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Video games in real time are one of the subgenres of the most dynamic strategy games out there. In addition to this, as a rule, they are more sophisticated in terms of graphics, since having smaller playing fields than other subgenres, more textures can be represented without altering performance.

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The RTS games are designed to be played in a very dynamic and fast way. The collection of its resources is usually simple. The battles are represented on a scale of fights, although there are several games that only focus on representing multitudinous battles with thousands of units in the field.

2 Useful Skills Real-Time Strategy Games can Teach You

It would seem that everybody in the world has a video game genre tailored for them, many people engage in one and do not come out of it until they get bored or finish their entire collection.

Others are simply more versatile and keep changing according to the market, until they gradually decant for a specific genre for the rest of their lives. But what useful skills can we get from playing RTS video games?

Make a Strategy

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If you are an RTS player you might have realized that you have a great capacity to create functional strategies in any type of game you play, through years of experience your mindset is shaped by this modality.

This means you’ll be able to apply it in all fields of your daily life. For example, at work, you might find yourself generating strategies that offer bigger and better revenues.

Prepare a Counterattack

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The counterattack is one of the most used tactics in RTS video games and constitutes a fundamental pillar in the development of a game, as well as a military strategy that has been used by many armies and people around the world and through history.

As an RTS player, you may be able to wield these counterattack skills against any inconveniences or tough spots you might face, helping you out of them.

This is the importance of becoming a good player of the sub-genre RTS. Because you could get skills that would seem impossible to obtain through a game, to begin with, and yet it has been proven you can. Playing video games can improve various aspects of your daily life at this very moment. There is no limit, the only limit is your imagination and how much you can do with it. So don’t let anyone tell you that you are just wasting your life being a hardcore gamer, instead show them what you can do. Design an astonishing strategy and counterattack with all your wits and keenly developed mindset.

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Real-Time Strategy Games vs Turn Based Strategy Games. Which one is Better?

Since the creation of video games there has always been a genre that differs from others because of its complexity and their intricate strategies.

But probably the first thing that you have to differentiate between are the two subgenres that changed the dynamics of video games: RTS (Real-time strategy) and TBS (Turn-based strategy), the most important and popular in the great genre of strategy.

Time Waits for No One

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The main and most basic difference between these two subgenres is the concept of time and all it entails. We see time takes place in a rather fluid and personal way in RTS games. Here the movements of the player are made instantly without waiting for anything more than the user’s own action. On the other hand, in a TBS game we must wait in turn, which will limit us a little more.

Thus, it becomes clear that these subgenres are made for different types of people and, more than anything, are based on how you would like to manage your time. If you like a paused mode, the TBS is your favorite sub-genre that you will take advantage of more. If instead you like the action in real time and see everything developing with much more speed, RTS games is your thing.

Board Game vs Adventure Game

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The best analogy to sum up both subgenres in a nutshell (if you are not familiar with them) is saying that TBS can be imagined as a board game, where each player has a turn and waits for the end of his partner’s turn, with each turn offering multiple actions to choose from.

Meanwhile, RTS is more like a frantic action similar to adventure games and that promises a lot of immediate fun.

And there is not much more to say, except for a few variations in history, gameplay and graphics and all of the aforementioned,  these subgenres have always been at the top, fighting for which is the best. Yet everything depends on the user’s taste for fun.  What matters the most is feeling safe with game and making the most of it, as this is the best way to play.

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Top 2 Best Storylines in Real-Time Strategy Games

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Currently, it is rare not to see RTS titles that only focus on the competitive mode of the game and it has become a trend that RTS games (like Starcraft) are created for the sake of competitiveness among players.

Most of these games promote e-Sports and are dedicated to get the support of the masses to contribute to the world of electronic sports, which is growing day by day and has managed to be a benchmark around the world.

In this post we will take a closer look at two of the very best RTS Gaming campaigns of all time.

WarCraft 3

WarCraft 3 could be Blizzard’s best storytelling game. The extended and sentimental story of Illidan, Medivh, Arthas, Thrall, Jaina Proudmoore, Kel’Thuzad. The battle against Archimonde, and Tyrande is beautiful, epic, and tangled together with a few of the best scenes of the RTS genre. With a varied design, and exciting situations, this beloved game is virtually flawless.

