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Dave Taylor

November 28, 2006 09:14 AM

Seems like you're posing a bit of a conundrum, Stephen. On the one hand you want a more strategic game, but on the other hand you're saying that the games that do have a strategic element are too difficult to master?

Also, if I may say so, this is the most sloppily edited blog entry I've seen here on BW for a while. Lots of typos to be fixed.

M.T. Paige

November 29, 2006 01:28 PM

Let me start by addressing Dave "Mr. English" Taylor: You sir don't understand what blogging is all about. It is about writing down what you think at that moment in time. You don't do a bunch of drafts or proofread it. You just type! Also, if I may say so, you are a uncouth whacko.

Stephen, you are right...the PS3 is all flash and no substance!

Leon

November 29, 2006 06:15 PM

There are games at the strategic level sir, it's just that they aren't going to be out immediately on a brand new system such as a ps3. Pc games in particular are known for the type of game play you seek. in fact, an entire genre RTS which stands for real-time strategy is dedicated to the strategy game. some of the most successful game titles ever made such as starcraft or the warcraft series are prime examples of how "brainy" games succeed in todays gaming environment. Just to clear up some misconceptions, games HAVE come a long way.

Steve Wildstrom

November 29, 2006 10:08 PM

@Dave Taylor
Given the nature of blogs, they don't get edited (though M. T. Paige notwithstanding, I try ot avoid posting the first thing that pops into my head.) Any mistakes are my own and my only excuse is that I'm net to the Typepad software and a bad typist.)

When I said the sports games were too complicated, I really just meant the mapping of of a lot of complicated moves to a lot of things on the controller. It's hard to think strategically when you're trying to remember what the circle button does. I suppose I would surmount that if I ever had enough time to devote to any one game.

Probably the most strategic games around these days are role-playing, but I'm not sure there's a good implementation on a console. If there is, it would have to be Xbox Live.

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