- Summary: Get the complete Galactic Civilizations II saga including the acclaimed PC strategy game of the year Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, the award winning expansion pack Dark Avatar, and the newest expansion pack Twilight of the Arnor! Expand the Galactic Civilizations II universe with Terror Stars, unique technology trees per civilization, Map editors, Custom Scenario makers, campaign editors, new types of ships, new planetary improvements, and much more!… Expand
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This game is obviously aimed to hardcore fans of X4 genre. I don't really enjoy X4 games but I enjoyed for example Endless Space a lot.
I bought it on steam for 4,50 euroes.
It's extremely complicated, and that would be perfectly okay.
BUT it's very hard to learn anything about this game, there is no decent tutorial and managing your empire is extremely non-intuitive forcing you to read manuals and instructions from the internet for hours. Seriously I consider this the biggest flaw of the game that made me decide to trash it. It kills the fun from playing it, however it may help if you are a maniac of X4 genre.
The graphics are UGLY. Yeah, it's an old game and I shouldnt whine about the graphics. Maybe, but this graphics is just so extremely bad looking that it crosses the line between ugly sh.t and bad yet acceptable graphics. They could have at least make race portraits look decent. Also there is no any form of showing how your fleets fight, there is only a battle-report. However with so repulsing graphics this is actually a good thing o_O .
Audio is annoying and I prefer to play music from youtube during playing.
Another major flaw is that game works terribly on windows 7. I had to restart it a few times because it didn't allow me to click things, dunno why. Also after a little tampering with sound in settings they got bugged and I can't get them working properly. This is ridiculous for a game that you pay for.
This may be a classic loved by fanboys, but I just feel like I wasted my money.
I don't recommend this to anyone but X4 genre lovers, they should enjoy GC 2 a lot.
+ Complicated which is fun
+ Some mechanics are retarted
- Graphics are repulsing
- Very glitchy on newer systems like windows 7
- Audio is a joke
- No tutorials or in-game tooltips, prepare for tearing through wall of texts on the internet if you want to understand anything more than the basics of this game and actually have fun
Just buy Endless Space or Legend of Pegasus when it will be relased.… Expand