A buddy of mine asked me for a sleepover in the mid-1990s. I knew we’d have a good time:
- Staying up late.
- Eating obscenely unhealthy foods that would turn normal people’s stomachs.
- Generally having a good time.
On the other hand, my friend led me to his computer in his room. We had played many games together before, but this was different. He fired up id Software’s Doom.
I was instantly bombarded with hellscape imagery: demons and creatures pursuing you, massive weapons and chainsaws killing your prey, and copious quantities of blood and gore.
My first experience with first-person shooters, sometimes known as FPS games. FPS games are now among the most popular games available. FPS games, such as those in the Call of Duty and Battlefield series, have cemented their place as some of the most lasting genre-specific games in history.
The real-time strategy (RTS) game genre began in the 1980s with The Ancient Art of War release. The player is needed to play a game of rock-paper-scissors using various warrior forces. For example, you’d have to oppose archers with horse riders and equestrians with spearmen.
Today, we’ve expanded on that fundamental notion by requiring players to construct bases, produce armies, and defeat opponents. The Blizzard game StarCraft established the path for RTS games in gaming history.
The player can pick between three races: Terrans, Zergs, and Protoss, in a gorgeous, gritty, and complex space environment.
Each race has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, as well as its own set of structures, troops, and tales. StarCraft’s addictive base construction and fast-paced action made it a gaming juggernaut, not just in RTS but in general.
StarCraft is still quite popular among gamers today, especially in South Korea. Koreans put their hearts and souls into StarCraft, competing in cutthroat competitions for huge cash prizes and prominent gaming sponsorships.
The Age of Empires franchise, a favorite of mine, combines classic RTS gameplay with a significant historical component. Age of Empires II: Age of Kings, in particular, immerses the player in a real-time strategy game while reenacting historical events such as the Hundred Years’ War, the Spanish Reconquista, and the wars between William Wallace and the kingdom of England.
The game gained renown due to the combination of well-researched history and good gaming mechanics.
Real-time strategy games are right up your alley if you like to micromanage things, build structures and units, and conquer your foes with an army of longbowmen.
Games that involve role-playing
Role-playing games, in my opinion, are among the most important and enjoyable games ever created. RPGs have been around since the dawn of time. However, if you want to narrow it down, you may go at Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson’s famed Dungeons & Dragons, created in 1974.
It’s a fantasy role-playing game in which players go through dungeons with the help of a dungeon master (the person in charge of the tale and the players’ relationships) utilizing tabletop pieces, many-sided dice, and a lot of creative thinking.
There isn’t much the gamer can’t do. You may make a character with a complex past, including their desires, needs, fears, and so on. There’s no limit to what you can achieve.
The same level of ingenuity was seen in the virtual world. Some of the most well-known and loved titles, such as The Elder Scrolls series, particularly Skyrim and the upcoming sixth installment, have made RPG gaming more popular than ever. RPGs excel when there are no limits other than the player’s creativity.
In the Elder Scrolls games, the player can pick from various races, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.