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#16 PGHammer


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:52

The last big rts game I remember being released is Anno 2070. And that was last November I think. I don't recall any big names in that genre being released in 2012.

That's because everyone (other than ANNO) is waiting for 2013 (SimCity in particular). Also, ANNO 2070 has the misfortune of trying to escape the LONG shadow that both SimCity and Civilization V have cast over the RTS genre; note that only the latter did anything in 2012, and that was paid DLC.

(I've been alternating between ANNO 2070 and CitiesXL for my RTS fix while waiting to see what SimCity 2013 shapes up to be. Despite ANNO 2070 being cursed with Ubisoft as a publisher, it is actually a decent game; however, what doesn't help, besides Ubisoft as a publisher, are the reality that it is actually a greater system pig than Crysis 2, let alone Civilization V, and the horrific lack of retail findability, let alone purchasability - and especially in the US.)

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 13:55

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Given the topic of RTS, thought this might be relevant..

Also, Yay on Borderlands 2 wins \o/

That is an awesome graph! Thanks for posting it, where did you find it? ..or dare I say you made it (tons of effort)

#18 Nick H.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 14:20

Wait, Journey was a 2012 release? I could have sworn it was 2011...oh well, it definitely deserves the awards it received!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 14:34

Journey was indeed a 2012 release, but since it was released early in the year, it largely got unnoticed by the time awards started to roll

Also, one of the best of the year (Y)