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  • Summary: Entrenchment is the first micro-expansion for Sins of a Solar Empire, adding new structures, new technologies, and numerous other improvements to one of the most popular and award winning PC titles of 2008. Explore entirely new strategies with new units like starbases, mine layers, and defense busters and brand new research technologies to customize and improve them. Each race relies more on their unique strengths than ever before, resulting in new defensive options and the necessary evolution of new offensive strategies. Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment is a micro-expansion and requires the full version of Sins of a Solar Empire to play. [Stardock] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. A must-buy expansion. While I badly want to see larger-scale enhancements to the gameplay for future expansions, the amount of content in this release still balances very well against its cost, and those 'turtle'-styled RTS gamers (guilty here) hesitant to get onboard Sins of a Solar Empire due to the lack of any real defensive options will now have a great reason to pick it up.
  2. Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment is a nice addition to an excellent game. [Apr 2009]
  3. 87
    The new defensive options add tremendous excitement to the game and definitely fill a hole, tactically speaking. The new star bases are worth the price of admission alone.
  4. Entrenchment doesn't add new factions or campaigns but really upgrades the game experience of Sins of a Solar Empire. It remains a difficult game with complex tutorials but in a couple of hours it can become really immersive and addictive. It is the perfect expansion for the best space strategic game on the market.
  5. All things considered, Entrenchment is more of a “completion” of the original Sins of a Solar Empire rather than an expansion.
  6. 83
    Quibbles aside though, Ironclad has done an admirable job of addressing some longstanding complaints, making Entrenchment an easy choice for dedicated fans of the original. Even more casual or lapsed players will probably have fun just tooling around with the starbases, which by itself is a gateway into the kind of multi-hour sessions Sins is known for.
  7. Hopefully, the next expansion will bring some changes to the table that round out the game a little more, and strike a new balance. I’m tired of stalemates.

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  1. TomL
    Apr 16, 2009
    All I can say is I love it, finaly this game has the overpowered behemoths of death it deserved! Nothing more fun than seeing an entire AI fleet get mushed to a pulp when attacking a fully upgraded starbase with a small garriosn of troops with it, really solves the problems from the first game. :) Expand
  2. PaulLambard
    Mar 10, 2009
    If after reading Sins has an expansion you have any desire to play again then buy this expansion. It adds lovely new options to play with for a ridiculously low price. The balance is as near perfect as it could be, ignore others who think balance = mirror image factions, the AI got more I, and it's crash free for me so far. Expand