I made this topic over 2 years ago:http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84269.msg1682833#msg1682833
Well I finally bought the game off them. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is the game in question here.
TLDR: I want to know if there's another game where when your faction is destroyed, you can not only watch events unfold, but jump back in as another faction?
Bonus points for being able to control more than one faction (XI allows you to control up to 8 at a time, whenever you want) and being able to leave your faction to the AI at any point you choose and watch events unfold or switch to a new faction / factions?
Also anything similar to what I'm talking about. I've never seen anything like this in a game before, whether it exists or not elsewhere I don't know. Do you?
Such great possibilities that I can only wish happened in other games. A Total War game for instance, wouldn't it be great to just let the map develop for a while and then join in at a time of your choosing? In XI, you can.
Have you ever created a juggernaut of an empire in a game, and knew you're going to win, and then wished you could then try and take down the juggernaut you've created? In XI, you can.
Ever had a situation develop in a game and wished you could switch to another faction? In XI, you can.
A big tasty battle you'd like to fight? In XI, you can. Don't want to mess up your own game? All you need to do is save your game, then switch factions, fight that battle out, then reload your game.
Tired of the building up phase of the game, just want to get straight to the action? Just let the AI control the factions and build them up, then jump in when the action starts! That would be great for some games.
Wonderful possibilities. So much creativity and control this affords you. So much pure fun to be had. And with the ability to control up to 8 factions, which in several scenarios means you can control all factions right out of the gate, that allows possibilities to shape the map in all kinds of ways to your liking, then play this situation you've set up however you please.
I'm only just getting into the game, so I'm just playing it normally, but I see great possibilities for the future, enormous potential replayability. I'm just coming up with this stuff off the top of my head, no doubt I'll think of even more, especially when I start seriously trying this stuff.
So yeah, any more games that do this? I think it's absolute brilliance.