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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 3:52:04 AM   
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Fyi if you want to watch a video cast of Endless Space - alpha check this out from eddy vegas - 2hour preview from tonight (more casting to come tomorrow).
Looks really sweet, very DW'ish as well, I may pick it up on steam tonight.   Same casting guy that turned me on to DW-L.

http://www.twitch.tv/eddyvegasgames/b/317043185


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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 4:14:03 AM   
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2h 42m 20s?!?

I couldn't stand 5 minutes of that verbal diarrhea. The guy talks a lot, but says nothing.

I'd rather spend 2 hours listening to Tony Robbins, or possibly a compilation of Jedward performances. I'd probably get more enjoyment and more useful information from those, than this Eddie Vegas twonk.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 6:02:17 AM   
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Firstly, thanks for the heads up with regard to Endless Space. Never heard of it before, will surely play it as soon as it gets properly released. I don't get much free time to surf the net for some data about the games.

Indeed, I most definitely think that these are very interesting times for 4x genre as it seems, in my humble opinion, of course, that true space strategy gaming is being revisited once again. Endless Space looks neat. Star Ruler is a very, very, good game, especially with the latest patching and the uber Galactic Armory mod. We all know Distant worlds and any new expansions/patches coming from the developers are only going to make it even more attractive.

I bought Skyrim, invested over 50 hours on it without completing it. Purchased Legends, gave up on Skyrim and started playing Legends. Purchased ME3, played it... had the misfortune to complete it and see what was meant to be 'the end'. Went back to continue Skyrim... bought Star Ruler, stopped playing Skyrim and currently enjoying Star Ruler. I will eventually complete Skyrim... if only I can remember what it was all about.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 6:42:18 AM   
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The Endless space definetly isn't anything wholly new and unique. It's pretty much traditional turn-based 4X with great visuals, and that's totally fine by me. Also, many of its features aren't finished in the current alpha (obviously) so I wouldn't jump into any conclusions about how they work in the full game.
Anyways, that's just my personal opinion. I will definetly be waiting for the full game.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 10:57:36 AM   
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Till now Endless Space combat seems to be the most new and unique thing in the game. And probably for that it is being criticized. It's normal. New things, different from status quo and people get skeptical. I'm included.

But, after playing a bit more and a bit more battles I'm slowly reaching the conclusion that ES combat problem may be on of direction only after all. We just need to have more control on the camera. We need to be the movie director :) Now it's too distracting to watch.

But no, nothing really new besides combat. But, you could add that this is the best looking 4X game ever perhaps, that also counts as new I guess. And the fact that it looks very deep, solid and cohesive also. What do I mean with this? Deep in the sense that there's lots of things to do, different layers for system and planetary management and deep enough tech tree for example (at least it looks that way). Solid because the UI is very strong, the mechanics are what you would expect from a traditional TBS space 4X game. It's the complete space TBS 4X package. And cohesive because factions seem to be charismatic enough and you can already start feeling immersed in the game's lore, mostly due to visuals right now perhaps, the factions traits and heroes. The UI art style also helps achieving this cohesiveness.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 12:20:07 PM   
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Hmmmn.............so Star Ruler or Endless space?


Endless Space. It's the more fun of the two, even as an alpha. Might be just a personal thing, though.. the Star Ruler mechanics are OK but the game just seems to have no personality at all to me. I found it a chore to play. Endless Space looks like a winner, although its early days. Very polished for an 'alpha', it's that rather than a beta due to stuff they haven't included yet more than anything else. What's there actually seems to work properly, or at least without any show-stoppers, and it's far better than SotS2 was on release already (not that that is difficult).

Currently playing that, and am halfway through 'Alan Wake'. Also dabbling with A Valley without Wind (from the guy who did AI War) and Tribes Ascend (at which I am absolutely cr*p) while waiting for CoH with bated breath and nervous wallet.



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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 2:18:34 PM   
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Lord of the Rings Online(my 5th year),still Ultima 6, Skyrim(about 200 hours in) and still at Storm over the Pacific.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 10:00:11 PM   
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Kayoz

Too each their own, though you certainly haven't provided anything useful.





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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/4/2012 10:56:01 PM   
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quote:

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2h 42m 20s?!?

I couldn't stand 5 minutes of that verbal diarrhea. The guy talks a lot, but says nothing.

I'd rather spend 2 hours listening to Tony Robbins, or possibly a compilation of Jedward performances. I'd probably get more enjoyment and more useful information from those, than this Eddie Vegas twonk.


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video cast of Endless Space


The "Endless..." says it all for the video.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/5/2012 1:10:07 AM   
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Just got Endless Space alpha today and having a lot of fun with it.

ES Alpha is already more polished and playable than SOTS2 the game it seems to be most likened to even though the later has had 6+ months of post release patching.

In fact with 2 hours of play under my belt so far I would probably go as far as saying that even though it is labeled as an Alpha it is pretty much as playable as Distant Worlds or Armada on their initial release.

For a shorter (30 mins) overview video have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM1AFpN6rh4&feature=g-all-u

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/5/2012 1:13:39 AM   
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Just got Endless Space alpha today and having a lot of fun with it.

ES Alpha is already more polished and playable than SOTS2 the game it seems to be most likened to even though the later has had 6+ months of post release patching.

In fact with 2 hours of play under my belt so far I would probably go as far as saying that even though it is labeled as an Alpha it is pretty much as playable as Distant Worlds or Armada on their initial release.

For a shorter (30 mins) overview video have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM1AFpN6rh4&feature=g-all-u


Thanks for the shorter video. I will try that.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/5/2012 2:51:00 AM   
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Besides Achtung Panzer:

Crusader Kings II (loving it) and Mount & Blade Napoleonic Wars (the Multiplayer DLC).

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/5/2012 12:37:29 PM   
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Speaking of other 4x titles...  
 
 
StarDrive has finally signed a publishing deal with Iceberg Interactive (read the announcement here), and have also revamped their website.  I'm very much looking forward to this one as well! 



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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/6/2012 2:08:19 PM   
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It is almost like GC2.
Similar tech system similar development system and SIMILAR BATTLE SYSTEM.
Which sucks. A LOT.
Its is double trinity missles/beams/kinetic vs chafs/shields/deflectors. With the same logistic fleets system. Plus hero and some paper scizzors and stone game.
Simple and shallow ship designs. No tactical combat. Limited planetary development. Limited at start diplomacy options.
IT IS NOT MoO succesor.
Just some bastard from GC2 bed.

Overall game look solid and work well. No CTD it work smooth even if it is alpha in name.
Compared to some garbage SotS2 it work and it is fully playable.
Although AI have some issues but it is alpha stage.

It will be propably good game but not great.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/9/2012 9:57:48 AM   
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Thanks to Abraxis, I've now been spending all of my gaming time on the little gem that is Aurora.
By far the most complicated 4X I've had the pleasure of playing, yet everything you do in that game feels so very rewarding.
I highly recommend it.

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RE: Off Topic. About Other Games. - 5/9/2012 10:01:18 AM   
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Hegemony Gold, wars of ancient greece. Very good.

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