without defense you've won basically. Main enemy though was food and logistics :)There's a KAM-remake somewhere online that fixes the game up and rebalances it a bit (though I believe they've removed siege engines in their entirety)
Making technologically advanced toilet was fun.
>>170333Loved this game. Didn't like the fact you couldn't play as the Japanese in WW2, though.
Its somewhat known, and is even getting a sequel, but still very underrated, imho.
>>171986Shit the bed I actually remember that. It was always, Always fast as fuck. I swear I never had time to build anything before countless waves came to wreck my shit.
>>168027One of my favourite games to this day. If only the new one wasnt so shit.
In my time visiting these threads here and on /v/, i dont think i have EVER seen anyone mention this game
Anyone play Kohan? I remember it being a weird but fun game.
>>185452Knights of Honoura bit similar to Total War series, but with a bit more politics/spycraft/etc. Also not turn-based
>>185446>a basic thug makes 20k>probably doesn’t have to pay income taxes
>>169966> Black GoldThat game was dope, my fav rts along with Warlords Battlecry 2
I put way more time into this game than reasonable
While this a very comfy thread, how many of you here actually tried the games you found here?
>>186250I have fond memories of 7th legion, and I'm now downloading Tzar too
>>185460I really want to get my hands on Kohan, but I am Polish, I guess the Jack Sparrow way is the only way for me.
>>177333>cuteI know for a fact I wasn't the only person, I just hoped to rekindle to comfy memories in fellow posters.
it's kinda /vst/
do i win?https://youtu.be/njrdFc_5ypU
>>186344A landslide has occured
>>186487That’s some nice music.
>>185583Is this the same engine as in Earth 2150?
Any fellow Slavs who could help?Looking for an RTS game from the 90s. Setting is WW2. You could play either Soviets or Germans. Released before 2000. Only other thing I can remember is that when you chose the campaigns you would click on a portrait of either a Soviet or German soldier and he would say „Yes, sir.“ in their respective language.
>>186544Yep. The game is an Earth 2150 clone with a more contemporary setting
>>183238Game is average, but I still find the lizards riders cool as hell.>>1865532d or 3d?
>>184981The OST is absurdly good
>>187098Thanks senpai I think it might be it!
>>186250I played a bunch from the /v/ threads like Battle Realms and Zeus but those games are not really "only games you played" obscure.
>>186858Good music tho
>>183807That video gets a fat yikes from me>>168027This game is fantastic and I pity the fool who doesn't speak russian, because English localization got hella butchered, changing up and simplifying dialogue and straight up removing characters and whole plot lines.The game stores all that shit in XML so I was thinking of doing a proper version one day, but game's obscurity makes me wonder if its all worth it.
O.R.B.Got it for free with a maganzine, never really understood how to play it :>you have a limited armount of pilots>can't replenish fired missiles>a giant capital ship ramming into a structure explodes
>>185409The Guild?If only the pathfinding wasn't so bad.>send thug to tail a target>thug get stuck on a building>>185583>warlords battlecry 2BASED!>>190199The French translation was probably worse.How come slavs are so based when it comes to strategy and games?>space rangers>perimeter>probably a lot others I can't think of right now>Gulman
>>189037Based Achron poster
>>190287It was a mix of bootleg warcraft with majesty, you buy equipment, and spells for heroes, set up towerns and places for them to collect bounties, and send them to kill monsters and fulfill missions
>>190265Fittingly for Achron, I actually only will have played it in the future, but I am aware of it enough to post here because of timey-wimey
>>190334If you ever really play it, do it with someone else, the AI is kind of shit and doesn't really use all the 4D strats
>>190334You can't play in future If I can stop it in past.
>>190370Its a fixed point though. You wouldn't want to cause a paradox, now would you?
NOBODY on this board has played this.
>>190697Whoa, I remember reading a review about it in a gaming magazine.
>>190710I played it when i was 7, was kinda cool with 3 or 4 unique factions. It probably sucks tho
pikmin for patricians
>>190713I'd spend more time reading about games than playing them. I remember how the reviewer described this cocky, white-haired Duke Nukem expy helping some alien chick and recognized him right away.
