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  1. Sep 29, 2010
    6
    Star Ruler is (as of this review (9/29/10)) a somewhat fun if incomplete game. While we often wonder if developers are releasing incomplete products, Blind Mind Studios is more than willing to admit that they released an incomplete game to start generating a cash flow, and are currently adding substantially to the features and options available in Star Ruler. What they've given us soStar Ruler is (as of this review (9/29/10)) a somewhat fun if incomplete game. While we often wonder if developers are releasing incomplete products, Blind Mind Studios is more than willing to admit that they released an incomplete game to start generating a cash flow, and are currently adding substantially to the features and options available in Star Ruler. What they've given us so far proves that Star Ruler could very well be the game that space strategy fans have been looking for, after all, who doesn't the ability to make any custom ship from a tiny fighter to something as big as a star? Expand
  2. May 2, 2013
    7
    Good, deep, and interesting, but prone to issues. First, to really get the most out of it, you have to play with mods, like galactic armory. Second, it does crash sometimes. Third, playing over a network isn't guaranteed to work. Fourth, it can get a little repetitive once your empire gets to a size where you can't manage it all yourself and you have to rely on AI governors to do most ofGood, deep, and interesting, but prone to issues. First, to really get the most out of it, you have to play with mods, like galactic armory. Second, it does crash sometimes. Third, playing over a network isn't guaranteed to work. Fourth, it can get a little repetitive once your empire gets to a size where you can't manage it all yourself and you have to rely on AI governors to do most of the grunt work, while you keep to the grand strategic decisions. This also gives it a peculiar kind of fun lacking in most "strategy" games, but also limits it at the same time. I would definitely encourage any strategy fan to try it, just don't spend your last dollar on it, because it isn't a guaranteed thing, and be prepared for a tough learning curve. Expand
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  1. Sep 23, 2011
    70
    Despite the steep learning curve, Star Ruler is a very impressive game that will instantly appeal to ardent 4X fans. It is a pain to have so much information unexplained, but once you've let Star Ruler sink its claws into your time, it doesn't let go easily.
  2. Aug 24, 2011
    70
    Despite the flaws, disappointments, and learning curve, I'd certainly recommend Star Ruler to 4X fans with a warlike bent. If you're prepared to spend a good few hours getting into it and learning via trial and error, if you won't get too upset by the outlined problems, and if you're not scared off by lots of numbers, then you'll find an entertaining, substantial, and surprisingly cheap game of galactic domination.
  3. If Blind Mind Studios continues to release new patches and more content, Star Ruler will one day become a great game in the 4X genre. But today it's just a $25 preform.