Sins of a Solar Empire Reviews
So along comes Sins of a Solar Empire, looking to fill up that black hole with a meaty asteroid of RTS gameplay.
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Sins of A Solar Empire is a space RTS (real time strategy). It has some wonderful graphics (and there are mods that improve the effects even further!). Its gameplay is also great. A game starts out VERY slow , but it starts getting more exciting as your resources grow and so do your armies. They created three factions to play as: The Advent - A spiritual race with many abilities , The Vasari (my favorite) - A aggressive race with powerful weapons , and the Trader Coalition - A race of humans with decent ships and abilities. The multiplayer can be fun , or annoying depending on your foes and allies. The mods can also add a whole new level of fun when/if you get bored of the game. There are mods for Starwars , Star Trek , Effects , Original races and ships , and more. The developers even created a Mod Management option so you can easily manage your mods and if they are active or not. Overall this game is a wonderful RTS and will steal quite a bit of time from you! I give it a 8/10 stars. Worth it if you like RTS games , and if you don't or are not sure , why not give it a try?
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The space game genre lacks of good games (more likely, it lacks of anykind of games). In a situation like this, a game like Sins of a Solar Empire is not like a piece of bread for the starving, but like a 4(X) course meal! SoaSE is a positive suprise in almost every way; except for one! It has no storymode. While the backstory is quite good with 3 diverse races, the game only gives you maps to conquer withot any given goal.
It's a great game, but SoaSE2 should have a campaing.
It's nice to see something new every once in a while. I mean, you can only wipe out so many space marines with waves of zerglings before it gets a little repetitive. Sins is definitely different then most RTS currently available, and it's well implemented. Graphics are very nice, and very scalable. You can play a game that will last ten minutes, or ten hours (literally). Definitely deserving of a recommendation.
The interface is user-friendly, the research tree adequatly long and complicated, fair sounds and good graphic. It's a good compromise between the fast-play of an RTS and the complexity of a good old-style turn-based strategy game. Not bad, but I havre to observe that planets are too vulnerable to fleets attacks. Few seige frigates can bombard an advanced colony to hell. This leave the player with the only choice to guard his ever expanding domain with a big part of his small fleet (units cap is too low). This leaves the attacking fleets with very few ships and make the managing of a big empire a true pain.