Can't finish the campaign tho
>>186544>>186572Drove me crazy how man about ww3 had no infantry unit's. Guess the engine could not support it.
>ctrl+f DominusThis shit was so much of my childhood.
alright, how about Rising Kingdoms?mostly played it as a kid, it looks nice and has some pretty good music
>>168027Got this on my PC Engine mini and I'm just assuming no one else has one. To a lesser extent Cossacks. I used to think it was really popular but I never see it mentioned on /vst/
>>190240Fuck, had a similar experience. Got it as a teen and just couldn't figure it out so I had to return it.
Okay, I haven't played it per se, never even had it, but it looked at me from local supermarket's shelf for most of my childhood, so I feel I still have right to post it
>>191544Love this gane but had two issues with it. The very low turn limit but you can edit it. One if the last missions of the ork campaign crash at start I never got to beat it.
>>190803>demonsI'm interested.>>191521Same stuff with Haegemonia. They really didn't explain much back then, it was pretty much "swim or drown".
>>169136i liked it, other than the annoying as shit time limit in the form of the base eating planetwide virus spawning after x days and covering whole map forever until you die
>>191674Haegemonia was simple enough. Although I played it after Sins of a Solar Empire. Fuck, Earth vs Mars space conflict is such a kino setting. I will always side with Mars in any sci fi I can
>>191803Haegomonia had a few very weird mechanisms, like planet building spare parts and so on, but it had fun spying.O.R.B., though, I remember it like I remember a fever dream.
>>190697I distinctly remember playing it and getting totally pleb filtered it on the mission where you are supposed to unlock access tanks or APCs or something. But getting to the point in the mission where you get them was too hard and i eventually gave up.The game was pretty fast-paced, but with highly limited troops you were actually supposed to pay a lot of attention to micro
>>190697There were a bunch of articles about it, but you're right, I never played it. They made a lot of previews, but when the game came out, nothing.Same shit with Supreme Commander, they made previews lasting several pages, showing everything that was available to see, but when the game came out, it only got 2 pages, and most of it was "meh, there's a lot more economic than they promised" and "meh, you can't run it without a very ogod PC".
>>184617 is actually a PSX remake/port of >>190952 . I really wish it gained more recognition, but apparently going with cartoony graphics and much more simplistic mechanics is the way to go.
>>190199Perimeter is in the same setting as vangers so its very much worth it.
>>190949Was England playable in that game?
>>191803well they make mars much cooler every time.earth is usually the rich decadent arrogant scumbag planet, while mars is the rugged spartan militaristic planet.
>>191934>absolute games>hardcore unit
>>192054An absolute unit?
>>190281>>190288Sounds cool. How good is it?
Anybody played shattered galaxy? Actual goddamn MMORTS with 20vs20 (or even more) battles on a global map, unit customization and character builds gave so much freedom in play styles.I heard it basically died in the west because publisher was held hostage by korean cheating groups, what the fuck.
I played demos of ParaWorld and Warfront: Turning Point. Last one pictured
>>174793It was cool but I had a copy wiith dead AI in not campaign single player.
>>192395I loved warfront. My favorite tactic was Soviet T-34+freeze tanks combo.
>>192195I've played it for quite a bit, but very casually so i never had any idea about any community drama.The game was F2P, but there were level caps you could only overcome by special events available only for paying players. So while first few years the game was relatively fair, as time went on the f2p players were at bigger and bigger disadvantage.Also while it marketed itself as "MMORTS", i dont think i'd count 20v20 room battles with hot swapping as true MMORTS.Another important observation is that while technically you could always deploy a mixed army, everyone always deployed monospam of just one unit. And it makes sense - there is no need for specialisation between units in player's army when instead you have specialization between different players. But that naturally leads to a question - why have a game where you control 20 of same unit if instead you can just control 1 unit. Call it a hero or something, give it abilities so the game doesnt feel dull, add some NPC units to kill...you can guess where i'm going with this.Shattered galaxy truly was one of the first Pre-DOTA MOBAs, and it saddens me that no other newer MOBA picked up the 20v20 format and instead stuck so hard with 5v5.
