From: Ol' Blighty
Agree with what the others have stated above, especially the atmosphere and galaxy feeling alive part. Also, there are one hell of a lot of ways you can set up the game, the way you play it might be totally different to the way I do, its good in that way, I like it slooooow and biiiiiig and thanks to the options available I can have it that way.
One thing that is key to remember about Distant Worlds is that it gets better and better over time. The mixed reviews are probably because they were playing and reviewing the release version of Distant Worlds (unpatched), which I never tried but I have heard bad things about it even from the dedicated followers here who have nothing but praise to heap upon the game in its current state, (that includes me).
With the above in mind if you buy Distant Worlds expect a great experience, but RotS improves it greatly, and it looks as if Legends is going to do the same again. If you try the original and like it you will love the first expansion and probably the second which is looking like it will live up to its name (it's gonna be legendary). You have a choice of buying the original to see what you think, or splashing out on all three (hopefully there will be a trilogy option) later this month. I can't advise either way there, but just do something, you're missing out!!!
< Message edited by WoodMan -- 11/11/2011 12:36:23 PM >
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