Achilles_Knee Posted August 25, 2006 Report Share Posted August 25, 2006 (edited) FYI - most people agree that Midway's Rise and Fall is not very good.That puts 0 A.D. in a leadership space for this type of genre. Amazing development really.I wonder how close 0AD will be to the following ideal I posted about what is lacking from RaF?********************************I remain bitterly dissappointed that the Age of Empires - Rise of Rome on the old MS ZOne play experience is gone, possibly forever...To me, the perfect game would be Age of Mythology's performance and economy with RaFs units and game play.I am still convinced that this type of game, that is Ancient warfare based on Persia/Greece/Eqypt/Roman Republic/Carthage has not been done properly yet.I don't know if 0AD will fill the void or not, but I remain firmly convinced this genre can once again have a killer game with a thriving online play community...RaF could have been that game...it is so so sad...The things we need in the game are so obvious:*sigh* - I guess I just don't get it. It seems so simple to me on how to make this type of game a franchise:Age of EmpiresAge of Empires: Rise of RomeEmpire EarthAge of MythologyRaFThe killer Ancient Warfare RTS is a combination of all of these...AOE/RaF's gameplayAOMs economyRaFs hero modeStart with cavemen like in EE (lol)maybe throw in somehow the massive scale of Rome Total War MP battles...Keep the RaF tech tree and units - (with less effective swordsman) - lose the outposts - put hunting/fishing/farming back in the game - make some units cost food only - food/wood - gold/food - gold/woodWhat I mean by the above is the swordsman would be much weaker but only cost food - archers would cost gold/wood - spears would be stronger and cost gold/foodBring back the record game feature...Bring back market and dock trade...Make buildings stronger...Balance the game often with patches using a polling system for what needs to be changed...*sigh*Sorry for the rant, it just doesn't seem that hard to me to get this type of game right, we have so many examples of what works and what doesn't on the shelves...*************************** Edited August 25, 2006 by Achilles_Knee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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