>used to think I was pretty cultured>doesn't even recognize half the games that were brought up
>>192396I distinctly remember the magazine entry for this one.>>192395You could control turrets in this one, right?
>>168027No one but me and my friend when we were both 10 heard of it.
I loved this game,it was also fully voiced in german.Only thing I remember was that Ballista decapitated people and if you select Liu Bei Campaign: "Sleeping Dragon and Young Phoenix, if you have 1 of them you can conquer the world, I have both"
>>190753>Drove me crazy how man about ww3 had no infantry unit's. Guess the engine could not support it.I'm pretty sure they reused that engine for Frontline Attack: War Over Europe (also known as WWII: Panzer Claws) and it has infantry. They are rotating sprites like in Doom, but hey, it's infantry.
There was a demo of a game with incas or aztecs. I think there was no building.
>>192899your absolutely right. I forgot how that game has infantry. Doom alike sprites are still better than the trash general's gave us.
>>192487Anyone have the fix for fast scrolling?
>>192486I remember the first time seeing this ganw as kid. It was on their official web page on my aunts computer.
>>192483Yeah I vaguely remember being able to control some units in 3rd person.
>>192486This game was bad and good at the sams time.
>>191934Can you even play it on windows 10?
>>186487Played the demo for the original, but you might just have it.
>>168864Didn't Maxis make this for an actual petrochem corp so the whole company could have an in-depth overview of the business?
>>171240Demo for this game gave me a hovercraft fetish
7 kingdoms:ancient adversaries
>>193134How was the difference between Scots and Anglos?
>>193634Played its sequel. A very good game.
>>193634Played it recently.After five minutes I sadly concluded I'm too used to more modern games already. Shame, really. I would've really liked it 20 years ago. But I'm too far gone now.
Anyone here played Corsairs?
>>193876I still play it from time to time, unlike, say, Age of Empires or Empire Earth
>>193935I did. Granted it was so long ago that I barley remember anything.
Many hated it, but the actual jank and using milk as a resource was fun as hell.Fond memories.
King Arthur 2 a strategy RP game. Ran like garbage i actually couldn't do the total war battles because it had 0 fps.
>>183886God bless you
>>171180>>168958I have the game on steam, but I never played itis it any good?
I'm sure someone else played itbut fuck I would restart the game so many times for the introand also because I was increadibly shit at the game when I was 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDiLapH-oJsLords of the Realm 2. Sieges were kind of fun
>>193175At the time, it was incredible. Having planes, ships, tanks and infantry at the same time? And music was so comfy. It gave off Pink Floyd vibes at times. I still like to listen to it from time to time.
>>194239Proto stronghold in a sense, half of that series DNA comes from Lords of the Realm and the other half from Caesar 3.Check the soundtrack on youtube, the composer remastered and uploaded the whole thing.
Somebody else miss the charm of 2d?
>>194239i still play this
>>194747This looks like my kinda jank.
>>194051I find it funny that there is a "mother-in-law" unit which make your worker work faster and can convert enemy's buildings to your side. btw for all that didn't know this already, the game is a sequel to this >>169969 game.
>>194209The OST is amazing. Gameplay also has a few neat features that didn't become widely adopted for some reason.
>>168027https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTINjU-GcuMI guess Original War. Goblin commander and another PS2 RTS that slips my mind were pretty fun too.
>>170333I played a lot of this, I thought it was pretty good
I have yet to find someone who played this thing.
>>192487MY NIGGERI loved this game so much.
>>194128I think everyone that liked the first game at least tried it. Garbage sequel to a great sleeper hit.
>>194239I grew up with this game. I mainly remember picking purple and building macemen.
>>194332Sometimes. I honestly think early 3D has more charm when it comes to RTS.
>>168993God the Memories...
