There's a great difference when playing a 'turn based game' with another person 'in person' vs. playing a video game's typically predictable and exploitable AI. For example, in JA 2, all you had to do was let time pass and your own AI training (of citizens) could be exploited to nearly win the entire game by simply skipping moves.
1. Just because a videogame is turn based doesn't mean it's single player only.
2. The tactical game is the heart of JA, and the expansion (JA2:UB) doesn't even have a strategic layer. You can't even use trained citizens in JA2 to take over new sectors, so your complaint isn't even leveled at the majority of the game. Also, if you play the game on a hard enough difficulty, your trained citizens don't stand a chance against the shitstorm of elite grey troops that the AI sends your way, and you don't have nearly enough $$$ to just sit on your ass and train.
3. Also, if lame exploits make the game boring, why don't you stop using them? You might as well complain that any game with cheat codes/editors is boring. The option exists for you to play without them.
Terrible example.This comment was edited on Dec 21, 2009, 12:50.