Average User Score: 4.1Mar 2, 2014Ever been in a chocolate shop and seen a delightful confection that looks like it will melt in your mouth in a gush of warm chocolaty goodnessEver been in a chocolate shop and seen a delightful confection that looks like it will melt in your mouth in a gush of warm chocolaty goodness and sweet cacao bliss? You buy it and bite down and for a moment it is everything you might hope until you get to the flawed burnt out husk of bile and hatred that lies at the center.
This is that game. It's as if someone took a QA list of their bugs, packaged them up as a game, and shipped it out with pretty box art. It bluescreens, it hands, it has an almighty memory leak that could suck down the 7th fleet, units behave unpredictably, rather than embark your armies will take a world tour, and that's just the short list.
We want Creative to make good games, but they don't. They make early access games that might be patched into something playable. The concept is great, but it's the same concept from ten years ago and their quality and testing only get worse with each new release.
tl;dr: Give it a pass.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.2Nov 20, 2013What a horrible mess. A better name would have been X Afterbirth. The campaign is unplayable, trading is bugged, and simple tasks are obtuseWhat a horrible mess. A better name would have been X Afterbirth. The campaign is unplayable, trading is bugged, and simple tasks are obtuse and often bugged. Even saving results in CTD. There are minigames for travel and talking to people that remind me of farmville, amazingly they work. There's also a minigame where you bounce from save to save, hoping to find one where the game hasn't inexplicably removed a vital game resource from the universe. The ASI (Artificially Stupid Intelligence) makes decisions based on an inverse Maslovian hierarchy while the NPC models look pulled out of the design documents for The Ring as "Too creepy." Rather than buy this game, send the money to your local crack dealer and ask him to beat you like one of his delinquent customers. You'll enjoy it more. And hey, maybe get some meth in the process.… Expand