>>195135I never played the first game. Sequel was a gift. I assumed the first was similar to the second.
>>195234The first is amazing. Base mechanics are the same. Turn based strategy map with real time battles, but it's much more open. There's a 4 way morality system. Pagan-Christian and Good-Evil. And where you sit in that determines what units and abilities you get. If you go Pagan route you set your capital up in Wales and Christian in London. There's all these choose your own adventure quests based on Athurian legends that determine what heroes you get. Like you might help the green knight or Tristan.
>>195335Does it run better than the sequel? That's what really killed it for me. I had to auto resolve everything and quit when I had to play a map.
Only I still remember.
>>169118This game was the truly the GOAT but I could never get past that one level with the whirlpools when I was a kid
>>195411Tzar is awesome. One of my favorite rts as a kid.
>>174793i rather the new games for OG xbox.
>>194239"slaughter these villagers?"
>>195419I played the first one, the demo, and couldn't make it to the train
>>194880>Gameplay also has a few neat features that didn't become widely adopted for some reason.Examples? I remember seeing adverts for this game when I was a kid, but they never explained what the game actually was or about, instead just focusing entirely on the name and box art.
>>195694Togglable structure auto-repair, togglable infantry commander idle AoE heal for nearby infantry (essentially for infantry in formation with him) are the ones I miss the most. Mobile (deployable) teleport pads had an appearance or two I think, but that's also pretty rare. Energy supply coverage expansion via cheap and fragile transmitters could also benefit from appearing more often.The way they did asymmetry in general wasn't the best, however. That might have been one of the key factors that have contributed to the game's downfall.
>>168027time travel is cool
>>194805>destroying objects in the RPG maps has a chance to drop very good items>but also to spawn level 99 invincible skellies that will oneshot youAs i said, fond memories.
>>168027Is SimLife /vst/?
>>195337Probably. It's like a hundred years old. Your phone could run it
>>192487Fuck i was about to post this myself. i was always so shit at this game as a kid
>>184773The lack of Japan as a faction was weird, they cobbled a fake faction with special units for the Korean campaign but weren't available in those eras to play as, and then they were like the only missing major power from WWII.
>>196741Do you really think nobody but you played sim life?..
>>197614Go away Mandalore.
>>195411Played it after /civ4xg/ recommended it.>>196766tell me moar
>>197702Turn-based strategy game of modern day military vs forces of darkness. Czech game, didn't sell well (lack of advertisement) despite being a good game for a low budget.Might be free to download somewhere, not sure where
>>195411Does anyone know how to make the hd patch work? If I use the Tzar Launcher like the guides tell me to, nothing happens.I'd use the default resolution but it bugs out bad on my rig
Best shit in that cheap bundle.I even had recently reason to play again since beastmen campaign was translated.
>>198262>modern day military vs forces of darknessThat actually sound interesting.>>198359>>198485Lost Technology? I played it.>>198964Played that too. Shitty MOBA.
>>171898I always got a Celtic Kings vibe from this.
>>199379Think it's on the same engine as CK.
>>198960Is that a dead orc?
>>199379this is just Imperium
>>198964>Release game without any sort of DRM because people will just pirate it anyway>over 90% of players pirate it>servers can't handle the strain because they assumed only legitimate owners would play online>constant crashes>buyfags and pirates alike annoyed>playerbase plummetsThere's a lesson in there somewhere.
>>193634Good stuff, although AI's diplomacy is somewhat garbage, so it's horrible half of the time
>>199408There were a lot of games with the same engine.Celtic King's,Imperium,Nemesis of the Roman Empire.There is at least another one but I forgot it's name.
>>198262>Czech game,It's actually Slovak. But the game is in Czech language.
Played a java port/clone of it on a phone when I was a kid. Later found out it was an old game and one of the pioneers of the genre.
>>195411Tzar's not really that obscure
>>193634You're not alone, Anon. I remember playing it as a kid.
I played the shit out of this game.
Starcraft but actually in space.The balance was a mystery for me. I don't remember any case where you would build anything other than the ultimate units.
