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OSG1 in 2011

Consider this my very belated New Years resolution. Recently I was reading an article on one of the popular browser-game sites about recommended games for 2011 and came across this little bit about Warflow:

In WarFlow, it’s no way to stand out all on your own. You need to be a member of a nation, a legion or at least a team to get ahead in WarFlow. You need to team up with other players to defeat the NPC legions as bosses of each power. You need to line up with your legion members to win the legion battles in order to occupy a state farm. And you need to fight for your nation in Mine Wars every four days to get extra Silver. Use the Silver to equip yourself and conquer the world! Your fun is always doubled while gaming with your buddies.

Really? This is so obviously just ripped from the game’s promotional material, and makes no mention that the game is rather awful. It’s articles like these that remind me why I do OSG1.

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There’s a world of would-be military geniuses out there with a few minutes to kill here and there, and there’s no one who can honestly tell them which browser based strategy games are worth their investment. At the same time, there are dozens of excellent development studious who have put out fantastic games that get no mention from BBGsite, PlayBBG, or other sites that are plastered with ads for horrid mmo’s with deep pockets.

And this is where I stand, a single gaming nerd diving into the waves of Evony clones and MMORPG-Strategy-Farming trainwrecks to pull out the real gems of the OSG genre. But I can’t do it alone.

As regular readers have probably noticed, the site recently went through a few changes. I’ve added two new pages and I’ve now included “liking”, “sharing”, and all the other kindergarden-inspired social media novelties. If you’ve enjoyed this site, do me a favour a leave a quick comment. Tell me where you hail from and what games you play. And if you really have time to kill, let me know what you like about the site or what you’d like to see more of!

And for the true Online Strategy Game fan, if you have a review, guide, or article that you want to share, let me know and I’ll happily put it up! I look forward to the day when this site, and this small community, is serious enough that the newest OSG developers will come to US to offer sneak-peeks, Beta codes, and the like, that we no longer have to troll through the capitalist traffic jams of the major Browser Game Sites.

So, leave a comment, and help make 2011 a great year for OSG1. Also look forward to more interviews and a forthcoming contest!

Cheers,
Oliver

            

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  • “Cheers” from Los Angeles, Oliver. lol. I found your blog about a month ago when I started playing Clash of Kingdoms. Mmm, maybe more reviews? I need to know which game to play next!

    • Hey Lance,
      There are more and more games out there — if you havent played before i recommend Ikariam – i you do have some experience and are looking into something new i would try perhaps Aloriah.

      best,
      Shafaan

  • Well said, that’s why I read the site. It’s better to read a review from someone trusted (who actually tries the game properly) then those generic reviews that mean nothing. Those generic reviews are more like descriptions.

    Btw, on a tangent, I like the Age of Discovery era so am looking for something like Age of Ocean to play. Need more reviews on that genre please. :)

  • I like your work. Your reviews are great and help me a lot about browser game. But I sadly found most of them are descendant of Travian, it’s not your fault :D. I believe there will be more unique games. What I can give advice is not give too much attention to travian-like game such as Lord of Ultima, ikariam and so on. They have already been well known or promoted. I hope to see more unique games’ review, such as supremacy1914, warflow , settlers online (sorry, i forgot its name) …. Those different games are what audience want to learn.

    • Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind. Yeah, the market is definitely flooded with clones. I’ll try to focus on the more original ones.

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