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What do you like to see in a turn based strategy game?

06-21-2016, 10:38 AM
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1
What do you like to see in a turn based strategy game?

I'm currently thinking of making a turn based strategy game, probably fantasy based. I've got some cool ideas, and I'm leaning towards making it midcore, but I wondered what everyone else likes to see in those kinds of games? Any/All advice will be helpful!
06-21-2016, 02:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 594
I like turn based games where you can reserve action points so your character can fire or attack an enemy as they enter their field
of fire.

06-24-2016, 06:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 8
Personally I like it when I have maybe a few actions I can do even when it's not my turn. Sometimes, it's just pure reactive moves you can use. Sometimes it's setting up defenses etc.
06-24-2016, 04:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 813
I like a story that provides relevance and interest in the campaign, particularly if the strategy units are individuals with personalities and a character arc. But good writing in video games is wholly different skill - if it's done badly, it can also ruin a game that actually has decent mechanics.
06-24-2016, 05:09 PM
I would love a game where if our units survives they level up and can make additional units (Veteran) while if they died we need to use a rookie unit. Also the terrain holds advantage based on where it is located (hills, forests, etc)
06-26-2016, 01:33 PM
I like attacking more than defending. Hence, I really dislike when you can't pass through friendly units.

Fantasy setting opens the door to having different factions with completely different unit types and play stiles.
06-26-2016, 03:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 234
I can tell what doesn't get deleted from my ipad. Xcom, Battle Academy and Demon's Rise.