From: The Briar Patch Nebula
Hello Antmf, and welcome to the DW forums!
I am one of the beta testers of the game for Elliot and I must say (biased of course) that Distant Worlds
is the best 4X space game I've played. I've played them all ever since StarFlight. (Yes I'm old! )
1. YES, this game is fun, engrossing, immersive, I could go on and on.
2. Yes, there is a bit of learning curve, as in any 4X game, but what's unique about DW is you can
automated nearly everything, partially automate, or do everything manually as you wish. There is a
tutorial and Galactopedia for reference and learning.
3. WARNING.....Once you're 'hooked' on this game....well, I've warned you!
4. In my opinion, since Master of Orion 2, there is no comparison. Sins, SOTS, GalCiv2, etcetera, to
me don't compare.
THE GAME IS FUN ANTMF!
Also, this forum is fantastic!
Plus, I haven't even mentioned the FANTASTIC MODS that have been created by members of this forum.
I suggest getting the root game and both expansions. That way, by the time that the next expansion 'Shadows' is released in Q1 2013, you will be well verse in DW game play.
In closing though, one warning! Once you understand the game and become 'immersed', watch out for a
certain forum member named DATA. If you imbibe (especially Romulan Ale), GUARD YOUR CARGO BAYS!
Again, welcome to the world of Distant Worlds.....this one's for you!
< Message edited by ehsumrell1 -- 11/30/2012 2:01:35 AM >
Shields are useless in "The Briar Patch"...