In the latest Of Phalanxes and Hydralisks*, my strategy gaming column on Gamespy, let’s look at how the best games break.
The earliest example I can recall is Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares. You’re trucking along, playing a great 4X space opera, when annoying ships start to gradually trickle out onto the map, messing up stuff and then leaving. These are the Antarans, a malicious extra-dimensional race of jerks with ships way more powerful than yours. And they don’t stop coming.
Read the column here.
* Are you accustomed to that title yet? Does it no longer sound tortured and awkward to you? Me either.