I hope someone (or several someones) here have played both these games. I'm looking for a new space game and am trying to decide which of these two to try out.
First, I love, and still play Master of Orion 2. I haven't had much experience with other games of this genre, though.
What I love about MOO2: Customizable races. Customizable ships (although not as important as races), Colonizing just about anything (making planets from gas giants and asteroid fields), Destroying planets (stellar converter anyone?), and eliminating enemies you hate (wiping clean their colony or annihilating them after conquest)
What I don't like about MOO2 is the click fest when you have many colonies that are building and terraforming. I wish that could be automated a lot more (a queue of 7 is just not nearly big enough.), and having more options when customizing the race would be nice. I like the idea of pirates in DW, and MOO2 doesn't have much other than the number of races (Antarans attack makes a nice variation, but not much variation.)
The games in question cost the same, so that's not a factor. My system is XP, 2.0g ram, 2600 mhz, video is NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
If anyone has any great advice, please let me know. I've been reading the forums (DW mostly), and I'm getting a small picture of the game. I have noticed that you need to worry about diplomatic stuff in DW, so maybe a genocidal play style might not be possible.?
The older I get, the better I was.