2704Re: Poor AI and poor computer strength allocation
- Oct 4, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David M. Bott"
> FWIW, the original Railroad Tycoon was right there for me with the
> you mention. It still beats all the other later fancy ones witheye-candy
> because it's FUN. The others may be MORE realistic, but who wantsthat in
> a past time? I didn't become a business executive in real life andthe
> closer to "real" the game gets, the more I find I don't want to beone in
> game life either. Same with war. I don't want to have to be theperson
> making the command decisions that gets people killed. ED and EDIEare fun
> to play because they exercise the mind at a level that doesn'tnecessarily
> drain you as the real life version would do.I completely agree. I suppose realism is nice but I want good game
play. There's not much that's real about ED. The rules are designed
to make it a good game.
Civilization and Age of Empires are the same sort of game in some
ways, with heavy emphasis on realism. While they're very elaborate
and there is much that's realistic about them, overall they're no
more real than ED and playing them isn't nearly as much fun.
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