Civilization's Super Nintendo port, which had rather stellar music if you've never heard it before.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqyyG-f7o5I
Probably the most painfully boring game i have ever played.
>>199479You do know all three games you list are same series. They just didn't name then the same.
Fire Brigade, I remember getting this for Xmas and being so disappointed.
Ancient art of war. Showing my age a bit:
Koei made some decent games during the 90s.
The original Carrier Command.
>>186487I played only the sequel, damn.
Dark Planet, which is a shame because I love the troop design.
>>200816I think even less people played the 2012 remake, it was so fucking soulless
>>169978>war3 but without heroesit was nice
>>169978it was too hard later on
>>172497I already posted it
Bit of an oldie but I used to play it on my dads computer
>>200810Is it like a super autistic simulation?
>>200908>Our lawyers advise us to say we've never heard of 40k.
Pic related and the creeper world series
>>198964what a waste of potential. the first dota clone outside of warcraft 3, they never even realized what that would become.
>>202084I think you could build a rocket at the end of the game, that was cool. You're not alone, anon.
>>194239is there an older game with very similar top down style set during roman times?I remember playing something like this but looking a lot less smooth
Anyone else play Dark Reign? I loved it as a kid.>>197614This game had such a cool aesthetic but played so badly. I remember the units not clipping through each other so you'd end up with a caterpillar of aliens running across the map. I traded it in after not too long.
i like sid meiers colonization
a niche time period, fucking kino aesthetics, and just a good game in general. shame it's so slept on.
>>202657shame it's so unbearably clunky and unintuitive, but yeah, it's pretty kino once you get a grip on what you're doing.
>>193935such a gem
>>202657Definitely aesthetic as fuck but i agree with >>202710, feels really strange and somewhat unpolished.
>>202657I remember I was a bit interested in this game. This one and Espana 1936, which seems similar and is as well published by Slitherine. But the prices of these games just seems too high.
>>202422Played Dark Reign 2 a bit as a kid. I always thought the factions were aesthetic as fuck in that. Had no idea what was happening in the lore of the world though.Didn't try Dark Reign 1 until university days. Seemed like a cool C&C clone with some neat UI and mechanics improvements.
>>201803I remember this picture being used for a warcraft 3 custom map. You'd build buildings that automatically spawn units. Kind of like a reverse moba.
>>203256I love the 3rd game so much. The cold War setting just gets me going.
>>203707Syrian Warfare was great.What is this?
Troubleshooters or the korean waifu x-com, deserves way more love than what it gets, legit an amazing game
>>203365Castle Fight was the shit
Act of War.Had plenty of ideas, but ultimately, felt like "just a modern RTS with quirks", and I think it failed against C&C Generals.
>>203839I never tried it because of the f2p aesthetics.Does it ask for more money or not?
>>171240>>193626Based Fallen Haven players. The demo made me learn how to use torrents. Don't know why but I loved the graphics.I bought it on GOG a while ago, just for the sake of having it in the library. Got the "sequel" Liberation Day with it.I'm still amazed how they fucked up both the gameplay concept and the graphics.On the other hand, the units now have animations others than dying so I guess it's something.
>>202006Creeper world 3 is great stuff.I keep coming back to it
Wish I could get it working nowadays, still have the CDs. The voice acting and the cutscenes, war diaries, were absolutely brilliant.
>>206473Have you tried with a virtual machine?
>>206482Yes, it's the same on all OS I've tried, even with virtual machine. The game just crashes after a certain mission. Installed some patches but that didn't help either, it's a compatibility issue and God knows how to fix it. I even bought an old laptop with Windows 98 on it because of this game and I had the same issue. Gog never ever, I don't even think it's translated.
>>206487>old laptop with Windows 98Mobile hardware was always a bit wonky so you're better off looking for the most popular normal PC hardware of respective period. One of the more popular S3 cards or maybe a RIVA for the video probably.
>>205617I liked how they did the planes in this.But otherwise it felt like a jankier generals.