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault

This game tells the story of the Battle through the keen scrutiny of a few commanders of various armies. Each of them has a background history and personality, which affect their decision making and the story’s path. Its depth and difficulty sets this game apart from others of the same kind and genre.

CoH2 offers a campaign section that is a fundamental feature with high quality and not just filler. It is clear that there are many more adventure-filled games, but these have managed to captivate people and have made a name in the video game industry, that will always need big titles as much as we need promising atmospheres and interesting gameplay options. These are two of the best installments for gamers out there that love quality campaign selections.

The Big Leaguers – 5 Timeless RPG Video Games

RPG games have their own flare to it, and that’s why we love them! If you’ve never played an RPG game before, you’d better start with some of the best out there. In this post we take a look at five of the biggest and most popular RGP games of all time.

The Witcher series

Topping the list of timeless RPG has to be this series, with the first installment allowing you to find your way around as Captain Kirk. The second one making it so that the options were more adjustable by the player and the 3rd one completely setting a new standard for RPG games, there just couldn’t be better in our first place.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Even though massively mainstream, its versatile features of fights, plots, side quests, highly customizable features, a nice big map to explore and many other alluring characteristics, have made it so it appeals to both the amateur gamers and the bigger league ones.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

We included this Installment of the series due to the amazing impression it left on gamers all across the board. The challenging nature of the game, with such an enormous world to get lost in and side quests to be sidetracked by, makes it a beloved and marvelous timeless RPG that big leaguers will always find alluring.

Mass Effect 2

Standing out as it triggered an amazing response from gamers getting hooked on its galaxy-based world, and walking around as Commander Shepard hanging out with aliens, as well as chatting with their teammates and browsing through the massive inventory. Its movie-like layout makes it all the better to play.

Baldur’s Gate

Born from the famed D&D table game, Baldur’s gate still emulates that setting, while facilitating the record keeping as it is all of course automatic, relieving the players to just delve into the fantasy world. Get lost in it as you grow into a big strong character, through endless quests and missions.

There are plenty more, but these are the most popular and all around outstanding big league RPG games, that grip the gamers’ attention and don’t let go.

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8 Fantasy-Themed Indisputable Classics of Gaming

Although new games are fun and exciting, classics are always reliable sources of endless entertainment. Especially when it comes to fantasy games. Throughout the years game developers have wowed gamers in this specific genre.

Join us as we pay homage to those spectacular fantasy games, we can’t help but go back to every so often.

Baldur’s Gate II

Released by BioWare and Black Isle studios, this fantasy classic features so many hours of quests, different plots and combats presented flawlessly, gamers absolutely became hooked. Even though it is not an easy game by any means, this just makes it more addictive and thrilling. Throw in the versatility of the godchild role, and you have a positive fantasy classic.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

It was taken on by CD Projekt RED, and it just proves that practice makes perfect as it beats the two previous installments to outstanding levels. It grips us, not only with action play but also plunging us into the story, based on Polish Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling novels.

Final Fantasy VII

Developed by Square Soft, it was so groundbreaking and appreciated worldwide, that it set a before and after point in the world of video games. Introducing 3D to the RPG fantasy genre, outstanding soundtracks and graphic designs, along with a combat system that isn’t so complicated, FF7 had gamers at “hello”.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Developed by Nintendo EAD, with a rather tragic epic plot of an unsung hero travelling through time. The game offers an extremely detailed storyline, with every action in Hyurle triggering a consequence, in addition to never before seen game controls. Zelda OOT grips you and just won’t let go until you finish it.

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Chrono Tigger

Launched over 20 years ago, this amazing RPG game provides stories that are very simple and easy to understand. The option of combining different member’s powers in a fighting layout that is a bit more elaborated. And for the first time ever the cause and effect style which makes you want to play Chrono Tigger over and over.

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Launched by Bethesda Game Studios, it marked the beginning of the series’ success. Every feature of the player’s character and their actions is pretty much customizable, and the way it cuts to the chase and just sends you to missions keeps things interesting as it is a bit harder to keep track of your whereabouts.

World of Warcraft

This grandpa of RPG fantasy games was delivered by Blizzard Entertainment and was a huge success with an incredibly rich player base all over the world that still holds today. The gameplay increases in difficulty as you progress in the Azeroth fantasy world, and the interactive community is unprecedented in the video games’ realm.

