From: Vienna, Austria
Would like something similar to our baby here.
I'm just glad that I found this game. Best game ever
Well Doc, heres the problem. TBH I wanted to list a few games I enjoy, and then the "similar to our baby here" line hit me.
There is nothing comparable. WitP has riuned us to see any other PC based strategy game as worthy to be mentioned in the same sentence.
This is neither fair, nor healthy.
If you agree to drop the "similar to our baby here" line, I can reccommend a few more which excell in different areas than WitP, but those are none the less fascinating.
These would be:
The Total War Series:
The AI is crap, the strategic decisions are not very deep, but the graphics are sensational, the historical context is extremely interesting, there is a sort of epic feel to the game,
the realtime battles are FUN, the sound of soldiers marching across the battlefield hits you right there, and things like a lineage to follow, offspring to assign to different positions
to once enable them to lead the empire with competence is a fun minigame in itself.
I liked Empire TW the best, mostly because of the huge 16th-17th century naval battles with extremely (for a PC game) well modelled ships - see belows snippet.
Still, Shogun II and Medieval II are also well done.
Just don´t expect a simulation, or too much of a strategic/tactical challenge, it is rather a game to watch and enjoy.
I am still a big fan of em, although my interest dropped significantly with Civ V. The best and completest of the series I played was "Civ IV Complete" which basically had
everything a Civ like game should have. Politics, spies, religion, disasters, hundreds of units, a tech tree to drown in, pollution, revolts,...
Guess I don´t need to tell you about the game itself, just one thing: I have never found a game with so a high replayability factor as Civ.
Civ V should now be in the 2nd or 3rd addon phase (have lost tracked), but it just might be that they repaired those things they ruined on initial release (I was extremely
disappointed back then). Worth to take a look.
I WOULD reccommmend Distant Worlds - also by Matrixgames - in its currently latest relaease, but you said you are not into Sci-Fi. If you change your mind jsut go over to their
forums and look around. In the AAR section there are a lot of "Let´s play" youtube links that give you a feel how the game looks and plays like.
Completely unrelated to strategy:
Make her buy you a World of Tanks premium account for a couple of months. Still playing and having a blast. Just recently ended a game by adding an arty to my final
6 kill tally. The arty driver obviousely did not know you can fall off kliffs, and I shot him out of mid air. Damn that was fun!
A couple of other WitP players are driving tanks through muddy terrain as well, and it really is entertaining to play.
It is also free to play, so nothing speaks against testing it before you decide.