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January 2nd, 2021, 23:25
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January 3rd, 2021, 04:33
I'd love to see someone remake Emperor of the Fading Suns - which had it all imho. But needed an AI lol. To have a closed system, deep lore, and planet/space conquest was amazing.
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June 13th, 2021, 00:39
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June 13th, 2021, 01:13
Age of empires 4 is also out this year…not sure it still fits the bill as 4x.
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June 13th, 2021, 02:06
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Age of empires 4 is also out this year…not sure it still fits the bill as 4x.
I don't think so. At least, the Steam pages for AoE II and AoE III don't tag them as "4X" games. But again, such genre definitions have become increasingly fluid…
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June 13th, 2021, 02:27
Nah Age of Empires falls into the category of Real-time strategy.

It's missing a few key elements to make it a 4X game.
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June 13th, 2021, 07:21
What I dislike of 4X games is their focus on economic or political power. That only invokes extreme boredom in me, as just producing more gold or influence per minute/round is not incentivising to me. As is the open-ended, goal-less feeling that I get while playing those games.

I do enjoy a lot games like HoMM or King's Bounty, where the focus is more on combat, gear and exploration, and you have definite quests and goals. Though I don't know if those count as 4X, feels they probably miss some elements to be considered such.

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June 13th, 2021, 07:33
Simple google search will list the genre so here you go.
  1. King's Bounty = Turn-based Strategy & RPG
  2. HoMM = Turn-based Strategy
The most obvious trend of 4X games is there are usually set in space.

Then again you could label many other non-space games 4X-Like.
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June 13th, 2021, 07:42
Oh yeah. I've been trying forever to get into Stellaris, everyone at work praises how great and wonderful it is, new wave of hype came as I think an expansion/DLC were released recently, but I always struggle, so it feels like it's just not a game for me. That's fine, not everyone has to like the same things.

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June 13th, 2021, 14:15
Combine the battles and units of HoMM 3 with the empire-building of Civilization 4 and you have the perfect 4X game. Eador: Genesis came the closest.
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Combine the battles and units of HoMM 3 with the empire-building of Civilization 4 and you have the perfect 4X game. Eador: Genesis came the closest.
Never tried Eador: Genesis, but I did give Eador: Masters of the Broken World a go, and I literally almost fell asleep playing it. That game develops at a snail's pace. Maybe I should have tried Genesis instead.
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June 15th, 2021, 16:01
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