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Who makes better rts'?

JrodJrod Member Posts: 234

Blizzard or Ensemble Studios?

I love both studios but I would say ES becuase AoM  was my favorite rts ever.


Warcraft: Orcs & Humans

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal expansion


StarCraft: Brood War expansion

Warcraft II: Edition expansion

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne expansion

StarCraft II in devolpment

Ensemble Studios

Age of Empires

Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Expansion.

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors expansion

Age of Empires III

Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs expanison

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties expansion

Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology:The Titans

Halo Wars in devolpment


  • WantsumBierWantsumBier Member Posts: 1,079

    I had to go with the BLizz on this one, and my vote for 2nd place would go to EA (Electronic Arts) C&C FTW!!!!

    I shoot for the curve... anything above that is gravy.

  • hazmatshazmats Member Posts: 1,081

    Ensemble... but that's just because I love more realistic games.

    And for Sci-Fi... nothing beats Total Annihilation/Supreme Commander.

  • PrecusorPrecusor Member UncommonPosts: 3,589


  • METALDRAG0NMETALDRAG0N Member Posts: 1,680

    I would say GAS POWERED GAMES make the best RTS games.

    For example Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance.



    "Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god."
    -- Jean Rostand

  • SpathotanSpathotan Member Posts: 3,928

    Id say anybody EXCEPT Blizzard right now, 99% of their games are over 5 years old.

    "There's no star system Slave I can't reach, and there's no planet I can't find. There's nowhere in the Galaxy for you to run. Might as well give up now."
    — Boba Fett

  • Hades_WarpigHades_Warpig Member Posts: 265

    Ensemble.. I love AoE but i did system restore and the cd code is only good for ONE freakin instal...


  • DraenorDraenor Member UncommonPosts: 7,918

    Of those two choices it is Blizzard by a long shot...but I think that Dawn of War is by far the best current RTS series being made (a third expansion was just announced)

    Your argument is like a two legged dog with an eating disorder...weak and unbalanced.

  • slannmageslannmage Member Posts: 540


    Dawn of War

    Company of Heroes


  • b0rderline99b0rderline99 Member Posts: 1,441

    Empire Earth FTdub

  • DauthixDauthix Member Posts: 222

    Originally posted by Spathotan

    Id say anybody EXCEPT Blizzard right now, 99% of their games are over 5 years old.

    Which goes to show you that they've done a good job.  How many games maintain a lot of popularity after five or more years?

    Blizzard wins.

    My current Guild Wars character:

    Dauthix The Avenger (Paragon/Ranger)

  • METALDRAG0NMETALDRAG0N Member Posts: 1,680

    Blizzard games WERE good for there time but it has been many years now since they last released a game. And the industry has moved on a lot since then.


    And from what ive seen of starcraft 2 its more of the same gameplaywise with new fancy graphics and units. What they need to do is to completly redo the gameplay aspect.

    For example Supreme commander changed the resource aspect to it by getting rid of minable resourced and tying it into a coupel of structures. However to keep the fun of stategically located resources one of the resource types you need to amke anything is located in specific locations that you have to build a structure on. They also got rid of the resource gathering machine. The other resource was energy which is gathered from generators which could be built anywhere.


    Its small changes like this that help to make a trully  polished game if Blizzard can do this for there game then id be happy to buy  it  myself.

    "Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god."
    -- Jean Rostand

  • ElapsedElapsed Member UncommonPosts: 2,329

    I love Age of Empire, but Ensemble has horrible support for their old games. I bet Microsoft is more to blame than Ensemble. As far as I know Age of Empires 3 is the only game they actually update. All of their old games are left for dead.

    I don't have a problem with games that aren't played anymore becoming unsupported. However, Age of Empires 2 was still very popular even when Age of Empires 3 was released. People still even played the original. It appeared Microsoft or Ensemble could careless about the online community because they shut down both games. Even before they were shutdown they were unmaintained and filled with hacks.

    There is also Age of Mythology, which isn't that old. As far as I know it's not patched at all anymore.

  • Rikimaru_XRikimaru_X Member UncommonPosts: 11,718

    Me and my dad grew up with WarCraft and Blizzard so I'm gonna have to go with Blizzard.

    -In memory of Laura "Taera" Genender. Passed away on Aug/13/08-

  • JackcoltJackcolt Member UncommonPosts: 2,170

    Westwood(now more or less Petroglyph) and Blizzard


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