Average User Score: 8.2Jan 16, 2016I don't understand why this game gets all this praise.
It reminds me Dynasty Warrior and Dark Souls ports on pc - poorly optimized, shoddyI don't understand why this game gets all this praise.
It reminds me Dynasty Warrior and Dark Souls ports on pc - poorly optimized, shoddy controls, weird voice-overs, awkward gameplay and story.
Quarter of my screen gets cut-off with black bars because of the aspect ration issues. Half of the screen gets filled with subtitles of my "pawns" yelling some nonsense over and over and over and over and over again during battles or giving me same one-liners like "hurry up", or "come here" outside battle.
The control scheme is plain awful on keyboard - backspace to confirm? What? Why?
I mean - i don't doubt that underneath those issues and weird features there might be a decent game but i just don't want to deal with a shoddy pc port again.
I get that people love this game and played it on consoles but as a pc player who's playing this for a first time - i just can't recommend it.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Apr 26, 2013There is no way around clichéd "this game has potential but..."
Because this game clearly has potential: artwork is superb, graphics areThere is no way around clichéd "this game has potential but..."
Because this game clearly has potential: artwork is superb, graphics are decent, music is fine, gameplay can be both challenging and engaging at times but unfortunately there many issues and drawbacks (due to the fact that the game is budgeted on 17000$ and made by two people) that drag this game into mediocrity.
There are no proper sorting options for ships, bases and parts. This results in cluttered, slow, glitchy and unresponsive UI.
You can't delete or upgrade stock ship designs like construction and colonization. In Distant Worlds, for example, AI automatically upgraded those ships with best available parts and here you can't even do it manually.
You can't save unfinished designs because you have to fill out every single square on a ship. Designing a ship/station becomes a chore, especially at late stages when ships get huge. In fact you'll spend most of your time just designing and re-designing ships... unless you just fill them out randomly. What's even worse they won't automatically upgrade with latest parts so you will have to revisit your designs over and over again to do it manually. Ships are also asymmetrical and there are no "clone" or "mirror" buttons which makes it even more frustrating.
There are crashes and notable slowdowns in late game but this is common among all 4X strategy games.
Its not as deep as Distant Worlds. Its not as polished as Endless Space and you can't compare it to Sins or GalCiv because they are in completely different leagues.
Overall this game lacks polish, proper UI, better ship designing options and even in-game tutorial but it can be fun, especially when spiced up with mods of which there are plenty.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 6, 2013This game is a sham. Not only its bland and overly-simplified, just like Dead Space 3 or Crysis 3, it also bugged and flawed at its very core.This game is a sham. Not only its bland and overly-simplified, just like Dead Space 3 or Crysis 3, it also bugged and flawed at its very core. Cities, even regions can disappear and become permanently unavailable. Trading and sending gifts takes ages because of constant server synchronization issues. AI is disgusting cars always take shorter routes even if there are free roads available. Police stations, fire stations, hospitals, schools, buses nothing works properly. Nothing can completely cover an entire city even though they suppose to cover entire regions. Cities themselves are very small and impossible to be self-sufficient, effective or even aesthetically pleasing. Its impossible to place symmetric streets. You cant even rotate buildings, you cant even place parks properly they have to be aligned to roads and take a lot of space. I am horrified at critics reaction and scores this game received. Everyone can see just how flawed and bugged this game is. Nobody likes constant online connection or slow server response times and yet they keep giving away 9 out of 10, 90% and A grades to EA. Its unexplainable and despicable how they keep deceiving the gamers and pander to industry giants which keep releasing casual/console oriented, bugged, unpolished, unfinished products.… Expand