>>207372I liked the prisoners idea, but it fell short with the AI, because they'd just spam units and put a rally point on your base.
Help me find an RTS from my childhoodIt was a classic isometric rts, full early 2000's 3d I think, high fantasy settingYou were mostly supposed to have smaller unit squads, no massive armies. Heroes were integral to the gameplay, and an important part was going to farm dungeons for gold and xp, dungeons were on a subterranean map, below the main one (like in homm3)Overall the game gave strong Spellforce and WC3 vibesThe name had something to do with dragons I think, Drakengard and Drakensang keep popping up in my head, but those are not it.
>>169978Only managed to scrounge up a corrupted(?) copy of it, the AI stopped moving and doing shit when I got around halfway through the Fallen campaign.A real pity, the game was so comfy and had some interesting nuances.
i'm sure i'm not the only one who played this shitI just wish there were more than 20 ruskies online
>>207644Dragonshart was kino. So many cool ideas. Just wish the 3rd faction had a campaign
>>208313Played the fuck of the demo.Then the game.Then Back to War.Then Cossacks 3.>>208372Yup, pretty fun.
>>192487Took a while before i understood that i indeed must send engines and provisions BEFORE i send my whole army.
>>194183Very good space combat game. It takes a while to get going and there is a dreadful stealth mission.
>>208313Cossacks is based desu.
>>202006>>205776creeper world 3 is amazing but it needs some breakthrough in game design. The start of missions is always a great fight against the tide but once you are stabilized you cant really lose anymore and just have to slowly conquer the map. It needs something to improve the formula and keep it interesting in the 2nd half of a mission.
>>209753the stealth mission might be boring but it's simple as fuck once you realize you just have to move between the checkpoints and you'll always have enough energy to do it.
is CMS /vst/?they are making a sequel/remaster to this game coming out in a week or two kinda looks like unfaithful shit should be fun
>>207640>>207644Thanks, bros, that was it
>>214084Question yourself, what do you want from a sequel? Are you sure you don't want a remake rather than a sequel?>>214149It's on GoG, have fun!
>>181440Anon, what's the name of the game?
>>178788it vexes me to no end that they won't localize ports of games that they have already localized for other platforms. Is there any news about the Switch port of 14? I'd rather have 13 or Sphere of Ambition, but since they already made Vita and Switch ports for JP years ago it sure seems like that boat has long saileddo they really think that genre fans in the West won't buy portable ports? They already basically buy their games twice what with the fucking PUKs, and there's really no competition out there for this style of game...I guess that's the real tragedy
>>179747Tons of people must have played this. It was a perennial top slot in every Best Freeware list, like the annual one from CGW (RIP)
>>214482Austria best country
>>181440Mordheim is pretty cool. They did a great job making interesting maps, although I feel like they are a little big for the size of a warband.
>>214485I was wondering about that as well. Why would they release a game in Japan on Playstation, Switch and PC but only on PC and Playstation in the west?
>>184859I really enjoyed this game. But I think it was my first SRPG so maybe it was really the genre I liked. Wonder how I'd like it now.
>>184981I've held off on getting into this game despite all the good things I hear. I had no idea there was a sequel in the works so that's cool.
>>202657the OST is kickass, even if I haven't got anything else to say about the game.
>>214489Scottish are insanely good in the DLCs.
>>214482>>214489>>214529I haven't touched this since the Highlanders update, how's the automanage function work? I really want to love Cossacks but the micro tedium kind of detracts form where the series has clear strengths
>>214532No clue, I only use the bare minimum : techs suggestions. I think you can automate research and, to a lesser degree, training, but I never used it.
>>214534The minimum I would want is a function to just queue a squad's worth of units, to expand it a size up, or to replenish it to full complement. It still kind baffles me that the Magic Numbers don't even seem to be available info within the game, I have to google it and put a Post-It on my computer. Not that this is a big deal, but I feel like it's bad design for a game that in so many ways is just beautiful.For instance. The sounds of muskets cracking and mortars lobbing is fucking lovely in C3.
