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Anyone have any?

I have one that has been rattling around in my brain especially after wondering how they could have made SHC2 better.

 

It is indeed a castle sim with only 2 modes, skirmish and multiplayer with no campaign whatsoever.

 

Instead of a catch all grouping of units/bldgs. this game would have various factions you could play as.

England

France

HRE

Byzantium

Denmark

Spain

Moors

Egypt

 

In addition to the cover all units bldgs. across all factions, each faction would get 2-3 unique units as well as unique architecture for their bldgs. Longbowmen for England, Outstanding heavy Cav for France and strong infantry for the HRE etc etc.

What say you any takers?

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Sounds a lot like Empires Dawn of The Modern World, which is an awesome game. I think it would be really good for firefly to create a random map generator script, and when playing skirmish you can select the type of the map (for example plain land, islands .etc) and then the random map generator would create a valid map for that category.

 

I have a bunch of ideas, but don't have time at the moment. :(

 

I'll try and let you know later today.


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, the idea reminds me a bit of Age of Empires II, but I am terrible at conventional "base building real-time strategy" games like AoE2. However, AoE2 does not offer the same castle building experience as Stronghold, and the combat is very different (I am not really a fan of it, to be honest). The title that [user]Lord_Chris] has put up reminds me of the Empire Earth franchise and the game called Rise of Nations. Again, I feel like these have far less emphasis on actual castle building, which is basically the placement of walls to block passage to enemies, without providing a height advantage.

 

The closest thing to your idea that I can think of is an oldie called Warrior Kings: Battles. It has the typical non-Stronghold wall building style, but fortifications are still highly valuable because the game is in a fantasy medieval setting where the player can branch off into one of two tech groups: one in which powerful knights and angelic warriors can be used, the other where the focus is on swarms of weaker infantry with the occasional demon thrown in for good measure. The game also has formations for your numerous types of units to take. As you can tell, I am rather fond of this title, despite how few people (it seems) play it. :)

 

Just a note: the original Warrior Kings (not the standalone Battles edition) has an error relating to modern sound systems, where the game lags (runs very slowly) in between music tracks. WK had a campaign map like Stronghold 1 where you could see where you were going but could not choose where, but WK:B has a campaign mode where you choose where to go. Also available are the base building skirmish games and a battle mode where your pre-selected soldiers fight it out on an empty field.


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I also agree it would be really interesting to have a game like this.

 

I would only like to say that longbows didn't exist at the time of Crusaders - they were invented during Hundred Years War... Or, they may have been invented earlier, but that's the time when they began to be widely used by the English. Or at least I think so...

 

Regarding Empires Down of Modern World, it is indeed a great game, only it is, like you later said, different from Stronghold - it's more like Age of Empire, or Empire Earth, or etc...

 

Still, I also need to tell that I do like this thing with Stronghold - that Crusaders don't build those gray walls in the desert; they build the same walls as Arabians do. Also, it wouldn't be possible for them to build something different, as they don't have the same materials as they do in Europe. For this reason I wouldn't like to see a lot different buildings types such as in Rise of Nations, but some smaller variations would be really nice.

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The only thing similar with this and EDOTMW,EE and AOE is the unique buildings/units for each Civ. After that the similarities stop and it is a full on castle sim with an emphasis on multiplayer/skirmish modes. Speaking of castle Sims are there any out that I am missing? I recall one on Steam{very recent} that looked interesting but had horrible ratings as well as the original developer abandoning it. The name escapes me atm.

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I agree, none of those games is a castle simulation - in each of those one builds his base, but not a stronghold. Perhaps it would be the best to have something like this, but completely in Europe, so there would be English, French, Byzantines, Saracens (from Spain), Hungarians, Russians, Mongols, Germans, Vikings, etc... Turks could fit there as well. But it would be important for each of them to build some kind of castle - some would build wooden one, and they would be capable to early attack, and they should be great at raiding, while others should be the ones with more expensive army, but better defenders. If someone here played Travian, then I could tell him - it would be something like Romans and Teutons in Travian. Still, in that case, the developer should put enough effort to make it well balanced - like in Travian, and like in Age of Empires, where one can play with his/her favorite people, and no nation would be inferior to others.

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Achillleslaststand, I like those ideas.

 

Just wondering what you have in mind: Are you hoping that FireFly will incorporate this in a new game (Stronghold 4), or is this just a thread to talk and dream about our perfect game?

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Achillleslaststand, I like those ideas.

 

Just wondering what you have in mind: Are you hoping that FireFly will incorporate this in a new game (Stronghold 4), or is this just a thread to talk and dream about our perfect game?

 

 

It would be nice if Firefly would tackle this in the future but im not holding my breath. So for now this is just a "dream game".

*Edit*

The castle sim I was trying to think of is called "Citadels"..........Be forewarned by all accounts it is very bad.

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