|Battle for Wesnoth is a top tier strategy game. I'd pay $30 for it.|
Battle for Wesnoth is one of these. This is not a game to play when you have only a small amount of time. Wesnoth is a deeply strategic experience, but with room for everyone from the barest newbie to the sharpest veteran.
Lets start with the basics. If you aren't familiar with turn based strategy games, here's the gist. They play out like a board game, with each side taking turns deploying their forces, seizing territory and pitting their forces against each other. Of course, there is much more to it then that. While strategy board games have to play things fairly simply to keep players on the same level, computers allow designers to create far more intricate rules, which leads to more advanced play and a more complex experience. If this sounds good to you, keep on reading.
|Getting your units caught in a bottleneck can be a disaster|
Wesnoth also features multiplayer modes, allowing you to play the game over a local network or an online server, as well as against the computer. Sadly, the games AI isn't exactly the greatest and is really only meant for the single player campaigns or as a primer for training, but it's more then enough to challenge a casual player.
|Time to recruit some more Dragon Warriors for the cause!|
Battle for Wesnoth is a rock solid and competent turn based strategy game on the level of any other turn based game out there with dozens of hours worth of play. If you're in the mood to command an army,. Wesnoth is a great choice.
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