From: Cornwall, UK
I'm sure Matrix is capable of defending themselves but I believe I read a while back their philosophy. It said something to the effect that they wanted to bring back classic games. Is that what they are doing? Or am I missing something?
I don't recall the post, but its a matter of balance I think. I don't think anybody would object to "bringing back classic games", everybody would like to see something "back". But it really comes down to what constitutes the core business. In my opinion, as with every other genre of computer game, things move on. If you sit down, play quality 'new' wargames, play quality 'old' ones, and compare the two (putting aside the nostalgia) the new ones come up tops. Always. They are better products. They raise the bar in a way that a few tweaks and a new UI never will. I know that development costs, but if this stuff is going to get recycled at least make it a sequel, not a re-hash. Sure, making the Harpoon games available again is good both for old hands and potential new ones but what the punters really want is Harpoon 4. Same with TAOW, Battlegrounds and just about everything else.