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This is the best 4x game - 1/30/2018 6:20:27 AM   
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I can't resist from posting this, and just want to tell developers and game designers that they did such a great work with this game, please know if you ever release Distant worlds 2, and if the price will be more than 100$ then I will be the first to buy this game, because it is worth it every cent spent.

I'm 4x fanatic and there is no 4x game I didn't play, including newest ones: polaris sector, stellaris, Civilization, endless space and so on..

Obviously these game produces are focusing so much on graphics trying to make their games nice and shiny, but they all only partially implement the most important aspects of 4x games and that is, complexity, depth, randomness, reality and configurability.

Sacrificing graphics for above "aspects" to keep good performance is what makes this game the best 4x ever!

Thank you for such a great game!

EDIT:
Oh forgot to say something about the AI.
the AI, is very good (excluding ship design, which is job for a player anyway), the only one game that matches this AI to some extent is the one from polaris sector.

for all other 4x games I feel free to say the AI more or less sucks in almost all areas.

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RE: This is the best 4x game - 1/30/2018 7:09:40 AM   
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Yep quite the excellent game with so much replay value. However the AI is certainly lacking on vanilla in certain areas but thankfully this was addressed with a neat mod which greatly increases the AI's ability to give a good fight and also improves your own automation especially on ship design.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3647528


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RE: This is the best 4x game - 1/30/2018 7:31:51 AM   
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Wow thanks, this mod looks very promising, even though I usually don't have the habit of using mods, I will definitely try this one out.

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RE: This is the best 4x game - 1/30/2018 9:43:48 PM   
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Yeah I can't play without it as it makes the empires so much more competitive especially after I modified the boskara racials to be the ultimate scourge making the shaktari look like a gaggle of harmless butterflies in comparison. Can only stick one in any game as they tend to roll over the other ai empires not long after gaining interstellar travel so it really puts the pressure on you to be prepared for them.

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RE: This is the best 4x game - 1/30/2018 10:41:05 PM   
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I dunno, it depends on the time I guess. The 90's were ruled by moo and moo2 (for me). 00's were se4 and 5 (again for me). Now it's DWU. They were all good and I still revisit them sometimes. Oh and try my UE mod. It's a challenge.

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RE: This is the best 4x game - 1/31/2018 6:32:13 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Retreat1970
I dunno, it depends on the time I guess.The 90's were ruled by moo and moo2 (for me). 00's were se4 and 5 (again for me). Now it's DWU.


Time is absolutely influencing a lot (hardware, experience etc.) but I would also say 2 other factors are influencing how games evolve these days and that is reception by community and marketing.

Unfortunately (IMO) marketing does not promote great games, simply because it requires cash, and the more money is spent on marketing less money there is left for game development. (meaning less content in game).

and the community can't influence a lot here since community is very diverse and lot's of people have lots of different desires and different pocket depth. which game producers can't really afford and that is sad.

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