Well, it has been a long time and a lot has been happening in the world of online strategy games. There’s new Ogame, “MMO of the Year”, a few games in my personal playlist, and even a video. Read on!
Tag - warflow
There I was, foraging the ditial sea, when up from the waves came another ad for “Call of Gods”. Now, let me say that I played Call of Gods for about twenty minutes earlier this year, fooled into thinking it was an OSG. Since that day I have felt YooGames (who also run servers for strategy game Warflow) should refund those twenty minutes of my life, so I am actually quite pleased to break this scandal: See the Scandal!
Warflow, a game that has received much ado on this site already, comes from a proud history of both MMORPG’s and Strategy games. Warfow’s latest ad campaign shows that Dovogame is willing to do what it takes to set the game apart from the game’s many clones that have sprouted up over the next few months. To the average viewer, these may seem like simple internet ads, but it’s clear that Dovogame put a lot of thought and effort into these, and they deserve a closer look.
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.
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!
I finally updated the List of Games again. Today’s additions include Baltheo, Excalibur Online, and Warflow, as well as Clash of Kingdoms and Glory of Rome which I neglected to add earlier.
I feel pretty confident when I say I won’t have time to do a full review of Baltheo or Warflow. Far as I can tell from the screenshots of Batheo, it’s the same as Warflow but set in Greece instead of China. Also, based on the few minutes I spent with Warflow I know there are much better games worth your play-time.
For example, Antzzz, which is a great game, just opened a new server. Despite the low graphics, the game play is fun and refreshing. I’ve also been spending a lot of time with Clash of Kingdoms lately, but more on that later.