>>214544>to replenish it to full complementYou can already do that. I mean, you need units available near.Unless you mean train only the minimum needed.And yes to the rest, you're right. There are a couple of missing features, and testing how many units you need for a cavalry formation can be annoying.Death screams are shit, though, so I replaced them with Metal Slug ones.
>>214550>You can already do that. I mean, you need units available near.Right, so I need to keep reserves around. Good point. But yeah what I mean is a function to train the requisite number. If I'm playing it wrong by not producing reserves then maybe I should suck it up.>I replaced them with Metal Slug ones.You're a cool dude.
>>214561I dunno, Cossacks 3 simplified a lot of stuff, I'm genuinely confused that they didn't leave the unit info panel somewhere.>You're a cool dude.I wanted to use some Super Mario ones too, but whatever codecs Cossacks 3 use don't agree with them, and it sounds like >>>/wsg/3611048 (VERY LOUD)And also, checking file integrity removes them, so I'm not sure how to mark them as a mod to not be deleted. I'd like to put them on the workshop eventually.
>>214532I haven't played any of the DLC desu.
>>214579It adds some seasons (cosmetic) and a few factions. Most of them are barbarians (don't get the XVIIIth), and it contains the Scottish, who are kinda fun with the organ gun, but also get sword clansmen, who are probably the best melee infantry in the entire game.
>>171148I love KKND2, used to play the shit out of it as a kid.
>>208313Lol I never noticed it when I played, the horses have an incorrect galloping animation. They're drawn like in the old paintings when people didn't know how horses run.
>>214694haha do they bound like antelopes? That's what it looks like. I had to stop playing M&B Viking Conquest because the dog companion runs like a horse, and that's the subtle stuff of mild nightmares
>>214287i just want 0 expectations so i havent looked into it i think its a sequel from the trailer but ill probably miss the old AI voice/music/aliens/rustic look but will still probably be fun
>>215019>i just want 0 expectationsIT'S GOING TO SUCKSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKLITERAL BETRAYAL OF YOUR CHILDHOODNOW WITH 200% MORE POLITICAL BULLSHIT SHOWED INENJOY A ORANGE BUSH ON THE BIODECK CALLED THE IRS EVADER'S WIGENJOY ALL THE "TOLERANCE IS GOOD, VARIETY IS POSITIVE :))))" MESSAGESIT'LL BE SHIIIIIIIIIITSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITEnjoy your ruined expectations. Now it can only get better from there.
>>168034https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4SetO1ZGmEThat fucking intro.I will never forgive Ubishit for forcing Massive into making the most generic 3rd person grindans ever imagineable.
Not sure if this game is dog shit, but I remember playing it when I was a youngin with frens.
>>218917I absolutely loved the vehicle customization as a kid
>>218945It's apparently free and people are still updating/modding it. https://forums.wz2100.net/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=15838
>>218917Its a good game.
>>218917Nah this game is amazing
>>177610haha same. i spent a lot of time looking for it
>>218917Warzone 2100? Fond memories of it. It's like Earth 2150, but GOOD.>>219080>>219105Neat.
>>168027Warcraft III clone
>>168134based>>202422DR2Same engine that AMRTS, Pandemic had a great art direction
>>221112Played it recently after watching the mandalore review of it. I enjoyed it. It’s a WC3 clone but a fun LotR themed clone at that.
Troubleshooters:abandoned children.It's an anime styled xcom clone with an rpg stat system, a massive mix and match passive system, diablo style loot, crafting, monster taming and a decent storyline thats easily about 100+ hours long.Single battles can take hours to win because it's your squad of 4 (with police backup in a lot of missions) vs 80+ enemies. Also has MMO style lobby areas where you can walk around and chat to other players whilst your gearing up/crafting/getting side missions.Highly reccommended
>>168470Still gotta try that one
>>225815I heard about this game from a /vst/ thread. A rts made whole by one Russian. He even on its own sets servers for multiplayer iirc. It's on my shopping list, but my backlog is big and I'm low on money at the moment.