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Turn Based GAmes

Postby zolop » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:49 pm

Since we current;y have no section for turn based onces, i thought I start a post here, for my weird adolscent mid.. hehe

Here are a few of them.. or rather one really good one

Age of Wonders Shadow Magic.

Uses Sprites but has rich, deep gamepley.
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Postby pai mei » Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:55 am

heroes of might and magic 3
awsome game :D
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Postby Red » Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:42 am

I used to play civ/II/III. Turn based games are cool. There are a few things that eventually turned me off of them though. Unless you only play against the computer, you end up spending a lot of time waiting for your opponent to move. That plus the fact it takes and entire weekend to play one game.

For a similar feel, I go for large RTS's, like Empire Earth. You have so many units/upgrades/buildings/etc to take care of you can be busy all the time, so no one area gets more attention than a turn based game.
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Postby Nagasaurus » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:04 am

you end up spending a lot of time waiting for your opponent to move


Yes, that can be very annoying. That's why I really liked M.A.X. with the simultaneous turn based (STB) action. Everyone take their turns at the same time and there is a time limit for each turn that you can set (usually just 1-2 minutes).

There is also an optional end-turn timer where once the first person hits the 'end turn' button everyone has 15-20 seconds to finish up their turn before the next one begins. This speeds things up quite a bit when people have a time limit for their turns.

Now that I think about I believe Age of Wonders has a STB option...I'll have to check that out.
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Postby Cleric » Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:50 pm

I'm not sure if it's considered turn based (I would think so heh), but who's played Gunbound?? haha........

I went through a GB phase, like, a early this year for, like, 4 or months straight...... but I all but quit over the summer..... my account's probably deleted by now :cry: hehe.........

I had a win percentage of 86% too............... t'was quite fun heh......

Edit: Nevermind, it's not a turn based RTS....... yeah, brain fade there heh.......
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Postby JDawg » Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:11 pm

My friend Maelstrom considers this the best Turn-Based ever made:

http://www.massiveassault.com

Here is a flash based free and easy turn based:
http://www.globulos.com/
It's kinda like Yahoo Pool, except all balls move at same time.
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Postby Ecclesiastes » Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:29 pm

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Stars!

Any of the Total War series of games, although the battles (should you elect to command your forces yourself) are resolved in real time. I've put alot of time into Medieval:TW, winning it in various ways. Sea trade is easy to exploit, but if you make yourself play without sea trade on the hardest difficulty level, the challenge is significant enough to make it very very fun.

Civ3 made me very angry, because was basically civ1, but prettier. So all the excellent gameplay changes they made between civ1 and civ2 were done away with, and you once again had spearman doing damage to modern armor. Unacceptable. If you want to play civ2, but better, play SMAC. If you can't live without phalanxes, play civ2, ugly though it may be.

X-Com is still the gold standard for turn-based tactical combat, for me.

Panzer General 2 is a classic if you're a world-war 2 fan.

Shining Force 2 is a classic tactical RPG for the Genesis.

That's everything that pops immediately to mind.

Edit: gunbound is awesome, but only when playing with friends. Trying to play with the sub-humans that occupy the servers is impossible.
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Postby St0nkingByte » Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:51 pm

***I think I've replied to a similar thread recently because I've got deja vu all over again.***

Anyway I spent a couple years (2001-2002) horribly addicted to Combat Mission Beyond Overlord (http://www.battlefront.com/) there a couple sequels with updated graphics. Good stuff. Its a turn based 'we-go' game where each side plots their moves and then they are played out simulaneously.
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Postby dklein » Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:06 am

We've almost gone a page and MOO2 hasn't been mentioned yet. So I'm uh, yeah, gonna mention it :D

I can say I'm more into turn-based board games.

Some fav's are: Settlers of Catan, Cosmic Encounters, and Munchkin.
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Postby Sancho » Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:05 pm

Jagged Alliance 2. The best turn-based game I've ever played, hands down. (If you play it, make sure to turn on the "tons of guns" and "sci-fi" modes :D )

http://www.strategyfirst.com/scripts/Re ... iGameID=55

Lords of the Realm 2. Pretty fun game, but has its flaws.
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Postby Ecclesiastes » Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:07 pm

Stars! > MOO2

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Postby _stranger » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:49 am

Moon Base Commander

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Postby zolop » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:03 am

Cool. Got to try these games out!
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Postby chibi » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:24 pm

Turn based games suck, there too slow :O

Perhaps you old grandpas can handle it, but i can't :P
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Postby M373ora Fr34k » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:17 pm

Wesnoth is a great turn-based fantasy-warfare game. It's amazingly polished for a free game. I'm having a blast and can't stop playing lately :P
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