Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Bad Taste of RTS

This is gonna be brief since I'm about to leave for our semi-regular poker night (Texas Hold 'Em rules, normally only P50 buy-in).

Yesterday, I installed Warcraft 3 and its expansion, Frozen Throne, in an effort to give the RTS genre another try. The party-based missions were easy enough, but since it is the meat of the game, resource-gathering and building dominate most of the gameplay. I found myself panicking to hit the (non-existent) Pause button during certain points of the game. Good thing I got this game cheap and pirated.

To remove the bad taste of RTS it left in my mouth, I hurriedly installed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. I've played through this game for a bit before, but I haven't finished it. This time, I made a Scoundrel (as opposed to a Soldier), Laire Random. He seemed to do pretty well during the prologue, and is now ready to explore Taris with Carth. Hopefully, this time I'll finish this game.

In other news, I'm still star-crossed. Wheee.