Hello peeples. I’m 55 as at 2017, and have always had an interest in Browser Based Games and like most gamer’s I started to witness a downturn in this category as a result of the new wave of high end computers with souped up processing speeds and graphic enhancements. Both of which opened the door to much more visually stunning games. I believe that the text based PBBG became the framework for a lot of the future games in this genre (resource management, fighting, tactics and defending), and that the new age clever youngsters added images that moved, shadows that followed, water that flowed and shiny glass balls that looked like shiny glass balls.
As time went on, the characters and equipment became almost photo realistic Sadly however, I think it also introduced a viral appetite for the ‘immediate and now’, leading to shorter games. I don’t want to continually engage in battles at ground level, I want to be the guy who makes decisions in bringing your military might together.
Of all the times I’ve played pbbg, I don’t think I have ever ‘rage quit’. I just don’t think pbbg puts you into that life or death mindset. Anyways, if it’s the final pbbg battle that determines whether your population predominantly survives or not, and you lose … you simply strategise again (like a game of chess).
I have always loved pbbg, primarily because it stirred up the imagination, and it felt like you were truly the Commander, Chieftain or Tribal Leader that sat down and contemplated your moves with “time on your side” LIKE REAL LIFE.
That’s my rant from Sydney, Australia. Looking forward to a resurgence of pbbg!