Silent Hill

Launched by Konami Computer and Entertainment Tokyo, this game presents a different kind of fantasy, with a two-faced world that is both terrifying and enticing. With many legged creatures jumping at you out of the blue and in the dead cold silence of the deserted streets, this is one classic you can’t get bored of.

Those are some of the most indisputable fantasy classics you can always run to if you want to go back to basics, and enjoy a more familiar game.

8 Upcoming RTS Video Games We Can’t Wait To Play

Every time a new game comes out to the spotlight, we immediatelly fall in love with the idea of ‘the next one’ to be released. Here are some upcoming RTS video games to check out.

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Age of Empires III

This installment of AoE was amazing and so popular when it first came out back in 2005, that Forgotten Studios took it on to remaster it. They are gifting us with the possibility of playing it even in 4k resolution, while still keeping the all too familiar features of the game that we just can’t get enough of.

Age of Empires IV

Being the classic it is, most RTS gamers just can’t wait to get a hold of this new installment of the game. Although it has been developed by Relic Entertainment, it still has the same mechanics of empire building and crushing, with the added perk of modern day graphics.

They are Billions

In this current time, zombies are all the rave in pop culture. Matching that with today’s graphic options following the footsteps of AoE’s way of developing through gathering resources, growing and killing the enemy, this steampunk game looks very promising.

WarCraft III Reforged

This game needs little introduction, and with remastered graphics and fresh player audible dialogs, along with the original installment’s expansion “The Frozen Throne” we’re just dying to get our hands on this one and game till we drop.

Iron Harvest

Based on Polish history, this game is so awaited by gamers because it presents history with a plot twist of big bots being developed in the 19th century, and used for warfare as well as in civilian life. This diesel-punk game promises to hook us onto its alternative world history.

Abandon Ship

On this game we get to play Captain of a ship, during the golden age of sailing ships, and engage in naval warfare activities. With visuals made to match a 19th century painting, and the possibility of having your ship sunk or even dying and having to start from scratch. It sounds like this game will definitely be wonderful.

Conan Unconquered

Since it is based on the very popular Robert E. Howard’s stories, gamers all over the world can’t wait to get to recruit armies, fight off hordes, building fortresses and all kinds of defensive structures, as they try to reproduce the beloved short stories.

Gates of Hell

If you’re more into tactics, than into the progressive building of an attack force and base camp, you must look forward to the release of this game. Set on WW2’s scenarios, it will plunge gamers into all the different battlefields of the time. From snowy Scandinavia to stifling hot lands in Africa, where you have to fight for your life. You can even get to control one soldier at the time and have his decisions affect the course of the story.

These are just some of the most expected RTS Video games that are in store for fans this year. Remastered classics and zombie hoards will surely keep everybody busy and glued to their PC, month after month. 2019 promises to be filled with outstanding treats for gamers all around.

Good Old Gems of the Real-Time Strategy Genre

Real Time Strategy games have always been a hit, and that’s why there are some really good old gems every one should know and try. Here’s a pretty helpful list.

The Age of Empires Series

Back in ’97 and right up until today, these games have taught us world history and mythology, while letting us have the thrill of growing our empire and crushing our enemies. And although its first launch is over 20 years old, the graphics are still not too shabby.

WarCraft III

When it was launched in 2002, “WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos” was a masterpiece of graphics, design and plot. With a unique hero turning berserk murderous, this game made our jaws hit the floor as the plot twists were so fresh and unexpected.

SimCity 2000

Over 25 years ago this strategy game came to make us all strategy addicts and thus, laying down the foundations for other strategy games. With its amazing buildings and entertaining disasters, which made for pretty fun challenges, it was actually the first PC game to achieve its popularity level.

StarCraft

In 1998 a new fan base was born, along with a whole new generation of strategy gamers, when StarCraft was launched. It has been compared to Star Wars, and it still has a strong base of players online. The graphics aren’t awesome now, but it still holds its hooking characteristics. From SimCity 2000, in ’93, to Age of Mythology in 2002, these oldies but goodies have not lost their charm and can still hook gamers as easily as some newer fancier games while developing your skills.

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