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Quick Review – Endless Space

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Developer: Amplitude Studios | Publisher: Iceberg Interactive | Release Date: July 4th, 2012 | Platform(s): PC, Mac

Quick Review

 Ore

  • A massive tech tree allows the player to choose how their empire develops
  • The understated UI makes the game to look great
  • Battles are dictated by choosing strategies for each phase; long, medium, and close range combat. The developers have added the option to choose cards to use in auto-resolved battles to speed up the game.

Slag

  • A development method that allows the community to vote on additions to the game. While this may be a good idea in theory, it doesn’t work when the three options given by the developers should all be implemented.
  • Empires are punished too much for expanding. This punishment can be eased through research, but at a certain point fighting other empires forces the player to take their planets and makes finishing the game into a chore.
  • Ship design is limited and the weapon types are poorly balanced

Verdict

Endless Space isn’t for everyone, but fans of the genre will have a lot of fun with it.

Bronze

Playtime 40+ hrs | Platform: PC

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Is Endless Space still the best 4x space game out there? It has it's problems, but I think it is the best we have. Hopefully the power of Kickstarter will rejuvenate the genre.

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