Are high powered 3D game engines better at 2D games than engines made for 2D

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Published on 2011-03-09T21:03:27Z Indexed on 2011/03/10 0:19 UTC
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I'm a software engineer that's new to game programming so forgive me if this is a dumb question as I don't know that much about game engines.

If I was building a 2D game am I better off going with an engine like Torque that looks like it's built for 2D, or would higher powered engines like Unreal, Source and Unity work better?

I'm mainly asking if 2D vs 3D is a large factor in choosing an engine.

For the purpose of comparison, let's eliminate variables by saying price isn't a factor (even though it probably is).

EDIT: I should probably also mention that the game we're developing has a lot of RTS and RPG elements regarding leveling up

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