But that's not the only way to manage a game engine. Pirate101 is embracing turn-based combat, allowing players more time to plan moves and consider options. Other games have played in the turn-based waters before, but they've always been quieter titles.
For some, the idea of a battle in which you take strictly ordered turns will seem like a boring slog, especially if you have to wait for that one guy in your party who always takes forever to enter a command. On the other hand, the turn-based setup can lead to some great strategies based upon your tactical planning rather than your reaction speed. Would you enjoy more games with turn-based combat, or do you prefer it stays in a few niche offerings?
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