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Re: Recommend (PC only) Games!

Postby Torakka » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:31 pm

Well, in it's heart SotS is basic 4X game with exploration, expanding, exploiting and exterminating. I haven't really played that genre of games before, so to me it looks like mix between EVE-online and Total War games. With default settings you start the game with one planet, little money and no ships or techs and the goal is to rule the galaxy, I.E destroy everyone who isn't allied to you.

Ships range from the little destroyers with puny lasers or auto-cannons and next to no armour at the start to huge dreadnoughts with exotic particle beams near the end. As a interesting design-choice, the tech tree is somewhat random: each time you research new tech, there is a chance based on the race you play that you'll unlock next tech in that game. That means you can't research everything (unless you're ridiculously lucky) and can't really depend on to same tactics for game after game. Of course the "basic" techs like those that enable bigger ship types have 100% chance to appear.

The different travels methods of different races I mentioned range from the traditional Star Trek -like warp-drive to flying fleets slower than light between the stars and then establishing jump-gates at destination system for later instantaneous travel. As default, you are at war with everyone else and that remains so until you or them research techs that allow you to understand each other. Also, when you meet someone for the first time, you are brought to the battle-mode and if neither starts shooting, you'll probably get along fine at least for few turns.

For more information, here's their wiki: http://sots.rorschach.net/Main_Page and here's the tech tree: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2 ... chTree.png
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Re: Recommend (PC only) Games!

Postby Skye1013 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:51 pm

So...is it like Civ III in space? I haven't played Civ IV or beyond, so can't relate to those, but just trying to get a grasp of it (since from what I'm reading, that's what it feels like.)

Edit: Oh... I guess the "real time combat" would be different, but beyond that...
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Re: Recommend (PC only) Games!

Postby Torakka » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:05 am

Yeah, sort of like Civ in space and with real-time tactical combat.
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