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Pretty damn good space 4x game. Nice amounts of detail, good tech tree and races. Only real problem I have with it is you go in with no context as to the races and technologies and as opposed to say.. endless space where the feel and ideology of each becomes clear, that doesn't seem to happen in this game. The mechanics and rules are excellent though so don't let that put you off.
It took me a while to focus on the game. The learning curve I thought would be huge and it seemed daunting. However, over the past few days I have stuck to it and find this game to be one of the best I have played. I only have about 12 hours into it but it is so rewarding and very complex. I chose this over the sequel as I heard this had some great features. Really want to try the sequel now. The perks in the game are great and are well worth looking into. Also research can be slow but there are perks to get a better research ability. The ship design is difficult for me but may be easier for others. Overall this is an amazing game well worth the price.
It's basically what you got in the first GalCiv. However it adds some very nice features to the game. First of all - 3D graphics and real combat(instead of simulated combat in the original GalCiv). Also, you can build your fleets to your liking. I mean - design how every ship will look like. Very enjoyable thing, I spent many hours doing that. There are many parts from which to chose. With some skill and time, you can make your ships resemble Tie Fighters. Apart from all these cosmetics? It's still very enjoyable, professionaly made 4X game.
This game can be quite time consuming. It is a turn-based, 4X strategy game set out in space. You don't even have to play as humanity. You can go with some alien race or make up the details for a new one. Advancements can take a long time, especially the farther your civilization evolves. Even travel across the galaxy can take turns. This is the first I've played of this series. I started playing and hours slipped away as I tried to achieve a strong civilization. There's a lot of really good spaceship designs or you can make your own vessel.
This is my kind of game: slow-moving, methodical, requires forward-planning. Imagine a Sid Meier's Civ game set in space, only with alien races instead of civilisations. For me, the best part is designing my own civilisation. What benefits they get (hyper-intelligent, lucky super breeder, thank you oh so very much), what my politic party is (universalists: because I want to conquer the universe), choosing a portrait (fluffy teddy bear, obviously) and finally a name (Fluffy Teddy Bears of DOOM). Colonising planets in your efforts to gain dominion over the galaxy brings some moral quandaries in the form of random events: do you enslave or relocate the unevolved locals? What about those highly evolved deadly sea creatures? The ethical scale brings with it some bonuses for being extremely good, evil or a masterful fence-sitter.
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