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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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.

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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