STRATEGY & RPG GAMES
The strategy video game genre starts its history at the epoch of the PC invention. At present strategies are not as popular as games of many other genres. However, they deserve special attention of millions of gamers all around the world.
The concept of strategy video games is based on board games, especially on such logic games as chess, go and renju. Thus, when developers started creating these games for PCs and consoles, the gameplay became more widely known.
The success of microcomputers of the TRS-80 or Apple II types inspired programmers to continue the adaptation of board games. That initiative was taken by Strategic Simulations Inc. Just this company started development of many strategy and RPG games.
It is necessary to point out, that very powerful artificial intelligence is being developed to play these types of games and sometimes it is impossible to beat the new superhuman Ai players. For now, most non-player controlled characters are still easy to beat, over time this is likely to change. In any case, it is always fun to play multiplayer games against real people.
The RPG genre, just like strategy games, originated from board games. It should be noted that the combination of strategies with RPG is one of the most successful video game hybrids which gave birth to the famous and immortal series of Heroes of Might and Magic.
Undoubtedly, RPG games exist as a separate and one of the most played genres. Dungeons & Dragons (1974), a well-known fantasy board game, produced the biggest effect on the RPG creation. Gamers love this genre for its role and fighting system, in-game researches and story itself.
The most popular RPG types are narrative RPG, sandbox RPG and dungeon crawler games. World-famous games of the genre are Mass Effect, Fallout and Diablo series. Another popular RPG type is JRPG which almost became a separate genre due to the vast amount of new features.