command and conquer Games Petroglyph games Written by Wayward

RTS Thursday – 8 Bit Armies

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Despite the fact that there hasn’t been a new, official entrant in the series since March of 2009, Command and Conquer (C&C) remains one of my all-time favorite real-time strategy franchises. To me, C&C is one of the cleanest and most elegant approaches to RTS design in existence. I’ve written before about the Dune RTS model,which is closely related to the C&C model, and so I’m always on the lookout for new games that follow in this vein.

1And what, you may ask, does this have to do with 8-Bit Armies? 8BA, Petroglyph’s latest title, is their second attempt (following Grey Goo) to revive the C&C approach to RTS games. And while they have been largely successful at recreating the pacing and general feel of a C&C title, I feel like they have yet to capture the fun and strategic depth of the…

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