As a proponent of good role-playing games, I try not to discriminate against computer RPGs. After all, tabletop RPGs are rapidly coming to rely on having a PC nearby. A few computer games are even starting to learn that having character advancement, monsters and treasure doesn’t automatically mean a role is being played.
Skotos Tech has already proven they understand how role-playing should be with Castle Marrach. They’re currently running beta-testing for their latest creation, a hybrid strategy game/RPG called Galactic Emperor: Succession. The competitive sci-fi setting of Succession involves equal parts political maneuvering and resource management, and the empire’s in such upheaval that a new emperor is voted in every Saturday. With the right promises to the right people, maybe you could be in control of the empire… for a week, at least.