Fire Emblem Fates is a soap opera strategy game. You’ll spend as much time agonizing over battlefield tactics as you will wondering which characters should, like, totally hook up.
Maybe you’ve heard of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13—not only has the historical strategy series been around for a while, it also has several spin-offs, such as Dynasty Warriors. Well, now Romance of the Kingdoms is tearing up the Steam charts.
Do we have too many strategists (or at least, strategy fans) in the game design kitchen? Chris Bateman seems to think so — and that may account for the idea that 'a game is a series of interesting decisions' (well, that and a misquote from Sid Meier). 'Game' doesn't (and shouldn't) just mean 'strategy game,' but…