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Assuming you ever get tired of war, what do you play?


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I have found myself hovering towards big open world role playing games this last year... I guess it is my yearning for travelling:

 

- Skyrim "Definitive" Edition

- Red Dead Redemption 2

- Cyberpunk 2077

Yakuza: Like a Dragon got very good reviews, but the surreal sense of humour in it may not be your cup of tea.

I also like playing party based RPGs, looking forward to Baldur's Gate 3.

 

 

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Bridge works, but difficult to find like minded players. Chess works too. What else? Backgammon is fine with the doubling die. They all can be played online. Flight Sim is also a favorite especially siming a flight home from Turks and Caicos or Las Vegas where in these places, virtual goes out the window. 

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On 2/23/2021 at 3:54 AM, markshot said:

Very funny.

I ask for a list of non war games you folks play, and I get a list of non-Battlefront war games you folks play.

I listed about twenty games, and you picked out one, EU IV, and that's a stretch to call it a war game.  It's grand strategy, by my definition.

Falcon 4 has a war in it, so a war game, or flight sim? Silent Hunter, which I didn't list in the first post, is it a war game, or sub sim? I think your definition of war game is broader than mine.

 

OK, went back and read it and you only said tired of war, not non-war game, so yeah, some of those have war, fair enough.

 

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Once I finish battle #16 in Highland Games, hopefully this weekend, I'll probably take a short CM break to play FOG:Empires.  I got the Persia DLC many many months ago but haven't touched it due to CM and lack of sufficient time.  Regular FOG is OK, but would be amazing if it were WEGO.  I don't like IGOUGO turn based tactical very much, it's just too 'stiff'.

Maybe we need a CM:Ancients someday.

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On 2/25/2021 at 5:26 PM, danfrodo said:

Maybe we need a CM:Ancients someday.

I'd buy that for a few dollars.  CM:Rome, Carthage, Egypt etc.  It might get a bit like Total War but would be a lot better.

Anyway, that's still war, so not allowed in this thread.  Game-wise I'm a bit stumped, but I play music quite a bit - does that count?

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I consider grand strategy and 4X Sci-Fi as war.  (They are games which simulate conflict, death, and destruction ... even if you choose to play relatively non-aggressive.)

Let's say sports are not war provided that the intentional killing or maiming of your adversary is considered against the rules.  So, boxing, American football ... all fall under non-war games.

I loved F1 racing years ago.  Some people find FPS games very tense (I loved the original Ghost Recon), but you can always chill for a few minutes.  But racing requires full attention for the entire length of the simulated race.  It is the most tense video gaming I know.

The CM games are great.  And 90% of my games are war games, since I find it makes the best gaming.

I like City Skylines as it poses many interesting problems in optimizing things.  Also, not me, but the things artistically gifted people build with it are truly amazing.  I have to admit that I am a real engineering type with no artistic talent.  War games come much closer to engineering than City Skylines.

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“Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.”  

As a full-time musician i have to say: hell, yeah! :) 

Non-war games? Puh...i like some "easy to go"-games. "loophero" is as great as the letsplayers on youtube say. "divinity2" is really great fun in a group of three. my guitar students celebrate "crypt of the necrodancer". you have to press the keys very skillfully in rhythm and you can even do this to music you choose yourself. 

"faster than light" is a really well done little game, roguelike and set in space. "opus magnum" is probably the most innovative game i've discovered in the last few years. it's a puzzle game where you create alchemical products by building and programming machines. the survival game hype didn't pass me by, the theme is exciting but unfortunately a lot of these titles get lost in crafting micromanagement. there are so many nice games out there. when i'm not playing cm i also like to sit in front of the computer with my guitar, doing finger exercises and watching well-made letsplays. ;)

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I bought several non-war games during lockdown, but have played them very little. Until recently I'd lost interest in gaming, strangely.

I rejoined an online D&D game called Rome with Magic (yes, it's that on the nose), where we are secret investigators for the Emperor tasked with covert missions. Although there seems to be an awful lot of fighting. I got given a pre-genned Bard, which I don't think I've played before and am loving it - he's a pretentious muso so gets to wind the other players up. He keeps telling them that the Cithara (=guitar) is a newfangled fad that will never catch on.

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