Endless Space – Exterminate all Resistance Game: Review

Yet in the Civilization type games there is something magical. Even now, twenty years after the first part, for it is easy to spend the whole night. “Another half an hour!” – To all the familiar mantra? In part, Endless Space the game picks a great game design. “Civilization” constantly gives the player goals, which are superimposed on each other. First you build the great pyramids, and then jump into a local conflict with China, after sending diplomats to the United States. But the reception of “carrots on a string” hit the books for a long time.

Endless Space game

Perhaps the critical feature of the “Civilization” in Endless Space game is that it is mesmerizing, not only design but also a large scale. You can build empires across the entire planet. Someone will make a ground ball into a radioactive desert, someone will fill in with concrete and build tehnoray. Sid Meier has turned out perfect sandbox, after which the games appear to be o smaller rivals. Who needs ancient Rome, where you can choose to put the Vikings and the American continent to its knees?

Endless Space game

It would be right and logical that with the next part of the Meyer moved to Firaxis ‘Civilization’ in space to expand the boundaries of the earth to the scale of the galaxy. But for twenty years, this has not happened, except for Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, but there is still limited to the case of one planet. Today, Sid sings in a choir, a series of designs done by other people, so that revolution cannot wait. But, fortunately, found a team of brave Frenchmen.

Endless Space game

Endless Space game done in a small Parisian Amplitude, their first strategy is the best fit the definition of “Civilization in space”, however, Galactic Civilizations, we already had. Each player starts in a dark corner of the galaxy. First, it builds small boats Scouts and clumsy ships of colonists. It then sends them in opposite directions. Quick Scouts come first; they highlight the star system and find a planet with a suitable climate. Behind them stretched the colonists who built the first settlements. Simultaneously, the player explores the technology, economy and moves slowly gathers navy. For ten or fifteen strokes his ships will probably find in space pirates or run into a rival empire.

Endless Space game

The game is not just “like” this is the “Civilization”, which the carefully rewritten the rules for a large scale. Even the road to victory is the same. You can conquer the worlds of rivals, a key technology to invent, to take three-quarters of the galaxy or to achieve diplomatic recognition from other races.

Endless Space game

But at the same time the French have got to solve several problems of the main series. If the original battle looked like second fight of figures on the map, then they turned into a bright mini-game. Every armed conflict consists of three phases. In the first shell of each other remains at the far distance then on average last at close. For all three players can choose a card stunt. From them will depend on its navy defends or attacks.

Endless Space game

It looks pretty nice. Your ships come together in orbit with the enemy, opened fire fighting station, and a few minutes of floating in vacuum metal giants exchanged rockets and luminous bursts. Such a little reminiscent of the battle screen saver series Battlestar: Galactica and a little game of rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock. It is possible that over time mini-game you get tired, but the first five or six hours of button “bus” just seems unnecessary. Chasing pirates in the Endless Space is exciting.

Endless Space game

A little deeper card does battle ships built in the constructor. Gradually moving wood technology, your empire collects dozens of spare parts, repair of the modules to the ion torpedoes. There each class of ships will be converted into their style of play. Players who are inclined to a policy of Genghis Khan, hung with long-range weapons dreadnoughts. The researchers put the powerful intelligence engines and equipment.

 

All this develops into an amazing mix. Just as “civilization”, Endless Space game can hold the whole night, then just runs the mantra about “half an hour,” and just run the game sometimes just terrible. It sucks time like a black hole. Here you are colonized desert planet that resembles Mars, but is already getting light outside and the birds singing garbage.

The result? This is probably the best space strategy since the release of Homeworld.

PS If you still try to find fault, you can poke in the abstract state game. Republic of imaginary space elves and democracy undersea amoebas cling to the game is not so much as the Empire Viking Civilization. But there is a tab for mods, Endless Space can be changed by yourself. This means that geeks must draw self-ons – about the war the Cylons and humans, about the conflict over Arakkis or, for example, about the Star Wars universe. This was all about the Endless Space game review.