Average User Score: 6.5Feb 13, 2015Superb game sequel to the Elite(which I never played), Frontier: Elite II, and Frontier: First Encounters games.
Things I love about thisSuperb game sequel to the Elite(which I never played), Frontier: Elite II, and Frontier: First Encounters games.
Things I love about this game - the sense of speed, the vastness of space, the audio, the combat, the ships and cockpits are very well designed, its a beautiful game and with promised expansions covering planetary landings, first person action, boarding ships etc this game is only going to get better over time.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jul 5, 2012I have played loads of 4X space games and I have to say that I love Endless Space. recently this genre has been decaying much like every otherI have played loads of 4X space games and I have to say that I love Endless Space. recently this genre has been decaying much like every other niche genre of computer gaming. This game is therefore refreshing to play. The game includes all of the expected 4X features - exploration, combat, diplomacy, trading, finance, research, building and empire, keeping it happy. But it also includes other things such as locating artifacts, surveying moons, obtaining luxury resources etc. Espionage in the only thing missing and that has been promised for the future. The difference between this game and most others of its type, is its simplistic on the surface which makes it very easy to get into but its got loads of depth. You can control colonies with a couple of clicks, you play turns in seconds, and you take an overview of your growing empire.
You control battles by playing tactics cards which represent orders from the fleet admiral. The combat is therefore mainly observed and got out of the way quickly so you can continue playing the strategy part of the game. At the moment the combat is nice to watch but it could perhaps do with some more control being made available. Also Enemies are known to spam fleets later in the game and there is a limit to the size of fleets so you get a lot of fleets with few ships thrown at you later. This could do with changing. It isn't very bad but it could do with looking at.
Another thing that sets this game out from its competition is it is beautiful to play. Graphics are really crisp and colourful. It looks like its been made by a large developer not a small Indie one.
Having played many games like this I have to say this is one of the best and only going to get better. The game is mostly a cross between Masters of Orion 2 and Civilization. It is highly recommended for being very accessible, easy to pick up and difficult to put down, it has hidden strategic depth, and it has beautiful graphics.… Expand