Quote from: Kaijyuu on January 25, 2012, 05:16:28 pm
Populous is the first RTS. It paved the way for everything.
Well not sure that Populus is considered the first "RTS."
Westwood Studios' first RTS was Dune II which is almost universally viewed as the first modern RTS. All the Command & Conquer and Starcraft/Warcraft games really sprang from many of Dune II's concepts. In the CnC Modding community (which I participating extensively in from 2000 to 2005) this is generally an accepted fact.
Dune 2000 was fun, but like mentioned earlier simply a reskinned CnC. Emperor Battle for Dune was an excellent game - it was even Editor's Choice in PC Gamer the month it came out and had reviews in the high 80s/low 90s consistently. However it sold poorly and never really had a large following.