Ok, so I suck at RTS games. Like, really bad. When playing Starcraft 2, my buddy is already rocking Goliaths while I’m just getting ready to produce marines. However, I can more than hold my own in an FPS (though I’m still not as great as I think I am). So, you can imagine it would get awkward when my friend is craving to play an RTS while I’m leaning more towards an FPS. Do you see where I’m going with this? Well, while we were at PAX East, we were asked to stop by the Natural Selection 2 booth run by the development team Unknown Worlds. At first, I didn’t know what to make of what I was watching the other attendees play. Ten minutes later, I was engrossed by the depth and originality of Natural Selection 2, so much so that I vowed to buy the game come next paycheck.
Natural Selection 2 is a perfect blend of the RTS and FPS genres.
Command and Conquer: Generals, released in 2003, was a departure from C&C in almost every respect. In a series that had, up to that point, focused on the unreal and absurd, Generals addressed a real world problem.